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Social Events, Tours & Golf

Congress Social Events



Ensure to register on the Sunday evening & join us for a complimentary drink aboard the MV Cillairne.  This meeting point is docked 100m from the CCD.

On registereing on Sunday, you will be provided with your voucher to claim your refreshment aboard the MC Cill Airne. Voucher is valid between 6 and 8pm.

Date: Monday 14th May 2012
Fee: Included in the Delegate Registration Ticket and Accompanying Persons ticket
Time: 18.30 – 19.30
Dress: Smart casual
Location: Exhibition Area of Convention Centre, Congress Venue

The IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy 2012 are proud that Diageo are sponsoring drinks at the welcome reception, Monday 14th May at the Convention Centre from 1800 – 1930hr. Why not join us for a welcome drink and meet with colleagues old and new. Sample “Dubh Linn” with a pint of Guinness! Diageo Ireland, responsible for the Guinness brand are proud to support the Congress.

For further details visit

Diageo – Their Water of Life programme was launched in 2006 as Diageo’s commitment to make a tangible contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, target 10, to reduce by half the proportion of people in Africa without access to water and adequate sanitation.


Date:     Thursday 17th May
Fee:      Included as part of certain registration fees- additional tickets €95 each (see the registration page for details)
Time:     20.00 until late
Dress:     Semi Formal
Location:  Regency Hotel, Dublin

Join us for the last group social event together. Enjoy a night of good food, fun, meeting friends old and new and enjoy some good entertainment and music.  Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Coaches will depart from congress hotels only. Delegates must ensure they book/advise accordingly in advance.

Optional Sightseeing Tours & Passes

Visit the Wicklow- “The Garden of Ireland” , Newgrange- older than the pyramids,take a walking tour of the city or explore Dublin at your leisure using the discounted Tourism passes. All tours can be booked during the registration process online. Minimum numbers may be required for some tours to confirm. You will be notified accordingly. Should a guest have particular accessibility needs, please ensure to advise the team at the time of booking. See descriptions below and the Tours Timetable grid to see dates and availability

Dublin Bay & Malahide

Take a scenic drive along Dublin’s spectacular coastal drive. You will get to immerse yourself in the grandeur and charming ghost stories of Malahide Castle’s colourful past. Wander through the 250 acres of woodland in a majestic oasis just a short drive from Dublin.

Continue to Malahide Castle on a coastal drive with some spectacular view of the seaside and shores to the fishing village of Howth. Take time to see the seals or wander through the picturesque village admiring its charming marina.

Price per person: €35.00
Costs Include: Coach, entry into venues and guide.
Duration: 4 hours approx

City Tour – including St Patricks Cathedral & the Book of Kells

Get an opportunity to see Dublin with your guided coach tour through the city. Guest will have an opportunity to visit St Patrick’s Cathedral. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.

You will then be welcomed at the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition – a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, 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.

Price per person: €40.00
Costs Include: Coach, entry into venues and guide.
Duration: 4 hours approx

Glendalough & Powerscourt House

Guests on this tour will be visiting Glendalough valley, nestled in the Wicklow mountains. You will get an opportunity to see the world famous monastic site with St Kevin’s Round Tower. Enjoy the green scenery and surrounds of the countryside.

From the gentle wilds of Glendalough, guests are then taken to the beautiful grounds of Powerscourt House & Gardens. Powerscourt is one of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous House & Gardens. Gracing the Wicklow Mountains the beautiful manicured gardens and hidden treasures are awaiting for you to explore.

Price per person: €30.00
Costs Include: Coach, entry into venues and guide.
Duration: 4 hours approx

*Ensure that you are wearing appropriate walking footwear and have rain gear

Medieval Dublin & Waterways Walking Tour

This walk will literally take you from the 21st century back to the 11th century and earlier. Starting from the Conference Centre you will walk along a short section of the Royal Canal before entering the International Financial Services Centre which will include a visit to the 19th century former warehouse which has a Crimean War connection. The walk will then pass by the famous Irish National Theatre, the Abbey Theatre and into O’Connell Street and the General Post Office, Headquarters of the Revolution of 1916. A walk through some side streets will bring you back to the River Liffey and from there you will visit the courtyards of Dublin Castle, the medieval Christ Church Cathedral area and the Old City Walls. A trip back across the river again will bring you to the magnificent 18th century Four Courts building before boarding a tram back to the Conference Centre.

