Why chose Dublin for a conference

Dublin is very accessible and compact, we now have over 60 airlines flying into Dublin from over 180 destinations. We have a variety of venues to chose from and most conference centres are approx. 25 - 35 mins from Dublin airport. Designated offices have been set up to promote conferences in Dublin such as the Meet in Ireland https://www.meetinireland.com/ and the Dublin Convention Bureau https://www.dublinconventionbureau.com/ which specifically offer free and impartial advice, venue finding services, expert local knowledge, meeting planners etc. Other conference organisations are https://www.conferencedublin.ie/, 

  • Dublin is the only EU capital with all day US Pre clearance
  • Dublin Airport is located only 12km from the city centre
  • Ireland is Europe's fastest growing economy for the 2nd year
  • Friendly, helpful hotel staff
  • Great variety of choice of hotels, bars and restaurants.


Croke Park conference venue

Croke Park conference venue


RDS conference venue

RDS conference venue

IFSC Convention Centre

IFSC Conference Centre Dublin

Citywest conference venue

Conference venue
Citywest Hotel Conference centre

Vat & Tax reclaim - Tax Reclaims for Conferences

New Irish legislation enables VAT reclaims on accommodation costs incurred by conference delegates. A business delegate attending a qualifying conference is entitled to reclaim the VAT paid in respect of accommodation costs incurred while attending that conference.

A qualifying conference means a conference or meeting in the course or furtherance of business organized to cater for 50 or more delegates which takes place at a venue designed for the purposes of hosting 50 or more delegates. The procedure for reclaiming this VAT is as follows:

For businesses registered for VAT in Ireland, it can be included as a deduction in their normal bi-monthly VAT return. For businesses established in other EU Member States a claim can be made to the Irish VAT authorities under the Eighth VAT Directive (79/1072/EEC)

For businesses established outside the EU, a claim can be made to the Irish VAT authorities under the Thirteenth VAT Directive (86/560/EEC). A system called Tax Back International has been set up to assist companies who have the expertise or resources themselves to maximize their VAT returns, please go to www.irishrefunds.com/dcb for more details.

For more information contact: The Office of the Collector General, Unregistered VAT Repayment Section, River House, Charlotte Quay, Limerick. http://www.revenue.ie

Transport from Dublin Airport


There is an organized queuing system for taxis outside arrivals at each Terminal. Nearly every taxi drivers uses sat nav. Taxis into Dublin city centre should cost around Euro 25 - 35 depending on how many passengers and bags. Lost items are mostly handed into the local Garda station.


Airlink Express (known in Dublin as the 747) -  Cost Euro 6.00 one way, return Euro 11.00. This bus will bring you direct to the IFSC, Dublin City Centre, Gardiner Street, College Green & Temple Bar, Heuston & Connolly rail stations, St. Stephen’s Green, and Merrion Square. https://airlinkexpress.ie/ 

Aircoach - This bus service stops at most of the major hotels in Dublin city and at other key locations across Dublin starting from the southside of the city. It runs 24 hours and is easily booked online. Cost adult euro 6.00 one way and return euro 11.50.  https://www.aircoach.ie/

The National Transport Agency - http://www.transportforireland.ie


Best Restaurants in Dublin

Shelbourne Social

Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge



l09A Lower Baggot Street


Dax Restaurant

23 Pembroke Street Upper


Mulberry Gardens

Mulberry Lane, Donnybrook


The Greenhouse

Dawson Street


Taste at Rustic

17 South Great Georges Street





What to do in Dublin


Little Museum of Dublin

Glasnevin Cemetery

National Art Gallery (NAD)

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

National Museum of Ireland


Kilmainham Gaol

Dublin bus tour

Walking tours, Food tours, Literary tours



Trinity College

Dublin Castle

Malahide Castle