Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society Itinerary

Ireland June 2022

Pre-Conference Dublin
Sunday 12th June – Tuesday 14th June

Dublin, The capital of Ireland is a large, cosmopolitan city brimming with things to do, people to meet, places to see and adventures to embark on. Steeped in history and youthful energy, Dublin is a city where the charming and cosmopolitan converge in delightful diversity.

Fine museums and art galleries chronicle Dublin’s long and colourful past, while the pubs and cafes buzz with traditional and contemporary entertainment.

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Westbury occupies a prime position for exploring the most exciting sides of Dublin. Modern & sophisticated, the hotels’ restaurants, bars & meeting spaces present a unique Dublin business & social hub.

Sunday 12th June

  • Arrive Dublin and check into the City Centre 5-Star Westbury Hotel for 2 Nights
  • 19:30 Welcome Reception followed by Buffet Dinner at the Westbury Hotel

Monday 13th June

  • Breakfast in your Hotel
  • 08.45 Meet in Lobby for 9am departure for Dublin City Tour including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour and enjoy a pint in the circular, glass enclosed Gravity Bar which is the highest point in Dublin, overlooking the beautiful capital City
  • Lunch in The Quays Bar, a legendary Traditional Irish Pub in Temple Bar
  • 19:15 Stroll to Dinner in Café En Seine for dinner in this ‘go to’ contemporary destination restaurant popular with locals and visitors

Tuesday 14th June

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • 10:30 Transfer to Galway City for the Start of The 2022 Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society Conference
  • Lunch enroute at Brownes on the Green in Tyrellspass followed by A Tour and Whiskey Tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery. The Kilbeggan Distillery in County Westmeath. Kilbeggan is the oldest distillery in the world, dating back to 1757
  • 17:00 Arrive Galway City and check into the City Centre 4 Start Dean Hotel

2 people: €1710
1 person: €1320

    • Price Per Person Sharing in a twin or Double Room.
    • Price Per Single Occupancy

Family Room on request


Price includes:

    • 2 Nights Accommodation in the 5 Star Westbury Hotel , Full Irish Breakfast included.
    • Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner Westbury Hotel
    • City tour and Entrance to the Guinness Storehouse
    • Lunch in Nancy Hands
    • Dinner in Café EnSeine
    • Lunch in Brownes Tyrellspass
    • Tour and Tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery
    • Coach Transportation – Airport Transfer NOT included

The Girdlestone Orthopaedic Main Conference 2022
Galway City
Tuesday 14th June – Saturday 18th June

Galway City is right in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way. The city has a reputation for artistic creativity and an infectious up-tempo vibe that’s played out in a full calendar of festivals and events. From music and horse racing to literature and oysters – Galway knows how to celebrate.

Throughout the year there’s a party atmosphere that gives this place a special edge. It’s no wonder people pour into the hopping bars, traditional pubs and fantastic restaurants every weekend. Wander Galway City’s cobble-stoned streets and feel yourself stepping back in time to Medieval Ireland. Known the world over for its friendly people, charming streets, shopping and nightlife, Galway will refresh flagging spirits like no other place.

Tuesday 14th June

  • Arrive and check into the 4 Star City Centre Dean Hotel. The Dean is a brand new design led boutique hotel located in the heart of Galway City. This hotel offers super comfortable bespoke hotel rooms filled with treats, gadgets and plenty to make you smile
  • 19:30 Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner tonight in The Dean Hotel

Wednesday 15th June

  • Breakfast in your Hotel
  • 09:00 Scientific Session at the Dean Hotel
  • 10:00 Partner Program Foodie walking tour of Galway with Sheena
  • 13:00 Delegate Light Lunch from the Dean
  • 14:00 Tour of majestic Connemara Located just over an hour’s drive from Galway City, including a visit to the beautiful 1,000 acre Kylemore estate will rank as an unforgettable memory. The dramatic landscape and iconic image of a baronial castle reflected in a Connemara lake has made Kylemore Abbey world famous and it is now the largest tourist attraction in the west of Ireland
  • 19:30 Casual Dining tonight with a Bar B Que at Sult, NUIG overlooking the River Corrib

Thursday 16th June

  • Breakfast in your Hotel
  • 09:00 Scientific Session at the Dean Hotel
  • Free Morning for Partners
  • 13:00 Delegate Light Lunch from the Dean
  • 14:00 Tour The Burren taking in the Cliffs of Moher. Visit the dramatic end of-Europe, Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs make a shear plunge into the North Atlantic and seabirds swirl around the ledges. When you make your pilgrimage to the Cliffs of Moher, you’re coming for one of two things: the staggering height of the rock face, and the even more staggering beauty of the views from the top. Soaring to 702ft, the striated stone reaches its long fingers southward to counties Cork and Kerry beyond, with a keen eye from O’Brien’s Tower even able to spot the Aran Islands to the north
  • Evening free to dine in a restaurant of your choice and soak up the atmosphere in the local bars


Here are some restaurants we recommend:

Kai Restaurant
Tel: +353 91 526 003
www.kairestaurant.ie

The Seafood Bar @ Kirwans Lane
Tel: +353 91 568 266
www.kirwanslane.ie

Brasserie on The Corner
Tel: +353 91 530 333
www.brasseriegalway.com

Universal
Tel: +353 91 728 271
www.theuniversal.business.site

McDonaghs Fish ‘n Chips
Tel: +353 91 565 001
www.mcdonaghs.net

Cava Bodega
Tel: +353 91 539 884
www.cavarestaurant.ie

Dela Restaurant
Tel: +353 91 449 252
www.dela.ie

Oscars Seafood Bistro
Tel: +353 91 582 180
www.facebook.com/oscars.bistro

Il Vicilo
Tel: +353 91 530 515
www.ilvicolo.ie

Kai Restaurant
Tel: +353 91 526 003
www.kairestaurant.ie

The Seafood Bar @ Kirwans Lane
Tel: +353 91 568 266
www.kirwanslane.ie

Brasserie on The Corner
Tel: +353 91 530 333
www.brasseriegalway.com

Universal
Tel: +353 91 728 271
www.theuniversal.business.site

McDonaghs Fish ‘n Chips
Tel: +353 91 565 001
www.mcdonaghs.net

Cava Bodega
Tel: +353 91 539 884
www.cavarestaurant.ie

Dela Restaurant
Tel: +353 91 449 252
www.dela.ie

Oscars Seafood Bistro
Tel: +353 91 582 180
www.facebook.com/oscars.bistro

Il Vicilo
Tel: +353 91 530 515
www.ilvicolo.ie

Friday 17th June

Saturday 18th June

  • Breakfast in your Hotel
  • 09:00 Coach Transfer to Dublin Airport & Dublin City or continue on the Post conference Tour. Alternatively arrange your own private transfer or avail of the many public transport connections
  • Approximate arrival time Dublin Airport 11.45am. Approximate arrival time Dublin City 12.15pm
2 people: €2730 • 1 person: €1850
    • Price Per Person Sharing in a twin or Double Room.
    • Price Per Single Occupancy
Family Room on request Price includes:
    • 4 Nights Accommodation in The Four Star Dean Hotel Galway, Full Irish Breakfast included.
    • Welcome reception and buffet dinner Dean Hotel
    • Bar B Que Dinner at the Commercial Boat Club Galway
    • Gala Dinner and Entertainment Glenlo Abbey Hotel
    • Delegate Lunch 15th & 16th June , Delegate and Partner Lunch 17th June
    • Tour of Connemara Delegates and Partners
    • Tour of The Burren & Cliffs of Moher – Delegates and Partners
    • Partner Programme Foodie Trail
    • Coach Transportation

Post Conference Tour Killarney and the South West of Ireland
Saturday 18th June – Monday 20th June

Killarney is a vibrant ‘little’ town and the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside which makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Brim full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality. Killarney is populated with enthusiastic and welcoming people, and this enthusiasm is reflected in many national and international awards. It is surrounded by some of the lakes of Killarney and Ireland’s highest mountain range, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, making it one of the most scenic locations in the whole of Ireland.

Saturday 18th June

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • 10:30 Depart for Killarney Co. Kerry stopping enroute for lunch at the Mustard Seed Restaurant. Sitting on acres of manicured lawns, an orchard and a working kitchen this eclectic, heritage hideaway is an oasis of countryside bliss
  • Continue on to Killarney and check into the 5 Star Europe Hotel and Resort for 2 Nights. Overlooking the lakes of Killarney this destination hotel is unrivalled for its spectacular views and panorama of the lush countryside and mountain views in the southwest of Ireland
  • Evening free to dine in a restaurant of your choice and soak up the atmosphere in the local bars

Here are some restaurants we recommend:

Treyvaud’s
Tel: +353 64 663 3062
www.treyvaudsrestaurant.com

Foley’s Townhouse
Tel: +353 64 663 1217
www.foleystownhouse.com

Bricín
Tel: +353 64 663 4902
www.bricin.ie/our-menus/

The Cellar at the Ross
Tel: +353 64 663 1855
www.theross.ie

Sunday 19th June

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • 09:00 Tour of the Dingle Peninsula. This drive was once described by National Geographic as “probably the most beautiful on Earth”. This peninsula is famous for its Celtic, pre-Christian monuments and Christian churches. It is also a ‘Gaeltacht’ (Irish speaking) area, where the Irish language and traditional ways of life are preserved. Dingle town itself is a thriving fishing town and offers plenty of opportunity for shopping or simply savouring the atmosphere of a typical country Irish town with its plentiful pubs, narrow streets and busy harbour. Lunch will be in the Dingle Bay Hotel overlooking the Harbour and walking distance of the town centre
  • 19:00 Farewell Dinner Tonight in The Europe Hotel

Monday 20th June

  • 09:00 Coach Transfer to Dublin Airport & Dublin City. Alternatively arrange your own private transfer or avail of the many public transport connections
  • Approximate arrival time Dublin Airport 1.15pm. Approximate arrival time Dublin City 1.45pm
2 people: €1640 • 1 person: €1190
    • Price Per Person Sharing in a twin or Double Room.
    • Price Per Single Occupancy
Family Room on request Price Includes
    • 2 Nights Accommodation in the 5 Star Europe Hotel and Resort
    • Lunch in the Mustard Seed
    • Lunch in the Dingle Bay Hotel
    • Dinner in Murphys Restaurant
    • Farewell Dinner at The Europe Hotel
    • Coach Transportation

Pricing

Pre-Conference Tour

2 people: €1710 • 1 person: €1320

  • Price Per Person Sharing in a twin or Double Room
  • Price Per Single Occupancy

Family Room on request

Price includes:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in the 5 Star Westbury Hotel, Full Irish Breakfast included.
  • Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner Westbury Hotel
  • City tour and Entrance to the Guinness Storehouse
  • Lunch in Nancy Hands
  • Dinner in Café EnSeine
  • Lunch in Brownes Tyrellspass
  • Tour and Tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery
  • Coach Transportation – Airport Transfer NOT included

Main Conference Programme

2 people: €2730 • 1 person: €1850

  • Price Per Person Sharing in a twin or Double Room
  • Price Per Single Occupancy

Family Room on request

Price includes:

  • 4 Nights Accommodation in The Four Star Dean Hotel Galway, Full Irish Breakfast included.
  • Welcome reception and buffet dinner Dean Hotel
  • Bar B Que Dinner at the Commercial Boat Club Galway
  • Gala Dinner and Entertainment Glenlo Abbey Hotel
  • Delegate Lunch 15th & 16th June , Delegate and Partner Lunch 17th June
  • Tour of Connemara Delegates and Partners
  • Tour of The Burren & Cliffs of Moher – Delegates and Partners
  • Partner Programme Foodie Trail
  • Coach Transportation

Post-Conference Tour

2 people: €1640 • 1 person: €1190

  • Price Per Person Sharing in a twin or Double Room.
  • Price Per Single Occupancy

Family Room on request

Price Includes

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in the 5 Star Europe Hotel and Resort
  • Lunch in the Mustard Seed
  • Lunch in the Dingle Bay Hotel
  • Dinner in Murphys Restaurant
  • Farewell Dinner at The Europe Hotel
  • Coach Transportation

Transport

Getting to the Westbury Hotel from Dublin Airport

  • Dublin Airport is accessible by over 1,000 buses and coaches daily, reaching many areas in and around Dublin and towns and cities across Ireland. Aircoach run services to and from Dublin City Centre.
  • Taxis
    Please note taxis are currently only available for hire at the forecourt directly outside Terminal 1.
    You should follow taxi signage from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to the taxi rank in Terminal 1.
    A taxi dispatcher is available at the taxi rank in Terminal 1 if you require any further information or assistance. Note: Please ask taxi driver to avoid using the port tunnel as this route is more expensive.
  • Private Transfers can be arranged by calling by calling Corporate Chauffeur Services on  +353 1 450 0076

Getting to Galway from Dublin Airport

A number of coach operators run regular services from Dublin Airport to Dublin City and Galway.

Irish Rail run services from Heuston Station to and from Galway City. www.irishrail.ie

Private Transfers can be arranged by calling by calling Corporate Chauffeur Services on  +353 1 450 0076

Getting from Killarney to Dublin Airport

A number of coach operators run regular services from Killarney to Dublin Airport
www.buseireann.ie

Irish Rail run services from Killarney to Heuston Station, Dublin.