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.

By Air 

Belfast International Airport is west of the city, more details here:  https://belfastairport.com and has good connections to Londonderry.

George Best Belfast City Airport serves the rest of the UK and most of Europe, more details here:  https://www.belfastcityairport.com

City of Derry Airport is a smaller airport with flights to/from Northwest UK and some European destination.  The airport is 7 miles northeast of the city: https://www.cityofderryairport.com

Dublin Airport https://www.dublinairport.com

From airport to venue

There is a direct coach service connecting Belfast International Airport to Derry / Londonderry. High frequency services daily with departures every 30mins at peak times. The journey takes approximately 1.5 hours and the coach departs from the main public transport bus stop located directly outside the front of the airport. More information here: https://airporter.co.uk/

The same coach services goes to/from Belfast City Airport and takes about 2 hours.  Link here: https://airporter.co.uk/  

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

There is a good Expressway bus service from the Dublin Airport, using the 32 and 64 services via Letterkenny to Londonderry.  The journey is approximately 3 hours.  More details here:  https://www.expressway.ie/

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: