"The definition of a great city; a place that makes virtue out of vice and knows exactly where to find fun. Welcome to Dublin, contender for greatest city in Europe."
Lonely Planet 2011
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and a city traditionally renowned for fun and friendly people. In recent years, the city has managed to blend the relaxing welcoming nature of the city with a professional and attractive centre for business hospitality.
The city is proving hugely popular for international conferences due in part to its easy accessibility from so many destinations. By air, Dublin is 1 hour or less from Britain and 2 hours from mainland Europe. Dublin Airport also has direct connections to North America. Dublin Airport is located just 12km from Dublin City and 15km from Castleknock Hotel & Country Club.
Dubin is currently ranked 29th in the Global Financial Centres Index and is listed by the GaWC as a global city, with a ranking of Alpha, placing Dublin among the top 30 cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary cultural city as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.
Dublin is a marvellous city for any organisation looking to hold an event in a European City, whether it's for a meeting, incentive trip, conference or special event. The economic growth of the nineties and early part of the 21st century has seen a massive improvement in the infrastructure and corporate facilities within the city. Examples include Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport, the LUAS light rail system, the extended M50 ring road around Dublin and the opening of the stunning Convention Centre Dublin.
Of course the city has always enjoyed its reputation for the 'craic', which means good times in Irish. Popular sites include The Guinness Brewery, the Jameson Distillery, Grafton Street and Stephens Green. Every night you'll find a range of restaurants, bars and pubs where traditional and contemporary music, delicious food and a truly awesome atmosphere awaits.
Although Ireland has faced difficulty during the recently global recession, Dublin has become a much more competitive city to visit for business or pleasure. Dublin was recently ranked by hotels.com as offering the greatest value in terms of hotel accommodation in Western Europe. Its cultural history and genuine ooze of personality makes it one of the most charismatic and charming cities in the world.
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