Accompanying Persons Programme

Accompanying Persons Fee – €500.00 per person

Booking available on the on-line registration form – see Registration Page

This fee includes attendance to the Welcome Reception on Sunday June 18th, option to join the half day tour programme on Tuesday June 20th, option to join the full day tour programme on Thursday June 22nd and option to attend the conference dinner in the Mansion House on Friday June 23rd.

Accompanying persons also partake in the Accompanying Persons tour which departs UCD on Wednesday 21st of June. This tour, only open to those on the accompanying persons programme, is a full day tour to Kilkenny City and Castle and includes lunch. Delegates will travel to the historic Kilkenny City and visit the magnificent Kilkenny Castle located in the heart of the city. Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years. Today, Kilkenny Castle is largely a Victorian remodelling of the thirteenth century defensive Castle. You can walk through its fifty acres of rolling parkland with mature trees and an abundance of wildlife. Other features include a formal terraced rose garden, woodlands and a man-made lake, which were added in the nineteenth century. Following your visit to the castle, there will be a tour of the city and its surrounds. Following lunch, there will be time to take a stroll down the atmospheric, cobbled streets and alleyways of Kilkenny city, taking time to explore the city and visit the many speciality boutiques, galleries and craft shops that this city is renowned for. Coaches will return to Dublin city centre, UCD and the conference hotels circa 6pm/6.30pm.