ICGR Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICGR Practical Information helpful.

ICGR will run as a hybrid event with both in person physical presentations as well as virtual online presentations. Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICGR 202 Practical Information helpful to plan your trip to attend in person. Virtual presentations will take place on Zoom and details will be sent close to the time of the conference.

Conference Location

Ulster University
Magee Campus, Northland Rd
Londonderry BT48 7JL
Northern Ireland, UK

(Rock Road entrance)

Tel : +44 (0)28 7012 3456

Website :          www.ulster.ac.uk

University Information

Ulster University is grounded in the heart of the community and strives to make a lasting contribution to society as a whole. Renowned for its world-class teaching, Ulster aims to transform lives, stretch minds and develop the skills required by a growing economy. The outcomes of our research have global significance with local relevance, and contribute to the social, economic and cultural betterment of our region.  Our students are at the centre of everything we do, and we support our students and give them the necessary skills so they can build a better future for those around them.

Our University has an outstanding reputation for teaching and research; this can be seen in the NSS survey and our results in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Academic excellence permeates every aspect of our endeavours. We have an outstanding reputation for teaching as well as world-class teaching facilities, coupled together, this creates an educational experience that develops skills, raises ambitions and prepares future leaders.

Our research is world-leading and globally relevant, we work with other universities around the world to deliver ground-breaking research that can help future generations. At Ulster University we are proud of our multi-cultural community, we have many international students and staff, and promote a strong, internationally-relevant curriculum.

Throughout our campuses we have a vibrant community of staff members, all talented and skilled individuals, that inspire our students and prepare them for life after university. We encourage integrity and diversity allowing our University to reflect the makeup of the global society we serve.


Local Information

Derry-Londonderry is the only completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest in Europe, and the best way to enjoy these stony ramparts is to go slow, taking life at your leisure. Take a walking tour and hear the fascinating stories about brutal 17th century sieges, starving citizens and fearsome roaring cannons.  I Stand on the city walls, built over 400 years ago, and you’ll feel it, history is all around you. Look over to the city’s Bogside area and you’ll see history literally written on the walls in those famous murals, including our very own Derry Girls https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80238565

Traditional music spills out onto the streets from cosy pubs, museums tell stories of times past and people still celebrate ancient festivals.

Derry (as its locally known) is cosmopolitan, creative and steeped in history, but it’s the unique combination of warmth and with that makes Derry-Londonderry so special. This is a vibrant modern city with a cutting-edge food scene, an exciting cultural life and a pretty impressive ability to enjoy life.


Getting to ICGR

Londonderry is about 70 miles (110km) from Belfast and 145 miles (233km) from Dublin and is accessible by public transport.  There are 4 Airports you are likely to arrive by.

City of Derry Airport flights from Northwest UK & some European destination. https://www.cityofderryairport.com

Belfast International Airport is west of the city, mainly flights from Europe https://belfastairport.com

Belfast City Airport: Mainly flights to other regions of the UK https://www.belfastcityairport.com/ 

Dublin Airport, South of the boarder in Ireland, large international airport https://www.dublinairport.com

Getting to Londonderry

From Dublin

The Aircoach 705X Express from Dublin airport takes 4.5 hours and costs XXX


To Drive the journey by road takes about 3 hours (approximately 225 km) via N2 in Southern Ireland, then the A5 in Northern Ireland. 

From Belfast

Belfast has two airports – Belfast International and Belfast City

The Aircoach 705X Express from Belfast International airport takes 1.5 hours and costs XXX


From Belfast City Airport, take the Airport Express 600 service to Europa bus station this take 10 minutes and costs £2.20. From here it is a short walk to the train station. The train takes approx. 2 hours and costs about £14.

To Drive from Belfast the journey by road takes about 1 hour, 15 mins (approximately 92 km) via A6 and A2.

From City of Derry Airport

Ulsterbus operates various scheduled services.

is conveniently located 7miles North East of Derry City on the A2 Londonderry to Coleraine Road.

There are several bus routes from the airport to the city which take approx. 30 minutes and cost around £5.

City Cabs are Londonderry based, they can be booked in advance: http://www.citycabsderry.com/ (028 7126 4466)

Travel within Derry/Londonderry:

Train service details here: https://www.translink.co.uk/timetables?locationId=&name=&locationType=&transportMode=Train&page=1

There is a good bus service within the city to the Magee Northland Road Campus:



App based taxi firms are available in Londonderry:


Conference Accommodation

Suggested local hotels can be seen in the table below. The designated Conference Hotel for ICGR will be Bishops Gate Hotel. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.

Key Locations

Key locations for the 6th European Conference on Gender Research- ICGR 2023, are shown on this google map: