18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting
University College Dublin, Ireland, 5 - 8 June 2018

Why visit the city of Dublin?

elmi2018 will offer you a great array of speakers and  exhibitors presenting the very latest in research and equipment across all areas of light and optical microscopy. But, we all know that part of the fun of attending a conference is getting to explore the local area while you are there. Dublin is a city full of culture, history and entertainment and will provide some beautiful backdrops during your visit at elmi2018. Below are just some of the places you can cross off while you are here:

St Patrick’s Cathedral

It is well known that St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and this is whole-heartedly celebrated by the Irish every year on 17 March. Dubbed as the founder of Christianity in Ireland, this cathedral is where St Patrick baptised the Christian converts over 1500 years ago and is now the National Church of Ireland.

Ha’penny Bridge, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Grand Canal Dock

The River Liffey is the main river running through the centre of Dublin. There are a number of pedestrian bridges crossing the Liffey allowing you to explore both sides of Dublin, the most iconic of these bridges being the Ha’penny Bridge. Featured on many postcards and images of Dublin, the Ha’penny Bridge was built in 1816 and provides a beautiful (and instagrammable) viewpoint of Dublin with intricate lanterns hanging overhead adding the Irish charm.

St Stephen’s Green

When you think of Ireland, it brings to mind lush green scenery and certainly the surrounding countryside fits this ideal perfectly. St Stephens Park allows you to enjoy this beautiful Irish surroundings without leaving the city containing lakes, scented gardens and a beautiful Victorian design. Just next to the famous Grafton Street it really is a great place to experience the contrast of both sides of Dublin.

Guinness Storehouse/Jameson Distillery

The Irish are well-known for their love of drinking and so you can’t come to Dublin without sampling a pint of Guinness or glass of whiskey if the Guinness is just too heavy! The Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Whiskey Distillery are both located in Dublin and each offer their own tours to see how these expert crafts are made. You can taste the finished product in one of their own bars where you can sit back and enjoy the finest example of these two drinks that you will ever buy.

Book of Kells at Trinity College

The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. The decoration accompanying the text is the real draw of the Book of Kells and is what many thousands of visitors, including the Queen and the Obamas, flock to see at the exhibition at Trinity College. The abstract decoration and images of plant, animal and human ornament were included to glorify Jesus’ life and message, and to keep his attributes and symbols constantly in the eye of the reader.

Grafton Street

This famous street filled with shops and musicians is next to St Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin and is a great place to immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of the Irish capital city. Although recently included in Ed Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” Grafton Street is held in the hearts of many Dublin residents and visitors features many performers including poets, mime artists and Irish musicians to enjoy whilst visiting the huge range of shops, bars and restaurants lining the street.

Why visit the city of Dublin?

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