Dublin Tours – October 1, 2013

Important Note: In order to give everyone a chance to get on a tour, we are rolling out tour registration in two phases.

  • Phase 1: Starts Friday, September 13th at Noon PST and ends on Monday, September 16th at Noon PST. Registered attendees are allowed to register for ONE tour. If you register for more than one tour, any registration after the first will be deleted.
  • Phase 2: Registration will reopen on Tuesday, September 17th at Noon PST. You will then be allowed to register for additional tours on multiple days.
  • Important Information:

    • Registration for tours will open on Friday, September 13th at 12:00pm PST
    • You can sign up for tours at the bottom of the page
    • All tours are on a first come first serve basis
    • Only registered conference attendees can sign up for tours

    ** Please note: tours are subject to change and some activities may be weather dependent

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    The Dublin Pass, Dublin’s Official Sightseeing Pass

    The Dublin Pass is the official sightseeing card for Dublin – flexible, fun and great value giving you free entry to over 30 of Dublin’s top visitor attractions across the region!

    Dates: 3 Day Dublin Pass
    Maximum Number: 25 3-Day Dublin Passes
    Opening Times: Refer to website and guide book for opening times
    Tour Provider: Visit Dublin, Failte Ireland

    Dublin Pass card (generic) frontThe Dublin Pass is the official sightseeing card for Dublin – giving you free entry to over 30 of Dublin’s top visitor attractions across the region..
    Also enjoy special offers and discounts at many of Dublin’s restaurants, tours, shops and entertainment venues. Great value in one small package!

    We hope that you can find the time during TBEX Dublin to explore the fantastic attractions, activities, services and experiences that the Dublin region offers you.

    For further information, please visit www.dublinpass.ie


    ‘The Guinness Storehouse’: Visit the home of Guinness in the heart of Dublin

    Date: October 1st
    Departure Time: 10:30 am
    Duration: 2 hours
    Maximum Number: 15
    Meeting Point: The Guinness Store house, St James’ Gate, Dublin 8
    Tour Provider: The Guinness Storehouse

    Guinness StorehouseWe will be running a couple of special experiences on both days.

    • 10:30am – Arrive at GSH info desk before being taken through Golden Moments of Guinness history in the Guinness Archive (located at Guinness Storehouse)
    • 11:30am – Private Guinness Connoisseur experience taking you through the different variants of Guinness enjoyed across the world and learning how to appreciate the different flavours. You will also learn how to pour your own perfect pint.

    For further information: www.guinness-storehouse.com


    Guided tour of Whiskey-Making at The Old Jameson Distillery

    Dates: October 1st
    Maximum Number: 100 places all day (9:00am – 6:00pm). Please note that the last tour is 5:15pm
    Tour Duration: 1 hour
    Location: The Old Jameson Distillery, Bow St., Smithfield Village, Dublin 7
    Tour Provider: The Old Jameson Distillery

    Old Jameson DistilleryThere is no other whiskey quite like triple distilled, twice as smooth Jameson Irish Whiskey. Go on this journey which takes you through the remarkable story of Jameson Irish Whiskey as it unfolds before your very eyes.

    Set in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, right next to the RED Smithfield Luas stop , the Old Jameson Distillery captures the imagination and the spirit of Ireland.! A visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is an unforgettable experience that will transport you back in time to the days when one of Ireland’s greatest entrepreneurs, John Jameson, first made the whiskey that is a legacy today.

    Tour duration is 1 hour, and commences with a 10 minute audio visual followed by a walking guided tour through the stages of Jameson Irish whiskey making and culminates in the Jameson Discovery Bar with a Jameson signature drink. Tours are conducted in English and language brochures are available on arrival in seven languages .

    www.tours.jamesonwhiskey.com


    Heartbeat of Home: Preview of World Premiere from the Producers of Riverdance

    Date: October 1st
    Start Time: 7:30pm
    Maximum Number: 25
    Location: Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin Docklands
    Event Provider: Heartbeat of Home (Producers of Riverdance)

    Heartbeat of HomeCreated by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of thirty-nine includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne. The World Premiere of Heartbeat of Home will take place at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin on Wednesday 2nd October and will run for 21 performances only.

    The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure. Produced by Moya Doherty, conceived and directed by John McColgan with lyrics and narration by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor. Joseph comments: ‘when we marry the sexiness of salsa to the thunder of Irish dance, the lyricism of tango to the yearning of sean-nós, what a night of storytelling we shall have’. With world-class dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain and choreography by David Bolger, the production will create a dreamworld of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance.

    Heartbeat of Home is scheduled to have its Asian premiere in Beijing immediately after its run in Dublin and will commence a North American tour in January 2014.

    www.heartbeatofhome.com
    *Image Copyright of Riverdance Productions Ltd.


    The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

    Date: October 1st
    Time: 8:00 pm
    Maximum Number: 10
    Departure Point: Dublin Bus Headquarters at O’Connell Street
    Tour Provider: Dublin Bus

    ~Dublin Ghostbus TourWelcome to Dublin’s tour of terror! The Lady in White, graveyard torturers and grizzly ends on church grounds… Allow us to put you at your unease on The Dublin Ghostbus Tour.

    A Gothic interior, blood red velvet curtains and a driver and guide in tune with the afterlife. This is no scary movie, folks – this is for real.

    It’s a little known fact that Dublin was home to one of horror fiction’s most famous names: Dracula author, Bram Stoker. Learn about his origins as the tour creeps through Dublin’s darkened streets.

    At the College of Surgeons, a certain Dr Clossey is still said to roam the corridors carrying a bucket of human entrails. More grizzly dealings were dealt at the 12th-century St Audeon’s Church, where the ghost of Darkey Kelly is said to wander restlessly.

    The Lady in White still stalks her cruel husband at St Patrick’s Cathedral graveyard. And steady yourself for a meeting with The Walking Gallows, the notorious judge, jury and hangman who dispatched his victims in gruesome style.

    Scared yet? Don’t worry, you will be.

    Need to know
    • Tours are provided in English only and last for two hours
    • The tour may not suit people of a nervous disposition.
    • Passengers should arrive 15 minutes before departure.
    • The Dublin Ghostbus Tour is not suitable for children under 14 years.
    • The Dublin Ghostbus Tour begins at Dublin Bus Headquarters at O’Connell Street.
    • *Please note when events are taking place in Christchurch and alternative venue will be used
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible

    www.dublinsightseeing.ie


    The Gravedigger Ghostbus Tour

    Dates: October 1st
    Start Time: 3:00 pm
    Meeting Point: College Green, ( The Gravedigger sign post outside Ulster Bank )
    Maximum Number: 47
    Tour Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Extreme Ireland/Irish Day Tours

    ~Gravedigger Ghostbus TourThe tour starts at Trinity College where your guide will transport you back some 600 years ago to when the old Augustinian Priory and of course the plague house were there. The latter of which the guide is all too familiar with…

    But just ignore the coughing and listen to his tales of a plague-ravaged Dublin.

    • Hear an account of plague victims trying to soothe their wounds in the waters of the city’s drinking supplies.
    • Learn about the mayors schemes to try and keep the disease at bay
    • And discover the fates of all those poor souls who found themselves infected with the disease

    Many were ostracised, but some suffered an end much, much worse.

    Many believed that the plague was the end of days, but the history of Dublin and its horrors continued.

    Join your guide as he takes you through the weird and wonderful events that have taken place in times gone by, unearthing legends and ghosts from Dublin’s past.

    Website: www.irishdaytours.ie AND www.extremeireland.ie


    The Wild Wicklow Tour

    Date: October 1st
    Maximum Number: 10
    Pick-up/ Drop-off Points:

    • 8:50 – The Shelbourne Hotel, Stephens Green, Dublin
    • 9:10 – Dublin Discover Ireland centre, Suffolk Street
    • 9:40 – The Ballsbridge Hotel, Ballsbridge
    • 17:00 – Returns to Ballsbridge Hotel and Trinity College

    Event Provider: Wild Wicklow Tours

    Into the Wild and Wonderful! – A day of adventure and laughter

    Wild WIcklowDuring one magical carefree day, you’ll see why Wicklow is known as ‘The Garden of Ireland‘ Meet your guide, your local Irish friend for the day, Set off down the coast, stop for morning coffee and craft shopping. Visit Sally Gap – lakes, heather and bog lands, have lunch in a traditional Irish pub, visit a monastic settlement and stories to warm your heart.

    • Voted No 1 Tour worldwide 2009 – Hostelworld customers
    • Winner – Tourism Business Millennium Award

    www.wildwicklow.ie
    www.twitter.com/wildwicklow
    www.facebook.com/wildwicklow
    www.flickr.com/wildwicklow


    Guided tour of Trinity College’s Old Library & the Book of Kells Exhibition

    Tour name: Guided tour of The Old Library & the Book of Kells exhibition at Trinity College
    Dates offered: October 1st
    Departure time: 11:00 am
    Maximum number: 35
    Tour Duration: 40 minute tour
    Meeting Point: Outside Trinity College
    Tour Provider: Trinity College Library, College Street, Dublin 2

    A ‘must see’ on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin, the Book of Kells is a beautifully illustrated 9th century copy of the four gospels. Marvel at the 18th century Long Room filled with 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books in oak bookcases.

    Trinity CollegeLocated in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells – a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.

    Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1, the College is located in the very heart of Dublin City. The 40 acre site retains some of its ancient seclusion of cobbled squares, gardens and parks. The College is famed for its great treasures. These treasures include the Book of Kells, a 9th century illuminated manuscript, the Books of Durrow and Armagh, and an early Irish harp. These are displayed in the Treasury and The Long Hall (library) which house over 300,000 books, some dating back to its foundation. www.tcd.ie and www.bookofkells.ie

    For further information, please visit www.tcd.ie


    Tickets to The Mercantile Live Music Venue: Dublin Blue Grass Collective

    ~Mercantile LiveDate: October 1st
    Maximum Number: 30
    Time: 9:00 pm
    Venue Address: The Mercantile (Traditional Bar), 28 Dame St., Dublin 2
    Event Duration: 2 -3 hours
    Event Provider: Mercantile Group Entertainment Group Limited

    DUBLIN BLUE GRASS COLLECTIVE In the Mercantile traditional bar with acoustic set & opportunity to talk with the band.

    http://www.mercantilehotel.ie/entertainment/
    https://www.facebook.com/themercantile


    The Fish & Trips Fishing Trip from Malahide to Lambay Island Off the Coast of Dublin

    Date: October 1st
    Departure time: 11:00am
    Duration: 2 hours
    Maximum Number: 10
    Meeting Point: Malahide Marina, Malahide, County Dublin
    Tour Provider: Malahide Charter boats, – Fish and Trips

    Take a fishing trip with Malahide Charter Boats and see Dublin’s beautiful coastline and islands

    Fish & TripsOur boat trip from Malahide will travel around Lambay Island to see the rugged scenery, marine wild life and the crash site of our local ship wreck, RMS Tayleur, which sank in 1854 with the loss of 350 lives. We will try our luck with some mackerel fishing before moving across to Ireland’s Eye and entering Howth Harbour to see it from a different prospective.

    For further information www.FishAndTrips.ie


    Dublin City by Night Guided Photography Tour: Sightseeing with a difference!

    Date: October 1st
    Start Time: 8:00 pm
    Duration: 3 hours
    Maximum Number: 12
    Meeting Point: The Doubletree Dublin
    Tour Provider: Dawn2Dusk.ie Guided Photography Tours

    On this tour you will be guided along our infamous River Liffey, to view and photograph some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks; from contemporary through to period architecture from as far back as the 1800’s.

