DESTINATION OVERVIEW

Destination Overview

Dublin

  • 20,000 bedrooms

  • Largest city hotel – Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, 1,200 theater style

  • Largest hotel – Citywest, 4,100 theater style 

  • 5* Hotels in order of preference Westbury (70 room max block) Shelbourne (150 room Max Block), Merrion (50 room max block - this is the best hotel in the city but the small room block pushes it down the list) the Intercontinental (100 room block- its the former Four Seasons, its a bit out of town)

  • 5* on the edge of the city The K Club (will do 170 room buyout, former Ryder cup venue) and Powerscourt (will do a 200 room buy out,former Ritz).

  • Top off site dining for Incentive groups in Dublin - Luttlerstown Castle, Mansion house, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Guinness Store House. 

  • Top attractions - Guinness Store House, Jameson or Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland Museum, Kilmainham Jail, Leprechaun Museum, Long Room Library at Trinity College,

  • Largest conference venue – The RDS (Royal Dublin Society), 6,500 theater style

  • Largest gala dinner venue – The RDS (Royal Dublin Society), 3,200 banquet style

  • Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) – with space for 3,020 theater style and auditorium with tiered seating for 2,000 and seating for 2,000 banquet style

  • Killarney

  • 2,500 bedrooms

  • Largest Conference hotel – The Malton Hotel, 950 theater style

  • 5* Hotels in order of preference The Killarney Park (68 room buyout available- located in the town centre) Europe Hotel (187 room buyout available - about a 5 min drive from the town center) 

  • Top off site dining for Incentive groups in Dublin - Gaby's Seafood restaurant

  • Largest conference venue – Killarney Convention Center, 2,500 theater style

  • Largest gala dinner venue – Killarney Convention Center, 2,430 banquet style

  • Galway

  • 5,300 bedrooms

  • Largest hotel – Radisson Blu Hotel, 900 theatre style

  • Largest conference venue – NUI Galway, 1,100 theatre style

  • Largest gala dinner venue – Radisson Blu Hotel, 650 banquet style

  • Belfast

  • 7,000 bedrooms

  • Largest hotel – Hastings Europa Hotel, 500 theatre style

  • Largest conference venue – Belfast Waterfront, 2,223 theatre style

  • Largest gala dinner venue – The King's Hall Complex, 1,800 banquet style

  • See venues in Belfast 

Supports available for groups;

Tourism Ireland offer funding for international groups in the form of 

 

  • Welcome receptions

  • Social excursion or transportations

  • Entertainment support

  • Delegate bags

  • Ireland’s Corporate Buyers Network

  • The Corporate Buyers Network is a programme of incentive rewards for Corporate Buyers who deliver incremental business for the Republic of Ireland.

 

Financial Supports

Site inspection hosting – we fund and co-ordinate site visits.

 

Site Visits cover meeting facilities, hotels, social options and attractions.

 

VAT reclaim - Tax can be reclaimed on Business meetings in Ireland.

Thresholds

Regions: 75 international delegates - generating a minimum of 200 bednights

Dublin: 150 international delegates - generating a minimum of 400 bednights

 

You can get more detailed information by downloading our Corporate Meeting Supports brochure below to find out about eligibility, financial and practical support available to you. 

 

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