Dublin Tours – October 2, 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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    Secrets of the Best Dressed in Ireland’s Home of the Horse – Day Trip to Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping and Kildare County

    Dates: October 2nd
    Departure Time: 8:30 am
    Departure Location: Double Tree Dublin
    Return Time (to arrive in Dublin): 5:00 pm
    Return Location: Double Tree Dublin
    Maximum Number: 20
    Tour Provider: Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping

    ~Kildare 2You 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, get an insight into Ireland’s love affair with horse racing and explore some of that ancient heritage for which Ireland is renowned. And there’s more.

    Travel in style – Style master class at Kildare Village

    Whether your travel wardrobe is the epitome of chic or a rag bag of trusty but weathered favourites that have been through one expedition too many, you’ll enjoy our style master class. In our brand new, private VIP Lounge, see how the fashion stylist puts together a travel wardrobe for him and for her and try out some of the on-trend travel accessories she has chosen from the Village boutiques. If you like the look, why not upload a selfie? We’ll have the lights and the camera to make you look good.

    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:

    8:30 am – Depart DoubleTree Dublin

    9:30 am approx. – Arrive Kildare town, and explore one of Ireland’s oldest towns, boasting a significant ecclesiastical heritage not least its associations with St Brigid, pagan priestess turned beloved saint, and that quintessential part of the Irish landscape, a round tower, which, at 108 feet, is the highest climbable one in Ireland. The brave are rewarded with great views of the surrounds including the nearby Curragh plain.

    10:30 am approx. – Transfer to the Irish National Stud where a guide will take you through the fascinating and lucrative world of racehorse breeding, and afterwards explore the onsite Japanese Gardens which date from 1910 til 1914, the brainchild of the eccentric first owner of the stud farm, Col Hall Walker who based many of his decisions on the star signs under which the farm’s foals were born.

    Coffee break

    12:00 pm – Make the short trip to Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping. Head to the VIP Lounge for the style master class and pick up your goody bag, packed with hand-picked, useful items from the Village boutiques.

    1:00 pm approx. – Master class and photocall over, wander through the Village for lunch in L’Officina, the Village’s Italian trattoria, part of the Dunne & Crescenzi group.

    2:00 pm – Now you can shop! 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 inspired by activities in the boutiques.

    3:30 pm – Coach departs for Dublin

    5:00 pm – Return to the DoubleTree Dublin

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

    Date: October 2nd
    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 2nd
    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 .


    Folklore and Traditional Irish Storytelling Tour

    Dates: October 2nd
    Time: 11:00
    Meeting Point: College Green, ( The Gravedigger sign post outside Ulster Bank )
    Maximum Number: 43
    Tour Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Extreme Ireland/Irish Day Tours
    Notes: Please arrive 10 minutes before departure

    ~Folklore and Traditional Irish StorytellingJoin us on a magical journey through Ireland’s past. Through the art of unique Irish storytelling you will discover Ireland’s rich history, a 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 Leprachauns, 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.

    To be sure to be sure, join us on our custom built storytelling bus and through live poetry and song, let us bring you on a journey to an Ireland of times gone by. It’s no ordinary bus, WE PROMISE YOU WON’T FORGET!

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

    The Wild Wicklow Tour

    Date: October 2nd
    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


    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 2nd
    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: King Kong Club

    ~Mercantile LiveDate: October 2nd
    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

    KING KONG CLUB : Competition for young emerging bands with a semi-final on the 2nd of Oct in the venue at the Mercantile


    Guided Kayaking tour of Scenic Dalkey and Dalkey Island

    ~Guided Kayaking tour of Scenic DalkeyDate: October 2nd
    Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Meeting Point: Bullock Harbour in Dalkey
    Maximum Number: 6
    Tour Duration: 3 hours in total
    Tour Provider: Kayaking.ie
    Note: All you need to bring is something to wear under a wetsuit (togs or shorts), footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and a towel. We will provide everything else.

    Come kayaking with us in beautiful Dalkey, Co.Dublin. We provide all of the gear and equipment so all you need to worry about is having fun. This is a guided kayaking tour of Dalkey and Dalkey island. Enjoy the wonderful wildlife and nature, a stroll on historic Dalkey island and of course expert kayaking instruction, hilarious jokes and good times.


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

    Date: October 2nd
    Departure Time: 10:00 am or 2:00 pm
    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

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

    Date: October 2nd
    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

    South Dublin Coastal Guided Photography Tour

    Dates: October 2nd
    Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Maximum Number: 12
    Meeting Point: DoubleTree Dulin
    Mode of Transport: Walking and bus
    Tour Provider: Dawn2Dusk.ie Guided Photography Tours

    South Dublin CoastThe South Dublin Coastal Tour will bring the delegates out of the City Centre by bus along the picturesque South Dublin coast line, stopping several times along the way, before reaching beautiful Killiney Hill with its stunning views of the Bay of Dalkey Island, its Martello tower and ancient church remnants. In the Middle Ages Coliemore was the main Harbour for Dublin City. Moving further down the coast line to Bullock Harbour with its short pier, a small fishing harbour that the odd seal seems to favour!

