Whilst our days will be spent listening, critiquing and learning – you can’t have all work and no play, right?
- Sunday, April 7th @7pm – Opening ceremony – Drinks and canapés will be provided, courtesy of RTÉ.
- Monday, April 8th, 9-11pm – An Evening of Song and Story: In association with the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards we present a free evening of song and story, carefully curated by one of Ireland’s most well known singer songwriters, John Spillane.
Together with a number of other musicians, John will take you on an Irish musical journey…
- #IFC2019 Sightseeing Tour
Tuesday, April 9th 1.30pm-7pm: We’re thrilled to announce that Fáilte Ireland/the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland are generously sponsoring a specially tailored afternoon’s sightseeing trip for all #IFC2019 delegates.
Themed around storytelling, this will include a privately guided tour (via boat) of Spike Island (Europe’s leading tourist attraction/Ireland’s Alcatraz) – a visit to the Titanic Connection in Cobh, the final port from which the Titanic set sail before her ill fated voyage across the Atlantic; and finally a premium whiskey tasting experience at the world famous, Jameson Whiskey Distillery.
(All subject to change).
For this trip, delegates are advised to avail of a packed lunch (at a cost c.€10) or bring their own lunch.
- Tuesday, April 9th, 8pm til late – #IFC2019 conference meal: Following on from our fantastic sightseeing afternoon, all delegates will arrive to the beachfront Garryvoe hotel for c.7pm.
A walk on the beach or a pre dinner aperitif might be the option, before all delegates sit down together @8pm to the #IFC2019 conference meal, provided free of charge, by the host broadcaster, RTÉ.
This will be followed by an Irish Céili – where, yes, we get you up Irish set-dancing.
Complimentary shuttle buses will run from Garryvoe c.10pm-1am to get you back to Castlemartyr Resort, which is just c.5km away.
- Wednesday, April 10th @6-7pm: In 2013, Peter Mulryan won a Prix Europa with the Documentary On One unit.
He promptly left RTÉ, and set up a Gin Distillery on the River Blackwater (c.20km from Castlemartyr). Having switched from radio/tv to distill Gin, Peter has continued to win awards.
At #IFC2019, Peter returns to the family of radio, but this time with a free Gin tasting event of his award winning flavoured Gins from his own Blackwater Distillery.
- Wednesday, April 10th, 9-11pm:- World’s First Audio only Table Quiz: Created by RTÉ’s Documentary On One team, the organisers behind #IFC2019, we bring you the worlds first audio only table quiz where every question will be audio based.
Open your ears and lend us your hearts.
Brilliant spot prizes and plenty of craic to be had.
Whilst all of the above has been carefully pieced together over the last 12+ months, everything is subject to change and may alter due to circumstances outside of our control (although we dearly hope not!).