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Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher tour

Half Day Excursion on November 1st 2016

Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher- the Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Today, the castle stands peacefully in delightful grounds. You are invited to wander through the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past.

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. These truly spectacular cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.

Tickets:
€50 Early bird (before 2nd September 2016)
€60 Standard fee (after 2nd September 2016)

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Conference Banquet

November 2nd 2016
Join us at the International Summit of the Book Conference Banquet and experience the best in Irish music and culture.

Tickets:
€50 Early bird (before 2nd September 2016)
€60 Standard fee (after 2nd September 2016)

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Visit to Dublin

Full Day Excursion on November 4th 2016

Visit Dublin –  designated a UNESCO City of Literature on the 26th of July, 2010 in recognition of its cultural profile and international standing as a city of literary excellence. Four writers associated with Dublin have received the Nobel Prize for Literature- Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney. Other internationally renowned writers include: Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, Flann O’Brien and Brendan Behan. Visit Trinity College and see The Book of Kells – Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. Visit the National Museum of Ireland, Marshes Library. Sample the best Guinness you have ever had (or your first!) and tour the Guinness storehouse  – Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction.

Tickets:
€75 Early bird (before 2nd September 2016)
€85 Standard fee (after 2nd September 2016)

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Ring of Kerry

Full Day Excursion on November 5th 2016

Travel to Killarney from where the “Ring of Kerry” tour will commence. This trip from Killarney includes 160 kilometers of picturesque scenery, majestic mountains and winding coastline which takes you to Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem and Kenmare. Visit Moll’s Gap and Ladies View and enjoy stunning panoramic views. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountains in Ireland and the Atlantic Ocean and there will be plenty of stops to admire the views, interact with the locals and enjoy coffee or tea and homemade scones.

Tickets:
€75 Early bird (before 2nd September 2016)
€85 Standard fee (after 2nd September 2016)

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