8th-13th July 2018

Optional Afternoon Tours

Wednesday 11th July 2018

We are delighted to offer Photo IUPAC delegates a variety of tour options for the afternoon of Wednesday 11th July. The cost of these tours as well as transport to and from the location will be included in your registration fee. You will be able to sign up for these tours during your registration. More information on the choice of tours offered can be found below:


For thousands of years people have been drawn to Glendalough or ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.

Powerscourt House and Gardens

Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow is one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland, having been recently voted number 3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offers visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues, ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks.

Malahide Castle

How far back can you catalogue your family tree? Well at Malahide Castle and Gardens, the history of the Talbot family dates back to as far as 1175 and this historic castle was home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. It is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, with the magnificent ornamental gardens adjoining the castle covering an area of about 22 acres. The gardens, best described as a small Botanic garden has inexcess of 5000 difference species and varieties of plants present.

Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk

One of the highlights of walking in Wicklow is the Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk. This linear walk takes you from Bray to Greystones along the stunning coastal path. Greystones has plenty to offer the hungry walker after beautiful views and a range of marine wildlife.  From Bray start, there is a path leading to the top of Bray Head offering stunning views of the Irish Sea, The Wicklow Mountains and Bray. This 7km walk takes approx. 2.5 hours but the beauty seen along the way is worth it.

Russborough House

Russborough House is a stately house situated near the Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow, Ireland. Sitting between the towns of Blessington and Ballymore Eustace it is reputed to be the longest house in Ireland. Built in the 18th century, Russborough house is classed as a Palladian architectural masterpiece, with a fine arts collection and is surrounded by vast beautiful parklands.

National Botanic Gardens

Located just 3 km from Dublin city centre, the National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm and beauty. A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic wrought iron glasshouses. The National Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to experience the natural beauty of Dublin.

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