COUNTRY DATA - Ireland

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MICE Cities in Ireland

 

Dublin (506,000 inhabitants)

 

Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. The city is located near the midpoint of Ireland’s east cost and is part of Dublin County in the Province of Leinster.

 

Dublin is Ireland political, economic, and cultural capital. The county of Dublin represents one third of Ireland population.

 

You will find the perfect venue to set up your event, seminar, congress, and convention in Dublin among the numerous facilities and hotels.

 

 

Some places of interest to visit during your incentive in Dublin:

 

- Trinity College and the Book of Kells

- Dublin City Hall

- Christ Church Cathedral

- Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

- The General Post Office, the place was occupied by a group of Irish volunteers fighting for Ireland independence in 1916

- Dublin Writers’ Museum

- National Gallery

- Ha’penny bridge

- Guinness Storehouse

- Whitefriar Street Church

- Dublin Castle

- Spire of Dublin

- Dublin Wheel

- St Michan’s Church

- National Museum of Ireland

- Irish Museum of Modern Art

- Kilmainham Gaol, former jail

- Garden of Remembrance, dedicated to all those who gave their lives for the Irish cause

- James Joyce Centre

- Malahide Castle

- Famine Museum

- St Audoen’s Church

- St. Mary’s Abbey

- Old Jameson distillery

- Dublinia

 

 

Some activities to do during your incentive in Dublin:

 

- Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter

- Visit of Sutton

- Evening in a traditional pub with an Irish dance and music show 

- Concert of Irish traditional music

- Shopping at St Stephen’s mall

- Tour of the city in a bus

- Strolling in Merrion and Fitzwiliam Squares

- Watersports around Dublin (sailing, surfing, diving, etc.)

- Golfing

- Plays, operas

- Horse racing

- Greyhound racing

- Circuit driving at Mondello Park

- Excursion to County Wicklow (Celtic games and sports, hiking, etc.)

 

 

Official website of the city of Dublin

 

 

 

Cork (120,000 inhabitants)

 

Cork is located on the south coast of the Republic of Ireland. It is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the principal city of Cork County.

 

Cork was included in the Lonely Planet’s top 10 “Best in Travel 2010”. The city is often referred to as “The Real Capital of Ireland” or “The Rebel City” by the Corkonians.

 

There are many facilities in Cork, you will find the perfect venue for the organisation of your event, congress, seminar, or incentive.

 

 

Some places of interest to visit during your incentive in Cork:

 

- Cork City Gaol, former jail

- St. Finbarre’s cathedral

- Cork Museum

- Bantry House & Garden

- Blarney Castle

- Fort Charles

- Cobh Heritage Centre

- Cork Vision Centre

- Desmond Castle

- Jameson Heritage Centre, dedicated to the famous whiskey

- Royal Gunpowder Mill

- Blackrock Castle Observatory, to watch the stars

- Butter Museum

- Crawford Art Gallery

 

 

Some activities to do during your incentive in Cork:

 

- Strolling in St Patrick’s Street

- Strolling in Butter Exchange

- Excursion to Donerale Wildlife Park

- Excursion to Fota Wildlife Park, in Fota Island

- Excursion to Millstreet Country Park

- Excursion to the National Mountain Bike Centre

- Excursion to Dingle (hiking on the cliffs, prehistoric fort, etc.)

- Treasure hunting

- Watersports

- Golfing

- Kayaking

- Strolling around the city

- Greyhound racing

- Horse racing

- Hiking, cycling in the Ring of Kerry 

- Celtic sports in Bog Village

- Play at the Cork Theatre

 

 

Official website of Cork

 

 

 

Galway (72,000 inhabitants) and the Connemara region

 

Galway is located in Galway County, in the Province of Connaught. It is situated on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland. Galway is sometimes referred to as the “City of the Tribes” as fourteen tribes used to lead the city during the Hiberno-Norman period.

 

If you come to visit the city, you cannot miss a trip in the Connemara region with its famous lakes and landscapes.

 

Galway is Ireland’s third largest city after Dublin and Cork. It is both a student and tourist city, particularly in the summer. Several facilities will meet your needs for the organisation of your incentive in Ireland.

 

 

Some places of interest to visit during your incentive in Galway:

 

- Galway Cathedral

- City Museum

- Nora Barnacle Museum, dedicated to James Joyce

- Lynch’s Castle

- Bridge Mills

- St Nicholas’ Church

- Le pont de Salmon Weir

- Aillwee Cave

- Connemara Heritage Centre

- Connemara National Park

- Connemara Smokehouse

- Dartfield Horse Museum and Park

- Dunsandle Castle & Woods

- Ireland’s School of Falconry

- Kylemore Abbey

- Sheep and Wool Centre

- Poulnabrone dolmen

 

 

Some activities to do during your incentive in Galway:

 

- Excursion to the Aran Islands

- Brigit’s Garden Experience

- Excursion to the cliffs of Moher

- Excursion to Cnoic Suain

- Connemara Loop, guided tour in the Connemara region

- Excursion to Loughwell Farm Park

- The Biddy Early Brewery, Ireland’s first pub-brewery

- Strolling in the Latin Quarter

- Excursion to Westport House & Pirate Adventure: clay pigeon shooting, climbing, sailing, laser, etc.

- Hiking, cycling, driving in the Connemara region

- Hiking, cycling, driving in the Burren region

- Watersports

- Horse riding

- Golfing

- Angling

- Cruise on the Lough Coorib or the River Shannon 

- Treasure hunting

- Greyhound racing

 

 

Official website of Galway and surroundings

 

 

 

Killarney (12,000 inhabitants) and the Kerry region

 

Killarney is located in the southwest of the Republic of Ireland, in County Kerry. The town is surrounding by Killarney National Park, lakes, forests, and mountains, on the Ring of Kerry.

