you might be interested in this event:
Eric Ladizinsky, chief scientist at DWave, the Quantum Computer Company, will be in Dublin to give a free public lecture in the Burke Theatre in Trinity College at 7pm on 5th November.
Here is his WIRED2014 talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Admission is free but booking is essential at www.ria.ie
The event is organised by the Royal Irish Academy; Embassy of Canada and the Irish Centre for High End Computing.