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Myeloid Cells (D3)

Scientific Organizers: Arturo Zychlinsky, Judith E. Allen, Eicke Latz and Kate A. Fitzgerald


April 10—14, 2016

INEC-Ireland's National Events Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland


Local Co-Organizer: Andrew G. Bowie of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Organized in Collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland. Sponsored by Biogen


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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Ireland has a mild, temperate climate with summer temperatures generally ranging from 60°F/15°C to 70°F/20°C. Temperatures in spring and fall are generally 50°F/10°C and in winter between 40°F/5°C and 46°F/8°C. Snow is rare but rain showers can occur at any time of the year.
Not a skier? Suggestion: Use the message board at the meeting to find other conferees interested in additional activities (hiking, shopping and sight seeing, etc.) by posting your contact information and activity of interest. Check the message board at the meeting.
Site Provided Activity Walking distance Monday 11th April 2016
Trip to Muckross House & Gardens Muckross House - built in 1843, the Victorian mansion house is one of Irelands leading stately homes. It stands majestically on the lake shore in the National Park, Killarney. This was actually the fourth house that successive generations of the Herbert family had occupied at Muckross over a period of almost two hundred years. Spend the afternoon in the National Park, visit the Craft Centre and Shop or take a Tour of the Home itself. Shuttlebus will depart at 1.20pm from Reception and Pick up again at 4pm Cost €8pp Return. Payable to the Driver on the Coach. Limited places available – must be pre booked with Caroline at Guest Relations Desk

Tuesday 12th April 2016
1 Hour Lake Cruise Cruise the Killarney Lakes in comfort and experience the spectacular scene of gentle lowland & scattered islands. The Lake is located at Ross Castle where you can visit and take in some of the history. Meeting point 1.45pm in the Gleneagle Lobby Bus to depart at 1.50pm Lake Cruise 2.30pm. Collection 4.15pm from Ross Castle. Limited places available therefore bookings essential. Price - €15 per person – To include the Cruise and the return Transfer

Wednesday 13th April 2016
Killarney Highlights Afternoon Tour – (subject to demand) A panoramic coach tour of Killarney introducing you to our beautiful town's highlights to include Torc Waterfall, a stop at Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle. Then a short trip from town to see the famous Gap of Dunloe & Kate Kearney’s Cottage. The tour gives sufficient time at each point in order to take photos or simply just to take in the beauty of each point. Bookings must be made at the Guest Relations Desk of the Gleneagle Hotel before Wednesday morning. Close out time is 10.30am Time: Meeting point 1.00pm in the Gleneagle Lobby. Bus to depart at 1.15pm. Returning to Hotel approximately 4.15pm. Price - €20 per person. Please bring raincoat & comfortable foot wear for the short walk to see Torc Waterfall

Thursday 14th April 2016
Gap of Dunloe Trip – Adventure Tour Combination of Bus, Boat and Horse drawn carriage to the famous lakes of Killarney and 7 miles trek through Gap of Dunloe to Lord Brandon’s Cottage) – and return to the Hotel. Departing 12.30pm – Returning 4.30pm. (Snacks or lunch available as optional extra at the cottage.) Please bring raincoat & comfortable foot wear for this Trip. Price €50 per person (to include Bus + Boat + Jaunting Car Trip). Must be pre booked with Caroline at Guest Relations Desk
Golfing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The avid golfer will have access to 43 different Golf courses in and around Killarney. Every landscape and skill level available. Killarney Golf
Boating Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Explore the beautiful lakes and bays in this area. Enjoy a narrated boat tour telling stories of the history of Killarney and the surronding lakes, or rent a paddle boat. Killarney Boating
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Killarney is a great place to explore on bicycle. Avoid the crowds by riding along the seashore, mountain biking through the hills or take a tour through the Killarney National Park. Rental bikes are available. Killarney Biking
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Killarney National Park has four trails: Mossy Woods Nature Trail 2.4km (1.5 miles), Old Boat House Nature Trail .8km (half a mile), Arthur Young's Walk (4.8km/3 miles), and Blue Pool Nature Trail (2.4km/1.5 miles). Trail maps are located at the visitor's center.

Killarney town also offers walking tours starting in the Spring. Killarney Hiking
Sightseeing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required From breathtaking scenery and village life to the energetic buzz of the larger cities, the island of Ireland is waiting to be discovered. Killarney provides many sights worth seeing. Visit the Killarney National Park and tour the famous 1843 Muckross House. Ross Castle, from the 15th century, is an example of an Irish Chiefton stronghold and only 2 km from Killarney.Killarney Attractions

Daily Tours

Tour on Killarney’s Open Top Sightseeing Bus
Hop on and Hop Off Tour Bus. Two & half hour guided tour around Killarney’s Sights. Prices €12.50pp Adult 1 Day / €20 for Adult 2 Day Pass. Please see Caroline at Guest Relations for further details

