Advantage DMC Dublin
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Dublin is a very special destination: full of history and interesting sights, cozy restaurants with excellent cuisine, lively pubs and nice Irish music, the city is providing something for every single visitor. Make sure to take the time to embed a visit at Trinity College, Dublins oldest university, and Kilmainham Gaol prison in your itinerary.
Dublin is also a popular stopover destination (especially to the US), as the airport is excellent and provides travellers with a very special service: you can go through the US paspoort control in Dublin! Dublin airport is one of three airports outside the US that delivers this service.
Program ideas Dublin
Morning: Guests are met at Dublin Airport by their tour guide. Guests are transferred to Dublin City Centre for a unique activity to explore Dublin City.
iTreasures - iPad Treasure Hunt
This unique activity is an adventurous and enjoyable way to explore and experience Dublin city in an interactive way while visiting famous sites, landmarks and famous traditional Irish pubs. This team building activity embraces technology. Professional character actors will meet, entertain and surprise the participants throughout the treasure hunt. The participants will meet local Irish musicians and learn to play traditional Irish music. Marked maps, team booklets, IPads, rain ponchos and pens will be provided during the briefing at the hotel.
Prior to the activity each iPad can have client’s logo and branding. The team leaders will be briefed on how the event will work and at the end of the brief a test question will be sent to each IPad. The team leader will answer the question there and then and will be assisted our staff. Once all team captains are ready they are sent out to their teams and the treasure hunt begins
During the event all teams will make their way out into the city and commence the tasks as set out in the booklet. They will visit locations marked on the map to answer clues and to meet different characters. Participants will respond to tweets which will be sent to their iPads throughout the team building activity. They will also have to complete a photo challenge with instructions provided clearly on a booklet.
How the Tweet Challenge Works
There will be a Tweet Challenge and our staff will have a central operator who controls the tweet questions that will sent to the iPads. Once a tweet is sent the IPad will beep and vibrate to notify the team that a question has been asked. The answer will take the form of a photograph which is tweeted from the iPad and picked up straight away by the central operator. The quicker the tweet is answered the more points that are scored! As security the central operator can very quickly identify teams who are not participating and contact them to assist them in whatever way we can.
The Finish Line....
Each team will finish at the pre-determined finish location at the designated time. The finish point will be marked clearly on the map. Each team will be met at the finish point by our coordinator who will retrieve the equipment for each team. Once all equipment is retrieved the scores will be calculated and the winner can be announced. We can also provide the photographs that were captured on the day on a USB memory stick straight away. Overall this activity takes 2 ½ to 3 hours. Depending on the size of the group character actors, interactive musicians, clues and booklets will be included.
Guests will enjoy Irish coffee in local Dublin’s Pub/Restaurant while winning team is announced.
A mouth-watering lunch will be served in the Millstone Restaurant.
The Millstone restaurant is a beautiful two level restaurant located in the heart of Dublin city on Dame Street. The restaurant is traditionally decorated like so many old-fashioned restaurants on the continent.
Afternoon: Guests will enjoy Phoenix Park Bike Tour
We propose to explore one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city pedalling smoothly for 2 hours around The Phoenix Park.
The Phoenix Park is one of the largest and most magnificent city parks in Europe at 707 hectares. It is an historic landscape of international importance. 2012 saw the 350th anniversary celebrations of the park.
About 30% of the Phoenix Park is covered by trees, which are mainly broadleaf parkland species such as oak, ash, lime, beech, sycamore and horse chestnut. A herd of Fallow Deer has lived in the Park since the 1660's when they were introduced by the Duke of Ormond.
The Phoenix Park is a sanctuary for many mammals and birds and a wide range of wildlife habitats are to be found in the park. One such area is the Furry Glen, which is managed as a conservation area.
Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland dates from 1750 and is located in the centre of the park adjacent to the United States Ambassador's residence, which was built in 1774.
Many other historic buildings and monuments are located in the Park. Dublin Zoo is also contained within the grounds of the park! Duration: 1 hour
After their activities guests will transfer to their hotel for check in.
Evening: This evening guests will enjoy a real Irish ‘craic’.
Irish Musical Pub Crawl - “Have you got what it takes to be Irish?”
The group will be led by two professional traditional Irish Musicians on a Pub Crawl. They will perform tunes and songs while telling the story of Irish Music and its influences on contemporary world music.
The Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl visits famous pubs and bars. All pubs are privately booked, with private bar and in close proximity to each other.
During this pub tour guests will experience the fun of Irish traditional Music and even learn an instrument themselves!
Lasts 2 hours (Guides can adjust the time of the tour)
Dinner with entertainment in the Brazen Head.
