NCM invites you to take advantage of your visit to Dublin by exploring this wonderful city and its surroundings! You can sign up for the below excursions when you register for the meeting or add them on to your existing registration.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 14:30 – 18:30 | $55 US per person
You will be met at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road and via deluxe coach you will be taken southwards to Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland” to visit Powerscourt Gardens.
Beautiful formal gardens, stretching over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, steeping terraces, flamboyant fountains, ornamental lakes and rambling walks.
Enjoy 300 years of garden design and development including the walled gardens, the Italian garden, the dolphin pond, the Japanese gardens, pets cemetery, pepperpot tower and the dramatic backdrop of the Sugar Loaf Mountain making Powerscourt Estate one of the loveliest gardens in Ireland.
Following two hours of time at the Powerscourt Estate, you will board the coach for return to the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.
1916 Rebellion Tour
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 15:00 – 18:00 | $25 US per person
You will meet your guide at Trinity College where there will be a short introduction from the Great Hunger up to Easter Monday morning. And then you will experience an amazing tour to see the most significant places, such as: GPO, O’Connell Statue (lots of bullet holes), Larkin Statue, Moore Street.
In 1916 in Dublin, seven visionaries led a small army of Irish men and women in a revolutionary enterprise. Their vision was that Ireland might be free. The United Irishmen gave it substance; Wolfe Tone delineated it, Emmet, the Young Irelanders and the Fenians strove to achieve it. The battle of Easter 1916 raged for six days and resulted in the destruction of many parts of Dublin city. Following the Rising, the bloody executions of the leaders by the British awakened future generations to the cause of Irish freedom.
Lorcan Collins and Conor Kostick, authors of “The Easter Rising” will take you to the relevant sites of the Rebellion in Dublin, Ireland, to give you an understanding of this historic occasion which precipitated the formation of the Irish Republic.
Walking along the streets of the city you are transported back in time, to relive the events of Easter week 1916. Rather than chronologically detailing every event, the guides explain this important part of Irish history through the places visited.
This tour begins and ends in downtown Dublin, approximately 15 – 20 minutes from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.
Embark on a self-guided tour of the iconic Guinness Storehouse! The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s #1 visitor attraction and a must see on any tour of Dublin. The tour is located at the Guinness brewery at St James’s Gate but please note there is no access to the working brewery.
Housed in an old fermentation plant the now seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland’s iconic drink and brings to life the heritage of this world famous beer. The experience starts standing at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass, which rises through the building. It is a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity® Bar, Dublin’s highest bar where visitors will receive a complimentary pint of GUINNESS® while relaxing and enjoying spectacular views over Dublin.
See the 9000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness, the ingredients used to make Guinness, the Cooperage Exhibit and the Arthur Guinness Gallery. Visit the Taste Experience on Level Two, the new World of Advertising on Level Three and try the Guinness inspired Food available in the restaurants on Level Five.
2 hours are recommended to enjoy the full experience and it concludes with a complimentary Guinness or soft drink.
Self-guided tour tickets can be purchased on line in advance to receive a discount.
Few things go together better than whiskey and a good story, The Bow St Experience brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life in an immersive, 40 minute tasting tour of the home of Ireland’s best-selling Irish whiskey.
Discover how John Jameson’s focus on the highest quality ingredients, triple distillation process, and constant innovation resulted in an exceptionally smooth whiskey that is celebrated and enjoyed all around the globe. The Jameson Bow St Experience will, of course, end on a good note as an expert Jameson Ambassador leads you in a comparative whiskey tasting and a celebratory toast to Jameson Barrelmen everywhere.
Tickets are being offered to NCM delegates at a reduced rate of €15 per person when conference name badge is shown when purchasing tickets.