 

Killarney obtained the “Best kept Town” and the “Ireland’s tiny town” awards. 

 

Killarney is Ireland’s second most tourist city after Dublin. Tourism is the town’s main income. You will find the perfect venue for your incentive among the several facilities designed for the organisation of events, meetings, etc.

 

 

Some places of interest to visit during your incentive in Killarney:

 

- Muckross House & Traditional Farms

- Ross Castle & Ross Island

- Muckross Abbey

- Dinis Cottage

- Inisfallen Island and monastic ruins

- Killarney National Park

- Derrycunnihy Church

- Torc Waterfall

 

 

 

Some activities to do during your incentive in Killarney:

 

- Boating on the region lakes

- Jaunting car trip in the National Park

- Boat trip to Inisfallen Island

- Excursion to Ross Island and visit of Bronze Age copper mines

- Hiking, cycling, SUV in the Ring of Kerry

- Excursion to the Gap of Dunloe

- Excursion to Dingle and Slea Head, Europe’s most westerly point

- Pedestrian guided tours (ghost stories, myths and legends of the region, etc.)

- Watersports

- Rowing

- Horse riding

- Climbing in the mountains of the Kerry

- Golfing

- Greyhound racing

- Angling

- Day in a spa

 

 

Official website of Killarney

 

 

 

Kilkenny (9,000 inhabitants)

 

Kilkenny is a medieval town built in the 6th century by St Canice. It is located in southeastern Ireland; 150 km from Dublin, County Kilkenny.

 

You will be enchanted by the authenticity of Kilkenny’s houses and medieval streets. Don’t forget to go to a pub to try the local ale (Smithwick’s), brewed in Ireland’s oldest brewery.

 

 

Some places of interest to visit during your incentive in Kilkenny:

 

- St Canice’s Cathedral

- Kilkenny Castle

- Smithwick’s Brewery, Ireland’s oldest brewery

- Saint-Francis Abbey

- Black Abbey

- Grace’s Courthouse

- Jerpoint Abbey and Jerpoint Park

- Gairdin An Ghorta Knocktopher, commemorative garden for those who died during the famine

- Kells Augustinian Priory

- Kilfane Church in Thomastown

- St. Mary’s Church

- The Thosel

- Windgap, Europe’s largest grotto

- Dunmore cave and Museum

 

 

Some activities to do during your incentive in Kilkenny:

 

- Treasure hunting in the medieval area

- Crafting

- Greyhound racing

- Golfing 

- Day in a spa

- Hiking and cycling

- Horse riding

- Go Karting

- Quad around the city

- Clay pigeon shooting

- Kayaking

- Surfing

- Angling

- Laser combat

- Local beer tasting (Kilkenny, Smithwick’s) in a pub

 

 

Official website of Kilkenny

 

 

 

Limerick (53,000 inhabitants)

 

Limerick is located in western Ireland, in County Limerick, on the shore of the River Shannon. The city is Ireland’s fourth city after Dublin, Cork, and Galway.

 

The city faced several invasion during its history from the Vikings, the Normans, and the English. Thus, its cultural heritage is varied and rich.

 

Modern facilities have been built in the city for the organisation of events and outdoor activities in the Connemara region or in the Burren region. You will set up the perfect incentive in the city and surroundings.

 

 

Some places of interest to visit during your incentive in Limerick:

 

- King John’s Castle

- St Mary’s Cathedral

- St John’s Cathedral

- Hunt Museum

- Treaty Stone

- University of Limerick, cultural centre

- Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

- Foynes Flying Boat Museum

- Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA)

- Georgian House and Garden

- Irish Palatine Heritage Museum

- Plunkett Heritage Centre

- Lough Gur Visitor Centre

 

 

Some activities to do during your incentive in Limerick:

 

- Boating on the River Shannon

- Watersports

- Hiking and cycling in the Connemara region

- Horse riding

- Excursion to the Burren region

- Strolling in Newton Pery, Georgian area

- Greyhound racing

- Excursion to Adare

- Hurling game

 

 

Official website of Limerick

 

 

 

Waterford (46,000 inhabitants)

 

Waterford is located in the southwest of Ireland. It is Ireland’s fifth city and the principal city of County Waterford.

 

The Wikings built the city in 914; it was then invaded by the Hiberno-Normans. In the 19th century, Waterford was a major port where shipbuilding was a major industry. Nowadays, the city is known all over the world for the quality of Waterford Crystal. 

 

You will like Waterford’s cultural heritage and authenticity for the organisation of your incentive in Ireland. 

 

 

Some places of interest to visit during your incentive in Waterford:

 

- Reginald’s Tower

- Waterford Museum of Treasures

- Waterford Municipal Art Gallery

- Dyehouse Gallery

- Manifesto Gallery and Retail Imporium 

- Glass Factory

- The City Walls (10th century)

- Christ Church Cathedral of The Most Holy Trinity (18th century)

- St. Olave’s Church

- St Patrick’s Churches

- Bishop’s Palace (1741)

- Waterford Courthouse

- Lismore Castle, in Lismore

- Ardmore Round Tower & Cathedral 

- Mothel Abbey (13th century), near Rathgormack

- The Harrison Megalithic Tomb, in Killea

 

 

Some activities to do during your incentive in Waterford:

 

- Strolling in the Viking Triangle

- Strolling around John Robert Square

- Play or opera at the Theatre Royal

- Golfing

- Watersports on the lakes or one of the region 49 beaches

- Horse riding

- Hiking and cycling in the region, on the mountains and around the lakes

- Angling

- Excursion to the Comeragh Mountain and Nire Valley to see cairns and standing stones

 

 

Official website of Waterford