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

If you wish to extend your holiday in Ireland we can recommend a number of destinations and tours for you.


To visit the famous Ring of Kerry and the South of Ireland please see details on the following website

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  • Blarney Castle: site of the famous Blarney Stone
  • The Ring of Kerry: an area of outstanding beauty
  • Killarney National Park: with the famous Lakes of Killarney
  • The Blasket Islands: walk on the edge of Europe
  • The Cobh Heritage Centre: a memorial to the millions of Irish emigrants
  • The Dingle peninsula: an area of archeological significance and pristine beauty
  • Muckross House and gardens: one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland
  • Ross Castle: an imposing building dating from the 15th century
  • Inch Strand: more than a mile of golden sand, the setting for movies including Ryan’s Daughter and The Playboy of the Western World
  • Fota Wildlife Park: a place to enjoy animals in their natural habitat
  • Skellig Michael: this island monastery is a World Heritage Site
  • Ilnacullen Gardens: an enchanted garden island in a sheltered inlet of Bantry Bay
  • Kenmare: a beautiful haven of tranquility, gourmet food and unspoilt scenery
  • Sherkin Island: steeped in history and blessed with natural beauty


To visit the rugged West of Ireland please see details on the following website to book tours

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  • Galway City: a vibrant artistic paradise, with lively street theatre, music and culture
  • Ceide Fields Visitor Centre: a vast prehistoric landscape, perfectly preserved
  • Croagh Patrick: Ireland’s holy mountain has magnificent views over Clew Bay
  • Westport: a heritage town and one of Ireland’s best-loved tourism destinations
  • Aran Islands: boasting rich culture and stunning scenery, these islands on Europe’s edge will take you back to an Ireland of Celts and early Christians
  • Knock Shrine: Ireland’s world-famous national Marian shrine
  • Strokestown Park House: an 18th-century mansion, faithfully restored, where visitors can browse freely through the stately surroundings
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  • Kylemore Abbey: a picturesque abbey and gardens, with magnificent views in the heart of Connemara
  • Lough Key Forest Park: 350 hectares of mixed woodlands complemented by lakes with boat hire
  • The Connemara National Park: one of the last unspoilt regions in Europe
  • The Atlantic Drive, Achill: a coastal rollercoaster drive through some of the most wild and remote scenery on the edge of Europe, with spectacular beaches
  • Westport House: situated in a magnificent parkland, with a lake, terraces and gardens overlooking Clew Bay
  • National Museum of Ireland Country Life: a walk through Ireland’s rural past
  • Portumna Castle and Forest Park: one of the most important castles in Ireland, its extensive gardens host a maze


To visit the beautiful North West of Ireland please see details on the following website

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  • Glenveagh National Park: mountains, lakes, glens and woods, herds of red deer and a stunning Scottish-style castle
  • Slieve League: spectacular views from the highest sea cliffs in Europe
  • Lough Derg Visitor Centre and trip to the island: a penitential shrine that attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims every year
  • Rossnowlagh Beach: regarded by many as among the most dramatic and scenic beaches in Ireland, world famous for its surfing.
  • Drumcliffe Church: burial place of the poet and playwright WB Yeats
  • Donegal Castle: a fully restored castle in the heart of Donegal town
  • Glencar Waterfall: an enchanting sight made famous in Yeats’s poem “The Stolen Child”
  • The stunning lakes of Cavan and north Leitrim
  • Donegal County Museum: houses a fascinating display of artefacts dating from the prehistoric to the early medieval periods
  • Scenic coastal drives: some of the finest scenery in Ireland is on view from the roads that hug the Atlantic Ocean
  • Parkes Castle: a beautifully restored 17th-century fortress
  • Cavan and Leitrim Railway: step back in time and enjoy the scenery of hidden Ireland by narrow-guage rail
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree on Lough Gill: Yeats turned it into one of the most recognisable placenames in the world
  • Lisadell House – former home of the Gore Booth Family and confidantes of Yeats
  • Fort Dunree: has played a pivotal role in Ireland’s coastal defence for centuries
  • Sligo Abbey: contains some wonderful carvings and the only sculpted 15th-century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church