Dublin Tours – October 6, 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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    Guided tour of Whiskey-Making at The Old Jameson Distillery

    Dates: October 6th
    Maximum Number: 100 places from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    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 .


    Mountain Navigation in the Wicklow Mountains: One-Day trip

    Dates: October 6th
    Departure Time: 9:00 am
    Departure Point: Double Tree Dublin
    Maximum Number: 16
    Return Time (to Dublin): 5:30 pm
    Tour Provider: Extreme Ireland/Irish Day Tours
    Please Note: The following clothing is essential for the trip: Comfortable waterproof walking boots, waterproof jacket & over trousers. Backpack, lined with plastic bag or waterproof cover.

    ~Mountain Navigation in the Wicklow MountainsThe Mountain Skills (MS) scheme plays a number of roles within the structure of MCI/BOS mountain training. One of its primary functions is to provide a general introduction to hill walking in Ireland and to impart the necessary skills in navigation and knowledge of hazards, equipment etc., so that a person finishing the course may be in a position to safely pursue hill walking as a hobby. Learn how to read a compass and how to map-read international maps.

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

    One Day Celtic Tour of the Boyne Valley

    Date: October 6th
    Departure Time: 9:30 am
    Departure Point: Double Tree Dublin
    Maximum Number: 33
    Return Time (to Dublin): 5:30 pm
    Tour Provider: Extreme Ireland/Irish Day Tours
    Please note: Good footwear warm clothing is recommended on this tour


    ~One Day Celtic Tour of the Boyne ValleyJoin us for an insightful 1-day Celtic tour of the historical Boyne Valley which will lead you into one of Ireland’s most ancient regions in all the land! More specifically, a significant portion of this tour takes place in County Meath which is better known as the “Royal County” due to this being the primary location from where the High Kings of Ireland reigned over the country.

    Our tour guides are not only experienced professionals in the line of tourism but their charming accents will only contribute to such a memorable experience! Join us for this captivating excursion into the historical side of Ireland’s past! This uniquely structured tour departs from Dublin everyday of the week at 8:00am and will have you back in town after a full day’s tour at approximately 6:00pm where you’ll have the luxury to reminisce about such an eventful day with fellow travellers. In addition, listed below is our detailed itinerary in order for you to have a more comprehensive inside-look at what our Celtic day trip tour has to offer…

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

    The Wild Wicklow Tour

    Date: October 6th
    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


    Tickets to Whelan’s Live Music Venue: Fantastic Irish band Rackhouse Pilfner

    ~Whelan Live MusicDate: October 6th
    Maximum Number: 50
    Time: 8:00 pm
    Venue Address: Whelan’s – FRONT BAR, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
    Event Duration: 2 -3 hours
    Event Provider: Mercantile Group Entertainment Group Limited

    Rackhouse Pilfner: Fantastic Irish band with real character performing in the bar on a Sunday for customers.


    Tickets to The Mercantile Live Music Venue: Sunday Roast

    ~Mercantile LiveDate: October 6th
    Maximum Number: 30
    Time: 9:00 pm
    Venue Address: The Mercantile , 28 Dame St. ,Dublin 2
    Event Duration: 2 -3 hours
    Event Provider: Mercantile Group Entertainment Group Limited

    Local resident band here in the Mercantile entertaining all.


    Sight Walking Dublin Tour

    Date: October 6th
    Departure time: 11:00
    Maximum number: 24 places
    Meeting Point: St. Stephen’s Green North
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Provider: Sight Jogging Dublin and Sight Walking Dublin

    Sight Walking Dublin Tours

    Sight Walking and JoggingOur City Highlights tour is your essential guide to Dublin. Meet a local, participate in a Gaelic sport demonstration, speak your very first words of Irish Gaelic, visit our iconic landmarks, and learn through amusing historical anecdotes and of the moment entertaining stories about a city steeped in history but with a modern and vibrant outlook. No two of our tours are the same!

    The charisma of our Sight Walking Dublin Tour guides and their valuable local insights make it the most memorable tour in our city!

    THE TOUR INCLUDES: Dublin Castle, Dubh Linn Gardens, Trinity College, Government Buildings, Oscar Wilde’s Home, Hoggen Green, Old Parliament, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Dublin’s medieval and Viking heritage and more.

    To learn more about our Sight Walking Dublin tours please visit www.sightwalkingdublin.com

    Go raibh míle maith agat [thanks a mil in Gaelic Irish] and we will be looking forward to seeing you in Dublin this October!

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

    Date: October 6th
    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

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

    Date: October 6th
    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.i

    South Dublin Coastal Guided Photography Tour

    Dates: October 6th
    Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
    Maximum Number: 12
    Meeting Point: DoubleTree Dublin
    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 6th
    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 6th
    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.


    Northside Ghost Walk

    Date: October 6th
    Departure Time: 8:00pm
    Duration: 1.5-2 hrs
    Maximum Number: 5
    Meeting Point: Outside The Church Bar on Mary Street
    Finish Location: The Brazen Head Pub
    Tour Provider: HiddenDublinWalks Ltd

    northside ghost walkWith more than a thousand years of history, Dublin is one of the most haunted cities in the world. Hidden Dublin Walks will take you through one of the oldest parts of Dublin; the area once known as Oxmantown. This former Viking enclave has a rich haunted history. You will hear the story of Lord Norbury, the infamous and sadistic ‘Hanging Judge’ who presided over the trial of Robert Emmet. Hated in life, in death he returned to continue his reign of terror. Emmet himself might make an appearance, for it is said he can still be found peering out of the window at The Brazen Head, looking to see if those who approach are friend or foe.

    You will learn the legend of Scaldbrother, the infamous medieval thief whose buried treasure may still lie in a labyrinth of tunnels under Smithfield. Not to mention Billy the Bowl, the 18th century murderer, born without legs, who once terrorized Stoneybatter and Grangegorman. If you are feeling brave enough, we will take you down Hendrick Street, once the site of two of the most haunted houses in Dublin. Between them, nos. 7 & 8 Hendrick Street were home to no fewer than six different ghosts. Demolished in the 1960’s, the houses are long gone, but the ghosts…?

    And what of the haunted hospital? Ghostly nurses have been seen all the way down the block. Could they be the reason for office chairs spinning by themselves in an adjacent building? Or electronic toys turning on and off by themselves? You might want to steel your nerves before venturing with us to Croppie’s Acre. This long-abandoned site was used as a football pitch in the 20th century. Shocking when you consider that it is a mass grave – the final resting place of hundreds of rebels executed after the 1798 rebellion. If you are of a sensitive disposition, you may well come away feeling disturbed. Sometimes, the spirits here attempt communication!

    As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you will also visit the site of a 21st century apparition of the Virgin Mary. Thousands of passers-by claim to have seen the image on the wall. Can you?

    And do be careful who you step on as we pass through the deconsecrated graveyard. The gravestones may have moved, but the bodies haven’t…

    For further information; please visit: http://www.hiddendublinwalks.com/northside-ghosts-walking-tour-dublin.php

    A Segway Tour of The Phoenix Park in Dublin

    Date: October 6th
    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!

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

    Date: October 6th
    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.


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

    Date: October 6th
    Start Time: 11:30 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


    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 6th
    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

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

    Date: October 6th
    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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