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Tourism Information and General Activities

Scheduled Tours*

*These tours are being offered for the convenience and entertainment of accompanying family members and friends. They can be purchased with your conference registration.  

 

Dublin Hop on-Hop off Tour

Departs from: Stop 1, 14 Upper O'Connell St. or any of our 25 stops on route

First Tour: 09:30hrs (Every 8-20 minutes thereafter depending on season)

Duration: 90 minutes

Commentary: Live Guide commentary in English or Multilingual commentary in 8 languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, English & Gaelic!

Price: €18

 

Book of Kells & National Gallery Walking Tour

Departs from: National Gallery, Nassau Street, Dublin

Departure Time: 09:30hrs - available 17th & 18th of September

Duration: 3 hours

Price: €45

 

Your very special visit to Dublin's leading Museums will commence with:

National Gallery of Ireland Tour

 

A light, entertaining and interactive tour where you will gain a new insight into art and develop the skills to identify for yourself what you like and why! Better still, you will leave with the confidence and a framework of knowledge that sets you up to enjoy future art viewing in any gallery in the world. This tour is an introduction to the world of art.

 

Coffee break

We take a well deserved coffee break to sample some of the delicious pastries in the gallery café before going to Trinity College for your tour of the Book of Kells exhibition.

 

Book of Kells

No visit to Dublin would be complete without seeing this world renown book containing the four Gospels of the New Testament in Latin expertly illustrated. The Book of Kells is famous for its lavish and beautiful decoration. You will enjoy a full and complete tour of the exhibition, including an explanation of the magical Ogham alphabet, leading to a better understanding as to why this book is so famous. We also look at the magnificent Long Room in

 the Old Library and walk through Trinity College and discover some of the history of this fascinating college.

 

North Dublin Tour

Departs from: Stop 1, 14 Upper O'Connell Street

Departure time: 14:00hrs, 18th September

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Price: €35

 

Wander through the beautiful estate of Malahide Castle and absorb the fresh sea breeze at the vibrant fishing village of Howth where you’ll see the seals!

 

Your visit to Malahide will include a live-guided tour* of the castle with time to wander around the craft shops and castle grounds, which span some 250 acres. Continue with a scenic coastal drive along Dublin’s spectacular northern shores to the fishing village of Howth. Take time to feed the seals or wander through the picturesque village with its charming restaurants and beautiful marina.

 

Glendalough Tour

Departs from: Stop 1, 14 Upper O'Connell St. (outside Dublin Tourism)

Departure time: 09:45hrs, 16th September

Duration: 7hrs 15min

Price: €45

 

Beautiful countryside, local villages and people, and a wealth of history and folklore!

Departing daily this tour will take the scenic route out of Dublin taking a coffee break on the edge of the spectacular Blessington Lakes at Avon Rí Resort. The tour offers plenty of photos stops en route, including the striking wilderness at the Wicklow Gap.

 

The highlight of the tour is Glendalough "glen of the two lakes”, a truly spellbinding place and home to an impressive 10thcentury Round Tower. Enjoy a guided tour or a leisurely walk to the breathtaking lakes hidden in the valley. The tour continues to the pretty village of Avoca, with time to enjoy a personalised tour at the Avoca Handweavers and its craft shop, reputed to be the oldest weaving mill in Ireland.

 

Other Tours & Activities

Dublin Tourism
Dublin Tourism's website is packed tight with information on what do see and do in the Dublin area. You will find all you need to know about current festivals, concerts, theatres, museums, tours, sporting events, bars, restaurants and all the events and activities available to you during your stay.

Visit
www.visitdublin.ie


Discover Ireland

If you decide to travel outside Dublin during your stay in Ireland, you will find information on accommodation, what to see and do, festivals and events, and sites of historical and cultural importance throughout the country.

Visit
www.discoverireland.ie

 

The Dublin Pass
We are delighted to be able to offer ISPCAN delegates a 20% discount on the 2, 3, or 6 day
Dublin Pass. This offers you free entry to over 30 of Dublin's top visitor attractions and access to over 25 special offers and discounts in shops, restaurants, leisure pursuits, tours and much more!
For more information and to purchase the discounted pass, please click here.
Enter the code KEYNOTE at the checkout to obtain your discount.

With new attractions (The National Aquatic Centre and Skerries Mills), as well as fantastic new special offers, there has never been a better way to experience Dublin!

Not only does The Dublin Pass offer great value and convenience, it also allows you to be a VIP and skip the queues at Dublin's major attractions.

Historical Walking Tours
Historical Insights is Dublin's longest established walking tour operator (1986) and offers a range of historical tours on both scheduled and
group booking basis. All the guides are history graduates and most are engaged in ongoing research and study. The tours offer more than just sight-seeing – they are more like ‘seminars on the street', described by the ‘Irish Times' as ‘an outstanding blend of history and humour'.

Booking: Telephone +353 1 87 688 9412 or visit
http://www.historicalinsights.ie

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
This is an award-winning show that crawls from pub to pub with professional actors performing from the works of Dublin's most famous writers – Joyce, Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan and many more.

Booking: Telephone +353 1 670 5602 or visit www.dublinpubcrawl.com

 


Rock n' Stroll

Dublin is among the most important music cities in the world and, to celebrate this, Dublin Tourism proudly presents an exciting Rock n' Stroll Visitor Trail. This guide will take you around the significant sites in the development of the musical career of U2, the Corrs, Westlife, Sinead O'Connor, Bob Geldof, Chris de Burgh, The Chieftans, The Dubliners and many more.

So take some time and rock and stroll around Dublin – you never know who you might meet! Booking:
www.visitdublin.com

Viking Splash Tour
See Dublin the fun way in our reconditioned World War II vintage amphibious military vehicles. Let our Viking guides tell you about the city
centre sights and they might even teach you the Viking Roar! Each tour lasts around 80 minutes (60 minutes on land and 20 minutes in the Grand Canal Harbour).

Booking: www.vikingsplash.ie

Croke Park Experience
A must for anyone interested in the history and development of Ireland's national games of hurling and Gaelic football. Interactive and touch-screen technology help bring to life the unique moments, players and games from the past up to the present day. Visitors can test their own skills in hurling and Gaelic football in the specially-designed interactive games area.

Visitors to the museum can also experience Croke Park Stadium, one of the most historic and modern sporting arenas anywhere in the world. The stadium tour goes behind the scenes at this 82,300 capacity stadium, including dressing rooms, player's tunnel, pitch-side, corporate suites, VIP section and state-of-the-art media centre. Student discounts apply. Included in The Dublin Pass. Booking:www.crokepark.ie


Cycling

Dublin Bikes

Dublin Bikes is a self-service bike rental system open to everyone from 14 years of age. With 40 stations and 450 dbs (bikes), it enables you to travel through the city centre and enjoy Dublin city at your leisure.

Dublin Bikes offers 40 stations distributed throughout the city centre to enable easy access and optimal use. Located in close proximity to each other, every station has a minimum of 15 stands in situ making it easy to enjoy the Dublin Bikes service.

For pricing information and a map showing the location of the Dublin Bikes stations visit
www.dublinbikes.ie


Phoenix Park Bike Hire
Phoenix Park Bike Hire is located at Stop 16 of the City Tour Bus route and offers a simple but professional bike hire and rental service. A wide range of bikes are designed to cater for all ages and the newly extended network of cycle lanes make this a safe and enjoyable way for people to experience and explore the Park. The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres) is a historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city. It is home to Áras an Uachtaráin, (the residence of the Irish President), Dublin Zoo, Victorian People's Gardens, Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden, and tea rooms.

For further information on bike hire, visit
www.phoenixparkbikehire.comand Phoenix Park visit www.phoenixpark.ie


Cycling Safaris
Cycling Safaris, based in University College Dublin, offer 3 and 7 night self guided cycling tours along the beautiful southeast coastline and through the Wicklow Mountains. A number of other group and self guided tours are also available throughout Ireland.
For prices and further information visit
www.cyclingsafaris.com


Golf
Whether you are an avid golfer or the occasional swinger of a club, Dublin will have the golf course for you. With over 60 of the finest courses in the country within the County Dublin area, all needs and handicaps are catered for. The fantastic parkland courses all play to an excellent standard and even the easy ones have been known to catch people out. Dublin also offers some of the best links in the country.
It is advisable to book your tee times in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Dublin Golf Pass allows access to play Dublin's finest golf courses at exclusive rates. Combining efficiency, variety and value for money, the Dublin Golf Pass is designed to make Dublin's rich and varied golf product more accessible to the visitor.

Click here to book your tee times. Click here for more information on The Dublin Golf Pass.


Movies
For a list of movies showing in the centrally located Savoy and Screen cinemas, visit www.omniplex

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