Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education, July 4-6, 2012
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July 3rd:  Welcome Reception – BBQ - Included in your conference fee
Welcome Reception will take place in the  College Bar from 19.00 to 21.00.  This will include a BBQ and entertainment by Nicola McGuire and ‘The Comonauts’.

July 5th:  Conference Dinner– Aula Maxima, Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway - Included in your conference fee.
Conference Dinner will take place at 20.00, dress is smart/casual.  After dinner entertainment is by ‘Ogma’, local Irish Traditional Musicians.

July 7th:  All delegates – Optional Tour:  The Connemara & Cong Tour
(Leaving NUI Galway at 09.00, Engineering Building)
To see the hidden Ireland off the main tourist track this tour is a must with the first stop at Ross Errily Friary- a hidden but atmospheric 14th century monastery before entering Cong Village where you have time to explore Cong Woods to see Ashford Castle or stroll the town famous for being the location for the 1950s classic movie, 'The Quiet Man'- or simply have a coffee on the edge of Lough Corrib- the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland.

Entering Connemara on the Lough Nafooey route allows you to see the stark beauty of the hidden valley of Connemara before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean. The tour then continues to Kylemore Abbey and then drives through the Inagh Valley, Maam Cross & Oughterard and complete the circuit of Lough Corrib before arriving home to Galway City.

A truly magical day out in typical Irish countryside- let us bring it to life and inform you of the many legends from killer sheep to lake monsters.