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2nd International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses, 7th - 8th March 2013

Wednesday 6th March 2013 - Ingenious Ireland, Dublin Walking Tour

ISIRV invite you to take a walking tour of Dublin, commencing at 2.30pm at the Gates of Trinity College which is just two minutes away from the Royal College of Physicians.  Join your tour guide, science journalist Mary Mulvihill, for an informative walking tour.

Did you know…. The ‘ingenious Irish’ invented the modern stethoscope, milk chocolate and Whiskey?  We even changed the world: helping to land a man on the Moon (thanks to Irish Algebra), and generating copious electricity, thanks to the steam turbine.

Our tour on the afternoon of Wednesday 6th March will last for approx. 2 hours taking in all of the above and will finish in The Celtic Whiskey Shop in Dawson Street for a Whiskey tasting.

Cost: €22 per person.  Book your place using the online registration form.

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Wednesday 6th March 2013 - Symposium Welcome Reception

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mr. Naoise Ó Muirí together with the ISIRV Committee would like to extend a Welcome to the ISIRV symposium delegates at a Welcome reception being held in their honour in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday 6th March.

There is no charge to attend this event but there are limited places available and tickets will be allocated on a first registered basis. Book your place using the online registration form.

Thursday 7th March 2013 - Tour for Accompanying Persons

ISIRV invite Accompanying Persons to partake of a full day tour of two important historical sites in Co. Wicklow.

Departing at 10am from The Royal College of Physicians, our tour will take you along the south coast of Dublin and on to Powerscourt House and Gardens, situated in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. Powerscourt House dates back to the 18th Century.   The house is one of Ireland’s finest and has commanding views over the surrounding Wicklow countryside.  Enjoy morning coffee on the Terrace and some Craft Shopping in the Avoca Store.

The tour continues into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough which is a truly spellbinding place, home to the impressive 10th Century Round Tower and various monastic settlements. Glendalough is situated in an idyllic valley with an upper and lower lake.  This tour will provide the opportunity to reflect and walk among the ruins taking in the full beauty of the area.  The tour will return to The Royal College of Physicians via Wicklow Gap with some more impressive scenery.

A tour guide will be on hand during the day giving all the information about both Powerscourt and Glendalough.

Returning to The Royal College of Physicians at 4.30pm

Cost: €55 per person to include all entrance fees (price does not include Coffee or Lunch).  Book your place using the online registration form.



Thursday 7th March 2013 – Evening at Johnny Foxes Traditional Irish Pub

The symposium social event dinner will take place in ‘Johnny Foxes Traditional Irish Pub’, Glencullen, Co. Dublin on Thursday evening, 7th March 2013. Coaches departing venue promptly at 6.45pm.

Coaches will depart from the symposium venue, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, at 6.45pm. The route will cross Dublin city towards the Dublin mountains to the area of Glencullen. Johnny Foxes pub is nestled in the hills away from the bustle of Dublin city.  Enjoy the surrounds of Johnny Foxes traditional Irish pub and spend some time networking with other delegates while enjoying some traditional Irish fare and a pint of Guinness!

The evening will include Dinner and traditional Irish entertainment. The coaches will return to the city centre following the event.

Cost: €55 per person (including transport). Book your place using the online registration form.

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Participants wishing to stay an extra night/nights in the city centre after the meeting should check hotel availability and reserve accommodation at the time of registration.  There is pressure on availability due to an International Rugby Match in Dublin on the 9th March.

Saturday 9th March 2013 - Tour of Irish National Stud

For those who stay there will be the option of a visit to the Irish National Stud in County Kildare. This will include a behind the scenes tour and lunch at the stud. The coach will leave Dublin at 9.30am on Saturday and return by 4pm.
Cost: €42 per person (including transport).  Book your place using the online registration form.