COUNTRY DATA - Ireland

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Setting up an incentive/congress

 

Setting up incentives and congresses in the Republic of Ireland

 

Thanks to its stunning landscapes and its very welcoming population, the Republic of Ireland has become a very pleasant location for your Meeting, Incentive, Congress and Event (MICE).

 

The country is very easily accessible by plane or ferryboat. If you are flying from the United Kingdom, many low cost airlines, such as Aer Lingus, offer very cheap flights on a daily basis. Many ferries connect Great Britain with Ireland every day.

 

As its Northern counterpart, the Irish economy has shown an incredible growth during the last decade, making the country a favoured destination for the establishment of companies. Therefore, Ireland is very much used to hosting congresses and conferences. Congresses can be hold in several places: dedicated facilities, castles, universities, etc…Facilities are modern and sophisticated and will adapt to any professional event you want to set up. The most recent technologies will be provided in meeting rooms.

 

World-class accommodation will welcome you and provide all the necessary comfort and services during your journey.

 

Even if the country has rather small territories, the Irish environment displays an incredible diversity. An astonishing coastline, a shining green countryside, the historic legacy of the country can be admired in the wonderful architecture of the country, with its castles and gardens. The nature reserves of the country will enable you to admire Ireland’s wildlife. 

 

Incentives are very often organised in the country, thanks to the prolific possibilities in terms of activities. You can choose for your group to set up a teambuilding in one of the numerous Irish historic castles. Discover Ireland’s culture and past, like stilt walking, falconry, and all kind of outdoor activities to make you enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the country.

 

Dublin is Ireland’s capital city, and has huge resources for business tourism. The recent Convention Centre Dublin can host at least 8,000 delegates. With more than 22 rooms, you will find the one that best meets your needs. 

 

Home of many well-known writers, such as James Joyce (who took Dublin as the setting of two of his novels: Dubliners and Ulysses) and Oscar Wilde for the most famous, Dublin and more generally Ireland have a great literary heritage.

 

The National Gallery is a must-see, as it stands as the most magnificent testimonial of Irish art. You can also visit studios and art galleries where craftsmen work to make traditional pottery or jewellery.

 

The Republic of Ireland has two official languages: English and Irish (Gaelic). Signs are thus bilingual and written in the two languages.

 

Since 2007, you can reclaim the VAT applied on goods you bought, but not on services that were provided.