ISEH 2016, ISEG 2016 & Geoinformatics 2016
Joint International Conference on Environment, Health, GIS and Agriculture
Galway, Ireland, August 14 - 20, 2016
Fieldtrips are offered for the three days: Aug. 18 (Tour No. 1), 19 (Tour No. 2), and 20 (Tour No. 3).
Please note that a Field Trip may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not reached. Delegates will be notified and refunded in full if a tour is cancelled due to insufficient numbers. Every effort will be made to cater for requests.
Delegates are required to book the trips via the online registration system.
Pre & Post Conference Tour Links:
(IMPORTANT NOTICE: The links of pre & post conference tours are provided here for information only. The conference organizing committee takes no responsibility for the use of the pre & post conference tours services provided by the agent.)
Main travel page: http://gowest.ie/index.php/iseh-iseg-2016-conference
The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher (Tour No.1)
This morning we will travel to the Cliffs of Moher. We will pass through the village of Clarinbridge, home of the oyster! We will continue to the quaint village of Kinvara, a seaside village with a nice sized harbour that hosts many of the well known Galway Hooker boats that you should see moored in the harbour. We will do a photo stop at Dunguaire Castle, a beautiful castle nestled on its own tiny headland and surrounded by water. It is also well known for its mead wine. We will be travelling through Ireland's greatest National Parks, the Burren. This large limestone region is home to wild donkeys and goats. The Burren is a botanist's heaven! Plants that would normally only grow in tundra or arctic regions flourish in this area certain times of the year. Orchids and Gentian Blues grow wild and are simply so beautiful.
We will arrive at the infamous Cliffs of Moher and get to spend some time at the cliffs wandering along the cliff edge, looking at O Brien's tower and nearly all the way down to Liscannor village. In front of you is the Gaelic speaking islands of the Aran Islands.
Our lunch stop will take place in seaside town of Lahinch.
On our way home we will meander along the coastal road, your eyes will constantly be on the beauty of the coastline and the road that clings to its edge. Return to Galway city.
Connemara (Tour No. 2)
Today you will be collected from your hotel and travel by private coach with a Driver & Professional Tour Guide through Connemara where you will visit Kylemore Abbey, home to the Benedictine nuns. This Community of nuns, who have resided here since 1920 have a long history stretching back almost three hundred and forty years. You will visit the Abbey on the grounds, the Gothic Church, the Victorian Walled Garden as well as the Lake and Woodland walks. A section of the Abbey (the enclosure) is retained strictly for the nuns’ use and is not open to the public; here the nuns devote themselves to their monastic life of prayer and work.
We will enjoy lunch at Kylemore Abbey.
After your visit you will spend some time at your leisure in Connemara National Park. Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola. The journey will continue to the village of Clifden where we have some free time to explore this village before we return to Galway.
The Aran Islands (Tour No. 3)
This morning you will travel to the ferry port of Rossaveal by public coach where you will take a ferry to Inis Mor one of the three Aran Islands. When you arrive on the Island you will be met by a local bus driver on the pier, You will tour the island by coach and visit Dun Aengus, the Iron Age fort built as four concentric stone walls. The fort has been called the “most magnificent barbaric monument in Europe”. You will visit the monastery of St. Brecan at the “Seven Churches”. You will also see the only clochan or beehive-cell built with dry-wall corbelling on Inis Mor.
We will enjoy lunch in Ti Jo Wattys on the island.
There will be some free time to explore the Island pubs and shops before you return to the mainland. When you return to Rossaveal you will board the public bus that will transfer you back to Galway City.
ISEH 2016, ISEG 2016 & Geoinformatics 2016: Joint International Conference on Environment, Health, GIS and Agriculture, Galway, Ireland, August 14 - 20, 2016. ISEH (International Symposium on Environment and Health) is an internationally leading conference series in Environment and Health held once every two years. ISEG (International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry) is an internationally leading symposium on environmental geochemistry held once every three years. Geoinformatics is the annual conference of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS).