Aviva Stadium is the home of Irish Rugby and Irish Football. It is a place of gathering, it encapsulates the heartbeat of a nation and inspires great victories. It's the essence of this that our team strive to instill in each meeting, incentive, conference and event and what sets us apart from our competitors.
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Why book a meeting or event in Dublin?
Welcome to Dublin, Europe’s friendliest city. Immediate thoughts spring to mind of the warming sound of traditional Irish folk music, enjoying a freshly poured pint at a local pub and finding the perfect spot to gaze out across vast green hills. Ireland in renowned for being a popular tourist destination and due to its mass development in the tech sector, is now also a location for business travellers to flock to. Dublin is home to some of the biggest game changers in modern day technology, including the social media giants, Facebook, Twitter and even Google. Meetings and corporate events based in Dublin are in abundance, and with the easy transportation links from the UK, Europe and cross-Atlantic, there is no better time to visit a city with such booming financial prospects and a heartfelt, welcoming atmosphere.
Getting to and from Dublin
Dublin continues to become an easily accessible location for meetings and event due to many airlines offering routes to Dublin Airport. Emirates and United Airlines are just a small selection of large airlines that have opened new routes here in recent years. Low cost carriers including Ryan Air, Air France and Flybe.com offer hundreds of daily flights, so not only is it easy to visit, but also extremely affordable. The airport is a mere 10km from the city and offers various bus services from both of its terminals, including Aircoach and Dublin Bus. For those who prefer not to use public transport, metered taxis are readily available.
An alternative option for travelling to and from Ireland is by ferry and cruise. Ferries are available daily from both UK and mainland Europe. Irish Ferries Ulysses is the largest car ferry in the world, journeys last approximately 3 hours 15 minutes. This is a great solution for those wishing to use their own car during their stay in Dublin. Other services are available to both the Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Port. Dublin Port is centrally located, just 2 miles away from the city centre, whereas Dun Laoghaire is slightly further south, approximately 30 minutes from the city centre.
Culture and atmosphere of the city
Enough of the nitty gritty, I’m sure you’re wanting to know more about what to expect in this beautiful city and how to make the most of your time here. The atmosphere of Dublin is undoubtedly the best that Europe has to offer. Warm and friendly Dubliners will very quickly become some of the best people you have ever met, and the combination of historic and contemporary culture across the city makes for an entertaining day of exploring.
The city can be simply broken down into four distinct districts. The Cultural Quarter in Temple Bar area is home to a plethora of restaurants, music venues and boutiques. The quaint, cobbled streets and regular pop up markets and street performers create a vibrant setting for everyone to fall in love with. The Georgian Quarter is regularly praised for its well-preserved Georgian architecture, including tall red brick townhouses and the highly impressive Irish House of Parliament. Dining at some of Dublin’s finest restaurants which can be found amongst this magnificent area is a real treat! In contrast, the Tech Quarter, Silicon Docks, can be found in the Grand Canal area. This is the hub of technological genius and is a great spot to soak up the atmosphere and feel inspired! Be sure to visit the rooftop bar at The Marker Hotel to enjoy a sumptuous martini whilst looking out on the impressive views of the city. And last, but not least, the Dame District links these quarters and is a great destination not only in the day, but also at night, when the district comes to life with the buzz of clubbers and bar-goers.
Just outside of the city centre are various wonderful seaside fishing villages. Howth Market is a great choice for Irish crafts and delicious street food. Alternatively, be sure to enjoy some fresh local fish and chips by the sea at any of the other villages – it’s a must do before you complete your time in Dublin.
Choosing Dublin and Ireland for business
For two years in a row, Ireland has become Europe’s fastest growing economy, consisting of a number of the world’s leading companies: Citibank, Luftansa and Accenture, to name a few. Dublin is one of the most exciting, energetic start-up capitals and has developed into a global services hub. Ireland boasts one of the youngest and most highly educated workforces in Europe, brimming with young professionals ready to drive your business forward.
Choosing a unique and unusual venue in Ireland
Choosing to book your meeting or event at Aviva Stadium could not be a wiser decision. This spectacular venue is the world’s oldest international sports stadium and regularly hosts rugby and football matches, as well as world-class artists throughout the generations, including Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson! The electric atmosphere of these events resonates within these walls, making it the perfect choice for a meeting or event with the wow factor. The venue caters for all types of event across its 5 levels, so whether you’re planning and award ceremony or a new product launch, you’re in safe hands! Large conferences of around 800 people work perfectly in the Presidents Suite whilst the charming Media Suite is idyllic for smaller events. The event spaces each boast terrific views over the grounds and stadium tours are available for you and your delegates to enjoy.
Thinking of visiting Dublin or hosting an event here?
You might find the following resources useful in planning:
Visit Dublin: www.visitdublin.com
Dublin Trip Advisor: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Dublin
Dublin news, information, events: www.dublin.ie