IGC Leisure Tours

Keynote PCO as the conference secretariat have put together a number of leisure tours during IGC2024.
These tours can be booked at the time of registration through the congress registration form.

Tours are listed below and subject to minimum numbers.
If minimum numbers are not met, delegates will be offered an alternative option.
These tours are not associated with the congress fieldtrips.

For any queries, please contact registration@igc2024dublin.org   

If you have registered and wish to add a tour to your booking, you can do so by modifying your registration or emailing registration@igc2024dublin.org   

Half-Day Excursions

Dublin City EPIC Museum (€55.00pp) Dublin City Guinness Storehouse(€55.00pp) North Coast Malahide Castle(€55.00pp) Botanic Gardens(€55.00pp)
Tuesday 27th August 2024 2:00pm-5:30pm (€55.00pp)Sunday 25th August 2024 2:00pm- 5:30pm (€55.00pp)Wednesday 28th August 2024 9:30am- 2:30pm (€55.00pp)Wednesday 28th August 2024 2:00pm- 5:30pm (€55.00pp)
Monday 26th August 2024 2:00pm- 5:30pm (€55.00pp)

Full-Day Excursions

Giants Causeway Titanic Centre(€145.00pp) Cliffs of Moher (€110.00pp) Powerscourt & Glendalough(€95.00pp)
Thursday 29th August 7:30am - 6:00pm (€145.00pp)Monday 26th August 7:30am - 6:00pm (€110.00pp)Sunday 25th August 9:30am - 5:30pm (€95.00pp)
Wednesday 28th August 7:30am - 6:00pm (€110.00pp)Tuesday 27th August 9:30am - 5:30pm (€95.00pp)

Cliffs of Moher – Full Day Excursion

Ticket price: €110 pp

Details: Embark on a breathtaking journey to the mesmerizing Cliffs of Moher, a natural wonder that stands as a testament to the raw beauty of Ireland’s rugged west coast. Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean in County Clare, this iconic destination promises an awe-inspiring experience for those seeking a harmonious blend of nature’s grandeur and cultural richness. As you set out on your tour, prepare to be captivated by the sheer majesty of the cliffs, which soar to heights of up to 214 meters (702 feet) above the crashing waves below. The panoramic views are nothing short of spectacular, offering an unobstructed vista of the vast Atlantic Ocean and the distant Aran Islands. Your journey will be enriched by the region’s rich history and folklore. The Cliffs of Moher are a designated Special Protection Area for their importance as a breeding ground for seabirds, providing a unique opportunity for birdwatchers to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.

Lunch is included

Powerscourt & Glendalough – Full Day Excursion

Ticket price: €95 pp
Details: Guests on this tour will enjoy stunning scenery and a glimpse of Ireland’s monastic past at Glendalough in Co. Wicklow, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin, Glendalough (meaning glen of two lakes) is a former glacial valley renowned for its early medieval monastic settlement. For thousands of years people have been drawn to Glendalough for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology, and abundant wildlife. The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world-famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys. From the gentle wilds of Glendalough, guests are then taken to the beautiful grounds of Powerscourt House and Gardens.
Powerscourt House and Gardens is one of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous estate. Gracing the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the 18th century mansion was partially destroyed by fire in 1974. A long restoration project ensued and an exhibition now brings its rich history to life. Also onsite is Ireland’s premier shopping emporium, Avoca Handweavers.

Lunch is included

Titanic Museum/ Giants Causeway – Full Day Excursion

Ticket price: €145 pp

Details: Embark on a captivating journey through history at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, where the tragic tale of the iconic ship comes to life. Nestled in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, this state-of-the-art museum offers a poignant and immersive experience. As you step inside, you’ll be transported back to the early 20th century, witnessing the grandeur of the Titanic’s construction, the opulence of its interiors, and the heart-wrenching moments of its fateful maiden voyage. Explore interactive exhibits, marvel at authentic artifacts, and hear the stories of those who were aboard the ill-fated vessel. The museum not only pays homage to the Titanic but also celebrates Belfast’s maritime heritage, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and anyone intrigued by the compelling narrative of this legendary ship.

