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Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

Due to the ongoing extreme weather situation and the closure of DCU, we are currently unable to finalise the rescheduled date for Conference 2018 as we had hoped.

We are advised that DCU will be closed until Monday 5th March.

Please bear with us at this time, we will revert to you early next week to furnish you with the new date for Conference 2018.

We wish to remind delegates with hotel bookings to cancel to your booking to avoid incurring charges. no later than 5pm this evening, Wednesday February 28th.

Tuesday, 27th February, 2018

As you are aware an extreme weather event is forecast for this weekend. In light of the latest available weather warnings, and due to contractual obligations with the hotel, the IGC has taken the decision to Cancel the conference set for this weekend and reschedule it for a later date. This decision has not been taken lightly, it has been taken with the health and safety of all those attending our conference in mind.

There is no necessity at present to cancel your booking for the conference. We are currently finalising an alternative date with our hosts DCU and the Helix.

If you have made accommodations arrangements with the Crowne Plaza hotel, please cancel these before 5 pm tomorrow to avoid incurring any cancellation charges from the hotel. Contact details for the Crowne Plaza are:
•     telephone 01-8628888
•    email:

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of all those attending is our highest priority.

Sunday, 25th February, 2018

Weather forecasts for the upcoming week are not great.  Keep an eye on AA Roadwatch for latest reports on travel.

Sunday, 25th February, 2018

All delegates will be receiving their IGC National Conference Final Booking Confirmation and Important Information email on Monday, February 26th. If you have not received yours by Tuesday, February 27th please contact us at

Sunday, 25th February, 2018

Members who wish to make last minute booking for this week's conference may do so only by e-mailing with their details and posting a cheque to the following address: 14 Ceannt Avenue, Mervue, Galway.

We will endeavour to respond as soon as we can, but please bear with us as it is the week of the conference. No bookings will be taken after Monday.  We will not be able to take any late bookings over the phone.