Dublin Tours – October 5, 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 Art of Seeing: Photography and Fashion in Kildare, the Thoroughbred County

    Day Trip to Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping, the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware and Russborough House, Co. Wicklow

    Date: October 5th
    Departure Time: 9:30 am
    Departure Point: Double Tree Dublin
    Return Time (to arrive in Dublin): 6:00 pm
    Return location: Double Tree Dublin
    Maximum Number: 20
    Tour Provider: Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping

    ~KildareYou think you’ve experienced outlet shopping? Think again. Kildare Village, one of nine Chic Outlet Shopping© Villages in Europe, is in the heart of Ireland’s horse country just an hour by road from Dublin city centre. Take the opportunity to experience world-class shopping at Ireland’s only luxury outlet shopping destination as part of a photography-themed odyssey encompassing craftsmanship, celebrity and a fascinating collection of 3D travel photography and footage from the last century.

    Discover the art of seeing at Kildare Village

    On their visit to Kildare Village, TBEX Dublin delegates will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from one of the great portrait photographers of the last century, Dublin-born and County Kildare-raised John Minihan. Minihan was the youngest staff photographer at the London Evening Standard when he joined the paper at the age of 21. His candid, always black and white portraits of the great and the good from the worlds of theatre, literature, film and celebrity include a 19-year-old Diana Spencer in the garden of the nursery where she worked, her legs in silhouette through her skirt. Minihan’s intimate shot of Samuel Beckett at a Paris café in 1995 has been described as the photograph of the twentieth century. Hear John talk about his philosophy, his exclusive relationship with film and the stories behind capturing of the icons of our age.

    A Touch of Chic

    A Touch of Chic, the Kildare Village autumn campaign, will see a host of special events in the Village celebrating craftsmanship and, in particular, wool, including master classes and demonstrations from experts among the brands at the Village. The Village’s street furniture will be sporting colourful woolly winter wraps thanks to an attack of yarn-bombing.

    Your itinerary:

    9:30 am – Depart DoubleTree Dublin

    10:30 am approx. – Arrive Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping. Head to the VIP Lounge for the portrait master class with John Minihan and pick up your goody bag packed with hand-picked, useful items from the Village boutiques.

    11:30 am approx. – Master class and photocall over, help yourself to a coffee (or a glass of Champagne) and go explore the Village armed with your VIP Card for extra savings. Have your cameras at the ready to capture and share the ‘Touch of Chic’ street art and guerrilla knitting, and your notebook for the content ideas generated by activities in the boutiques.

    1:00 pm – Re-group for lunch in L’Officina, the Village’s Italian trattoria, part of the Dunne & Crescenzi group.

    2:00 pm – Depart the Village for a visit to The Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware. Your host will guide you through the collection of artefacts relating to Stars of the Silver Screen and many modern day artists – including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Michael Flatley, the Beatles and many more.

    3:30 pm – Coach departs for Russborough House in Blessington. Russborough House is steeped in history. This beautiful Palladian mansion overlooking the Wicklow hills is almost majestic in its setting. But we will take the delegates to the basement to view the 3D collection of Sir Alfred’s world travels and encounters with some famous names from Jackie Kennedy and Coco Channel to name but a few.

    4:30 pm – Coach departs for Dublin

    6:00 pm – Coach arrives back in Dublin


    Guided tour of Whiskey-Making at The Old Jameson Distillery

    Dates: October 5th
    Maximum Number: 50 places in the morning only from 9:00am – 12:00pm
    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 5th
    Start Time: 2:30pm
    Maximum Number: 10
    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 5th
    Time: 7:00 pm and 9:30pm
    Maximum Number: 10 per tour (20 total)
    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 North Coast and Malahide Castle Tour – Castles, Mountains and Coast

    Date: October 5th
    Times: 10:00 am OR 2:00 pm
    Places: 20 places in total
    Departure Point: Dublin Bus Headquarters at O’Connell Street
    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Tour Provider: Dublin Bus

    ~Coast ToursIf you’re in Ireland to see castles, allow us to introduce you to the Dublin North Coast and Castle Tour.

