International Engineering Alliance Workshops - 2022

Welcome to Ireland!

The workshops for the International Engineering Alliance will take place in Killarney, located in the beautiful south-west of Ireland, from Sunday 2nd to Thursday 6th October 2022. This will be our first physical meeting since Hong Kong 2019.

Our annual business meetings have occurred online in 2020, 2021 and again in 2022. Your participation at the workshops in Killarney will be an opportunity to reconnect with IEA members and help progress our great work.

Located in the county of Kerry on Ireland’s rugged Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful location. For those lucky enough to spend a few days before or after our workshops there are plenty of activities to experience and sights to see. Further information about Killarney is available here.

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Workshop Location

The workshops will be held at the Killarney Convention Centre on the edge of Killarney National Park. The facility comprises an exhibition centre and two hotels. The IEA workshops will be held in the Brehon Hotel. 

Further information about the Killarney Convention Centre is available here.

Transport & Access

The nearest airport is Kerry airport (KIR) located 18km from Killarney which has limited international connectivity.

For travellers from North America, Shannon Airport (SNN) is a popular option and is located 134km from Killarney. From Shannon Airport there is a public bus service to Killarney (via Limerick) for approximately €25 and takes about 3 hours.

The most popular airport in Ireland is Dublin Airport (DUB). A frequent train service is available from Heuston Station in Dublin to Killarney in County Kerry takes approximately 3.5 hours and costs approximately €65. Visit Irish Rail for more information.

Note: If there are groups arriving in Shannon Airport or Dublin Airport on the same day (e.g. Saturday, 1 October 2022) it may be possible to arrange private bus transport. This will be dependent on the volume of attendees arriving on the same day, so please let us know of your travel plans as soon as possible.

The Brehon Hotel  is located about 2km from the bus  and railway station in Killarney, taxis are available at the station.


Accommodation is available at the Brehon Hotel and Gleneagle Hotel.


Bed & Breakfast Rate



The Brehon Hotel

€175 Twin Sun-Thur

Gleneagle Hotel

€149 Twin Sun-Thur

Killarney is a popular weekend destination – rates for Friday and Saturday nights are more expensive than the samples provided. A limited number of apartments are also available – please contact the hotel directly for rates and bookings. Be sure to include code IEAM22 to avail of the special workshop rates.

Please note, many hotels are being used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees and as a result hotel accommodation in Ireland has become increasingly scarce and more expensive. It is advisable to book rooms early.

Covid-19 / Visa

At present there are no Covid restrictions in Ireland. Up to date information is available here.

Visitors from certain countries are exempt from requiring a visa, please check here.

Information on obtaining a visa is available here.

If you need a letter of support for visa application please email:

Please complete the registration form to participate in the IEA Workshops and we look forward to meeting you in Ireland!

Weather and Climate in Ireland

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Killarney in October is 9.3°C (48.74°F). October falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 176mm (6.9in). The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 14.0°C (57.2°F).

Visitors traveling to Killarney should plan on bringing a waterproof rain jacket since it may often rain. Also plan on bringing warm clothes, it can be a bit chilly during this period. 

Finally, please note that these workshops will be recorded and may be video-taped/photographed for administrative and marketing purposes.

Participate in the IEA Workshops
October 2nd - 6th, 2022