The group will then be transferred to The Brazen Head – Ireland’s oldest pub where they will experience an enchanting lunch of Irish folklore and storytelling.
Located right in the heart of historical Dublin, The Brazen Head is the perfect setting for a genuine Irish pub experience. The low beamed ceilings and old fireplaces give a warm atmosphere to this place, which over the years has served as a popular meeting point for the leaders of many Irish rebellions including Michael Collins and Robert Emmet. As the guests relax between courses, their renowned storyteller will take them back into a world of the imagination with wonderful insights and magical tales about Irish life in times past. To enhance your guests’ experience of this unique dinner they have now added traditional Irish music and ballads.
Morning: Breakfast will be served at the hotel.
Today guests can select form the following educational visits.
Option 1: Technical visit of the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).
As the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, The Convention Centre Dublin is one of Europe's most environmentally-friendly venues.
Having achieved ISO 14001 accreditation just one year after opening in 2010, we are committed to long-term sustainability. We consistently strive towards on-going improvement in our business practices with a view to leading environmental best practice across our industry.
From the energy we use, right through to our industry-leading recycling procedures, we have taken a vested interest in being a green venue throughout and specialise in hosting sustainable events.
Option 2: Meeting/workshop in Trinity College
Trinity College (Irish: Coláiste na Tríonóide), known in full as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is a research university and the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but, unlike these, only one college was ever established; as such, the designations "Trinity College" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland's oldest university.
The Office of Corporate Partnership & Knowledge Exchange reaches out to industry and the business community to develop partnerships which enable industry to benefit from the world leading teaching, research and infrastructure within Trinity.
Lunch will be served in local Pub/Restaurant depending on a final programme.
Afternoon: Guests will have some time at leisure for personal sightseeing or shopping.
Time at Leisure!
Dublin, the capital of Ireland is a city steeped in culture and heritage. A mix of old and modern architecture provides a backdrop to this friendly, bustling port that boasts literary giants such as Joyce, Beckett, Swift and Wilde as native sons. The fine Georgian area of the city, as typified by Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares, lies only a short stroll from the historic Stephen’s Green. In the afternoon, Dublin comes alive with everything from trendy cafe bars in Temple Bar to the more traditional Dublin pub.
Evening: Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner at Ely Restaurant
Ely Bar & Restaraunt
Guests are transferred to this 200 year old tobacco and wine warehouse where they will enjoy dinner in Ely. Ely’s motto is ‘finer wine by the glass, great coffee and smooth food’ and it established itself as a stunning destination for the lovers of food, wine and beer.
The restaurant has smart modern furnishings and décor and is sectioned into several vaults where groups can have a semi-private dining experience.
The classic bar and Brasserie menu reflects the best of seasonal Irish produce – organic where possible, with all meats sourced through the family farm in The Burren, Co Clare.
Morning: Breakfast will be served in the hotel. Today guests will enjoy a full day of activities in Ireland’s countryside.
Authentic Irish experience at the Ballyknocken House
It is located only 45 minutes south of Dublin City Centre, Ballyknocken is home to celebrity TV chef, Catherine (Byrne) Fulvio, pictured above. Ballyknocken farm boasts a charming Victorian farmhouse (Catherine’s home & one of Irelands first B&Bs); the original hay barns have been renovated to accommodate both small & large group events; and of course, the internationally recognised Ballyknocken Cookery School (located in the former Milking Parlour) offers a choice of unique & fun activities such as;
Morning activity option 1: Build a Bike
Build a Bike is a fantastic CSR event which delivers everything to both the participant and the recipient. With our experienced bike builders (Facilitators) you can build your own bike in groups. The process takes 1.5 – 2 hours and includes all necessary equipment and of course the bike. Once the bike is assembled, each team must write a gift card to the participant which will be attached to the bike.
Morning activity option 2: Clay Pigeon Shooting
Clay pigeon shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions. Perfect your aim and time your shots and soon you will be notching up your 'kills'. Of course these are not real birds and no one gets hurt, making it a great sport for all - young and old, men and women alike.
Lunch at Ballyknocken House
Lunch will be served on the grounds of Ballyknocken House while local musicians entertain with traditional Irish music and ballad singling.
Guests will enjoy a mouth-watering meal using the best of local & seasonal produce, most of which is supplied by their own gardens.