Price per person: €16 per person
Duration: 2 hrs approx

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

The Dublin literary Pub Crawl is a tour of Dublin’s historic pubs in the company of two actors who introduce the writers and perform scenes from their works.You are taken through the cobbled streets and hidden gems of Dublins Traditional pubs- where great writerse such as Joyce, Beckett, Behan, Mary Lavin, Oscar Wilde, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Seamus Heaney… have tread. 20 minutes are spent at each pub so either enjoy a meal before departing or wait until you have explored the city and choose your location from the myriad of pubs and stories you have been told. The tour does not return to the convention center but finishes at a pub in Dublin City centre. You will walk through the city about a mile so wear comfortable footwear and enjoy the craic! (Note tour covers the guided tour- beverages and food are at an individuals own expense)

Price per person: €16 per person
Duration: 2 hrs approx in the evening

Hop On/Hop Off Sightseeing Tours

Experience the attractions of Dublin with a Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour. The bus makes 27 stops around the city including the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, the Phoenix Park and the National Art Gallery. If you take the full tour non- stop its a 90 minute journey but with your 2 day valid ticket you can explore at your leisure. There will be an entertaining live English guide commentary with bags of Irish personality, audio commentary in your own language also available.
Delegates can book tickets at the time of registering online. Vouchers will be provided in the delegate packs and should be handed to the bus driver when boarding the bus. The voucher will be exchanged for a 2 day valid ticket.

Price per person: €16 Adult, €14 Student / Senior
Kids Go Free*-2 kids free with every full paying adult

Dublin Pass

We are delighted to be able to offer IWA delegates a 20% discount on the 2, 3 and 6 day Dublin Pass. This offers you free entry to over 30 of Dublin’s top visitor attractions and access to over 25 special offers and discounts in shops, restaurants, leisure pursuits, tours and much more!
Dublin is a delight to explore and very easy to navigate on foot, with many of our visitor attractions within easy walking distance of each other. Using smart card technology the Dublin Pass allows the visitor the freedom to explore the city at their leisure. With over 30 attractions included in the price of the Pass there is no need to carry cash or rummage for money – so keep your wallet in your pocket, save money and discover Dublin! Not only does the Dublin Pass entitle you to free admission, you also benefit from Fast-Track entry, allowing you to skip the long queues at some of the busiest tourist attractions! Simply show your Dublin Pass to the attendant and you can bypass the queue – saving you time, adding convenience and making you feel like a VIP!
In addition your Dublin Pass is accompanied by a comprehensive Dublin guidebook including a full page feature on all participants, general information, interesting facts about Dublin and full colour city and regional maps. With clear, concise information and easy to follow directions for each attraction, this guide has all the essential tips for a top Dublin experience.
To purchase a pass, at this discounted rate please visit and enter the promotional code keynote2.



Located just twenty minutes from Dublin, the Carton House Hotel Kildare is one of the best located luxury hotels in Ireland. The 1,100-acre private parkland estate is an all-encompassing playground for leisure and corporate guests alike. Features include – two Championship Golf Courses, a leisure centre with pool, Spa, Training Pitches, Tennis Courts, Purpose Built Events Centre and state of the art conference facilities, making Carton House the ideal choice for your Kildare hotel break.

IWA Delegates can take advantage of a special Golfing deal to finish off their stay while in Ireland.

Package 1:

  • 2 Nights bed & breakfast with dinner on one evening in the Linden Tree Restaurant
  • One round of golf
  • €235 per person sharing / €325 Single

Package 2:

  • 2 Nights bed & breakfast with dinner on one evening in the Linden Tree Restaurant
  • Two rounds of golf
  • €285 per person sharing / €375 Single

Package 3:

  • 3 Nights bed & breakfast with dinner on one evening in the Linden Tree Restaurant
  • Two rounds of golf
  • €355 per person sharing / €490 Single


Contact Carton House quoting the Conference Code: IWA 2012
Tel: +353 (0)1 651 7701 or at