    We make our way to the bustling harbour of Dun Laoghaire Harbour stopping at Sandycove Beach, a favoured spot for swimming most days of the year by young and old alike. Dun Laoghaire harbour is one of the largest in the country, and base for a now limited car ferry route to Great Britain, it is notable for its two granite piers, the East and West Piers. Dun Laoghaire harbour offers amazing photographic opportunities with its many fishing boats, views of Dublin Bay and Howth Hill to the north. We’ll take a stroll, breathing in the sea air, and pay a visit to the fish mongers to photograph the daily catch.

    Next we will make our way toward Dublin City to the Great South Wall (commonly known as the South Bull Wall) on Dublin Bay which extends about 3km out into the Irish Sea. It was the world’s longest sea-wall at the time of its building and still remains one of the longest in Europe. We will walk along the great wall to its end where stands the red-painted Poolbeg Lighthouse, built in 1820, and take in the views of Dun Laoghaire Harbour to the South and Howth Head to the North from this unique vantage point on the Bay. This also brings us to the closest position to photograph one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks; the Poolbeg Chimneys with their red and white stripes, part of the now de-commissioned generating station known as Pigeon House. The chimneys are amongst the tallest structures in Ireland and are clearly visible over most of Dublin and can be seen from the air as you fly into Dublin City. Having completed your trip with Dawn2dusk Guided Photography Tours you will have gathered together a collection of photos you will be proud to show your friends and family. In fact, why not upload some of your photos to our site and send them as an e-Card with your personal message! Comfortable clothing and good walking shoes are a must.

    For more detailed information please go to www.dawn2dusk.ie.

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

    Date: October 2nd
    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 2nd
    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 2nd
    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

    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 2nd
    Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 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

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

    Date: October 2nd
    Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
    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

    Sail Around Beautiful Dublin Bay with Dublin Bay Cruises

    Date: October 2nd
    Maximum Number: 25 spaces
    Departure Info: 11:00 AM from the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire (note it is NOT St Michael’s pier)
    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

    Private Cocktail-Making class & Lunch at Chic Urban Retreat – the Gibson Hotel in Dublin City

    Date: October 2nd
    Time: 12:00 pm to 2:30 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 with the Gibson’s Hotel’s expert Mixologists followed by a delicious lunch in the Hemi DemiSemiQuaver Bar. Chic, understated and right in the heart of Dublin’s brand new cultural hub, the Gibson Hotel is 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 and some lunch looking out on some great views of Dublin from the 3rd floor of the hotel. Then enjoy a fantastic lunch sourced from the finest of local ingredients.

    For further information, please visit www.thegibsonhotel.ie

    A Segway Tour of The Phoenix Park in Dublin

    Date: October 2nd
    Start Time: 12:30pm and 3:00pm
    Maximum Number: 10 on each tour (20 total)
    Meeting Point: Phoenix Park Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park Dublin 8
    Tour Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Segway Ireland

    Phoenix TourWe have two unique tours and they all take place on Segway’s. Our Phoenix Park tour covers 9km of one of the world’s biggest city parks. We take in the home of the Irish President , Dublin Zoo and a few other gems.

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

    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!

    Private Tour of The Little Museum of Dublin followed by a drinks reception

    Date: October 2nd
    Departure Time: 2:00 pm
    Duration: 1.5 hours
    Maximum Number: 40 people
    Address: The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green
    Tour Provider: The Little Museum of Dublin

    ~Little Museum of DublinRecently named “Dublin’s best museum experience” by the Irish Times, The Little Museum of Dublin is flourishing. There are now over 5,000 artefacts in the collection, as well as three floors of exhibition space and an acclaimed café in the basement. We have been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Awards, children attend free civics classes here every morning, and our greeter programme, City of a Thousand Welcomes, has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “the best free thing to do in Europe.”

    Our goal is not to sell an ideology but simply to remember the past. If you like the sound of what we’re doing, please come and see us soon.

    Join the museum’s curator Simon O’Connor as he leads a private tour and drinks reception for a group of up to 40 conference delegate. Visitors will learn how Dublin’s newest boutique museum was crowdsourced in 6 months from public donation and volunteer support at the height of a recession in one of the city’s few (and most beautiful) publicly accessible Georgian townhouses , and how it is the home to the world’s most renowned free greeter service ‘City of a Thousand Welcomes’. Simon will also focus on some of the highlights of the collection and teach everyone a little about the turbulent history of the city in the 20th century, and promises no references to leprechauns! Tour and reception will last 90 minutes max.

    Website: www.littlemuseum.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 2nd
    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 2nd
    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

    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 2nd
    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 2nd
    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).


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