Optional Tours

All Optional Tours & Events can be booked at the time of online registration. Some events may have limited availability so please ensure to book early.


Take time to see Dublin and the city lit up at night!  The coach will depart from City West hotel at 1900hr (7pm) sharp. Taking you through Dublin and seeing some of its main attractions lit up at night! (Note that this is sightseeing only tour and access into the venues is not possible)

You then depart the coach at Temple Bar and  you have the evening at your leisure – grab an evening meal, have a pint or walk through the area listening to the music coming from the different locations. The coach will collect you at 2300hr (11pm) and return back to Citywest Hotel.

Monday, 22nd August 2016

Time:  1900 – 2300 (arriving back to Citywest hotel at Midnight)
Price: €20 per person


Kildare Village Outlet- one of our congress sponsors, wishes to welcome you to spend the day with them and peruse their chic fashion and retail discount outlets.  A coach will be provided to and from their location and you will be treated to VIP passes during your experience with discount offers.

Date Option 1:
Monday 22nd August 2016 – 1040 Coach departs Citywest Hotel, Return Coach 1500 to Citywest Hotel

Date Option 2:
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 – 1040 Coach departs Citywest Hotel, Return Coach 1500 to Citywest Hotel

There is no fee to book this transfer, but depending on numbers, we will confirm the coach transfer option in Spring 2016.


While in Ireland, please ensure that you make the most of your time here! Why not take part in a post congress tour and extend your stany and explore Ireland.  

See the below one day options.  Should you wish to take  part in a longer  pre- or post- congress tour, please contact our registration desk at registration@ialpdublin2016.org .

For the full tour details click here with detailed itineraries!

Date: Friday 26th August
Price: See individual prices below

  • Cliffs of Moher €45 per person  Cliffs of MOher TOur

    The Cliffs of Moher day tour leaves from at 6:50 am and you are back in Dublin by 7:30 at the latest that evening. You are on a circular route so that you do not see the same scenery twice the whole day. This gives you the opportunity to see new things each time you look out the window. It is important that you get time off the bus during the day so we try and maximise your off the bus experience as much as possible. You will be travelling the width of Ireland and while it’s not the biggest country in the world, it will take roughly 3 hours to get over to the city of Limerick. The detailed itinerary is below. You will see that it is a full day of excitement and fun and you will get the most out of the your time seeing wonderful scenery, castles, wild remote limestone regions and of course the famous Cliffs of Moher, not to mention Galway Bay, the Curragh, the Treaty Stone, Dunguaire Castle, Fanore Beach, the Burren, Bunratty Castle, King John’s Castle, the cultural villages of Ballyvaughan and Ennistymon, Lahinch beach, sites where the Spanish Armada visited, the traditional village of Doolin famous for its music. A packed day but worth the trip!
  • Connemara €45 per person  Connemara Day Tour
    On the tour, you’ll have the unique opportunity to view the remarkable sights and scenery that Connemara has to offer. You’re bound to feel elated having the wild Atlantic Ocean on one side and the impressive Twelve Bens and Maumturk mountain ranges on the other! Connemara is truly one of the most breathtaking and mysterious regions in all the land! The endless landscape of the enchanting Emerald Isle will be a cherished memory for years to come. During your travels, our guides will educate you on the region’s flora and fauna as well as the intriguing history and mythology of this picturesque area. From the very moment you arrive, the mesmerizing beauty of the Connemara National Park will undoubtedly leave you speechless!
  • Cork/Blarney Castle €55 per person COrk Blarney CAstle TOur
    Ireland’s second city, although the people that reside there believe that it is the “real” capital! Located right at the southern tip of Ireland, Cork is known for its historical landmarks and vibrant cultural scene. This tour will take you on a voyage through history as you visit a castle, a monastery and Cork city itself. We provide ample time for you to explore Blarney Castle and the Rock of Cashel and to relax in the surrounding gardens. You travel on a circular route so that you do not see the same scenery twice the whole day. This gives you the opportunity to see new things each time you look out the window. You will be travelling directly south to visit Cork city. The detailed itinerary is below.
  • Giant’s Causeway €65 per personGiants CAuseway Tour
    The Giant’s Causeway day tour transports you to the very northern point of Ireland where you see one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders and some of the most breathtaking sights and scenery Northern Ireland has to offer. Traveling along some of the most dramatic coastline in Ireland, you’ll learn Irish history from a passionate guide and have the chance to take photos of some of the most beautiful locations in the world! The Giant’s Causeway is Ireland’s first World Heritage site and the story of its formation is fascinating, whether you prefer the scientific explanation or the one involving a trick played on a giant! Breathe in the fresh northern air at the Causeway and explore the unique rock formations that are shrouded in mystery and myth. Can you draw up the courage of a lion to cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge? Or maybe a leisurely stroll along the beautiful sweeping beach looking out on Whitepark Bay and Portbradden is more your idea of heaven. The north coast of County Antrim is deeply rooted in history and legend and on your Giant’s Causeway day tour with us you can experience it all!