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We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to changing lives for the better by promoting awareness of Trauma Recovery throughout the world.

 

About the Event

| About Belfast

Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912.

This legacy is recalled in the renovated dockyards’ Titanic Quarter, which includes the Titanic Belfast, an aluminium-clad museum reminiscent of a ship’s hull, as well as shipbuilder Harland & Wolff’s Drawing Offices and the Titanic Slipways, which now host open-air concerts.

Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin.

Coming from further afield? No problem.

You can fly direct to Belfast from over 20 European cities and a number of North American locations. And once you arrive, you’ll find it’s just as easy to get around as it was to get here.

| Travel to Belfast

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Travel by Air

Located in Lanyon Place, just off Oxford Street in the city centre.

If you are traveling on a major road into the city, follow signs for the city centre and Belfast Waterfront via East Bridge Street or Oxford Street.

Local car parking facilities
There are two 24-hour car parks located near Belfast Waterfront, offering more than 800 parking spaces.

The multi-storey Lanyon Place car park is located 100 metres from the venue.
The car park at the Belfast Hilton Hotel is also multi-storey and is next door to the building.

Car parking rates
The current hourly rate for the car parks in Lanyon Place and the Belfast Hilton Hotel is £2.50.

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Travel by Sea

From Scotland, England and Isle of Man

Belfast is easily accessed by sea, with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by superfast ferries with journey times from just 1 hour.

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Travel by Rail

From Dublin and Republic of Ireland

Irish Rail operates services from towns and cities across the Republic of Ireland to Dublin’s Connolly Station, where you can then catch a connecting train to Belfast.

The Enterprise Train service (provided jointly by Translink and Irish Rail), from Dublin’s Connolly Station to Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station), runs eight times daily (five times on Sundays) and takes 2 hours 15 minutes. Book in advance at www.irishrail.ie for the best value fares.

Your Enterprise ticket includes free onward rail travel from Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station) to Titanic Quarter Station (train stop for the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction) as well as a free Metro Bus Service from Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station) to the city centre (Belfast City Hall area).

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Travel by Bus

From Dublin and Republic of Ireland

From Dublin, the X1 bus service (provided jointly by Translink and Bus Eireann) operates from Dublin Busáras in the city centre and Dublin Airport to Belfast, with 21 departures every day.

The journey time from Dublin to Belfast is approximately 2 hours.

For more information on routes and fares, visit www.buseireann.ie.

 

Locally

There are many services in operation, provided by Translink. Please see their website to plan your journey.

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Travel by Car

Located in Lanyon Place, just off Oxford Street in the city centre.

If you are traveling on a major road into the city, follow signs for the city centre and Belfast Waterfront via East Bridge Street or Oxford Street.

Local car parking facilities
There are two 24-hour car parks located near Belfast Waterfront, offering more than 800 parking spaces.

The multi-storey Lanyon Place car park is located 100 metres from the venue.
The car park at the Belfast Hilton Hotel is also multi-storey and is next door to the building.

Car parking rates
The current hourly rate for the car parks in Lanyon Place and the Belfast Hilton Hotel is £2.50.

| Belfast & NI FAQ’s

| About The Event

Where is the event being held?

2 Lanyon Place,
Belfast
BT1 3WH

Is Car Parking available?

Waterfront Hall is situated in the city centre with both on-street parking and car parks available. Nearby car parks include:

Is Lunch included in my ticket price?

Yes, Lunch with be available on both days. Please see your programme for more information.

How are our delegate fee's arrived at?

Conferences are expensive to run. Speakers and their costs must be paid for. Suitable venues must be hired. There is also the planning and promotion to pay for.

Action Trauma is committed to increasing the awareness of, and stimulating debate about, psychological trauma, it’s many causes, widespread effects and the various ways of treating and healing it.
We are a not-for-profit company and the delegate fees are struck at a rate which tries to cover operational costs. For what we offer, we are told that our fees are much less than most other similar events.

The above explanation may be reasonable, but may be of no help to someone for whom the delegate fee is out of financial reach. Because of this, in June of 2020, we are running two events together in the ICC/Belfast Waterfront. The Trauma Summit is the larger conference over two days with an early bird rate. Young Hearts and Minds is a one day only conference which features some of the top speakers from the Summit at a heavily subsidised rate.

What is your refund policy?

Unfortunately there are no refunds. However, name changes will be facilitated free of charge. You can contact us directly to do this for you.

Can I be invoiced for tickets?

Yes, you can get an invoice for the conference. Please email contact@actiontrauma.com

| About Belfast

What currency does Northern Ireland use?

Northern Ireland uses the pound sterling (symbol: £), the currency in circulation in England, Scotland and Wales. Mastercard (Access) and Visa credit cards, including Contactless, are in general use and cheques backed by a bank card are widely accepted.

What is the climate like in Northern Ireland?

The weather in Northern Ireland is traditionally changeable.
The temperature usually stays above freezing prior to December, so there is seldom snow or ice around this time, but at any time of year it is advisable to be prepared for rain.
From August to October, temperatures remain pleasant and relatively warm at between 14°C to 18°C with September known as one of the mildest and temperate months. Autumn is a pleasant time to visit as it is less crowded and the landscape changes to gold, red and brown.

Is Northern Ireland safe?

Yes. Northern Ireland has the second lowest crime rate in Europe. Even during the years of civil unrest tourists were rarely directly affected. As with all travel, some general safety tips: leave money and valuables in a safe place, lock valuables out of sight or take them with you when leaving your hire car.

Is it easy to travel to Northern Ireland?

There are many direct air routes into Northern Ireland from Britain as well as some North American and European links. Travel time from Dublin Airport is under two hours. There are several ferry routes from Scotland and the north of England.

What are the Passport and Visa requirements for entry?

For UK nationals a passport is not strictly necessary but photographic identification is required. Check with your airline/ferry company as requirements vary. For other nationals valid passport or national identity card are required. (Passports are not required for travel between Northern Ireland and the Republic). Citizens from Europe and most other western countries do not usually require visas. Further information is available from the British Embassy in your country of origin. For lost/stolen passport information please contact the local police station, embassy or consulate.

Are we required to tip in restaurants?

At a restaurant check your bill to see if the service is included. It usually is. If not and you are satisfied with your service, pay 10-15 percent as a tip.

What are the useful telephone codes?

To call Northern Ireland from abroad, dial 00 44 + area code (without 0) + local number. To call Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland, dial 048 + area code (without 0) + local number. To call Northern Ireland from elsewhere in UK or to make an internal call, dial area code (with 0) + local number. To call the Republic from Northern Ireland, dial 00 353 + the area code (without 0) + local number.

Electrical current

The standard electricity supply in Northern Ireland is 240 volts. Visitors from some countries may require a transformer and a plug adaptor. A plug adaptor is necessary for visitors to convert 2-pin plugs to the standard 3-pin plugs and can be bought at any electrical supplier.

What happens if I require medical treatment?

EU members will receive treatment as they would at home. A European Health Insurance card (EHIC) is required. Visitors are strongly advised to take out private travel insurance.