    Dawn2DuskThinking of taking a walking tour of Dublin? Bringing your camera to take some photos? Well why not combine the two on a Dawn2Dusk Guided Photography Tour by David Cooke. This tour will guide the delegates from Dublin Convention Centre, along the Liffey up to The Four Courts and back, to view and photograph some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks. You can photograph many notable buildings and bridges, both old and new along the route. Come with us to parts of Dublin that are off the beaten track – places you wouldn’t find yourself – and take photographs that you will be proud to bring home from your trip.

    The tours are not photography courses, but our local guides will advise and guide you so that you get the best possible photographs of your visit to Ireland. By the end of our tour you will have captured the most memorable photos of Dublin’s Fair City. Comfortable clothing and good walking shoes.

    For further information, please visit: www.dawn2dusk.ie


    The Viking Splash Tour: See Dublin by Land and Water on a WW2Duck

    Date: October 1st
    Departure Time: 10:00 or 11:30 or 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm (6 places/time)
    Duration: 1 hour
    Maximum Number: 6 on each tour – 24 places per day
    Meeting Point: St Stephens Green North, junction of Dawson St

    Viking SplashViking Splash Tours is Ireland’s only tour company that shows you the sights of Dublin on both land and water, without having to leave the vehicle! Take a trip with us on our amphibious DUKWS as we bring you on a fun filled tour through the streets of the capital with our Viking captains before splashing down in Grand Canal Dock! Learn about Viking, Medieval and Georgian Dublin; enjoy spectacular views of the Mansion House, Christchurch Cathedral, St Patricks Cathedral to name a few – all while practicing the now legendary Viking Roar on unsuspecting ‘Celts’ as you hurtle through the streets!

    For more information: www.vikingsplash.com


    Learn to Kite Surfing or Paddle Standing Up on a Dublin Beach

    Date: October 1st
    Departure Time: 10:00 am
    Duration: 2 hours
    Maximum Number: 6
    Meeting Point: TBC
    Tour Provider: Pure Magic

    Fun, Splashing and Magic Craic Guaranteed

    Kite Surf & SUPPure Magic is more than a business, more than a Kite shop or a school. We are a family which opens our door, our home and our passions to you! Even though it’s quite a stereotype, we actually believe in our Pure Magic Lifestyle.

    Kitesurfing is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one sport – so get out there and have an awesome time with our qualified instructors.

    Popular at coastal areas and resorts, Paddle Standing Up is gaining in popularity as celebrities are sampling the sport and cross-over athletes are training with SUP.
    No matter whether you are young or old, there is no age limit for stand up paddle boarding; even your dog can take a ride. SUP is a great way to discover the natural beauty of your surroundings, from catching waves to one of our scenic cruises, there is no where you cannot go on a stand up paddle

    Further information : www.puremagic.ie


    The ‘Best of Dublin’ Award-Winning Walking Tour

    Renowned Historian Pat Liddy will help you uncover a city full of surprises and hidden gems

    Date: October 1st
    Departure Time: 2:30 pm
    Duration: 2 hours
    Maximum Number: 10
    Meeting Point: 37 College Green, beside Book s upstairs
    Tour Provider: Pat Liddy Walking Tours

    “Historian Pat Liddy is something of a magician… he is blessed with that special gift of taking the ordinary and giving it a new face.” – The Irish Independent

    Pat LiddyThis enchanting walk, taking in all the highlights along the historic ‘Golden Kilometre’, travels through broad streets and narrow passageways, often following the line of their ancient predecessors. We will visit or pass the former Houses of Parliament, Trinity College, shopping areas including Grafton Street and Bewley’s (Dublin’s oldest café), Powerscourt Townhouse (an 18th century Georgian Mansion, now part of a shopping centre), City Hall and the Chapel Royal before wandering past the courtyards and the Gardens of Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library, medieval city walls, the Old City & Temple Bar West, Fishamble Street (site of the first performance of Messiah by George Frederick Handel), and Christ Church Cathedral (first founded by the Vikings). Along the way you will encounter mementos of vast archaeological discoveries revealing Dublin’s rich Viking and Medieval past.

    For more information: www.walkingtours.ie


    Trails & Tales in the Dublin Mountains

    A Cultural walking tour in the Dublin Mountains with magnificent views over Dublin City and Bay

    Tour Name: Trails & Tales in the Dublin Mountains
    Dates: October 1st
    Departure Time: 11:00 am
    Maximum number: 5
    Duration: 2-3 hour tour (w/ option to stop at Johnnie Foxes Pub) and 1 hour travel time each way
    Meeting point: Take the Red line LUAS from Dublin Convention Centre to the Tallaght Hospital where you disembark.
    Tour Provider: Trails & Tales

    Trails and TalesOur walking tours of Dublin Mountains offers a truly unique experience in a fun and relaxed environment, allowing those visiting Dublin an opportunity to see and visit a rural area in an ecologically sound way without having to travel far from Dublin City Centre. The walking tours are led by an authentic guide who is local to the Dublin Mountains where the new walking trails are being developed. Guests are guided through quiet valleys, mountains, bog lands and lakes which provide an understanding of times past.

    Take the LUAS – (public transport system) from just outside Dublin Convention Centre. Please disembark at the Tallaght Hospital LUAS stop. From there it will take about 5 – 10 mins to get into the heart of the countryside. We will drive you up the small winding roads in the Dublin mountains, which is a farming area so there are lots of small farms and small houses dotted around the valley. Depending on the weather we can take you to via the bog lands and down to the forest with trails up into the hills with gorgeous views over Dublin Bay, Dublin City from Howth down to Wicklow. Our guide is local and will relay tales and sagas from the past to give you an insight into our culture and ways. We can stop for an hour in the famous Johnnie Foxes Pub in the Dublin mountains for a song and a drink or for really nice food (cost of food & drink not included in tour package).

    More Information: www.trailsandtalesdublin.com


    Learn to Wakeboard in Dublin’s Docklands!

    Name: Learn to wakeboard at Ireland’s first cable wakeboard park in the heart of the Dublin Docklands area.
    Date: October 1st
    Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Maximum Number: 8
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Wakedock Ltd.

    WakeboardEach rider will get 15 minutes ride time on the cable with professional tuition from our qualified wakeboarding instructors. All equipment will be provided, participants need to bring swimwear and a towel. We have changing rooms and shower facilities on site. Have a look at what cable wakeboarding with Wakedock is all about here: https://vimeo.com/69794310

    Cable wakeboarding is an increasingly popular sport that is already well established internationally with more than 400 cable parks around the world. Ireland’s first and only cable wakeboard park is now open in the Grand Canal Dock. Located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands area, Wakedock offers cable wakeboarding for both beginners and more advanced riders.

    The System 2.0 is ideal to learn wakeboarding for beginners and our kicker and slider guarantee tons of fun for more advanced riders. Only one wakeboarder uses the cable at any time, which means that every session is a 1:1 with our qualified wakeboard instructors who are operating the cable. The speed can be adjusted to the riders abilities and after a fall, the cable is stopped and the handle brought back to the rider – there is no need to swim to the quayside or back to the start pontoon.

    How it works:

    Essentially, the wakeboard cable replaces the boat and pulls the rider along a course. The System 2.0 that is installed in the Grand Canal Dock has two towers and one rider uses the cable on their own and can continuously ride along the course between the two towers. Because there is only one person on the cable, it means that if they fall, the operator can drive the handle back to them and they can get up again right there. There is no need to swim to the quayside or back to the start platform. That means the rider gets maximum ride time on the cable! The System 2.0 is perfect for beginners to learn wakeboarding and ideal for more advanced riders to practice their tricks and hit the obstacles.

    Website: www.wakedock.ie


    The Gravedigger Ghost Bus

    Date: October 1st
    Maximum Number: 5 places
    Departure Time: 19:45
    Duration: 2 hours
    Meeting Point: Outside Extreme Ireland College Green Tourist office opposite Trinity College
    Finish Location: Same as departure
    Tour Provider: HiddenDublinWalks Ltd

    Come and join The Gravedigger Ghost Tour! on Dublin’s most unique 4D Bus!

    Gravedigger Ghost TourThe stories begin with Trinity College where your guide will transport you back some 600 years ago to when the old Augustinian Priory and of course the plague house were there. The latter of which the guide is all too familiar with… But just ignore the coughing and listen to his tales of a plague-ravaged Dublin.

    Hear an account of plague victims trying to soothe their wounds in the waters of the city’s drinking supplies. Learn about the Mayor’s schemes to try and keep the disease at bay. And discover the fates of all those poor souls who found themselves infected with the disease. Many were ostracized, but some suffered an end much, much worse. Many believed that the plague was the end of days, but the history of Dublin and its horrors continued. Join the guide as he takes you through the weird and wonderful events that have taken place in times gone by, unearthing legends and ghosts from Dublin’s past. Embrace the grand finale on Body Snatching by our actors, then return to College Green (same return point as pickup)! Steady your nerves with a free ghoulish drink at the Gravediggers Pub during the tour.

    For further information, please visit: www.hiddendublinwalks.com/ghost-tour-dublin-bus-gravedigger.php


    Traditional Irish Storytelling

    Date: October 1st
    Maximum Number: 5
    Departure Time: 19:15
    Duration: 2 hours
    Meeting Point: Outside Extreme Ireland College Green Tourist office opposite Trinity College
    Finish Location: Church Bar Mary St

    Come and join us on Ireland’s only custom designed storytelling bus for an evening of Traditional Myths, Legends and fun

    StorytellingJoin us on a magical journey through Ireland’s past. A rich history that is so inextricably linked with its mythology. Listen to stories of a time gone by when Pookas, fairies and giants roamed this land. Hear tales of how the Vikings were outsmarted by three Leprechauns, of epic battles and dangerous quests, of magic spells and true love. Visit the spot where Irish mermen are said to appear and who knows what you might see! Travel to the site of Irelands greatest battle and hear,first hand, how one of our greatest kings was killed in these beautiful surroundings.

    Visit the peninsula of Beann Eadair. As we look out to the beautiful east on this magical setting, you can see the small lighthouse on what is known as Howth Head. It was on this peninsula that many centuries ago the High King of Ireland, Conn of the Hundred Battles, used to spend many an evening strolling along its beaches. You see despite his wealth, power, his prowess in Battle, and the great prosperity and peace he had brought to Ireland, he had been unable to defeat the greatest enemy of all though – death! Learn about the spell of Becúma as you re-board our bus, and let us take you back to the land of Morgan the Giant as you enjoy an on-board drink supplied by us.

    We also visit Clontarf – the site of one of Ireland’s biggest, (and arguably the most important) battle. The Battle Of Clontarf signalled the end of Viking rule in Ireland but was also where one of Ireland’s most famous kings, Brian Boru, was killed. And don’t forget about Fionn MacCumahail – the leader of the Fianna, a band of warriors who served the High King of Ireland. They were famed for their prowess in battle which was only matched by their good deeds. The bus tour finishes at The Church Bar On Mary Street – the site where Arthur Guinness was married, and where the composer Handel practised his famous ‘Messiah’ before it’s first performance in Fishamble street, which is just across the river! But Before we lead you inside, we have one more very special, traditional song we would like to sing for you!

    For further information, please visit: www.hiddendublinwalks.com/traditional-irish-storytelling-dublin.php


    Private Cocktail-Making at Chic Urban Retreat the Gibson Hotel in Dublin city

    Date: October 1st
    Time: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Maximum Number: 8
    Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
    Address: The Point village, East Wall, Dublin 1 (The Point Village LUAS tram stop – public transport network
    Tour Provider: The Gibson Hotel

    ~Private Cocktail MakingEnjoy a Private Cocktail-Making class and canapes with the Gibson’s Hotel’s expert Mixologists in the Hemi DemiSemiQuaver Bar. Chic, understated and right in the heart of Dublin’s brand new cultural hub, the Gibson Hotel is alive with the buzz of great people. It takes inspiration from its central location and it has become the ultimate urban retreat due to its unique design and the focus on comfort for its guests.

    The Hemidemisemiquaver Bar is the perfect location to relax and enjoy a cocktail looking out on some great views of Dublin from the 3rd floor of the hotel.

    For further information, please visit www.thegibsonhotel.ie


    A Segway Tour of The Docklands in Dublin

    Dates: October 1st
    Start Time: 12:30pm and 3:00 pm
    Maximum Number: 10 places per tour (20 total)
    Meeting Point: Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship, Custom House Quay Dublin 1
    Tour Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Segway Ireland

    A unique, fun way to experience the City

    Glidetours (segway) 01-10We have two unique tours and they all take place on Segways. Our Docklands tour covers an area of 5.5km on both the north and south side of the city. We take in the home of U2 in the city and also pass the front doors of some of the world’s leading IT companies.

    Our Segway will have free Wifi for this event. Just ask your guide for details. www.glidetours.ie

    What is a Segway?

    The Segway Personal Transporter (PT) is the first of its kind, a self-balancing personal transportation designed to go anywhere you go. See all the local attractions while enjoying a completely new experience. Try one today and you too will discover the Segway smile!


    Enjoy a Guided Walk, Horse Ride or Cycle in the Wicklow Mountains

    Date: October 1st
    Maximum Number: 4
    Pick-up Points and Locations: 09:20 – The Gresham Hotel O’Connell St or 09:35am Tourist Office, Suffolk St.
    Tour Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Hill top treks

    Wicklow Mountains - Hilltop TreksThis a full day tour of Wicklow with a real difference. You will have the option from this tour to enjoy a 2 hr Guided walk, Horse ride or Cycle in the Wicklow hills and of course if you are not feeling that active you can just relax and enjoy the Powerscourt Gardens, The choice is yours. On this tour you will visit all the highlights of Wicklow i.e. Enniskerry, Glencree, Sally Gap, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Luggala and Lough Tay, Film location of “P.S. I Love” and “Brave Heart”, Guinness Estate and Glendalough with a great guide to keep you informed and entertained along the way.

    www.daytourswicklow.ie


    The Must See Guided Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

    Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million Irish people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their fascinating stories and times with you with on a personally guided tour

    Date: October 1st
    Times of tour: 11:30 and 2:30 each day – 25 at each tour time (50 per day)
    Duration: 1 hour
    Maximum Number: 25 per tour
    Meeting Point: Visitor Centre, Glasnevin Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

    GlasnevinDiscover the people who helped shape the Ireland of today. You can do this in many ways; through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers a fascinating view of Ireland’s Necropolis and the many renowned figures that shaped the country we live in today. Exhibitions include City of The Dead, O’Connell and the Milestone Timeline.

    Glasnevin is a beautifully restored Victorian cemetery, founded by Daniel O’Connell in 1832, located beside the Botanic Gardens and linked via an adjoining gateway. Many leading historical and political figures are buried here (Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell) as are other famous people from literary and musical walks of life (Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly). Highly knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides will enlighten you by telling the stories of the 1.5 million people buried here. Enter Daniel O’Connell’s crypt, beneath the round tower created in his memory; visit the museum, research your genealogy, have lunch in the Tower Café – there lots to do. This is a multi-award winning property.

    Give us the future…We’ve had enough of your past…Give us back our country…To live in, to grow in, to Love” (Michael Collins)

    The most visited grave in Glasnevin Cemetery is that of Michael Collins who was an Irish revolutionary leader (1890 – 1922)

    Further information: www.glasnevincemetery.ie


    Art Impressions: Take a personalised tour of Ireland’s National Art Gallery with an Art Historian

    Date: October 1st
    Departure Time: 10:00 am
    Duration: 1 hour and a half
    Maximum Number: 12
    Meeting Point: The National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West , Dublin 2
    Tour Provider: Art Impressions

    National Art GalleryNational Gallery Tour: Most people would love to know a little more about art and many visit galleries while on holidays. This tour is an introduction to the world of art using a unique chronological order and style to chart the development of art up to and including modern art – effectively a ‘crash course’ in the history of art. At the end of a light, entertaining and interactive morning you gain a new insight into art and develop the skills to identify for yourself what you like and why! Better still, you leave with the confidence and a framework of knowledge that will set you up to enjoy future art viewing in any gallery in the world.

