Dublin is the economic heart of Ireland and the fastest growing economy in the World at the moment. Multinationals settle down here and a brand new high-tech quarter is developing at a fast pace. The workforce is educated, the location is perfect and the corporate tax is low. Here are some tips for the business traveler staying in Dublin.
Where to stay?
Stay central so you don’t have to fight your way through a busy route in the morning. Walking is the easiest and quickest way to travel through the city. Business quarters are around Merrion Square, St Stephen’s Green and of course the new high-tech area at the Grand Canal Dock. We suggest you stay as close as possible, book your executive room (with bathrobe and slippers) and use good Wi-Fi to prepare for your meetings ahead. O’Callaghan Hotels are located right at Merrion Square and St Stephen’s Green which gives them ideal locations for you to get to work. All of our hotels feature several meeting rooms and have great capacities.
Where to eat and drink?
Dublin has a huge choice of eating out opportunities. Italian, Greek, Spanish or simply pub food, everything is available here. If you’re enjoying a bite on your own, we suggest you have a Guinness & beef stew at a local pub. However, when eating out with colleagues or business partners, Delahunt is a great choice with a small menu and three-course dinner option. The Winding Stair has an ideal location right next to River Liffey. How does a dry-aged Striploin steak with garlic truffle butter sound to you? A great place for after-business drinks is Lillie’s Bordello. The dress code is strict and the cocktails are great. Sounds promising for a colleague night out? However, if you’re up for some pints, there is plenty of choice throughout the city. Choose between the Porterhouse, the Bankers, Kennedy’s and plenty of others.
What to do on a day off?
When in Dublin for business, you should at least make sure to have one day off. The city has more to offer than meeting rooms and busy afternoons. If you’re a literature buff, Dublin’s Writers Museum is the place to go and has also an excellent restaurant. For the history fanatics, we suggest you take a Hop-on Hop-off tour as you probably don’t have much time and this is the only way to see as much as you can. For the sporty ones, Phoenix Park is a great place to run or cycle and see the President’s house and the Wellington monument at once. Another nice way to see the city can be to simply join the free walking tour, starting at Dame Street – Central Bank – each morning and afternoon. When spending an afternoon with colleagues, the perfect way to do so is enjoying a Gaelic football game at Croke Park or a rugby match at Aviva stadium.
Use the little time you have right!