There are many layers to the city of Dublin amongst which every visitor finds their niche. It is a bustling city with a population of over 1.7 million and is home to over 100 different nationalities all of whom contribute to the fabric of Dublin. While it has a genuine cosmopolitan feel, Dublin has still managed to retain its own distinct culture which is expressed in a love of literature, drama, traditional music and sport.
Dublin is a modern city with all the skills, structures, features and facilities necessary to host the most complex of conferences.
When congress business is over, there is a wealth of activities and culture. Due to Dublin’s coastal location, the sea is an integral part of Dublin life. This inheritance allows for a wide variety of water activities, sports or just strolling. Inland, Dublin offers a pick of events from greyhound racing, a variety of many fine gardens, old stately homes and picturesque parklands.
Of course, the quintessential Dublin Pub provides the focal point of Dublin’s social life, illuminating the vibrant hues of Dubliners and their culture. Conversation flows freely unleashing the unique atmosphere that defines the city.
What to Pack
Include business attire for all conference sessions and events. Business attire is recommended for the gala dinner. Rainwear and comfortable shoes are advised.
Delegates are advised to arrange their own insurance to cover medical or other expenses including accident or loss. If a delegate must cancel for medical reasons, normal cancellation policy applies. It is recommended that EU citizens bring a current EHIC card.
Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 23% on most goods. Cash back is the simplest and most widely used VAT refund service that issues cash refunds on departure for a handling fee. Ask for cash back form when you make your purchase.
A small tip is appreciated for good service. Tip cabs 10% and porters 60c per bag.
Under Irish law smoking is not permitted in pubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and all enclosed public buildings.
From March to October, Ireland operates on Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour.