Gala Dinner on Friday 10th of October including Trad on the Prom at the Galway Bay Hotel
Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary productions such as 'Riverdance', 'The Chieftains', 'Lord of the Dance' and 'Feet of Flames' will provide an unforgettable entertainment experience at the conference Gala Dinner on Friday 10th of October at 8pm.
To register for this Uniquely Irish Evening click the Register Online Tab and select Gala Dinner.
Connemara and Kylemore Abbey Tour, Wednesday 8th of October.
A gentle relaxed day out with many photo opportunities around the Connemara landscape.
The tour takes in the Atlantic coast drive and a 2-hour stop at the magical Kylemore Abbey & Gardens.
The tour has the following highlights:
• Spiddal - Located just 12 miles of Galway City, people speak both Irish & English. Renowned for its blue flag beach & angling Spiddal Craft village offers people the opportunity to buy handmade gifts directly from Artisans themselves.
• Connemara - a unique landscape of blanket bog. Comprising of some 250km square miles extending west into Connaught.
• Replica of Quiet Man Cottage - here about the Quiet man movie directed by John B Keane starring John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara.
• Inagh & Maam Valleys - described by Irish writers as areas of scenic & unsurpassed beauty. See turf cutting in the valleys & sheep roaming the roadside. The only traffic delays you will encounter!!!
• Kylemore Abbey & Gardens - built out of love, an enchanted fairy tale castle with magical looks & walks through the Kylemore wooded heartland. Home to the Benedictian order of Nuns, Kylemore Abbey is a secret haven of peace & tranquity.
• Killary Fjord - one of 3 glacier fjords that exist in Ireland, it is 9 miles deep offering diving throughout the year while aquaculture is important here locally with salmon rafts visible on the surface. Also an opportunity to cruise on its waters during the summer season.
• Leeane - snugly situated at the head of Killary harbour, here the film adaptation of John B Keanes famous play The FIELD directed by Jim Sheridan was made in 1989. An opportunity to visit Gaynors bar for a real Irish pint!!!
• Lough Corrib - one of 14 fresh water trout lakes found in Europe. Reputed to have 365 islands comprising of 44,000 hectares of wetland . It is considered one of the best fishing lakes in Europe and is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach. Also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean.
To register for this tour click the Register Online Tab and select Connemara Tour.
Walking Tour of Galway City
on Thursday 9th of October with Fiona Brennan. Departing from The Spanish Arch at 5pm, Fiona and the group will walk in the footsteps of Galway’s Medieval History telling the stories of
• Spanish Arch
• The Tribes of Galway
• The Collegiate Church of St Nicholas
• Lynches Window
• Eyre Square
• Augustinian Church and many more landmarks and conclude in Eyre Square 90 minutes later.
Accompanying partners may wish to have a tour at an alternative time, this can be arranged by contacting Fiona on 00 353 87 2903499 or through her website www.galwaywalkingtours.com.
To register for the walking tour click the Register Online Tab and select Walking Tour of Galway.
A Taste of “Uisce Beatha”
Visit Freeney’s Whiskey Tasting Experience on Thursday 9th of October at 8pm.
An expert will be on hand to tell you about the whiskey distilling craft and advise you about the various whiskeys every sip of the way!
They will help you discover the aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate and lead you to your perfect Whiskey.
To register for the tasting experience click the Register Online Tab and select Uisce Beatha Tasting Evening.
Galway City Museum
Galway City Museum is a spacious, modern museum, situated in the heart of Galway on the banks of the River Corrib, overlooking the famous Spanish Arch. The museum houses a variety of permanent and touring exhibitions dealing with archaeology, local history, art & craft. See www.galwaycitymuseum.ie
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
All events subject to change.