Business Travel Guide to Dublin

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Sarah Corcoran

Sarah Corcoran

Dublin is known as a busy city with history, heritage and fun on every corner but it also caters very well to the business market. With the headquarters of many multinational companies like Google, TikTok, X, and many more based in Dublin, alongside a thriving national business scene, it’s not surprising the city welcomes thousands of business travellers every year. DCU is no stranger to corporate travel into Dublin, offering a range of accommodation options close to the city and Dublin airport. We also offer state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities. Contact us to find out more about corporate accommodation or meetings in Dublin.

Corporate Accommodation in Dublin

If you’ve read anything about hotels in Dublin recently you’ll know that availability is low and costs are high. Post lockdowns, hotel costs and the general cost of living have increased steadily, especially for luxuries like hotels. DCU offers a range of great value accommodation options outside of the city, a short commute to Dublin City and Dublin Airport. Don’t pay over the odds for corporate accommodation you won’t get to enjoy – instead consider alternative accommodation on our campus with everything from shared facility rooms to serviced apartment suites on offer. Our on-site facilities are much more extensive than a traditional hotel and we offer far better value for money,

Corporate and Team Building Activities in Dublin

While in Dublin, it would be a pity not to experience some of the city in your downtime. If you want to make the most of your trip or organise a team-building activity, we can help. DCU has plenty of space for training and team-building activities. This might range from conventional activities like personality discovery exercises to more unusual and fun activities like sumo wrestling suits and bubble football! There is always something to do in Dublin too, like visits to The Guinness Storehouse, our national museums, and Kilmainham Gaol. Afterwards, take your team to Temple Bar to experience our famous hospitality alongside great places to eat, drink and be merry.

Conference Space in Dublin

If you’re in Dublin for a business meeting, finding the perfect space for the size and unique needs of the meeting might take a while. If you’d like a one-stop shop for meetings and conferences big and small, DCU is ideal. Our event space in Dublin is ideal for all types and sizes of meetings from small boardrooms to large-scale theatre-style events. Our meeting spaces range in size from 5-1200 attendees across four venues in three campus locations. We also offer on-site car parking, shops, ATMs, restaurants and a range of sustainable catering options. Our teams are experienced in coordinating events of all shapes and sizes and nothing is too much to ask.

Corporate Dining in Dublin

A long way from bland and flavourless recipes of days gone by, Dublin’s culinary scene is now one of the best in Europe. With an international population, we have enjoyed the culinary spoils of our overseas residents in the form of recipes and restaurants from around the world. Our pub food is some of the best in the country with excellent quality meat and dairy grown here. We have everything from Michelin Stars to street food. FX Buckley, with locations around the city, has won awards for its fantastic steaks closely followed by the stylish Hawksmoor. Lovers of Indian food will love Pickle or Doolally on the city’s South Side. For some of the best Middle Eastern food in Ireland stop at Shouk nearby in Drumcondra and sample their excellent hummus.

Things to Note About Dublin

If it’s your first time in Ireland, there are a few important things to note for your trip. The national currency is Euro in the Republic of Ireland and almost everywhere, including taxis accept cards. We don’t have Uber but there are apps like Free Now to pre-order taxis. The city is very walkable, but buses, trains and trams are relatively inexpensive and frequent. Dublin residents are often voted the friendliest in the world and will happily help if you need directions or advice. Like any major city, it’s recommended to have a route home planned if you’re returning late. Due to its northerly coastal location, Dublin is typically cool and humid year-round. An umbrella is always a good idea, even in Summer!
Our team at DCU can help with meeting space and corporate accommodation in Dublin. Contact us directly for our best available rates or to learn more.