Wednesday 14th June - Welcome Reception, College Bar, NUI Galway

After the opening lecture, please join us for a welcome reception.  This is an opportunity to meet colleagues and fellow delegates in an informal setting.  Delegates will enjoy a delicious BBQ and be entertained by the best of traditional Irish music.

Thursday 15th June -  Conference Dinner and Entertainment, Meyrick Hotel, Galway.

Enjoy a contemporary Irish show featuring an electrifying mix of music, song and dance led by Carmel Dempsey a well know musician and singer from Galway.  A talented fiddle player, Brenda Curtin, accompanies Carmel. Brenda was one of the soloists from Michael Flatley’s world renowned Lord of The Dance Show. After dinner a troupe of Irish Dancers will captivate the audience performing the very best of Irish dancing.  Delegates are encouraged to participate in the dancing and will be taught some steps by our talented dancers.

Cost:  €75 per ticket.  Please book your ticket when you register.

Irish Dancers
ISCHS Musicians Brenda, Carmel and Mike

Friday 16th June - Scenic Cruise of Lough Corrib -Ireland's 2nd largest lake.

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We will start from the Aula Maxima at 14.30 and walk to Woodquay ( 10 minutes) where we will board the Corrib Princess for an exclusive guided cruise of the River Corrib and Lough Corrib on board.   Lough Corrib is the second largest fresh water lake in Ireland and there is an abundance of wildlife including birds, hawks, otters, mink, stoat, and much more to see.  This cruise takes passengers along the Majestic River Corrib and onto the lake providing visitors with unsurpassed views of the historic monuments and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland.  


Delegates will enjoy an interesting commentary as well as an Irish Coffee making and an overview of the history of Irish whiskey.

17h00 The Corrib Princess will dock at Woodquay in the heart of Galway City.

This excursion is included in your registration fee. 


Saturday 17th June

Optional half day excursion in the afternoon - details this ISCHS custom tour to be announced soon.


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