World Irish Dancing Championships
We are delighted to welcome you to Glasgow!
Did you know this will be the 6th time Glasgow has hosted the World Irish Dance Championships? We are proud to offer an array of incredible venues throughout the city. The 2024 Championships will take place in the SEC Centre, part of the world-famous Scottish Event Campus.
The SEC is just outside Glasgow City Centre in the West End, next to the River Clyde. The campus is easily accessible by train, bus, car, bicycle, and on foot.
The venue has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour from Glasgow Central Station which can take you to the Championships in as little as three minutes.
Getting here and around Glasgow
You can find out more about navigating Glasgow by visiting the People Make Glasgow website.
Glasgow is served by three major airports (Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh). There are 28 daily services to London from Glasgow Airport, and direct flights from North America, Canada and Europe. The Glasgow Airport Express bus is operated by First Glasgow and connects the airport and the city in just 15 minutes. Scottish Citylink provides direct bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes.
You can arrive in Glasgow by train, with 20 direct trains from London per day. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays to Glasgow Queen St, while Glasgow Central connects to all major UK cities in the south. Head to Glasgow Central for onward transfer to the SEC Centre.
Glasgow is a very walkable and an easy city to navigate. Walk to the SEC Centre by following the Clyde Walkway, passing the affectionately named ‘Squinty Bridge’.
The city also has a popular bike hire scheme, operated by OVO Bikes. Rent a bike via the app, and collect from 31 locations across the city. Find out more by visiting the next bike website.
Glasgow's taxi drivers are some of the friendliest in the world, with five and six-seater cabs. If their yellow light is on, they can be flagged down on the street. Alternatively, call +44 (0) 141 429 7070 to book. Check out the Glasgow Taxis website for more information.
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city. It is home to some of the biggest and best events in the world. Expect amazing shopping, top-class museums and attractions, incredible restaurants, an abundance of green space, and world-class architecture.
Our people are what we’re most proud of. Glasgow has been voted ‘world’s friendliest city’ by Conde Nast, Time Out Magazine and Rough Guides. You are guaranteed a warm welcome!
Glasgow is a family-friendly city with fun attractions and activities for all ages. You’ll be spoiled for choice. Check out the People Make Glasgow website for great ideas of things to do.
The SEC Centre is located in Finnieston, a neighbourhood described as ‘the hippest place in the UK’ by The Times and named one of the ‘top 10 coolest neighbourhoods in Europe’ by The Independent. Visit super cool eateries, delis and drinking dens, and the Hidden Lane artists’ community.Find out more
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