Europe Destinations | Ireland

Key Points for Planners

  • World-class hotels and conference venues
  • Easy air access from the U.S. and Europe
  • Solid infrastructure
  • Safe and secure


How does a country earn a reputation for hospitality? Begin with the motto “Céad Míle Fáilte” (which means “one hundred thousand welcomes”), and keep working to earn the title. Remarkably, Ireland can boast having three of its cities—Dublin, Cork, and Galway—named in the Top 10 list of “World’s Friendliest Cities” by Conde Nast magazine. Ireland is called “The Emerald Isle” for a reason—the entire island country is enrobed in green.

Top Locations

  • Cork
  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Belfast
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Kilkenny
  • Dingle Peninsula
Everywhere you look is a postcard-worthy scene: tranquil fishing villages; rugged cliffs; cozy thatched-roof cottages, quaint small villages, it’s a landscape painter’s dream come to life. Dublin is the big city draw for MICE groups to Ireland. Home to Guinness and Jameson, site of Temple Bar, any visit to the city starts off with a taste and a toast. Trinity College and its world-famous Book of Kells is another of the many do-not-miss experiences that await in the Republic of Ireland’s capital.
Irish recorded history dates back 5,000 years. That’s a treasure-chest full of history, culture, and tradition. Old romantic castles are as plentiful as Catholic saints in Ireland and its churches, monasteries, and historic estates hold enough mysteries to exhaust the most ambitious explorer. A friendly game of golf is always welcomed in Ireland. The country boasts over 400 challenging and lush courses, which place Ireland among the world’s most splendid golf destinations.
If golf isn’t in the plan, Ireland has plenty of other active pursuits, among them fishing, hiking, horseback riding, or cycling adventures across any of the country’s dramatic landscapes. Ireland is an enviable MICE destination. Brimming with sophistication, drama, history, beauty, activity, personality—and those 100,000 welcomes—it’s got everything event planners want in an incentive, conference, or destination event location with easy access and affordability, too.

Introducing BEM Ireland, our Exceptional Partner in Ireland

BEM Ireland, our exceptional and trusted DMC partner, is one of Ireland’s leading destination management companies. With 20 years of experience producing memorable and rewarding incentive programs and events, BEM Ireland is overflowing with the local connections necessary to source the very best service and product suppliers.

Their network, which extends throughout the entire Emerald Isle, ensures that your event will benefit from the best local knowledge and support.

BEM Ireland’s award-winning team not only does everything a destination management company should do—from conception to completion—they do it with innovation, fun and, most importantly, passion.

Looking to plan an event in Ireland? Send us your RFP and we’ll work with BEM Ireland to deliver a proposal for an exceptional event.