Dnn Connect 2018 will be held in Ireland for the first time, from 31st May to 3rd June.

We have secured an excellent venue at the University of Limerick campus. Accommodation will be in the Cappavilla Village complex with sessions held in the Kemmy Business School at the college.

The university is close to the famous Wild Atlantic Way and already some have indicated that they will be planning a holiday in Ireland to coincide with the conference.


Further details on the conference:




If you have any questions relating to the conference please don't hesitate to contact Declan, Peter, Vicenc or Cathy by email.


The Future of Search is Mobile

Valentyn Pylypchuk, Webmaster Outreach Strategist, Google Ireland, will present on the future of search at DNN Connect 2018.

Valentyn Pylypchuk (Google Ireland)

Valentyn Pylypchuk

What is changing in mobile search in 2018, and what do mobile marketers, website owners, and developers need to know? Join Google's Valentyn Pylypchuk as he discusses what’s coming in 2018, everything you need to know about Mobile First Indexing, what's new with AMP, and other best practices marketers and website owners need to be aware for to stay ahead.

Getting to DNN Connect 2018

Some information that may help in getting to the conference:

The two major airports that may be of use are Dublin and Shannon. Dublin has, by far, the most connections and there are good bus services from Dublin airport to Limerick. Skyscanner is a good starting point when looking to see what carriers you may be able to use.

The Conference and Sports Bureau website site gives some info that may be of use, although some appears to be out of date.

Dublin Coach provide a service from Dublin Airport to the university campus in Limerick. The route is the M7. To me, this looks like the best option.

JJ Kavanagh, a little more expensive, also cover this route. 

Bus Eireann also provide a coach service. 

Visas for Ireland

Persons travelling to Ireland may wish to check visa requirements. You can do so here. It would be a shame to book for the event and be turned back at point of entry because you did not have the correct visa or passport.

From/To  ShannonAirport

Getting the bus

Manage Expectations

When you arrive, don't expect the Ritz ;)  This is student accommodation on a university campus.

As the college term was in session when I visited, last November, the room images are of one kind young lady's dwelling.

For those who prefer to drive, I can recommend http://www.hamills.com/ 

If you decide to use Ann's services, email her at ann.hamill@hamills.com and mention DNN Connect.

My only connection to Ann is that I use her any time I need to rent a car and have been doing so successfully for many years.


360° Images from University of Limerick

John Royle alerted me to some 360° images from University of Limerick. If you go to Google Maps and enter University of Limerick as your search term, you will see a list of images on the left. Images with a circle icon at the bottom left corner are 360° images. Choose an image and scroll around using your mouse, or tilt your phone, to get a 360° view of the area.

I show two samples below. The image on the left will be part of your morning walk from the accommodation block to the business centre. I will add some more here.

Thank you John.

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I have been asked for information on hotels in the area.  Below is a list of some, in no particular order. I have not stayed in any so cannot recommend one over another.

Castletroy Park Hotel (4*)

The Castletroy Park Hotel has a wonderful location set amidst 14 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the Clare hills. This hotel is a short stroll from the River Shannon and lies at the entrance to the 500 acres of Plassey Park, home to Ireland's youngest University - The University of Limerick. (10/15 Minute walk) https://www.castletroypark.ie/

The Absolute Hotel (4*)

The Absolute Hotel Limerick, is a luxury Spa Hotel in the heart of Limerick City Centre, with a unique design and river frontage. (10 Minute drive) https://www.absolutehotel.com/

Limerick Strand Hotel (4*)

Limericks newest 4* city centre hotel, sits on the banks of the majestic River Shannon just a 15 minute drive from Shannon International Airport complete with on site car parking. The glass walled 6 story modern hotel is located in the heart of Limerick city, just a 2 minute stroll from the main shopping and business district along with Limericks infamous attractions (15 Minute drive) https://www.strandhotellimerick.ie/

The Savoy Hotel (5*)

The 5 * Savoy Hotel, Limerick is a luxurious boutique property ideally located in the heart of Limerick City. Guests can enjoy private exclusive leisure facilities, indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, fitness suite with 4 treatment rooms. (14 Minute Drive) https://www.savoylimerick.com/

No.1 Pery Square (4*)

Set overlooking the tree lined "People's Park" in Limerick's historic Georgian Quarter, No.1 Pery is an iconic luxury, intimate boutique townhouse, hotel & spa. Our aim has been to create a home from home experience for both the business & leisure traveller. (16 Minute Drive) http://oneperysquare.com/

Clayton Hotel Limerick (4*)

The Clayton Hotel Limerick, Ireland's Tallest Hotel, boasts an idyllic location on the River Shannon waterfront in Limerick city centre. This 17-storey building combines architectural mastery with warm interiors and exceptional service (18 Min Drive) https://www.claytonhotellimerick.com/

Greenhills Hotel ( 3*)

The Greenhills Hotel Conference and Leisure centre is situated just one mile from Limerick City Centre, and 15 mins from Shannon International Airport, and is set on 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens. (20 Min drive) http://www.greenhillsgroup.com/