Every year, capital cities across the world turn green to celebrate the small island of Ireland and the feast of Ireland’s patron Saint, St. Patrick.Influenced by the Irish diaspora across the globe, the day has grown to become a huge global celebration. From all of us at venuesireland.com we wish you ‘céad míle fáilte’ to Ireland, and a very Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
“Ireland – The little country that raises all the great questions”
There is no other place in the world better to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but this atmosphere is found in Ireland all year-round:
Considering the week that is in it, the Irish team have been discussing their favourite venues unique to Irish culture, heritage and scenery. We think that Ireland is one of the best countries in the world to meet in.
There are 18 five-star hotels in Ireland , counting 2,270 rooms and some of the country’s best restaurants. These are located in elegant and stately castles, prestigious country clubs, and top class city hotels. There are 60 four-star hotels in Ireland, counting 5,166 rooms of a high standard, with excellent cuisine and service, and all modern comforts. What is really unique about Ireland is the history, the character, and the exquisite countryside views. We have listed some of our favourite hotels below.
Carton House – Co. Kildare
Distance: 25 minute drive from Dublin Airport
Meeting Areas: 14
Capacity: 500 pax
Accommodation: 165 bedrooms
Step back in time to one of Ireland’s most historic houses, and invite your delegates to enjoy the stunning natural landscapes on the world-class championship eighteen-hole golf courses. While in the area, do make sure to visit the beautiful Japanese Gardens. Enquire today
Parknasilla – Co. Kerry
Distance: Less than 2 hour drive from Cork Airport
Capacity: 180 pax
Accommodation: 85 bedrooms & 63 lodges and villas
Parknasilla with its sea-views, splendid private grounds, makes a wonderful setting for an unforgettable event. Set within 500 acres of beautiful Kerry countryside and tucked away at water’s edge, Parknasilla offers an eclectic mix of outdoor activities ideal for groups and team building. Boasting a 12 hole golf course, a wonderful selection of island and woodland walking trails, and fishing and kayaking, there is something for everyone. Enquire today
Powerscourt Hotel – Co. Wicklow
Distance: 40 minute drive from Dublin Airport
Ballroom Capacity: 300 pax
Garden Capacity: 250 pax
Accommodation: 200 bedrooms
The Palladian Mansion presides over a series of formally landscaped gardens, which step down to the edge of the property and share a common backdrop of the Great Sugarloaf Mountain and the stunning Powerscourt Waterfalls. Exclusive and unforgettable from the historic estate and formal gardens to the elegant ballroom, meticulous service and first class cuisine. Enquire today
Maryborough Hotel & Spa – Co. Cork
Distance: 10 minute drive from Cork Dublin Airport
Congress Capacity: 500 pax
Banquet Capacity: 400 pax
Accommodation: 93 bedrooms, but close proximity to other hotels in Cork mean that most accommodation requirements can be catered for
The Maryborough Hotel & Spa is one of Corks most luxurious hotels. Situated 10 minutes from Cork Airport and only 10 minutes from the city centre, the hotel is an ideal venue for a small conference or event. Situated in a beautifully renovated 18th century old world mansion that has been thoughtfully extended to include a state of the art meeting and events centre, it is truly an iconic Irish venue. Enquire today
Why Choose Ireland?
Ease of arrival
With international flights serving 57 airlines and 175 routes, Dublin air access is fantastic.
Flights from European countries such as London, Paris and Brussels take less than 2 hours, and flights from the US can take less than 6 hours directly from the East Coast. Being a small and compact city, Dublin Airport is only a 25 minute drive to the city centre, and direct national flights, trains and bus routes make travelling around Ireland quick and easy.Get in touch today for a Free Venue Proposal.
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. It is a relaxed and compact city with a population of approx. 2 million. With all the benefits and amenities of a major European capital, conveniently located in a small area, Dublin is an easy city in which to co-ordinate your next conference or corporate event. The ‘Celtic tiger’ era in Ireland has resulted in impressive development in Dublin and left this exciting destination with a selection of top International hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities, which include the famous Abbey Theatre.
Ireland is famous for its green landscapes, full of colourful and interesting flora and fauna. The most spectacular of these are the 176km Ring of Kerry circuit in the south west, Co. Wicklow situated near Dublin (better known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’) and the wild landscapes of Connemara in the west. Ireland is a country of major geological interest too, as emphasized by the unusual rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway in the north, the imposing Cliffs of Moher rising 210 meters above the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the lunar Burren rock landscape in the south west.
The local venuesireland.com team are happy to assist you in sourcing the ideal conference venue in Ireland to suit your event requirements and dates. This service is completely free of charge. Send us your enquiry today.