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    What Can you Expect At Eirtakon?

    Eirtakon 2015

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Eirtakon?


    Eirtakon is the largest and longest-running anime (Japanese animation) and manga convention in Ireland, held every year by a dedicated committee put in place by the DCU Anime & Manga Society. It was founded in 2004 by John Doyle and Ross Duggan.

    Read more about Eirtakon here.

    What can I expect at Eirtakon?


    Eirtakon is an convention dedicated to anime, manga and Japanese culture. It features many varied and interesting events:

    – Cosplay events – skits, masquerade, photoshoots

    – Anime screenings – subbed and dubbed

    – Various panels, talks and workshops

    – Jam-packed Traders Hall and Artists’ Alley

    – Special guest panels and signing sessions

    – Gaming area – consoles, handhelds, card games

    – Large and varied manga library

    – Annual Eirtakon Pub Quiz

    Who can attend Eirtakon?


    Eirtakon is an all-ages event, so everyone is welcome! Almost all events are suitable for a PG-13 audience, however a few events are designed for older attendees and are marked accordingly. Because of this, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Are there tickets available at the door?


    Yes, tickets will be on sale at the door. Please note that cash is the only accepted method of payment that is accepted at the door. Please ensure that you have cash on-hand before joining the queue to prevent unnecessary delays or hassle.

    Check out our pre registration tickets here.

    Travel and Accommodation


    Getting to Eirtakon


    With Croke Park’s relatively central location in Dublin, it’s never been easier to get to Eirtakon! Many of the surrounding major roads are well-serviced by buses; and two train stations service the nearby area, with Drumcondra station within a 5-minute walk for commuters, and Connolly station within a 15-minute walk for intercity travellers.You can follow this map, published by Croke Park, to find your preferred route.

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    There are many places to stay over the Eirtakon weekend in the surrounding boroughs of Drumcondra, North Strand, or the city centre. Various hotels, hostels, guest houses and B&Bs are located nearby, all of which are happy to give you somewhere to rest up after a long exhausting day at the convention!