Despite best efforts, due to regulatory and insurance restrictions on the provision of childcare facilities in Ireland, it is unfortunately not possible for INTERSPEECH 2023 to provide temporary childcare facilities at the Convention Centre Dublin. However, to provide support for parents who want to participate in the conference scientific program, while still bringing their children to Dublin, we have listed some suggestions below.

Trinity College Dublin Bravehearts Summer Camp – Bookings NOW OPEN!

Trinity College Dublin Bravehearts Summer Camp will run from the 21st August – 25th August from 9am – 16:00 each day, and also offer pre- and post-care from 08:00 – 09:00 and 16.00-17.00 on request.

Each day of camp provides children with the opportunity to learn new skills and have fun in a safe and warm environment right in the heart of Dublin City Centre! Suitable for children aged 4 – 14 years. Click here for prices and details on how to reserve a place. Early booking is highly recommended.

Surfdock Dublin Water Sports Summer Camp

The sheltered surroundings of the Grand Canal Dock, located across the river from the Convention Centre Dublin are the perfect playground for beginner water sports. Your kids and teens will love our summer camp trying out paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing. Suitable for Children and teenagers aged 8 to 16 years. For more details and to reserve a place in a camp, please click here.

Additional Information

Childcare Suggestions
Childcare facilities that can be secured in the Dublin area bookable on an hourly or daily basis. – contact Rita at +353 1 406 9695 / +353 1 406 9295 between 9am and 1pm or e-mail: – Tel: +353 85 848 5506 or email:

Most hotels will also offer babysitting services, please contact your selected hotel directly for details.

Nursing Room
A nursing room will be available in the Convention Centre Dublin. Please visit the registration desk onsite for more details.

Please note that childcare is contracted between the delegate and the childcare agent directly and is not the responsibility of Keynote PCO or INTERSPEECH 2023. The organisations have no affiliation to the above organisations and the above details are for information purposes only.

Eating out with Children in Dublin
The vast majority of restaurants in Dublin, and indeed Ireland, are welcoming of families with children before 9pm. Most restaurants will provide highchairs, have a special children’s menu or occasionally offer half portions of a main meal, and some even provide crayons and colouring to keep little ones amused. Restaurants with space to accommodate a pushchair can sometimes be problematic in the City Centre, so it is always advisable to ring a restaurant and check beforehand. Reservations are recommended to avoid a wait.

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