Excursions and Tours

There are a selection of tours on Friday February 3rd to a number of locations in Dublin city and beyond. All tours can be booked at the time of online registration.

 

Dublin Walking Tourmedium-RDP_Four Courts

Tour Departs – Croke Park – level 5
Time – 13.30
Tour Duration – 2.5/3 hours
Tour Ends – Croke Park
Ticket Price – included in participant fee  

Get to know Dublin city on foot! Your guide will walk you through Dublin, showing you the key sights and imparting their knowledge on the history of Ireland. Tour will start and finish at Croke Park, Jones Road entrance, participants will have option to remain in Dublin City Centre if they wish. Please note this tour is a walking tour so please wear appropriate footwear and ensure to have a rain mac or umbrella!

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat 

 

Croke Park Museum and Stadium TourMuseum_Main-Banner-2

Tour Departs – Croke Park Museum – off Clonliffe Road via St Joseph’s Avenue
Time – 13.30
Tour Duration – 1 hour
Tour Ends – Croke Park Museum
Ticket Price – included in participant fee

Take an access-all-areas trip through the home of Gaelic games on the Croke Park Stadium tour! Croke Park is an iconic stadium, steeped in history, and has been at the heart of Irish sporting and cultural life for over 100 years. Ranked as one of the best things to do in Dublin, the Croke Park Stadium tour offers a truly unique and unforgettable day out! Enjoy an unrivalled state-of-the-art interactive visitor experience and find out more about Ireland’s unique national games Gaelic football and hurling – the fastest field game in the world. Access-all-areas Walk in the footsteps of legends on this guided tour, as you visit the team dressing rooms, warm up areas and media centre before going pitch-side via the players’ tunnel and taking a seat in the VIP area.

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat                      

 

James Joyce Walking Tourmedium-DublinCC-0861

Tour Departs – 13.30
Tour Duration – 2.5/3 hours
Tour Ends –  Croke Park
Ticket Price – €10.00 per participant  

In 2012, the guide, Kathryn Maguire, and a group studying Community Care in Marino College embarked on a great discovery of the secrets of Dunsink Observatory and Time. Until 1916, Ireland had its own mean time, Dunsink Time, differing from Greenwich by 25 minutes. William Rowan Hamilton, Royal Astronomer of Ireland, was more interested in theoretical matters than celestial observation. In 1843, he discovered quaternions, thus liberating algebra from the tyranny of commutativity! He scratched the famous equation i² = j² = k² = ijk = −1 on Broome Bridge on the Royal Canal. We will look at these findings in a graffiti work on the Croke Park site. On this tour, we will meet characters from Ulysses who are out of time but for a good reason. Dunsink Time is mentioned five times in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. Be sure to wear suitable warm weatherproof clothes and comfortable shoes.

*this tour is operated by CERME 10 Local Organising Committee   

 

Lavender Walk: Walking Tour of Historic Queer Dublin

Tour Departs – 14.00CERMElgbt
Tour Duration – 2.5 hours
Tour Ends – Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1 

Ticket Price – €10.00 per participant  

Web, Facebook, Twitter: @tonie_walsh

Join the ultimate walking tour of historic queer Dublin hosted by activist and historian Tonie Walsh, as he trawls the social-cultural and political life of LGBT Dublin, from St. Patrick’s proposition by a band of randy sailors in the 4th century to decriminalization of male homosexuality in the 20th century. Expect two hours of education, illumination and possibly a little titillation. Wear suitable clothing.

*this tour is operated by CERME 10 Local Organising Committee  

Edward Worth Library and Irish Museum of Modern Artimma

Tour Departs – Croke Park – level 5
Time – 13:15
Tour Duration – about 4 hours
Tour Ends – city centre
Ticket Price – €10.00 per participant

For further details please contact – Maurice OReilly <maurice.oreilly@dcu.ie>   

The tour will take participants from Croke Park by public transport to the Edward Worth Library (1733) that houses, in one room, some 4400 volumes dating from the late 15th to early 18th century. This includes over 100 books on mathematics in Latin, English, French and Greek. A selection of these books appropriate for CERME will be on display and will be introduced by Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian of the Edward Worth. This will be followed by a visit to the Irish Museum of Modern Art located in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (1684). The tour combines contrasting periods, early modern Europe and 21st century art. It will be led by Maurice OReilly. Wear appropriate shoes (no heels) and ensure to have a rain mac or umbrella!

*this tour is operated by CERME 10 Local Organising Committee   

 

Collins Barracks and Edward Worth Librarycollins barracks

Tour Departs – Croke Park – level 5
Time – 13:15
Tour Duration – about 4 hours
Tour Ends – city centre
Ticket Price – €10.00 per participant

For further details please contact – Fionnan Howard <fhoward@tcd.ie>    

The tour will take participants from Croke Park by public transport to the National Museum (Collins Barracks, completed 1704) which specializes in the decorative arts and history. This will be followed by a visit to the Edward Worth Library (1733) that houses, in one room, some 4400 volumes dating from the late 15th to early 18th century. This includes over 100 books on mathematics in Latin, English, French and Greek. A selection of these books appropriate for CERME will be on display and will be introduced by Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian of the Edward Worth. The tour combines historical perspectives from early modern Europe to the present day.  It will be led by Fionnán Howard. Wear appropriate shoes (no heels) and ensure to have a rain mac or umbrella!