    Before we get to the castle, though, we’ve got sights to see.

    Our journey begins as we sweep out from Dublin’s city centre along the Coast Road. The North Dublin coast kisses the Irish Sea as curiosities like the Bull Island Bird Sanctuary and the perfect promenade of Dollymount Strand pop into view.

    Crossing the handsome bumps of Howth Head it’s time for a visual treat. Dublin Bay stretches itself in a grand sweep at the feet of Dublin and Wicklow’s russet coloured mountains. Enjoy with a lung-full of sea air and the realisation that Dublin really does have it all.

    Next stop: the castle colossus that is Malahide Castle (admission included).

    This perfect pile was a family home for an incredible 800 years so you can imagine the history it has collected. Chunky turrets fit for Rapunzel and an inviting ivy-covered facade put this castle right into the Disney bracket, while the walled gardens and 260 acres of parkland make the estate surrounding it a joy to explore. A stop for light refreshment here is a perfect photo op.

    Should hunger hit, slide into the Avoca Cafe for a lunch of rustic, country style cooking. Fresh salads, chunky soups and fresh breads still steaming from the oven are all on the menu. By the time you get to the pastry section, you’ll be forgiven for drooling. The Avoca Store is a dash of sartorial style with designs from Ireland’s top designers.

    www.dublinsightseeing.ie


    The South Coast and Powerscourt: Coastal Curiosities and Garden Glamour

    Date: October 5th
    Time: 10:30 am
    Maximum Number: 20
    Departure Point: Dublin Bus Headquarters at O’Connell Street
    Tour Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Provider: Dublin Bus

    ~South Coast and PowerscourtWhere would you find a Victorian seaside resort, grand Renaissance gardens and a National Park spanning an entire mountain range? Oh, and all in a matter of hours. The South Coast & Powerscourt Gardens tour, that’s where.

    Picture it: sitting pretty on the top deck of your bus and as the city recedes behind you, endless curiosities pop into view.

    Sandymount Strand where Leopold Bloom first kissed Molly in James Joyce’s Ulysses? It’s on your left.

    Up ahead is Dún Laoghaire where flags flap on yachts, restaurants spill towards the sea and the promenade harks back to days of Victorian elegance.

    After a quick stop at Bray Promenade on you climb into Wicklow’s mountains. After falling in love with the picture perfect village of Enniskerry, a new romance begins: Powerscourt House and Gardens Nestled in a verdant valley replete with Renaissance grandeur, secret gardens and a pet cemetery, this estate is a stand-out stunner.

    If you time it right, you might happen upon the Wicklow Garden Conference as part of The Gathering Ireland Where better to enjoy flora and fauna than the Garden of Ireland?

    Post Powerscourt, we sweep back to Dublin city by breezing through Wicklow’s mountains and scenery. This is the same scenery that inspired Mel Gibson to slip Wicklow’s National Park into the movie Braveheart. And you thought scenery like this was just Hollywood make believe…

    www.dublinsightseeing.ie


    Day trip to UNESCO World Heritage site Newgrange taking in Ireland’s best preserved medieval village and renowned Carlingford Oyster Farm

    Date offered: October 5th
    Departure Time: 09:30
    Departure Point: Double Tree Dublin
    Return Time: 19:00 (to arrive back in Dublin
    Return location: Double Tree Dublin
    Maximum Number: 14
    Tour Provider: Failte Ireland, Newgrange and Carlingford Oyster Company

    11:00 am – Newgrange

    UNESCONewgrange is one of the largest and most important pre-historic megalithic sites in Europe and the name given to an extensive and hugely important archaeological landscape. The site is dominated by three large passage tombs – Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth – which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993 and is actually older than Stonehenge in England or the Pyramids of Egypt.

