We have selected a number of day tour options through our partner tour operator.
Tours can be chosen on your preferred date with tours leaving early morning and coming back in the evening.
More information about individual tours can be found below.


Building resilient agricultural systems from the ground up – outreach event


Free (registration required)

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023, 10.30am – 3pm

Location: Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford Y35 Y521

Note: This is an outdoor event so waterproof footwear and clothing is recommended

In association with the 3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference an outreach event will be held at the research farm of Teagasc Johnstown Castle, in County Wexford on the 16th of March 2023. This field event, entitled ‘Farming for soil health: Building resilient agricultural systems from the ground up’, will demonstrate the practices and technologies that can be adopted on farms to assess and enhance soil health. These will include demonstrations of visual assessment techniques, soil functional assessment, practices that improve soil health in soils (including diversification of grassland swards, cover crops, straw incorporation and manure amendment of soils), avoiding physical damage of soil, enhancing soil nutrient supply and increasing soil carbon.
Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to take a close look at some of the biology in soil and ‘Ask a Soil Scientist’. Attendees will include farmers, agricultural advisors and policy makers, and the scientific community including GSBI scientists. This event is free to attend, but registration is essential.

Wexford is 135km to the south of Dublin, close to the Rosslare ferryport. Regular public transport is available from UCD to Wexford town with Wexford bus. If there is sufficient interest there may be the option to arrange a specific public transport option from UCD to the event. Johnstown Castle is also home to the Johnstown Castle estate and gardens, and the Irish agricultural museum johnstowncastle.ie

Booking links will be available shortly

Game of
Thrones Tour



7:15am Dublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1

Drop Off:
8:10pm O’ Connell Street

Witness first hand the stunning scenery featured as the backdrop in the world-famous HBO series on a Game of Thrones tour from Dublin. Journey with us through the rugged landscape of the north for an unforgettable day visiting some of Northern Ireland’s main Game of Thrones filming locations.

Giants Causeway, Belfast City &
Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge Day Tour


€75 Adult
€70 Student

7:00am at The Starbucks Cafe on Dame Street / 1 College Green- 7:05am at Dublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Drop Off:
8:30pm at Old Cleary’s Store on O’Connell Street

Journey with us on a Giant’s Causeway tour from Dublin for an exploration of the rugged North! Travel through the beautiful landscape of the Boyne Valley, before we cross the border to the exciting Northern capital of Belfast. Spend some time exploring the lively city and its history on a Black Taxi or Titanic Experience Tour, and make your way to one of the most geographically diverse places in the world – the Giant’s Causeway. A truly unforgettable experience!

Cliffs Of Moher, Atlantic Edge Ocean Walk & Galway City Day Tour


€55 Adult

6:55am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street6:55am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street
7:00am at Ulster Bank Bus Stop, 33 College Green / Dame Street, Dublin 2. (next to Abercrombie & Fitch)

Drop Off:
8:00pm at Arlington Hotel, Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

Bursting with national treasures and UNESCO recognised sites, a Cliffs of Moher tour is not to be missed. Journey to the heart of the West to witness spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning Burren National Park, travel along the Wild Atlantic Way, and head to the quaint city of Galway to take in the street performers and dance along to traditional Irish folk music!

Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough Day Tour


€37 Adult
€32 Student

8:10am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St Dublin
18:10am at Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St Dublin 1
8:20am at Ulster Bank Bus Stop, Dame Street / College Green Dublin 2
8:30am at Jurys Inn, Christ Church Dublin 8

Drop Off:
18:15pm at Dublin City, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Travel with us through the rugged gems of the East Coast. From Kilkenny, a charming medieval city, and the vast expanse of the Wicklow Mountains, to the glacial valley Glendalough, rich in stunning scenery and monastic artefacts. Explore the wild, powerful beauty of quintessential Ireland and delve deep into the beating heart of our ancient country.


Global Drivers of Biodiversity

Soil Biodiversity for Sustainable Agriculture

Aboveground-Belowground Interactions

Novel Techniques in Soil Biodiversity Research

Threats to Soil Biodiversity & Protection of Soil Biodiversity

Restoration of Soil Biodiversity

Abstracts dealing with education may be offered within or across sub-themes

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