*this tour is operated by CERME 10 Local Organising Committee   

 

Glendalough, County Wicklow: geographical and mathematical perspectivesglendalough_wicklow

Tour Departs – Croke Park main entrance (Jones’ Road)
Time – 13:15
Tour Duration – about 4½ hours
Tour Ends –  Croke Park
Ticket Price – €25 per participant 

For further details please contact – Jonathan Cherry  <jonathan.cherry@dcu.ie>

This tour will travel to the south of Dublin city to rural county Wicklow where we will visit the important ecclesiastical settlement of Glendalough (Gleann Dá Loch) which may be translated as ‘The Valley of the Two Lakes’.  The valley (glen) was formed through glacial processes over 20,000 years ago.  In the 6th century St Kevin established a monastic settlement in this remote area and remains of much of the ‘monastic city’ including the 30 meter high Round Tower, the impressive Gateway, elaborately decorated crosses and various churches and cathedrals dating from the 12th century are maintained to the present day. During our visit to Glendalough we will have an opportunity to explore the monastic city, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the area, experience the visitors centre, partake in some refreshments and hear from an expert site guide on mathematics in Glendalough. This tour will be led by Jonathan Cherry. Wear appropriate shoes (no heels) and ensure to have a rain mac or umbrella!

*this tour is operated by CERME 10 Local Organising Committee   

 

Croke Park Museum and Etihad Skyline TourVA-Etihad-Skyline-stripimage

Tour Departs – Croke Park Museum – off Clonliffe Road via St Joseph’s Avenue
Time – 13.45
Tour Duration – 1.5 hours
Tour Ends – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones’ Road entrance
Ticket Price – €15.00 per participant

Visit the Croke Park Gaelic Games Museum and enjoy an unrivalled state-of-the-art interactive visitor experience and find out more about Ireland’s unique national games Gaelic football and hurling – the fastest field game in the world. Top this off (literally!) by taking the exciting Etihad Skyline Tour. What better way to see Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant and dynamic capital city, than from 17 storeys high on the roof of Ireland’s most famous sporting arena? The Etihad Skyline tour at Croke Park, offers visitors unmatched panoramic city views and insights into Dublin’s celebrated landmarks combined with the thrill of walking on top of one of Europe’s largest stadiums. Learn about Dublin’s history in this unique experience that’s not for the faint hearted!

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat 

 

Dublin City Coach Tour – including Trinity College and The Book of Kellsmedium-RDP_Long Room

Tour Departs – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones’ Road entrance
Time – 13.30
Tour Duration – 4 hours
Tour Ends – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones Road entrance
Ticket Price – €20.00 per participant  

Participants will be collected by private coach at Croke Park and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City. The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to Trinity College Dublin where you will be welcomed at the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition – a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. A walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells – a 9th century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat 

 

Dublin City Coach Tour – including Teeling Distilleryteeling

Tour Departs – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones’ Road entrance
Time – 13.30
Tour Duration – 4 hours
Tour Ends – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones Road entrance
Ticket Price – €20.00 per participant  

Participants will be collected by private coach at Croke Park and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City . The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Teeling Distillery. Located in the heart of Dublin city centre, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the only operational distillery in Dublin, the first of its kind to open its doors in over 125 years. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is Dublin’s newest destination for whiskey fans or for anyone with an interest in Dublin’s long, historical association with Irish whiskey. Voted best new tourist attraction of 2016!

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat 

 

North Dublin Coastal Scenic Tour – including Malahide Castle and Gardensmedium-RDP_Malahide Castle

Tour Departs – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones’ Road entrance
Time – 13.30
Tour Duration – 4 hours
Tour Ends – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones Road entrance
Ticket Price – €20.00 per participant  

Participants will be collected by private coach at Croke Park and brought along the north shore of Dublin, where a view of Howth Head, Bull Island Bird Sanctuary and other sights can be seen. Stopping in the picturesque village of Malahide, guests will have time to explore the village before they visit Malahide Castle and Gardens. Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic 12th century castle has been home to the Talbot family for over 800 years.

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat 

 

Dublin City Coach Tour – including Guinness Storehouseguinness storehouse

Tour Departs – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones’ Road entrance
Time – 13.30
Tour Duration – 4 hours
Tour Ends – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones Road entrance
Ticket Price – €25.00 per participant  

Participants will be collected by private coach at Croke Park and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City. The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the world famous Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction. It was here in 1908 that statistician, W.S. Gosset devised is famous t-test. Participants will partake in the Guinness Experience and enjoy a pint of the black stuff before their return to Croke Park.

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat 

 

Dublin City Coach Tour – including Epic Irelandepic ireland

Tour Departs – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones’ Road entrance
Time – 13.30
Tour Duration – 4 hours
Tour Ends – Croke Park – ground floor, Jones’ Road entrance
Ticket Price – €25.00 per participant

Participants will be collected by private coach at Croke Park and will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin City . The tour will provide an introduction to Dublin taking in its many sights and attractions, including O’Connell Street, the Georgian squares of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, Government Buildings. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Epic Ireland exhibition, the story of 10 million journeys and 70 million people, explore the unique global journey of the Irish People.

*this tour is operated by Keynote PCO, CERME 10 official congress secretariat