Dublin, the capital and largest city of Ireland, features a compact city center lined with galleries, museums, pubs, and shops. Perched on the country's east coast overlooking Dublin Bay, it is also one of the oldest cities in Europe.
With 60 airlines flying from over 175 destinations across the world, it's very easy to get to and around Dublin. The Dublin Airport is located just north of Dublin city center and offers services to over 30 airports in the UK and more than 100 airports throughout Europe.
Aside from its accessibility, Dublin's appeal as a fantastic convention and meeting destination also stems from its wide variety of special event venues. In fact, Dublin has hosted high-profile events such as the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2003 Special Olympics, and the early stages of the 1998 Tour de France. One of the major meeting venues of the city is Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), which can host events with up to 5,500 guests throughout 22 meeting rooms and halls, including a 2,000-person auditorium. The center is just 15 minutes from the Dublin Airport and is situated in close proximity to city center hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
Dublin's GUINNESS Storehouse is another world-class event venue and Ireland's most famous tourist attraction. Housed in the legendary St. James's Gate Brewery, this popular MICE venue can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. Each of the building's seven stories feature event spaces, which include exhibit areas, a restaurant, atrium, and even the renowned GRAVITY Bar, which offers 360-degree views of Dublin.
Another place that's popular among event organizers is Aviva Stadium, which caters to events of all sizes from 10 to 1,200 guests. It is just 20 minutes from Dublin Airport and a short walk or train ride from city center. Playing host to major international sporting events and world class concerts, the stadium has become one of the most popular conference and events venues in the city.