Social Programme

Welcome Reception

Thursday 27th September 2018

Venue: Aviva Stadium

Time: 18.00


Céad Míle Fáilte! We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th ESSD Congress 2018. The Welcome Reception will be held at the congress venue, Aviva Stadium. Aviva Stadium is the home of Irish Rugby and Irish Football. It is a place of gathering, encapsulating the heartbeat of a nation and inspiring great victories. We aim to kick off ESSD 2018 in a spectacular fashion with a variety of entertainment.

Please note that attendance at the opening reception is included in your registration fee, however you must indicate at the time of registration if you wish to attend.

Gala Dinner

Friday 28th September 2018

Venue: Trinity College Dublin (Dining Hall)

Time: 19.30


ESSD Delegates attending the Gala Dinner can be assured of an unforgettable evening of excellent food, fine wine, and an evening of cultural entertainment that only Dublin can offer! The Gala Dinner will take place in the iconic and historic 18th Century Dining Hall at Trinity College Dublin. Do join us for this unique experience.

Please note that the Gala Dinner is not included as part of the registration fee and the cost to attend is €65, which can be booked at the time of registration. Places are limited and so early booking is advised.