After attending IMEX Frankfurt – the PillowMINT Hosted Buyer group were faced with a dilema. Two mini famils were on offer – one to Dubai with Arabian Adventures, the other to Ireland with Event Partners. After much deliberation, it was split down the middle and I joined the four practitioners heading to Dublin Ireland for three nights, with the promise of a million laughs!
What we found upon arrival was a wonderfully warm and inviting country full of natural storytellers, inviting bars, local characters and of course the famous craic.
With the Qantas/Emirates partnership flying daily into Dublin via Dubai,there was no better time to introduce Ireland as the perfect destination for incentives, meetings and events.
We were accompanied to Dublin by John from the multi award winning DMC Event Partners. We enjoyed a creative and thoughtful program including a visit to the Long Room at historic Trinity College, Whiskey tasting at Jamison Distillary, some craic at famous Johnnie Foxes and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse where we learned to pull the perfect pint!
Ireland offers an amazing array of hotels, ranging from traditional to contemporary and our participants were treated to some of the finest. We had the opportunity to stay at the very new and very hip Marker Hotel in the cultural district in Dublin and then on to the sublime Ritz Carlton at Powerscourt in picturesque county Wicklow where we got some hands on lessons in the traditional game of Hurling. A special treat for the afternoon was a tasting session with Tom, local Baileys expert – we voted that the Original Baileys is still something to make one swoon!
Participants agree that we will forever think of Ireland as being the small country with a big heart!
Special thanks to Premier DMC, Event Partners, The Marker, Ritz Carlton.
Event Partners are represented in Australia by PillowMINT.
Photo Caption: (L-R) John Costelloe (Event Partners), Carly Adler (Flight Centre), Mike Gray (212F), Rebecca Easterman (PillowMINT), Kristy Moorhouse (Destination Event Management), Peter Gray (Motivating People).