Congress Programme

ILC 2016 Full Congress Programme, click here.

The exclusive itinerary for ILC2016 delegates gives access to Ireland’s premier elite and commercial Limousin herds and visits many or Ireland’s top tourist attractions.
The congress is based out of Athlone from Saturday 20th August to Tuesday 23rd August and Kilkenny for the remainder of the event.

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Why register for ILC2016?

ILC Delegates will receive many exclusive benefits during this year’s International Limousin Congress. While limited portions of the programme will be open to local Irish members and visitors, the majority of the programme and in particular the social programme is EXCLUSIVELY for registered ILC delegates only.

Please do not attempt entry to exclusive events if not a registered delegate. Non-registered delegates will be refused admission.


Exclusive ILC Registered Delegates only

Technical Conference – (9 day programme)
Welcome Reception – (9 day programme)
Ardlea Evening Social Event – strictly ILC Registered delegates only (6 day programme)
Coolmore Stud Visit – strictly ILC Registered delegates only (3 day programme)
Roundhill Social Event – 25th August – strictly ILC Registered delegates only (3 day programme)
National Limousin Show – reserved seating area and VIP catering area ILC Delegates only
ILC Elite Sale – reserved seating area and VIP catering area for ILC Delegates only
BBQ in the Lyrath Hotel – 26th August
Gala Banquet – tickets included in registration, reserved seating
All transfers, leisure tours, guides and conference information provided to registered delegates only

Non registered ILC Members and Visitors are welcome to attend:

Ardlea Limousin Farm visit– visitors welcome to farm visit only
Roundhill Farm – visitors open day – Thursday 24th of August between 11am an 5pm
National Limousin Show
ILC Elite Sale
BBQ – Friday 26th August, the Lyrath Hotel – see details below
Gala Banquet tickets available for purchase – see details below


26th August – BBQ in the Lyrath Hotel
ILCS Members – please contact ILCS directly for discounted ticket options
Visitors – tickets €65.00 per person – Click Here to purchase a ticket

Gala Dinner Tickets
ILCS Members – please contact ILCS directly for discounted ticket options
Visitors – tickets €160.00 per person – Click Here to purchase a ticket

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Saturday 20th August

Parade of Flags 1Scheduled group transfers will depart Dublin Airport for Athlone today where the group will stay for the first four night.
The Opening Ceremony and Banquet, parade of flags and live performance of traditional Irish music, song and dance will kick off the 9 day itinerary in spectacular style!


 

 

Sunday 21st August

teagasc14 grange 3845Technical Conference will take place in the Sheraton Hotel. Main delegates will then travel to Teagasc Grange which is Ireland’s centre of excellence in beef research and technology.

A visit to a modern, commercial Limousin herd will round off today’s activities.

An alternative tour will run for partners and delegates who prefer not to attend the Technical Conference or the Teagasc Grange Centre. A cruise on the River Shannon will be enjoyed before visiting Clonmacnoise. The River Shannon is Ireland’s longest river, and one of Ireland’s most spectacular destinations. Clonmacnoise is an Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon.

 

Monday 22nd August

medium_Ireland-21-9-9-2013_005This morning’s highlight is a visit to John McInerney’s award-winning ‘Drummin’ Limousin herd in Co. Clare. This will be followed by a trip to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland.

A walk along the magnificent Cliffs of Moher will capture hearts. The Cliffs are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction, standing at 214m.

The drive this afternoon will incorporate part of the “Wild Atlantic Way”, which is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, running the length of the Atlantic coast from Donegal to Cork.

Making our way to the Equestrian Centre in Glenamaddy where delegates, joined by ‘Northwest’ and ‘Clare’ Limousin Clubs, will enjoy a meal and an evening of Irish traditional music and dance along with a display of their finest Limousin cattle.

 

Tuesday 23rd August

p43 2012A relaxed start this morning; delegates will visit the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre. An excellent shopping opportunity, the centre houses the complete range of silverware products, a restaurant and the Museum of Style Icons.

One of the headline events of the conference is the group’s visit to Ardlea, Ireland’s foremost Limousin herd.

After viewing this magnificent herd, delegates will experience a fun evening of Irish fare and live musical entertainment.

 

Wednesday 24th August

The Guinness Storehouse GateToday will commence with a visit to Virginia Show in Co. Cavan, one of Ireland’s most popular agricultural shows.

From Cavan the group will travel to Dublin to visit the Guinness Storehouse. Housed in an old fermentation plant, this seven storey visitor experience brings you on an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand and company.

 

Thursday 25th August

Coolmore StudToday the Main delegates will visit the Coolmore Stud and Blarney Castle.
Blarney Castle, an historic castle most famous for its stone, which has the power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it!

Finally both groups will meet at the prestigious Roundhill Pedigree Limousin herd of Tim and Doreen Corridan where a BBQ meal and entertainment awaits.

 

Friday 26th August

Tullamore ringsideToday’s highlight is our National Limousin Show which takes place in The Hub, Cíllin Hill, Kilkenny. Over 2,000 people will attend to see the best of both pedigree and Commercial Limousin.
Evening BBQ  will take place in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 27th August

Gala-dinner_2Back to Cíllin Hill today for the Parade of Champions, the Anglo Irish YMA finals and ILC Elite Sale.

The Gala Banquet and Official Closing Ceremony will take place in The Hub tonight.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 28th August

Delegates will depart Kilkenny today, being transferred to Dublin Airport or their Dublin hotel if they have decided to extend their trip.