Destination Guide: Ireland

Dublin: new developments

The skills of world-renowned architects in the design of new venues have given Dublin a competitive edge.

Dublin: new developments
Dublin: new developments

The £340m Convention Centre Dublin opened its doors in September. Situated on the north side of the Liffey, the landmark building was designed by Pritzker award-winner, the Irish architect Kevin Roche, and offers 22 flexible conference spaces that can accommodate up to 8,000 delegates.

The Gibson Hotel is Dublin's newest hotel having opened its doors in June 2010. Its dedicated conference area has nine meeting rooms accommodating up to 300 delegates, boasting wi-fi, the latest AV technology and a business centre. Covering two floors, the conference area can be reached directly from street level via a private entrance, or through the hotel.

Recognised as one of the leading architects in the world, Daniel Libeskind has designed the Grand Canal Theatre, part of the Grand Canal Harbour project in Dublin's Docklands, which opened in March 2010. This iconic 2,100-seat theatre, with Libeskind's signature geometric style, is the centrepiece of the scheme and incorporates the square effectively as a grand outdoor lobby. Lansdowne Road, the home of Irish soccer and rugby, has received a dramatic facelift and was unveiled as the Aviva Stadium in May 2010, providing Ireland's national rugby and football teams, fans and spectators with a home ground to be proud of.

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Dublin Convention Bureau
Contact: Miriam Kennedy
Tel: +353 1 605 7774
Email: mkennedy@dublinconventionbureau.com
Web: www.dublinconventionbureau.com

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