    12:00 pm – Visit the Medieval Village of Carlingford

    Lunch at award-winning Ghan House. . . www.ghanhouse.com Voted one of the Best 100 Places to Stay in Ireland’ 1998 to 2012 in John & Sally McKenna’s Bridgestone Guide.

    Carlingford is a magical village, full of character and one of the best preserved medieval villages in Ireland. Raided by the Vikings in the 8th & 9th Centuries, historical records show that the Vikings occupied Carlingford Lough. They may have used the sheltered harbour as a temporary base, though, this is unclear as no factual evidence, apart from the name Carlingford has been recorded. With its history and narrow, medieval streets, lanes that lead to the harbour, majestic Slieve Foye mountain and the famous mountains of Mourne across the lough all combine to make Carlingford unique in Ireland. Today the inherent natural beauty can equally be appreciated on land or sea.

    2:30 pm – Foodies and seafood lovers – you’re in for a treat with a visit to Cian Louet Frissiet’s world renowned Oyster Farm which is home to the famous Carlingford Oyster

    UNESCO 2Oysters have thrived in Carlingford Lough for centuries and the Frissiet family is passionate about oysters. The unique sweet taste and high meat content of the Carlingford Oyster is one of nature’s real treasures. The Carlingford oyster company supplies some of the top restaurants throughout Ireland and the UK. You will get a chance to hear all about oyster farming from the experts and to sample some of the famous oysters.

    4:00 pm – A Tour of Carlingford Village and round-off the day in P.J.’s local pub– a must see pub in the village!!
    5:30 pm – Say goodbye to Carlingford for return trip to Dublin.
    7:00 pm – Return time in Dublin

    The Hard Working Class Heroes Music Showcase Festival

    Date: Saturday, 5th October
    Time: Various (please see www.hwch.net )
    Maximum Number: These are 50 NIGHTLY passes on offer so whoever signs up can go to ANY of the 7 venues on Saturday evening, 5th October 2013.
    Venues: Various -please see www.hwch.net for all details
    Business Name: Hard Working Class Heroes, 33 Wicklow St., Dublin 2

    Ireland’s leading music showcase and convention. With an amazing line-up that includes some of the most exciting music acts the country has to offer…

    Hard Working Class HeroesHard Working Class Heroes is an Irish music festival for emerging bands. It has taken place in Dublin on an annual basis in and around September of each year since 2003. Organised by First Music Contact and Wrong Tape Speed, The Irish Times has referred to it as “an essential must-see/do on Ireland’s music calendar”.]HWCH is a showcase festival with 100 bands over 3 days is 7 venues in Dublin City Centre Oct 3rd 4th 5th. These are 50 NIGHTLY passes on offer so whoever signs up can go to ANY of the 7 venues on Saturday evening, 5th October 2013.

    Taking place from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th of October the annual festival has once again brought together the best indie bands and artists on the scene, after sorting through a mountain of applications. Musicians from all over Ireland applied via FMC’s (First Music Contact) website Breaking Tunes for the opportunity to play the festival. As always, the judging panel for applications was made up of Irish and international music industry professionals, who’s advice can be invaluable for up and coming bands.

    Hard Working Class Heroes is Ireland’s leading music showcase and convention. 2013 will see the addition of HWCH Digital which will endeavor to deliver to those in the creative tech startup space the support and discovery opportunity we have delivered to bands over the past ten years.

    Discover the best 100 bands and the top 25 global creative techstartup with one ticket. Convention panels and sessions also included in the ticket will take place in NDRC building in the Digital Hub.

    100 bands, 25 tech, 7 venues, 3 days, 1 ticket

    Please visit www.hwch.net for further details of bands and venues.


    Rock Climbing in Dalkey Quarry

    Dates: October 5th
    Departure Time: 9:30 am
    Departure Point: Double Tree Dublin
    Maximum Number: 12 places
    Return Time (to Dublin): 4:30 PM
    Tour Provider: Extreme Ireland/Irish Day Tours
    Please Note: Recommended clothing: Casual clothes, loose trousers and rain jacket.

    ~Rock Climbing in Dalkey QuarryRock Climbing is one of the most exciting sports on offer. It is also one of the safest. With your qualified rock climbing instructor throughout the day you will learn all the basics for successful climbing. You will learn all about the equipment used, how to use them correctly, climbing techniques and we also try and teach everyone how to set up systems safely.
    Our qualified guides will make sure everyone gets to learn all the basics of rock climbing. Everyone will get to abseil off vertical walls and overhanging crags! This is a thrill that you cannot miss. For the more experienced climber multi pitch Rock climbing is available. So if you are a complete beginner or you want to improve your rock climbing, Extreme Ireland will arrange everything for you. We provide all the equipment needed for a great fun day out on the crag.

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


    The Wild Wicklow Tour

    Date: October 5th
    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


    Sight Jogging Dublin Tour

    Date: October 5th
    Departure time: 09:00
    Maximum Number: 24 places (12 people per guide)
    Meeting Point: St. Stephen’s Green
    Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
    Tour Provider: Sight Jogging Dublin and Sight Walking Dublin

    Sight Jogging Dublin Tours

    Sight Walking and JoggingVisitors to Dublin can now enjoy our city’s sights and history and also have their daily dose of exercise whatever their fitness level. This is a unique sightseeing experience that takes the visitor on a jog through the city’s finest squares, stopping at its liveliest quarters, Ireland’s centre of political activity and where Dublin’s music and nightlife comes alive. We will bring you to Dublin’s most iconic landmarks like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College and more. The pace of each tour group is adapted to suit the participants, suffice to say that we are never out to break records!

    The Tour includes: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Dubh Linn Gardens, St. Valentine’s relic, Government Buildings, Oscar Wilde’s Home, Hoggen Green, Old Parliament, Dublin’s medieval and Viking heritage and more.

    • Distance: 6.5 km
    • Duration: 1h15 approx
    • Meeting point: St. Stephen’s Green
    • You can learn more about our Sight Jogging Dublin tours by visiting www.sightjoggingdublin.com.

    High Wire Adventure on an Amazing Treetop Adventure Course at Zipit Tibradden Wood

    Date: October 5th
    Departure Time: between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – Every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour
    Duration: 3 hours in total including 1 hour at Zipit and 2 hours travel
    Maximum Number: 25
    Meeting Point: Tibradden Wood, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

    ZipitJoin us for a unique, exciting and fun packed experience on our amazing treetop adventure course at Zipit Tibradden Wood. Screams of excitement ring out from high in the treetops as people from all ages experience the daring adventures on offer. Like Tarzan deep in the jungle they can hurtle down ziplines, swing into cargo nets, balance on a rope bridge and jump from platforms up to 20m above the forest floor. From beginners to adrenaline junkies, we show you how to make your day a fun experience – push yourself that little bit further with guidance and encouragement from our instructors, knowing you are secure in your safety harness.

    Website: www.zipit.ie


    Experience Gaelic Games: Learn how to play the unique Irish games of Hurling, Gaelic Football and Handball

    Date: October 5th
    Departure Time: 12:00 noon
    Duration: 2 hours
    Maximum Number: 10
    Meeting Point: Na Fianna GAA Club, St Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
    Tour Provider: Experience Gaelic Games

    We run our Experience Gaelic Games Dublin sessions at a GAA Club called “Na Fianna” which is located about ten minutes journey from the city centre.

    Gaelic GamesThe address is:
    Experience Gaelic Games
    Na Fianna GAA Club
    Mobhi Road
    Glasnevin Dublin 9

    We start sessions with an introduction to the games. During this we tell you some history of the games, their place and relevance to life in Ireland and how the games are structured and played.

    We show lots of video clips and generally have a chat with participants, getting to know them and getting them involved.

    We have water available throughout the session. Plus tea and coffee.

    Following this, it is out to the all weather pitches, where we cover

    • Gaelic Football
    • Hurling
    • Handball

    All the group need are flat shoes (maybe tracksuit) and a willingness to have a bit of fun. There are dressing rooms/showers on site, so if you wish you can avail of these.

    All our trainers are great, they are passionate about the games and they really interact with visitors.

    Depending on the group we then play mini-matches – not too serious and all in good fun.

    More information: www.experiencegaelicgames.ie


    North Dublin Coastal Guided Photography Tour

    Date: October 5th
    Time: 10:00 – 14:00
    Maximum number: 12 places
    Meeting Point: DoubleTree Dublin
    Mode of Transport: Walking and bus
    Tour Provider: Dawn2Dusk.ie Guided Photography Tours

    North Dublin CoastLeaving the City Centre the tour heads out to north side of Dublin Bay to the historical village of Howth and up to its highest point. Known as Howth Summit; from here you can view and photograph the magical views of Dublin bay and catch the early morning sunrise over the Irish Sea. We will then make our way back down the hill to Howth Harbour and take a walk along its pier to the lighthouse, from this point you will have fantastic opportunities to photograph the harbour, its fishing fleet and pleasure craft and have a wonderful view of the small island known as Irelands eye. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are a must.

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


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

    Date: October 5th
    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


    Enjoy a Delicious Three Course Dinner in the Irish House Pub and Restaurant and the Brilliant Irish House Party Show with Great Contemporary Irish Music and Dance

    Date: October 5th
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Duration: 3 hours
    Maximum number: 10
    Meeting Point: 19 Francis Street, Christ Church, Dublin 8

    Irish House PartyThe Irish House Party is traditional Irish music and dancing at its very best, performed by All Ireland champion musicians, dancers and entertaining presenters. Consistently voted as one of the top ten things to do in Dublin

    A-five minute walk from Temple Bar and located en route from Christ Church Cathedral to the Guinness Brewery. The Irish House Party is a truly unique experience in Dublin. The show was something of a revolt by Irish Musicians against the cheesy and the twee. It is Irish music and dancing at its very best, performed by All Ireland Champion musicians, dancers and entertaining hosts.

    First enjoy a delicious three-course dinner in the Irish House Pub and Restaurant which offers home style cooking with big flavoured traditional dishes. After this, your host will bring you into the intimate theatre setting where you can sit back and enjoy The Irish House Party show.

    www.theirishhouseparty.com


    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 5th
    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 5th
    Departure Time: 11:00 am
    Maximum number: 5
    Duration: 2-3 hour tour (w/ option of stopping 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


    Kayaking in the City: See the City from a Different Angle

    Date: October 5th
    Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Maximum Number: 10
    Meeting Point: The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship on the River Liffey
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Citykayaking

    KayakingExplore Dublin’s most famous river, take in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and see the city from a different angle! City Kayaking operates from its base at the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship on the River Liffey right in the heart of Dublin City.

    We run fantastic City River Trips on kayaks, launching from our base and paddling up through the city under some of Dublin’s most famous bridges and past well known landmarks. Whether you’re a local or a tourist to Dublin you’re bound to enjoy these unique and exclusive trips.

    City Kayaking run Kayak Lessons for beginners and intermediate level paddlers in the heart of Dublin City on the River Liffey. With the most accessible location available for Kayak Lessons and some of the best Kayaking Instructors around, City Kayaking is the perfect solution for those wanting to learn how to kayak, or for paddlers interested in improving their skills and techniques.

    City Kayaking and our Instructors aim to provide you with top quality personalised tuition in an exceptional city centre location at the best value possible!

    For further information, please visit www.citykayaking.ie


    The Haunted History Ghost Tour Dublin

    Date: October 5th
    Departure Time: 8:00pm
    Tour Duration: 1.5-2 hrs
    Maximum Number: 5
    Meeting Point: The Small Square (Next To City hall and opposite Eddie Rockets On Dame Street):
    Finish Location: The Brazen Head Pub
    Tour Provider: HiddenDublinWalks Ltd

    While most of Dublin’s grisly past has been left behind to history, not every character has decided to pass over into the next world……..

    Haunted History Walking TourThe Emerald Isle is known as being one of the most haunted countries on the planet with many of the world’s most famous supernatural characters and stories finding their roots in the tales told across the centuries by our ancestors around Irish peat fires on dark, dank nights. Each wave of human culture from the Celts to the Protestant ascendancy has left a mark when it comes to the haunted history of this city. It is this diversity which makes Dublin’s other-worldly folklore so fascinating.

    Let us lead you through the eerie, cobblestoned streets, hearing tales from the underbelly of this city, such as the burning of 18th century madam Darkey “The Witch” Kelly, the tragic tale of The Green Lady of St. Audoen’s and how Dublin’s “Hell” got its name. As we walk, learn of the period in which The Dolocher stalked our streets, and hear tales of the mysterious 18th century Hellfire Club and its dark origins, until we reach the Gates of Hell… and enter – beware, we have a key!

    This unique tour covers the more macabre and gruesome aspects of Dublin’s history as well as tales of the supernatural which have frightened Dubliners for centuries. Hidden Dublin Walks are pleased to be the only haunted tour in Dublin associated with PSI Ireland (PARANORMAL STUDY AND INVESTIGATION IRELAND).

    “We are very pleased to be working with Hidden Dublin Walks, they take a serious and respectful approach to paranormal Dublin providing insight and balance in this historically accurate tour which gives visitors as real an experience as possible.” – Darren Ansell (Chairman) of PSI Ireland
    For further information, please visit;

    http://www.hiddendublinwalks.com/haunted-walking-tour-dublin.php


    Sail Around Beautiful Dublin Bay with Dublin Bay Cruises

    Date: October 5th
    Maximum Number: 25 spaces
    Departure Info: Depart from West Pier Howth Harbour – 1:00 PM
    Tour Duration: 90 minute cruise
    Tour Provider: Dublin Bay Cruises
    Please Note: The cruise is offered as a one way trip between both harbours with passengers able to make their way back to the city centre or departure harbour by train or other public transport links. The DART stations in both Howth and Dun Laoghaire are located less than 300m from our berthing locations

    See the Picturesque Dublin Coastline from a different perspective with a Dublin Bay Cruise

    Sail Around (new)There’s something about being able to look at a city from a totally new perspective – a few miles out to sea.

    Dublin Bay Cruises sail between Dun Laoghaire and Howth up to four times a day from March to October. Your trip brings you not only around the beautiful vista of Dublin Bay, but it also helps you to travel through time and to understand how and why the modern city of Dublin developed to become the capital city of Ireland.

    Our itinerary is a 90 min cruise departing from either Howth (found north of Dublin City Centre) or Dun Laoghaire which lies to the south of the City Centre. The cruise route is as follows:

    Departing Dun Laoghaire Harbour:

    Joyce Martello Tower – Dalkey Island – north across the bay towards Howth head – Bailey Lighthouse-Irelands Eye-Howth Harbour.

    Departing Howth Harbour:

    Irelands eye- Bailey Lighthouse-south across the bay towards Dalkey Island-Joyce Martello Tower-Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

    The cruise is offered as a one way trip between both harbours with passengers able to make their way back to the city centre or departure harbour by train or other public transport links. The Dublin Area Rapid Transit link, known as the DART is a rail line which directly connects both Howth and Dun Laoghaire harbours calling at numerous city centre stations along the way. The DART stations in both Howth and Dun Laoghaire are located less than 300m from our berthing locations

    Info on all sights can be found here: http://www.dublinbaycruises.com/attractions


    A Segway Tour of The Docklands in Dublin

    Dates: October 5th
    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!


    The Le Cool Experience: A unique and ever-changing alternative walking tour of Dublin city

    Date: October 5th
    Maximum Number: 6
    Time: 11:00
    Meeting point: Due to the bespoke nature of the tour, the meeting point for the tour is confirmed closer to the time. Phone number for queries : 00353 (0) 858607674. Tour start point to be advised.
    Tour Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Sweatshop (le cool experience)

    Le Cool ExperienceIncorporating elements of the city which have become staples of le cool content such as pop-ups, new collectives and initiatives, we want to share these ‘of the moment’ living culture experiences. This continually evolving two-hour tour will reflect the now and engage with people behind initiatives which are reshaping Dublin city in vibrant and meaningful ways. Find out about DIY culture, street art, fashion, emerging music and literature, artists, hidden historical gems and the latest trends. Described as the Best Tour in The Irish Times Best of Dublin special in May 2013.

    Website: http://lecoolwalkdublin.tumblr.com/


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

    Date: October 5th
    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


    See Dublin by Bike: Explore the sights and sounds of Dublin on a guided bike tour

    Date: October 5th
    Start Time: 10:00 am
    Meeting Point: The tours start at Cafe Rothar on Fade Street, Dublin 2
    Maximum Number: 6
    Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
    Tour Provider: See Dublin by Bike

    ~See Dublin by BikeExplore the sights and sounds of Dublin on a 2.5-hour guided bike tour and ride past historic architecture, learning about the legends and contemporary life of the Irish capital. See Dublin Castle, the Guinness Brewery, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and more.

    Cycle through historic neighborhoods, such as the Georgian northside and the lively Temple Bar area. Learn about legendary Dublin personalities, including Bono, Wilde and W.B.Yeats. Smell the hops of the streets where Guinness is brewed

    www.seedublinbybike.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 5th
    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


    Experience the High Ropes at Xtreme.ie, Ireland’s Largest Adventure Centre

    Adrenaline package, six challenging high ropes activities at Ireland’s largest adventure centre

    Dates: October 5th
    Time: 10:00-13:30
    Maximum Number: 24 spaces available
    Duration: Three Hours
    Location: Courtlough Shooting Grounds, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. www.xtreme.ie, 01 6902071
    Tour Provider: Xtreme.ie

    ~Experience the High RopesActivities include, Aerial Trekking, Zip Lining, Abesiling, Archery, Rock Climbing and Archery

    If you’re looking for Fun and Active Things To Do In Dublin, Xtreme.ie is the perfect Place To Go. We operate a thrilling Outdoor Activity Centre catering for small groups and individual adventure days to large group bookings. We have a wide range of adrenaline fuelled Outdoor Activities for kids and adults which are perfect for a great Adventure Day Out.

    Outdoor Adventure Activities onsite include, High Ropes Aerial Trekking Courses, Zip Lines, Climbing Walls, Abseiling, Archery, Paintball, Off Road Buggies, Clay Pigeon Shooting, and more. All our high ropes based activities are suitable for ages 7+. Shooting and Motor related activities are suitable for ages 16+.

    Located in Courtlough, Balbriggan North Country Dublin, the Adventure Centre is only 10 minutes from Dublin Airport (Exit 5 Off M1).

    Further info at www.xtreme.ie


    The Grand Tour of Historic Townhouse The Powerscourt Centre

    Learn about the historic noble house and discover today’s bustling centre of Design, Jewellery and Fashion

    Date: October 5th
    Time: 11:30 am
    Duration: 1 hour
    Maximum Number: 10
    Meeting Point: The Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2
    Tour Provider: The Powerscourt Centre

    Powerscourt CentreThe year is 1774 and Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt and his wife Amelia Wingfield have just moved into their beautiful townhouse at number 59 South William Street, Dublin. You will be guided through the magnificent rooms and with a little imagination you will conjure up images of life in the eighteenth century as preparation for a dinner and dance are under way! Once a Town House for Noble Families staying in Dublin, No 59 is now an imposing Centre of beautiful specialist shops and restaurants. Experience the ‘Grand Tour’ of this beautiful house and explore wonderful jewellers, fashion houses and much more. The Powerscourt Centre was in fashion in 1771 and still is.

    For more information: www.powerscourtcentre.com


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

    Date: October 5th
    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


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