Conference Half Day Excursions

Dublin Half Day Excursion 1 – Trinity College, Book of Kells Irish Whiskey Museum Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

Dublin Half Day Excursion 2 – Dublin Tour EPIC – Irish Emigration Museum Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

Dublin Half Day Excursion 3 – Dublin Tour Guinness Storehouse Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

Dublin Half Day Excursion 4 – Farmleigh House   Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

Dublin Half Day Excursion 5 – Dublin Tour Botanic Gardens Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

 

All excursions are booked online at time of registration and are included in your registration fee

Excursion details may be subject to change

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023
Departure Time:
2pm
Departure Location:
UCD
Return Time:
TBC

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 1

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 1

Trinity College, Book of Kells - Irish Whiskey Museum - Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

In Trinity College Dublin you will be welcomed at the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition – a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. 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.

Take a journey back through time at the Irish Whiskey Museum. Learn the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory and its dramatic fall and discover some new Irish whiskey brands. Enjoy the wonderful stories told by our entertaining guides as they bring you through the ages of Irish whiskey. At the end of the tour you will become a true master of whiskey tasting over a little tipple of Irish whiskey.

Your tour will finish at Trinity College where dinner will be served in the historic Dining Hall. Guests are then at leisure and free to socialise in the city centre.

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 2

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 2

Dublin Tour - EPIC – Irish Emigration Museum - Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

If you have Irish ancestry and are interested in exploring your Irish roots, a visit to EPIC is not to be missed!

Participants will be collected by private coach and will first enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City. The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum, voted best tourist attraction at the 2018 Travel Awards. EPIC is an interactive experience that tells the dramatic story of the millions of Irish people who left the island. Spend some time in the Irish Family History Centre at the end of your tour and delve into your family tree.

Your tour will finish at Trinity College where dinner will be served in the historic Dining Hall. Guests are then at leisure and free to socialise in the city centre

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 3

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 3

Dublin Tour - Guinness Storehouse - Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall

Participants will be collected by private coach and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City. The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings.

The Guinness Storehouse sits in the middle of Dublin City in the legendary St. James Gate Brewery, home of Guinness since 1759. In days gone by it was a fermentation plant but today it has been transformed into Ireland’s number one international tourist attraction and a world class prestigious event destination.

With seven stories intertwining up through the center of the building, you will be greeted with a sense of past, present and future of the Guinness Industry. Take the opportunity to network alongside your colleagues and enjoy the night’s festivities by eating the delicious food on offer and raising a pint of the “Black Stuff” in honor of this iconic venue.

Your tour will finish at Trinity College where dinner will be served in the historic Dining Hall. Guests are then at leisure and free to socialise in the city centre.

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 4

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 4

Farmleigh House - Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall

An estate of seventy-eight acres situated to the north-west of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Farmleigh House is a historic house holding important collections, an art gallery, farm animals, and the official Irish State guest house.

Home to the Guinness family for generations, Farmleigh remains a unique representation of its heyday, the Edwardian period, and houses important artworks and furnishings, as well as the Benjamin Iveagh collection of rare books, bindings, and manuscripts which is held in the Library. The extensive pleasure grounds feature walled and sunken gardens and scenic lakeside walks, tastefully influenced by the Guinness family.

Your tour will finish at Trinity College where dinner will be served in the historic Dining Hall. Guests are then at leisure and free to socialise in the city centre.

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 5

Dublin Half Day Excursion: 5

Dublin Tour - Botanic Gardens - Dinner, Trinity College Dinning Hall.

Participants will be collected by private coach and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City. The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings.

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the Gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometers from Dublin City Centre, and are famous for the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses.

Your tour will finish at Trinity College where dinner will be served in the historic Dining Hall. Guests are then at leisure and free to socialise in the city centre.