Tour on the Road Train to Muckross House & Gardens
Hop on and Hop Off Road Train. Killarney Tourist Train is a two carriage, forty-seater road train that operates nine tours on two routes. The first tour brings passengers around Killarney Town and Ross Castle and the second tour to Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms. Tickets can purchased from the driver when boarding. Tickets are priced at €8.00 for adults, €7.00 for seniors. Please see Caroline at Guest Relations for further details

Jaunting Cars
Step back in time and experience Ireland’s most traditional mode of transport with a jaunting car tour. 1 Hour Jaunting Car Trip by Horse & Cart €40 minimum charge for 1 hour. (Based on 4 people sharing) Can be booked to be picked up at the hotel but guests are to pay the Jarvey directly

Horse Riding
Located about 2km from Killarney Town - adjacent to the Killarney National Park. Daily Rides of one, two, or three hours. 1 Hour €30pp, 2 Hours €50pp, 3 Hours €70pp. Please see Caroline at Guest Relations for further details

Ring of Kerry
While visiting Kerry the ring is an absolute must. Experience Kerry magnificent odyssey with high peaks, forests, Blanket bogs, rivers, lakes and sandy beaches. Coach Tour can be arranged daily from our Reception Desk and collects at the hotel approximately 10am and returns approximately 4.30pm. Cost €20pp
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required All year round salmon and trout are swimming their way up Ireland's rivers and streams. Lough Sheelin in Co. Cavan is packed with pike, while Ireland's 3000 miles of rugged coastline are perfect for mackerel fishing.

Spa Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Ireland boasts some of the premier wellness centers and spa resorts in Europe, with dreamy pools, jacuzzis which cleanse the soul and a menu of luxurious exotic treatments. The Angsana Spa at the Brehon Hotel

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Killarney Entertainment
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required There are a number of large and small art galleries including modern art galleries and photo galleries. Killarney Art Galleries and Crafts
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Irish history is rich and deep especially in Killarney and the surrounding area. Killarney Museums and Attractions
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INEC-Ireland's National Events Centre: Museums


Listed below are some of the businesses that you may want to contact for this activity.

Muckross
  Phone: 064 31440
  Fax: 064 31560
  Address: National Park, Killarney, Co Kerry
  Website: www.muckross-house.ie
  Notes: Victorian Mansion in the middle of Killarney National Park located 6 km from the town of Killarney. The Muckross Traditional Farms represents farming in Kerry during the 1930's.
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


National Gallery of Ireland
  Phone: +353-1-661 5133
  Address: Merrion Square West & Clare Street, Dublin 2
  Website: www.nationalgallery.ie
  Notes: The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish and European fine art. International works and the most important gathering of Irish art in the world.
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


National Museum
  Phone: +353 1 6777444
  Address: Kildare St, Dublin
  Website: www.museum.ie
  Notes: Ireland’s premier cultural institution and home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history in the world. Our purpose is to:
-Collect, preserve, promote and exhibit all examples of Ireland’s portable material heritage and natural history
-Interpret and promote the collections and make them accessible to audiences at home and abroad
-Be the authoritative voice on the relevant aspects of Irish heritage, culture and natural history
-Maintain the lead role in education, research and scholarship pertaining to the collections and their contexts
Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required


Ross Castle
  Phone: 064/35851
  Address: Ross Rd., off Kenmare road (N71), Killarney, County Kerry
  Notes: Mar-May daily 9:30am-4:45pm; June-Sept daily 10am-6pm; Oct Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. Last admission 45 min. before closing. Admission €5 ($6.50) adults, €3.50 ($4.55) seniors, €2 ($2.60) students and children, €11 ($14) families
not available


Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
  Phone: +44 (0)28 9042 8428
  Address: 7 miles east of Belfast, near Holywood, on the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2), just 15 minutes outside Belfast City Centre.
  Website: www.uftm.org.uk
  Notes: The Transport Museum, one of the finest in Europe, displays Ireland's largest and most comprehensive transport collection, from horse-drawn carts to Irish built motor cars, and from the mighty steam locomotives that graced our railways to the history of ship and aircraft building. Permanent exhibitions of international acclaim also include Titanic and X2 Flight Experience.
Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required

Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Reels, jigs and hornpipes are everywhere in the Irish air - sit back and listen, join in on an impromptu basis, or learn the basics of uilleann piping, harping, fiddling or whichever instrument takes your fancy.

Traditional soda bread and potato farls, salmon straight from the river, Dublin Bay Prawns, Lough Neagh Eels, Kerry Blue Beef, and Cooley Lamb - from these fresh, local products a new genre of contemporary Irish cuisine has been fashioned.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required For the best and most complete list of restaurants in Killarney, Killarney Restaurants
Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The social hub of Irish life is the pub, and Killarney is no different. Some of the more popular pubs with tourist are Mustang Sallys, McSorleys, Scruffys and Charlie Foleys at the Grand Hotel. Pub opening hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10.30am until 11.30pm: on Fridays & Saturdays until 12.30am, and on Sundays from 12.30pm until 11pm. No smoking in pubs/restaurants or any other enclosed public space. For other options Killarney Bars or Killarney Pubs
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.