OPTIONAL TOURS

Dublin City Hop On Hop Off

Monday 3rd June 2019

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 over 30 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.

Cost: €20.00 per person.
Tour Duration: approx. 90 mins.
Tour Departs from: 13 Upper O’Connell St, Dublin 1 (City Sightseeing Shop, Stop 1).
*First tour departs at 9am and last tour 4pm.
*Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Time: 19:30
Ticket price for delegates: €49.50
Additional Tickets for guests: €49.50
Starting point: The Duke – 8/9 Duke Street, Dublin 2, Rep. of Ireland.
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).

Lazy Bike Tour

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Start Time: 19:30
Dress Code: casual
Ticket price for delegates: €24.00
Additional Tickets for guests: €24.00
Starting point: 4 Scarlet Row, Essex St W, Temple Bar, Dublin

This is a fully guided tour which stops on the river, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s, Teelings Whiskey Distillery, The Liberties, Guinness Factory, The Old City Walls and Christchurch. The tour content is a mixture of history and stories about the city of Dublin (See map of route).

in purchasing a ticket, you will receive the following:

-Push or electric bike

-Helmet & high-viz jacket

Delegates must make their own way to the city centre for both Optional Tours. DCU is serviced by a number of buses which stop outside the University at the Ballymun Road and Collins Ave entrances, or near to the university with stops on the Swords Road and Glasnevin Avenue. Click here for more information.

You can also download the Dublin Bus app here

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 wabf2019@conferencepartners.ie

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