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Get together - Dublin Intercontinental Hotel

The Get Together Reception is a chance to meet and network with your colleagues before the start of the main conference. The Get Together will take place at the luxurious, 5 star* Intercontinental Hotel.

Welcome reception - Guinness Storehouse

Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse – the Home of Guinness. ECOC delegates will get exclusive access to the entire Storehouse, which includes the museum, brewery tour, food, refreshments and, of course, Guinness!

VIP dinner - Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. In fact, the city gets its name from the Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' which was on the site of the present Castle garden. The Castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort. Later a Viking Fortress stood on this site - a portion of which is on view to visitors in the ' Mediaeval Undercroft' which also includes the remains of the original 13th century Castle.

Gala dinner – An evening of traditional Irish dance and music!

The ECOC 2019 Gala Dinner will take place in the historic "Round Room" at the Mansion House, the location of the first Irish Dáil Éireann (assembly of Ireland) who met on the 21 January 1919 to proclaim the Irish Declaration of Independence. Attendees will get a chance to experience Ireland's famous hospitality and cuisine in this historic setting, as well as some of the finest traditional Irish music, dance and entertainment.

You have time to visit the Book of Kells tour prior to the Gala Dinner, see below.

Book of Kells and Tour of Old Library

For ECOC 2019, we are offering delegates the chance to experience The Book of Kells – the centrepiece of an exhibition which attracts over 500,000 visitors to Trinity College in Dublin City each year. It is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. The tour finishes with a drinks-reception in the Long Room, one of the world's most beautiful libraries, that houses 200,000 of Trinity College's oldest books.

Use the Book of Kells tour as a pre Gala dinner entertainment and reception and then walk the 200 metres to the dinner location at the fantastic Mansion House.