Dublin... for large-scale events

From the Convention Centre Dublin to the Aviva Stadium, Dublin's arsenal of venues for large events is both vast and varied. C&IT examines the best of the bunch.

Convention Centre Dublin
Convention Centre Dublin

Dublin is fortunate to have several venues capable of hosting large-scale conferences and events. Of the purpose-built facilities, the modern Convention Centre Dublin is an obvious choice and has recently staged events for Deloitte, Alltech and L’Ore´al. It offers 22 multi-functional rooms suitable for meetings, banquets, conferences and exhibitions of up to 8,000 delegates.


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For even larger gatherings, The Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge has capacity for up to 12,000 delegates across its ten multi-purpose conference and exhibition halls, with the added bonus of an outdoor stadium, bars, restaurants, parking facilities and several concert venues on site.

The home of Irish rugby, the Aviva Stadium provides an alternative setting for conferences, gala dinners and receptions – its President’s Arena holding up to 1,300 standing or 1,140 for a banquet. No trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where organisers can combine tours of the interactive exhibits and brewery with an event for up to 2,000 delegates.

The city also has its fair share of hotels capable of accommodating large events. The 502-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin – Burlington Road features a dedicated business floor incorporating a 1,400-capacity conference centre, 18 meeting rooms and a 1,200m2 ballroom. Hewlett-Packard recently held its annual EMEA leaders conference at the Citywest Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin. It offers 764 four-star bedrooms and 34 function suites holding ten to 4,100 delegates. 

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