IAU 16th General Conference

Discover Ireland 

Extend your stay to explore Dublin and Ireland

Discover Ireland!



Dublin city centre is a vibrant and friendly place, convenient to get around and offering much to see and do (https://www.visitdublin.com/).

The city hosts an extensive network of civic institutions. Those listed below are free to visit.

National Museum (Archaeology and the Treasury): Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Home to some of Ireland’s most important antiquities including the Broighter Hoard, the Ardagh Chalice, and the Tara Brooch. It also houses the Bog Bodies exhibit. Find out more here.

National Museum (Decorative Arts and History): Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Dublin 7
Showcasing Ireland’s vibrant tradition of creative arts it includes the Eileen Grey exhibit, dedicated to one of early-twentieth-century Europe’s most influential designers. Discover more here!

Irish Museum of Modern Art: Royal Kilmainham Hospital
Housed in a 17th century building inspired by Les Invalides, IMMA exhibits the best of contemporary Irish art across all media. It also hosts regular visiting exhibitions. Find out more here.

Chester Beatty Library: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Holding perhaps the world’s finest collection of illuminated Korans, the Chester Beatty focuses on the artistic treasures of world cultures and religions. Find out more on their website.

Museum of Literature in Ireland: St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Complimentary entry tickets for IAU delegates will be included in the registration package.
MoLI provides an immersive experience into Ireland’s rich literary and linguistic heritage, including the works of James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, and Kate O’Brien. For more information about the MoLI, please visit their website.

National Gallery: Merrion Square W, Dublin 2
Home to the national collection of Irish and European art, the Gallery has an extensive, representative collection of Irish paintings and is also notable for its collection of Italian Baroque and Dutch masters including Caravaggio, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Find out more about the National Gallery here.

Other attractions include: 


Food and Restaurants:                                                          

Ireland is renowned for its high-quality food and beverages. Dublin city centre boasts a wide variety of cuisines reflecting the city’s multi-cultural character, with new restaurants opening regularly.

IAU delegates can avail of the UCD Club restaurant and cafe for dining and additional conference networking.


Day Tours

We have selected a number of day tour options through our partner tour operator, which can be booked by clicking the button below. Tours can be chosen on your preferred date with tours leaving early morning and coming back in the evening. More information about the individual tours can be found below. 

Giants Causeway, Belfast City & Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge Day Tour

75 euros Adult/ 70 euros Student.

7:00am at The Starbucks Cafe on Dame Street / 1 College Green
7:05am at Dublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street, Dublin.

Drop Off:
8:30pm at Old Cleary’s Store on O’Connell Street.

Journey with us on a Giant’s Causeway tour from Dublin for an exploration of the rugged North! Travel through the beautiful landscape of the Boyne Valley, before we cross the border to the exciting Northern capital of Belfast. Spend some time exploring the lively city and its history on a Black Taxi or Titanic Experience Tour, and make your way to one of the most geographically diverse places in the world – the Giant’s Causeway. A truly unforgettable experience!

Cliffs of Moher, Atlantic Edge Ocean Walk & Galway City Day Tour

65 euros Adult/ 60 euros Student.

6:55am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street.
6:55am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street.
7:00am at Ulster Bank Bus Stop, 33 College Green / Dame Street, Dublin 2 (next to Abercrombie & Fitch).

Drop Off:
8:00pm at Arlington Hotel, Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1.

Bursting with national treasures and UNESCO recognised sites, a Cliffs of Moher tour is not to be missed. Journey to the heart of the West to witness spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning Burren National Park, travel along the Wild Atlantic Way, and head to the quaint city of Galway to take in the street performers and dance along to traditional Irish folk music!

Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough Day Tour

40 euros Adult/ 35 euros Student.

8:10am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St Dublin 1.
8:10am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St Dublin 1.
8:20am at Ulster Bank Bus Stop, Dame Street / College Green Dublin 2.
8:30am at Jurys Inn, Christ Church Dublin 8.

Drop Off:
18:15pm at Dublin City, Eden Quay, Dublin 1.

Travel with us through the rugged gems of the East Coast. From Kilkenny, a charming medieval city, and the vast expanse of the Wicklow Mountains, to the glacial valley Glendalough, rich in stunning scenery and monastic artefacts. Explore the wild, powerful beauty of quintessential Ireland and delve deep into the beating heart of our ancient country.

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