Optional Events and Tours

The Hooley Show- Johnnie Fox’s Pub

Date: Monday, 20th August 2018
Time: 19:00hrs
Cost: €85.00
Dress Code: Casual

The “Johnnie Fox’s Hooley Experience” is famous throughout Ireland and abroad for its originality and unique atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else. Guests are invited to a four-course meal where they can savour various award winning seafood dishes as well as general cuisine. The meal is followed by a live Irish music session where top acts play Irish music, ranging from traditional and folk to ballads and sing along music. The music session is followed by the Johnnie Fox’s famous Irish dancers, who provide a spectacular performance. Their show has been choreographed by Joey Comerford and has been described as one of the best ‘Cultural Shows’ in the country.

Dublin’s Literary Pub Crawl Experience

Date: 23rd August 2018
Cost: €49.50
Starting point: steps of the dining hall at Trinity College
Dress code: Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or rain coat (just in case!)

This is a fun and unique way to explore Dublin City. Combining two well-known aspects of Irish Heritage: Literature & Pubs!
It’s a tour of Dublin’s historic pubs in the company of two actors who introduce the writers and perform scenes from their works: The Pub, the Poet, the Pint!
You will hear a selection from Joyce, Beckett, Behan, Mary Lavin, Oscar Wilde, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley. No need to be a literary buff as everything will be explained to you by quoting entertaining pieces from the works of Dublin’s scribes as well as being given some background to the writers featured – so no jumping in at the deep end. You will be told about the great pubs in the city, how the pub culture got started and how important it was for the trade of writing.
It is not a particularly strenuous walk – about a half-mile in total. However, walking can be thirsty work and so you will stop along the way for a refreshing drink in 4 of our most famous pubs to experience them for yourselves. Light snacks will be provided in one of the pubs we stop at (not dinner)

Musical Pub Crawl

Date: 23rd August 2018
Cost: €20.00
Starting point: Oliver St John Fogarty
Dress code: Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or rain coat (just in case!)

Discover Dublin’s traditional pubs and wonderful Irish music on this 2.5-hour pub crawl through historic Temple Bar. Led by two talented professional musicians, you’ll visit famous pubs and bars, and hear the story of Irish music and its influences on contemporary world music. Irish pubs and traditional Irish music – it’s the perfect match!

Dublin Tour (Hop On Hop Off Tour)

Dates: 18th August or 25th August 2018, with the first tour departing at 9:30 am. Tickets will be sent to you in advance.
Cost: €20.00

This fully guided tour gives you an overall flavour of our historic and ancient city. You will see examples of Dublin’s superb architecture in the Georgian streets and squares. This hop-on-hop-off tour has 28 stops at the top visitor attractions in Dublin. It will allow you to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral, the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery. Enjoy an entertaining live English guide commentary with bags of Irish personality or audio commentary in your own language. The tour duration is approximately 90 minutes.

Wicklow Mountains, Valleys & Lake Day Tour

Details: 18th August or 25th August 2018, departing at 08:50 and arriving back approx. 17:00/17:30
Tickets will be sent to you in advance.
Cost: €30.00

(Full day tour)
Sit back, relax & let us take you through some of the loveliest countryside in Ireland. This tour takes you first to the stunning 6th century monastic settlement in Glendalough. Our guide will take you around the site, which boasts a 10th century conical roofed round tower as well as a St. Kevin’s kitchen and cross. The tour trail continues to the pretty village of Avoca (home to the famous drama Ballykissangel), with a stop at the famous Avoca Handweavers. There you can enjoy a stroll around the village dropping into Fitzgerald’s pub or visiting the famous Handweavers craft shop. Lunch is not included, although a lunch venue will be available on the day.

You are required to pre-book into all social events. To do so, please log on to your registration form. If you have any questions please email: iapb2018@conferencepartners.ie