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Things to do in Dublin

There is plenty to see and do in Dublin in the summer. It is a vibrant city with a lively night life. For an active traveller, Dublin offers various possibilities from kayaking, golf, sailing to bowling, climbing and hiking.

Special offer - EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in the Chq Building, a 2 minute walk from Connolly station. The museum will guide you to uncover the dramatic and inspiring stories of the Irish who travelled the world, from early times to the modern day. The world’s only fully digital museum features 1500 years of Irish history and relives some of the greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, politics, fashion and science. If you have Irish ancestry and are interested in exploring your Irish roots, spend some time in the Irish Family History Centre at the end of your tour, and delve into your family tree.

EPIC is 2nd on TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Museums in Ireland, and was recently described by National Geographic Travel as “A high-tech treasure…simply too good of a story to miss”.

EPIC are offering a 10% discount on Adult Tickets to any ECSS 2018 delegates who book tickets online using this code in the checkout: ECSS2018. Valid to: 15/07/2018.

Starting at the Convention Centre in the vibrant and historic Docklands district of Dublin, this orientation walk will take you to see Dublin’s highlights. While viewing the city’s most beautiful buildings, you will hear how the Vikings, Normans and English all shaped this historic city before the Irish gained independence.
Trinity College and the famous the 18th Georgian Merrion square, built when Dublin was known as “the second city of the British Empire”. View the National Gallery, our parliament buildings, and the elegant shops of Grafton Street before meeting Molly Malone and heading back to the Docklands via the river with its beautiful former Customs House.
More information and signing up for the tour please see the link below.

Choose your favorites! Some are already included in your congress programme.

  1. Guinness Storehouse
  2. The best way to get to know the World of Guinness is to take part in the ECSS Congress Party on Saturday, 7 July.
  3. The Grand Canal
  4. Explore the city through Grand Canal Way by foot, bike or boat.
  5. North Bull Island
  6. Experience the extraordinary biodiversity of the North Bull Island.
  7. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  8. Discover amazing stories of the Irish trvelling the world. ECSS 2018 participants will get a special discount.
  9. South Wall Walk
  10. Jameson Distillery
  11. National Museum
  12. Explore the National Museaum of Ireland one of the three sites in Dublin.
  13. St. Patrick's Cathedral
  14. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  15. Howth
  16. Beautiful fisherman's village 20 minutes away from Dublin. Take a small hike and enjoy seafood at its best!
  17. Irish Breakfast
  18. Start your day with Full Irish!
  19. Walk from Dalkey to Killiney
  20. There are several beautiful walking tours available close to Dublin. From Martello Tower you will have an amazing view over the Wicklow mountains and Dalkey Island.
  21. Dublin Castle
  22. Experience Dublin Castle and its history.
  23. Free walking tour
  24. Why not taking a free walking tour to listen to the best insider tips for your visit in Dublin.
  25. Dublin bikes
  26. Dublin bikes are the easiest way to get around in the city. There are several stations near The CCD.
  27. Malahide Castle
  28. Make a half a day trip to visit one of the oldest castles in Ireland and its gardens.
  29. Book of Kells
  30. Explore the Book of Kells Exhibition.
  31. Golf
  32. Don't miss your chance to golf in one of the 58 courses in the Dublin County.
  33. Dublin Boat Tour
  34. A chilled out way to get to know the city and its many bridges.
  35. Temple Bar
  36. Enjoy the night and day life in Temple Bar. You will have a chance to visit the best pubs during Friday Night Out organised by local volunteers on 6 July.
  37. Chester Beatty Library
  38. Wander through Chester Beatty Library, one of the best museums in Europe.
  39. Ha'Penny Bridge
  40. When in Dublin you cannot miss the Ha'Penny Bridge. This is the oldest pedestrian bridge in Dublin.
  41. Dún Laoghaire
  42. Tiny port town, Dún Laoghaire is worth a visit. Easily accessible with DART.
  43. Phoenix Park
  44. Take some time of your busy schedule to slow down and chill in the Phoenix Park. It is also ideal for a running and open 24/7.
  45. Hiking
  46. Hiking is a great way to get to know Ireland and its iconic scenary.
  47. Gaelic Games
  48. Experience the Gaelic Games: Hurling and Gaelic Football.
  49. Trinity College
  50. Discover the amazing Trinity College.
  51. National Gallery of Ireland
  52. Visit the National Gallery of Ireland. Entry is free.
  53. St. Stephen's Green
  54. Take a stroll through the beautiful park right at the city centre.

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Key dates

15 December 2017
Opening abstract submission and registration

1 March 2018 *
Deadline for abstract submission

1 April 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors

1 April 2018 *
End of early registration

1 May 2018
Deadline registration for presenting authors

*24:00 Central European Time

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ECSS Congress Dublin 2018
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