Star Formation: From Clouds to Discs
A Tribute to the Career of Lee Hartmann
Hosted by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
17th - 20th August 2020, Grand Hotel, Malahide, Ireland


For the full 4 days this conference will be held at the Grand Hotel in Malahide, 12 km from Dublin city centre. Set just near Malahide beach, it offers a beautiful setting to host the event.

All talks will be delivered in the Tara 1 suite, while posters/refreshments will be displayed/served in the Tara 2 suite, adjoining to the main room.

Tara 1 conference suite
The Tara 1 conference suite in the Grand Hotel.

Hotel Bookings

All hotel bookings must be made directly with the hotel and all delegates are responsible for their own hotel booking.

The Grand Hotel Malahide

The Grand Hotel is offering a special rate for guests attending the Conference:

Single Room €120.00 - Double/twin room €160.00 (including breakfast)

A code will be sent to you upon registration in order to avail of this rate. There is limited availability at this rate so, once you have registered, we encourage you to book early. These special rates are also available to our delegates who wish to arrive early or stay after the event (subject to availability).

If you would like to share a room, the LOC will organize an online spreadsheet (after abstract submission has closed) in order for participants to share their information and find potential room mates. Participants will be responsible for pairing up and booking the hotel room among themselves.

Other options

Participants are also free to book a room in any other hotel of their preference in Malahide or Dublin. Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and will be offered to all delegates, regardless of whether they are staying at the Grand Hotel in Malahide or not.

The Grand Hotel is only about 500m from Malahide DART station, making it easily accesible should someone wish to stay in Dublin city centre, for instance. There are also a few charming B&Bs in Malahide, though we suggest booking early, seeing as August is high season.

Travel to and from the venue

By plane

Malahide and the Grand Hotel are situated only about 10km from the Dublin International airport. Several airlines fly to this airport, and from there you can arrive at the Grand Hotel in Malahide via taxi (approximately 20 minutes) or by taking bus 102 from the airport bus terminal to Malahide Garda Station (approximately 45 minutes).

If you would like to use a mobile app to get a taxi, the most popular ones here in Ireland are FreeNow ( and Lynk (

If you prefer renting a car, there are several options available to you at the airport. A list of all the car rental providers can be found on Dublin Airport's website here.

More information on Dublin Airport can be found in their website

By urban trains and buses

Dublin city center is easily accessible from Malahide via the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport). It is approximately a 30 minute ride to Connoly Station. The Malahide DART station is approximately 500m from the Grand Hotel (following Malahide Road, just after the church). Timetables for the DART are available at

The most frequent bus service is the 42 to Eden Quay in the city centre. It departs from the centre of Malahide (on Malahide Road, opposite the church).

The 32 bus service departs from near the Tennis Club (only 50m from the Hotel gate). It takes the Coastal route to Lower Abbey in the city centre.

The 102 bus service runs from Dublin International Airport to Malahide and extends as far as Sutton DART Station.

Timetables for Dublin Bus can be found at You can also download the Dublin Bus App here to find up-to-date information on when the next bus will arrive.

Bicycle hire

If you want to rent a bicycle in Malahide, you can go to the Irish Cycling Centre (phone: +353 1 816 8345). If you are staying at the Grand Hotel, you can ask about a discount.

Visa Information

You may need a visa to come to Ireland. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the right visa before you travel. Please check if you need a visa to visit Ireland at

Please note Ireland is not a member of Schengen and your Schengen visa will not allow you to travel to Ireland.

If you need an official invitation please let us know (contact us) and we can organise it for you.