The Social Programme at GA 2023 will provide attendees with an unforgettable experience of the very best of Irish culture, music, and entertainment. Our events will be a celebration of everything Irish, featuring traditional food, music, and dance.
As you may know, Irish culture is rich and vibrant, filled with history, mythology, and traditions that have endured for centuries. We are proud to showcase this culture at GA 2023, and we invite you to join us in celebrating it.
Pre Registration Networking
Sunday 2nd July - Trinity College Dublin
Beat the queues and join us for a Baileys Tasting at our early registration available on Sunday. We will have an expert from Orchards Farm, who will tell us the secrets behind the world’s most famous cream liqueur. You will taste the different Bailey’s flavours now available, as well as some of the new and exciting ways to enjoy the world’s number one cream liqueur.
Monday 3rd July - Trinity College Dublin
The GA Welcome Reception will 'Shine a Light on Irish History'. The evening will include a visit to the Book of Kells, Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and The Long Room which is one of the world's most beautiful libraries. It will take place in the grounds of Trinity College, a short walk from where the Congress sessions will take place in the Trinity Business School. Please see some videos here and here for a sneak peek of what is in store for you!
Tuesday 4th July - Taylors Three Rock
The GA 2023 Gala Dinner will be on like no other! We are looking forward to welcoming our delegates from all over the globe to the Best Irish Show in Dublin! You will be served a delicious three course meal complete with Irish whiskey and Irish coffee. Additionally, you will be entertained by world champion Irish Dancers and famous Dublin traditional Irish musicians.
This show is full of audience participation and we do not just mean foot tapping! You will be singing Irish Ballads like 'On Raglan Road' and 'Danny Boy' and Irish Classics like 'Fields of Athenry' and 'Whiskey in the Jar!'
This will be a great treat for GA 2023 delegates to network and make new friends. It is an opportunity to capture the Irish spirit of involving everyone in the room, fabulous Irish dancing and great Irish traditional songs. It will be a night not to miss! Join us for a bit of craic (Irish for 'FUN')
Thursday 6th July - Various
We are delighted to offer Optional Post Congress tours to GA 2023 delegates which will give our attendees the opportunity to experience all that Ireland has to offer.
With our stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality, we have the perfect destination for Delegates looking to unwind after a busy congress!
Whether you're interested in exploring ancient castles, tasting the finest whiskey, or simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery, we have a tour that's perfect for you.
Our experienced guides are passionate about Ireland and will go above and beyond to make sure your trip is unforgettable. They'll take you to some of the most iconic landmarks in the country, including the world famous Cliffs of Moher. You will also visit some of our distilleries and sample some Irish whiskey.
Please see our 2 tour options below. Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover the magic of Ireland with us at GA 2023!
Option 1 - Cliffs of Moher Tour
Cost - €134.50 per person
Duration - 12 hours approx
Return Coach Transfer from Dublin City Centre
Visit to the Tullamore Dew Experience
Visit to the World Famous Cliffs of Moher
What's in Store!
Join us as we discover one of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks, the Cliffs of Moher. Here you can peak over the 120-metre-high cliffs and enjoy incredible views along the cliffs and of the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Feel the sea breeze on your face and listen to the waves crash along the base of the cliffs. Learn the history of Cornelius O’Brien, a man ahead of his time, and wander the edge of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower. Consequently, you will lose yourself as you look out across the open horizon at the infinite ocean.
For whiskey fans, when we depart Dublin, we will pause along the way to take in the Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre. Set in the heart of Ireland, the Old Bonded Warehouse sits on the banks of Tullamore’s Grand Canal. Since 1829, Tullamore has sent it’s whiskey out to the world. Nowadays, the world to come to Tullamore, as we share the story of how this whiskey got its character.
Step inside the Visitor Centre - housed within our Old Bonded Warehouse - and follow in the footsteps of Daniel E. Williams as he goes from stable boy to distillery manager to creating the whiskey which still bears his initials today. Discover the state-of-the-art process as you get to intimately know the history, and the whiskey.
Tullamore D.E.W. is the original triple distilled, triple blend whiskey. Known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity. Tullamore D.E.W. is named after Daniel E. Williams, the man who decided that true craft could only come from the True Character and insisted that his whiskey was made accordingly.
While on tour our friendly and experienced guides will keep you company on your travels and provide you with entertaining and informative commentary.
Option 2 - Wicklow Tour
Cost - €86.50 per person
Duration - 8 hours approx
Return Coach Transfer from Dublin City Centre
Visit to Powerscourt House & Gardens
Visit to Powerscourt Distillery
Visit to the Avoca Experience
Visit to the Glendalough Visitor Centre
What's in Store!
Departing Dublin, we visit the Garden of Ireland – County Wicklow. Wicklow is known for its stunning natural scenery, including mountains, lakes, forests, and coastline. Our tour will take you through some of the most beautiful and interesting spots in the area:
Glendalough - This is a monastic site that dates back to the 6th century. It's located in a beautiful valley with two lakes and surrounded by mountains. You can explore the ruins of the monastic buildings, including a round tower and several churches.
Powerscourt House & Gardens - Powerscourt Gardens, recently voted No. 3 in the World's Top 10 Gardens by National Geographic, truly live up to their reputation. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. A visit to Powerscourt House & Gardens is amongst one of the top things to do in the Estate, whether as a family day out, a first time visiting with friends, or a romantic stroll through the landscaped gardens.
Powerscourt Distillery - Powerscourt Distillery is a unique Whiskey distillery located on the Powerscourt Estate. Home to Fercullen Irish Whiskey, the distillery & visitor centre opened to the public in May 2019.
Avoca Village - This picturesque village is located in a valley with a river running through it. It's known for its handweaving industry and you can visit the Avoca Handweavers shop to see some of the products being made.
Whether you're interested in history, whiskey, nature, or just enjoying the outdoors, there's something for everyone in this beautiful part of Ireland.
Please note, all tours are based on minimum numbers attending. Should minimum numbers not be reached on tours, they may not be able to proceed. The conference secretariat will be in touch with you if it is not possible for your tour to go ahead.