Dublin & Ireland
General Information on Dublin
The island of Ireland is the most westerly island in Europe, it is 450 km long and 300 km wide and is divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ireland enjoys a rich diversity of ethnic groups and cultures. English is spoken by everyone in Ireland and in some area’s Irish is spoken also.
Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and was founded by the Vikings in 841. The city is steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly cosmopolitan city. Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to a great musical and literary tradition, its native sons include Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett.
The city’s attractions include castles, museums, art galleries, pubs and cafes. Within half an hour of the city are mountain walks, stately homes and gardens, numerous golf courses, sandy beaches and fishing villages. The city is very easy to navigate around with everything within walking distance of The Convention Centre which is the conference venue. A city map will be provided in your delegate pack to ensure you are familiar with the city.
The city is on your doorstep, the real advantage to the visitor is that everything is contained within a small area and it is very easy to navigate around the city on foot. Dublin boasts the largest park in a European city, the Phoenix Park. For those interested in seeing some of Dublin and Ireland best tourist attractions, delegates will have the opportunity to purchase optional tours tickets on their registration form.
An exciting partner programme has been created which will give partners the opportunity to sample some of the best in Irish food, Irish history, to see Dublin and have some “craic” the Irish term for fun!
Dublin is widely considered ‘the internet capital of Europe’ with seven of the world’s top ten global companies have significant bases here.