Club Health Dublin 2017 is the 10th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues. The event marks 20 years of Club Health conferences.

The very first Club Health conference took place in Liverpool, UK in 1997 and was held in the world famous Cream nightclub. Following the success of that conference, it became bi-annual and international with the next Club Health conference held in Amsterdam in 1999. Club Health conferences have since been hosted in Australia, North America and throughout Europe. The 10th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues will be held in Dublin, Ireland in May 2017.

Dublin was chosen because of its acclaimed and varied nightlife, the dedicated Organising Committee and the enthusiastic response to the initial proposal of the conference being held in the city by a wide range of key relevant stakeholders within Ireland. Given recent public and political debate on proposed harm reduction measures such as pill/drug-testing and decriminalization, pending legislative measures to reduce alcohol consumption, emerging challenges in relation to sexual health and the forthcoming Irish national drugs strategy, Dublin is exceptionally poised to both host and benefit from the Club Health Conference in 2017.

The Club Health conferences:

1st – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1999

2nd – Rimini, Italy, 2002

3rd – Melbourne, Australia, 2004

4th – Piran, Slovenia, 2006

5th – Ibiza, Spain, 2008

6th – Zurich, Switzerland, 2010
7th – Prague, Czech Republic, 2011
8th – San Francisco, USA, 2013
9th – Lisbon, Portugal, 2015
10th – Dublin, Ireland, 2017

Club Health Dublin 2017 is organised and supported by a number of organisations in Ireland and Europe.


Club Health Dublin 2017 will be held at the Printworks in Dublin Castle.

The Printworks, in the grounds of historic Dublin Castle, is situated in the heart of Dublin City, on the South side of the River Liffey, beside the well know nightlife area of Temple Bar and within close proximity of a large number of hotels, shops, restaurants and pubs.

Opened for Ireland’s hosting of the European Presidency in 2013, the Printworks is located in the lower courtyard of Dublin Castle on the ground floor of the Stamping Building.

Getting To The Venue

There are a number of public car parks close to Dublin Castle. The nearest is Parkrite Christchurch Carpark, which is located in Werburg Street.

The closest Luas tram stops are:

Red line Jervis and Green line St Stephen’s Green. The Luas tram lines connects both major inter-city train stations in Dublin: Connolly train station and Heuston train station.

Dublin Castle is served by a number of Dublin Bus routes, including:

On Dame Street 13, 27, 40, 49, 54a, 56a, 77a, 123, 150 and 747 Airlink.
On Georges Street 9, 14, 15, 15a, 15b, 16, 65, 65b, 83, 122 and 140.

For more information please see the Dublin Castle website.


Welcome to Dublin!

Fáilte go Baile Átha Cliath!

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is located on either side of the River Liffey. It is more than 1,000 years old and is an immensely walkable city with a diverse and growing population of 1.3 million. Dublin has an extraordinary mix of heritage and contemporary buildings; culture and nature; castles and parks; beaches and bars; plays and pubs for pints; breweries and businesses; and is world famous for its warm, friendly and welcoming residents.

Nightlife in Dublin

Dublin has a legendary nightlife with a vast number of pubs, music venues, clubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas as well as buskers and musicians providing live music on the streets of Dublin both day and night.

Dublin’s thriving nightlife is fueled by a large student population from colleges, universities and international English language schools as well as locals and tourists.

Dublin is a city where the “craic” (the Irish or Gaelic word for fun, chat, etc.) is guaranteed and a the choices for a night out are vast.

For more information on visiting Dublin and its lively and varied nightlife please see the Visit Dublin website.

Travelling From The Airport

About The Airport

Dublin Airport is located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre.

It is served by 60 airlines flying to and from over 179 destinations worldwide. It is connected to Dublin City centre by taxi and bus.

For information on traveling to Dublin and Ireland check this website.


Aircoach, Airlink and Dublin Bus provide bus services from both terminals at Dublin Airport.

Aircoach offers services from Dublin Airport to the city center and South Dublin on a 24-hour basis. Its city center service stops at most of the major hotels in Dublin City at key locations across Dublin. A single ticket to the city centre will cost approximately €6.

Check out the Aircoach website.

Airlink Express

Air Link Express service will bring you direct to Dublin City Centre, Heuston and Connolly rail stations.

A single ticket to the city centre will cost approximately €6.

Check the timetable here.

Dublin Bus

In addition to the direct Airlink service other bus routes also go to and from Dublin airport.

You must pay the exact bus fare in coins, the price of the bus fare will depend on your final journey destination.

Luggage and baggage capacity is limited on these buses.

Check the timetable here.


Taxi fares are metered and fare will depend on time of day, destination distance and the amount of traffic.

There is an additional charge for each extra passenger.

The average cost from the airport to the city centre is approximately €25.