    Further information : www.Artimpressions.ie


    Tour of Dublin Arts Landmark – The Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

    Date: October 1st
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Duration: 1 hour
    Maximum Number: 10 spaces
    Meeting Point: 5-9 Templebar, Dublin 2
    Tour Provider: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

    Temple Bar Gallery & StudiosCurator Rayne Booth will give a tour of the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios building, explaining the history of this arts landmark in Dublin city and its significance to the development of Temple Bar as a Cultural Quarter. Attendees will then be taken to visit two artist’s studios, meet the artists and learn about their work first hand. Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is home to 30 of Irelands most exciting contemporary artists studios, which are private workspaces and only accessible to the public via TBG+S open studio events and tours.

    Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is a gallery and artists’ studios complex located in the heart of Dublin and the Temple Bar cultural quarter. It is one of the first DIY artist initiatives in Ireland started by a group of artists and administrators in 1983. In the 1980’s, TBG+S was instrumental in establishing Temple Bar’s reputation as a place for cultural activities in Dublin and led to its regeneration as Dublin’s Cultural Quarter in the early 1990’s.

    At Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S), we place the artist at the heart of everything we do. TBG+S works to support professional visual artists and to connect, as many people, as possible, with the engaging dynamic of art. We do this by providing affordable studio space to over 40 artists annually and through our vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. The building is home to 30 artists’ studios that provide artists with a warm and spacious working environment and allows them to be located within a creative community in the city.

    The gallery features art work by the most compelling Irish and International artists. 2013 marks the 30 year anniversary of TBG+S. This year, it will deliver an ambitious programme under multiple interpretations of the theme Generation, meaning both a period of 30 years and the act of creativity.
    At TBG+S, all of our programmes are free and accessible to everyone with a curiosity about visual art. The Talks + Events series includes studio and gallery tours, lectures, critical discussions and film screenings for audiences. Our 2013 Education programme will work with young people, families and schools in Dublin city.

    Website: www.templebargallery.com


    Award-winning Dublin City ‘Seminar on the Street’ Walking Tour

    Date: October 1st
    Maximum Number: 30
    Start Time: 11:00am
    Meeting Point: Meet at Trinity College’s front gate, College Green
    Tour Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Historical Insights Ireland Ltd. T/A Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

    Historical Walking TourIn just 2 hours this award-winning & entertaining ‘seminar on the street’ combines a walking tour of Dublin city centre’s main sites (inc. Trinity College, the old Parliament’s House of Lords [now the Bank of Ireland], City Hall, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, the Four Courts, Temple Bar) with an exploration of the main features of Irish history—Dublin’s development, the influence of the American & French Revolutions, the Potato Famine 1845-49, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence & Civil War, the Northern Ireland Troubles & the rise & fall of the ‘Celtic Tiger’. All our guides are history postgraduates. But don’t let this put you off! They’re also excellent performers & communicators. We are Dublin’s longest established tour guide business (1986).

    www.historicaltours.ie


    Magnificent Mountain biking at Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail

    Dates: October 1st
    Time: 10:00am
    Meeting point: Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail
    Number of places: 8
    Tour Duration: 1 hour plus travel time
    Tour Provider: www.biking.ie

    ~Magnificent Mountain BikingEnjoy a magnificent -7km mountain bike trail with breath-taking climbs and rewarding single track trails. Amazing views over Dublin City and Bay. Each tour is tailored specifically to either novice or experienced cyclists alike, at an enjoyable pace that suits you. With our local knowledge of the beautiful Dublin and Wicklow mountains, we invite you to join us and experience the wonders of cycling alongside a combination of beautiful mountains, lakes, coastal views and agricultural land, where you might even get an opportunity to meet some of the locals!

    www.biking.ie


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