WE RARELY RECOMMEND DESINATIONS WE HAVE
NEVER VISITED OURSELVES
The emerald land of saints and scholars (and Guinness)
As well as, of course, great countryside, good
food, music, literature and a great welcome
wherever you may go. The big advantage for us
is that Ed our founder is originally from Dublin.
Over the past decades, Dublin has become a
large, international metropolis home to some
one million people. There are now some
fabulous conference and meeting spaces, and
accommodation is now on a par wth any major
world city. Yet, within a mere half an hour, you
can travel from the famous city centre of
O’Connell Street (the widest mains street
thoroughfare in Europe) and be in the unspoilt,
rollng green countryside.
After some years in the doldrums as a result of its economic rescue, the Irish economy is back on track
and the Celtic Tiger is back in business. Dublin, which has always been a magnet for both tourists and
business, has seen numbers once again show a year-on-year increase.
Over the past few decades, meeting and conference facilities have boomed, and Dublin continues to be
one of the busiest routes served by London’s Heathrow after New York and Dubai. And Dublin Airport
(just 10km from the city centre) is headquarters to RyanAir, so famous for its often “unique” take on
customer service that has made its Chief
Executive a billionaire.
Most of the major hotel chains, as well as local
Irish independents, offer excellent facilities for
the business user, including several hotels
that can accommodate all-inclusive very large
groups. Combined with its proximity to the
UK, English as the main language and the fact
they drive on the same side of the road as the
UK, makes it a very convenient and easy-to-
reach destination. It is even possibly to coach
door-to-door from the UK via ferry across the
There is much to see and plenty to do outside of conference. Irish hospitality is legendry, and the city is
synonymous with literature, Trinity College Dublin, the “craic” in the pubs, Georgian architecture, the
River Liffey, good food, and of course, the Guinness brewery.
There is also some great shopping, and the pedestrianised shopping area in and around the city centre’s
Grafton and Jervis Streets (south side) and Henry Street (north side, with a visit to the famous General
Post Office on O’Connell Street) is a must-do.
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