Option 1: Learn to Play the Bodhran
The Bodhran is a traditional Irish farm drum. Guests will learn a new party piece. Time: 45 minutes
Option 2: Sheepherding with Pat & Jess
Guests can meet Pat & “Jess” their sheepherders, see them in action & then try it themselves. There may even be a sheep race! These sheep are quite famous in Ireland, having appeared in many TV shows & they are currently filming for a new TV series to be shown in the autumn.They have even appeared on NBC America’s Today Show. So come & meet Meryl Sheep! Time: 45 minutes
Option 3: Falconry
Falconry is an ancient art, reputed to be the oldest sport in the world. Experience the magic through our interactive demonstration with the opportunity of flying and handling these beautiful birds.
Duration: 1 hour
After their day in Ballyknocken guests will return to hotel for some time at leisure.
Dinner: Tonight guests will enjoy a traditional Irish night with entertainment at the Nancy Hands Pub and Restaurant.
Nancy’s Shenanigans - Traditional Irish Dinner & Show
This exciting includes a 3 course traditional Irish Dinner, lots of Irish storytelling & humour about the history of Parkgate Street and the Phoenix Park, Live Traditional Music & Singing by our wellknown Irish Band, along with professional Celtic Dancing and Sean-Nós Brush Dancing. Guests are seated together in a relaxed friendly environment which allows them to get to know each other and share stories between them of their experience of Ireland so far. This is a unique, authentic and memorable night for everyone involved.
- Live Guinness bread-making demonstration
- Flaming Irish Coffee Demonstration
- We encourage guests to tap-a-long, sing-a-long or dance-a-long as much as they please on this night!
Morning: Breakfast will be served in the hotel. Today guests will have the opportunity to visit one of the following Toyota dealerships in Dublin.
Success in the company
‘An Irish car dealer was awarded with a top honour at Toyota’s ‘Ichiban’ European Customer Satisfaction Award event held last week in Athens, Greece.’
Subject to availability and location, if idea opposed further options will be investigated.
Lunch will be served in a local pub/restaurant depending on a final programme.
Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served in Georgian Townhouse restaurant.
The Cliff Town House Restaurant
One of the top, most stylish and talked about restaurants in Dublin on St Stephens Green, both its exquisite food and opulent atmosphere are beyond compare. The menus are presided over by The Cliff Collection’s Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter, who holds a Michelin Star at sister property, The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, County Waterford.
The food, created daily by Head Chef Sean Smith, delivers modern fine dining with impeccably sourced seafood cooked simply but elegantly. But while seafood lies at the heart of the restaurant seasonal menus, meat and vegetarian dishes also feature. Traditional dishes have been given a modern twist with lighter preparation and presentation reflecting the diversity of the modern Irish dining landscape.
The first floor private dining room is among the most elegant in Dublin, occupying a highceilinged Georgian drawing room with three, floor-to-ceiling double windows across the façade. These open up onto an attractive ironwork balcony affording views across pretty St Stephen’s Green. The space is noted for its flexibility and it can seat up to 40 people for dinner.
Morning: Guests will enjoy traditional Irish breakfast in the hotel. Guests will check out from the hotel followed by transfer to Dublin City Centre for a visit of the Guinness Storehouse.
The Guinness Storehouse – History of Stout Tour
The New Guinness Experience has been developed in a 1904-listed building in the St. James Gate Brewery, the home of Guinness. The first impression as guests enter the building is of walking into a large glass pint with light spilling down from above. Arthur Guinness’ original lease is enshrined on the floor. Visitors will discover what goes into making a pint of Guinness – the ingredients, the processes, the effort. The journey ends in the Gravity Bar on the top floor with a pint of Guinness and the best view in the city!
A Pint will be served in the astonishing Gravity bar
Lunch will be served after the tour and guests will also be given a pint pulling demonstration where they will receive a certificate for their efforts!
Lunch at the Guinness Storehouse
Eating food and raising a pint of the “Black Stuff’’ is key to your experience at the Guinness Storehouse. Guinness Storehouse restaurant offer everything from mini-bites, right up to multicourse feasts and cook everything fresh on site.
Afternoon: Guests will explore Dublin’s beautiful coastline.
Dublin Bay Cruise
Guests will sail from the City on a majestic cruise south of Dublin Bay to the to the traditional fishing of Howth with its world renowned fish restaurants and fantastic walks. During the voyage guests will see aspects of the city that are not possible on any other mode of transport. The magnificent Convention Center, Eastlink Bridge (Opening), Dublin Port and Docklands, Poolbeg Lighthouse passing by Dalkey island ,Clontarf and the world wildlife reserve Bull Island, Baily and Kish Lighthouses, Howth head, Ireland Eye, Lambay Island and Howth Harbour with it’s many seals swimming in the harbour.
Guests will end their tour with a salmon tasting on board.
Guest departure to Dublin Airport
Slán – Goodbye
We would love to welcome you to our Dublin.
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