Nature’s masterpiece awaits at the Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Northern Ireland’s most mesmerizing attractions. Embark on a scenic journey to the rugged Antrim Coast, where hexagonal basalt columns rise dramatically from the sea. Formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago, the Giants Causeway is steeped in myth and legend. Legend has it that the columns were created by the giant Finn McCool, and exploring the site feels like stepping into a mythical world. Marvel at the natural wonder as you walk along the interlocking columns, capturing breathtaking views of the North Atlantic. Whether you’re a geology enthusiast, nature lover, or someone seeking a magical landscape, the Giants Causeway promises an unforgettable experience that showcases the raw beauty of Northern Ireland’s coastline.

Lunch is included

Japanese Gardens & Kildare Village – Full Day Excursion

Ticket price: €95 pp

Details: The Japanese Gardens in Dublin are a serene and captivating oasis nestled within the larger expanse of the Irish National Stud and Gardens in County Kildare. Designed by Japanese landscape architect Tassa Eida and constructed in the early 20th century, these gardens are a tranquil retreat that seamlessly blends Japanese horticultural traditions with the lush Irish countryside. The Japanese Gardens are a celebration of nature’s beauty, featuring carefully crafted landscapes, flowing water, and meticulously manicured flora. As visitors meander through the garden’s pathways, they encounter elements such as koi-filled ponds, vibrant plant life, and traditional Japanese structures like lanterns and bridges.

Afterwards, we will take the coach over to Kildare Village. Kildare Village is a premium outlet shopping destination located in the picturesque Irish countryside. This shopping village offers a unique and charming retail experience, surrounded by lush landscapes.

The open-air layout of Kildare Village adds to its appeal, with pedestrianized walkways, landscaped gardens, and outdoor seating areas. The ambiance is relaxed and inviting, creating a pleasant environment for leisurely shopping and strolling. The architecture reflects a blend of traditional Irish influences and modern design, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the village.

Malahide Castle – Half Day Excursion

Ticket price: €55 pp

Details: You will be brought along the North shore of Dublin, where a view of Howth Head, Bull Island Bird Sanctuary and other sights can be seen. Stopping in the picturesque village of Malahide, guests will have time to explore the village before they visit Malahide Castle and Gardens.
Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic 12th century castle has been home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. A major feature of Malahide Castle Demesne is the beautiful Talbot Botanic Gardens. Within the visitor centre in the courtyard, an exhibition area tells visitors the story of the walled gardens as seen through the eyes of Lord Milo Talbot, the passionate creator of the gardens.

Book of Kells – Half Day Excursion

Ticket price: €55 pp

Details: 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.

Guinness Storehouse – Half Day Excursion 

Ticket price: €55 pp

Details: 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.

Botanic Gardens & Glasnevin Cemetary – Half Day Excursion

Ticket price: €55 pp

Details: 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.

Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place for many notable figures in Irish history, including political leaders, writers, artists, and revolutionaries. The burial ground is often referred to as the “dead center” of Dublin due to its central location, and it has become a symbol of Ireland’s struggle for independence.

Epic Museum – Half Day Excursion

Ticket price: €55 pp

Details: The EPIC Museum, located in Dublin’s Docklands, is an immersive experience that takes visitors on a journey through the rich tapestry of Irish history and its global impact. This state-of-the-art museum focuses on the stories of Irish emigrants, exploring their contributions and achievements across the world.

The museum offers a dynamic and interactive experience, allowing visitors to trace their own family roots and understand the broader context of Irish emigration. From the struggles faced by immigrants to the triumphs they achieved, EPIC provides a comprehensive and compelling portrayal of Ireland’s global diaspora.

With its modern design and innovative approach to storytelling, the EPIC Museum offers a captivating and educational experience for individuals of all ages. Whether one has a personal connection to Irish emigration or is simply interested in exploring a fascinating aspect of world history, the EPIC Museum in Dublin provides a memorable and thought-provoking visit.