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Ireland’s MICE Supports Programme not only rewards planners for bringing a meeting of scale but also offers a full range of financial and practical supports tailored to meet our clients needs. From bid preparation and presentations, to site inspection hosting, marketing support or programme enhancement, followed by a post event luxury travel experience in Ireland. Contact your Global Cynergies Account Executive for more information.
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Cork, Ireland’s compact second city, is beautifully located on the southern coast between fertile farmlands and bountiful sea. A University City, with a centuries-old heritage of learning and progress at its core, and a love of food and the arts in its soul, Cork is a very special place which will certainly have your delegates talking long after your event is over. Come meet in Cork and get away from “business as usual”.
Cork offers just over 8,500 beds, approved by Fáilte Ireland – The National Tourism Development Authority. Hotels in Cork range from the luxury 5-star experience to more affordable budget accommodation. Click here to experience some of the city!
Regarded as the international gateway to the South of Ireland, Cork Airport is uniquely positioned at the start of Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the country’s second busiest and best-connected international airport with connectivity to over 60 routes, flying to destinations across the UK between Continental Europe.
Interesting Fact: In 2018 Cork was voted the third friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Traveler’s annual reader survey, ranking just behind San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Easy to get to and around, Dublin has both the state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise to cater for any conference, meeting, or event. The city’s mixture of the traditional and the modern will excite and inspire, while the famed Irish hospitality gives events that extra dimension.
Ireland, ideally located on the edge of Europe, is less than one hour from London, less than two hours from Paris or Brussels and just six hours from the east coast of the US by air. We are the only EU capital with all day US Pre-Clearance. Dublin International Airport is only 12KM from the city centre and the city itself is small and compact and is tailor-made for carefree exploring by foot. Click here to experience some of the city!
Dublin offers over 160 hotels with just under 20,000 hotel bedrooms in the 3*, 4* and 5* categories, all approved by Fáilte Ireland – The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland. The Convention Centre Dublin is a purpose built, multi award-winning venue which has 22 flexible rooms, suitable for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions for up to 8,000 delegates.
Interesting Fact: Dublin was the first Irish city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index. We debuted at 27th place in 2017 and jumped a massive 16 places in only 2 years to rank at 11th in 2019!
Perched on the western fringes of Ireland with the Atlantic lapping at its edges, Galway is recognized for its charm and vibrancy in abundance. Situated along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, this compact and engaging city is the gateway to the stunning beauty of Connemara and historic islands. The landscape, language, and contemporary vibe make it the ‘Cultural Heart of Ireland’, providing you with a memorable backdrop with crystal clear coastlines, mountainous surroundings, and a bohemian city centre at your doorstep. Click here to experience some of the city!
Galway is connected by three airports in the north, east and south for your availability, budget, and capacity.
1) Ireland West Airport Knock
2) Shannon Airport
3) Dublin Airport.
From the internationally acclaimed to the quaint, Galway has over 5,300 hotel rooms (City & County) to suit all needs.
Interesting Fact: Galway is the only city on the world’s longest defined coastal touring route. A frontier in the west of Ireland which stretches 2,500km.
If you are looking for a destination that will inspire fresh thinking and new perspectives, look no further than the kingdom of Kerry.
Located in the south west of Ireland, with the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry on our doorstep, the region is famous for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural history and offers a range of diverse and creative program enhancements which will delight and excite your delegates. Click here to experience some of the city!
Home to Ireland’s second largest convention centre, with a capacity of 2,500 pax & 500 bedrooms on site and with the highest concentration of 4 & 5* properties in the country, the region also offers unrivalled facilities in idyllic locations, suitable for all types of meetings and incentives.
Easily accessible from within Europe and serviced by three international and one regional airport, Kerry is a safe and friendly destination offering a truly extraordinary meeting place from which your delegates can explore the regions’ outstanding natural and cultural wonders.
Interesting Fact: There are five MICE ready destinations in the region: Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney, Sneem & Tralee.
The Shannon Region has superb facilities from luxury castles on their own estates to purpose-built conference centres. It also has unique facilities for opening and closing ceremonies, gala dinners, activities, and team-building activities. In addition, it has some of the finest sports facilities in Europe.
Inspire delegates with modern conference facilities in a memorable setting like a Norman or medieval castle, a gothic mansion, or country house. Ideal for small or large conferences, meetings, or team-building exercises, up to 1,000 places. Learn more about the Shannon Region here.
Shannon International Airport is at the heart of the region and with 200 inbound flights per week, it is easy to reach it. The airport offers full US customs pre-clearance and regular daily flights to the US, UK, and Europe.
A historic city at the heart of Ireland’s Shannon Region, Limerick has become a key destination for meetings, events, and sports tournaments. From top-of-the-range conference facilities to an array of exciting options for corporate away days and incentives. Limerick is a connected city on every level: it’s just 25 minutes’ drive from Shannon international airport. A modern road network and rail infrastructure link Limerick to all major cities in Ireland. What’s more, the connections go from the physical to the virtual: Limerick now offers free street Wi-Fi, and most leading venues offer free Wi-Fi too. Click here to learn some great facts about Limerick!
Contact your GC Account Executive or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan the perfect destination for your next meeting or event!