Meeting Theme: Finding NeMo


Office Address:

Third Floor, North Dock Two, 93-94 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, D01 V8Y6


There are multiple hotels within short walking distance and on the Dublin tram system's Red Line (the Luas). Below some examples/suggestions:


Gibson Hotel:

Decent sized 4* Hotel, ~5 minute walk from the office, generally good reports


Mayson Hotel:

Very new boutique hotel, ~3 minute walk from the office


Beckett & Locke:

More of an aparthotel, also very new, ~3 minute walk from the office


Hilton Garden Inn IFSC:

It's a Hilton Garden Inn with all of the good & bad of that, ~20 minute walk, but only 2 stops on the Luas


Spencer Hotel:

Decent sized 4* Hotel, ~15 minute walk, but only 2 stops on the Luas


Clayton Cardiff Lane:

Decent sized 4* Hotel, ~15 minute walk

Travel From the Airport

A taxi to Dublin city centre will be easy to get from the airport and cost ~€25 - €35 depending on traffic/time of day.

There are several bus services that connect the airport to the city centre:

Dublin's public transport can be paid for by cash, card or the Leap smart card and these can be bought for a few days -

Both cash (Euro) & card (Visa, Mastercard, Revolut, Google/Apple pay, whatever) can be used freely throughout Dublin, with a balance these days towards cards.


Dublin in November is likely to be wet, windy and cold (especially in relation to southern Europe!) We recommend people look at the weather forecast on (or services like in advance of packing!

Remote Participation


14&15 November 2023 in Dublin  


Tuesday, 14th of November


12:30 - 13:00

Arrival - Lunch

Session 1 - Chair Ana

13:00 - 13:15

Welcome from HEAnet - Brian Nisbet, HEAnet

13:15 - 13:45

"Trust the (Training) Plan, When what happens naturally, can’t" - Rónán Ó hÓbáin, HEAnet

13:45 - 14:45


Deployment of NeMo at GÉANT - Temoor Khan, GÉANT

DFN DDoS security services backbone - Jochen Schönfelder, DFN (via VC)
14:45-15:15Coffee break

Session 2 - Chair Tony
15:15 - 16:15SIG-NOC tools survey results - Maria Isabel Gandia, CSUC
16:15 - 16:20SIG-NOC Steering committee
17:30 - 18:30

Whiskey Museum Tour (invitation from HEAnet (smile)

This experience is inclusive of a fully guided tour + 3 perfectly crafted Irish whiskey tastings. Soft drink included for non drinking individuals.

19:30Dinner - Musashi  - a great Japanese Restaurant, self paid

Wednesday, 15th of November

TimeSession 3 - Chair Ivana
8:45 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30NETDEV incubator - Dónal Cunningham, HEAnet
9:30 - 10:30Automation within ESnet - David Mitchell, ESnet NOC
10:30 - 11:00The Power of IP and Optical Network Convergence - Hans HN. Naert, Nokia
11:00 - 11:30Coffee break

Session 4 - Chair Maria-Isabel
11:30 - 12:00NREN support for large scale data transfers - Tim Chown, Jisc
12:00 - 12:30

Flash talks

12:00-12:15 - "DMon" (DFNs network services monitoring tool) and it's usage at DFN-NOC - Robert Stoy, DFN

12:15-12:30 Completion of GN4-3N network fibre infrastructure expansion - Tony Barber, GÉANT

12:30 - 13:00Meeting Evaluation and future topics, volunteers for next host and SC
13:00 - 14:00Lunch