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Why Plan an Incentive Trip in Dublin?

Head on over to Dublin for your next incentive trip - Ireland’s lively capital that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub! With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laid-back city is perfect for hosting a corporate retreat. The city is a living museum of its history. Spend an afternoon exploring the city’s medieval castles, unparalleled architecture, and towering cathedrals. Dublin has been named Europe's friendliest city twice by TripAdvisor for good reason. So grab a pint at one of the city's 1000+ pubs strike up a conversation, and settle in for the experience of a lifetime. 

  • Rich in History: Ireland is steeped in unique history and Dublin is full of beautiful and culturally significant landmarks.
  • Beautiful Landscapes: Dublin is not only a great city but is surrounded by beautiful Irish landscapes perfect for day trips. 
  • Easy to Get There: Over 50 countries worldwide fly directly into Dublin, making it easily accessible for global teams. 
  • Something For Everyone: With a mix of city and countryside, planning activities is a breeze as there truly is something for everyone. 
  • Great People: The Irish are some of the world’s friendliest people, and accept visitors with open arms!
Quick Facts about Dublin
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Top Incentive Trip Venues in Dublin

The Morgan Hotel 

Surrounded by the charming restaurants and museums of Dublin's Temple Bar District, The Morgan is an upscale, boutique hotel that redefines luxury. Offering 5-star service with elevated amenities to match, guests are in the best of hands throughout their stay. 

The Marker Dublin Hotel

Extraordinary, surprising and luxurious, The Marker Hotel is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional. One of Dublin's most visually arresting landmarks with its checkerboard façade, this 5-star, chic hotel offers a distinct blend of contemporary style and luxury. Located right in the heart of the Docklands, Dublin's most prolific cultural hub, The Marker acts as the perfect base from which to experience Ireland's capital city. 

  • Number of Rooms: 187
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 13 (Largest capacity 350pax)
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The Shelbourne Dublin 

Settle into luxury at this five-star historic Dublin hotel. The world-famous Shelbourne is a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin. Overlooking the magnificent St. Stephen’s Green, it is just seconds from the city’s sights and shops, commerce, and culture. Founded in 1824, The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel, is a place where history has been made, with all the classic, elegant furnishings to match. Settle into gracious rooms featuring plush bedding, generous baths with deluxe amenities, a seating area, and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

  • Number of Rooms: 265
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 11 (Largest capacity 550pax)
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How We Can Help Your Team in Dublin

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Incentive Trip Activities

Top Incentive Trip Activities in Dublin

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Dublin

With easy access to the city and a wide range of activities from culture-based tours to adventuring the outdoors, your next incentive trip in Dublin is sure to ‘wow’ your guests. Whatever your interests may be, Dublin offers a plethora of great options for everyone. 

Tour of the Guinness Storehouse 

This multi-sensory tasting journey brings the distinctive flavours of Guinness' iconic stout to life. Your journey begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors filled with interactive experiences that fuse Guinness' long brewing heritage with Ireland's rich history. At the top, you'll be rewarded with a pint of perfection in their world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar.

Irish Food & Whiskey Trail 

Drink in Ireland's rich history, culture, and food on this custom Food and Whiskey Trail! In the company of a local guide make your way through the city sampling some of Irelands' most iconic whiskeys. Along the way, you'll enjoy delicious food and even better company. So, relax and share some Irish "craic" with informed locals in some of the most iconic pubs in Ireland.

Gaelic Games

On the sprawling castle lawns your team can partake in the age-old tradition of Gaelic Games. This is not just a test of strength but of teamwork and team spirit. The group will be split into teams, and will first be led by a professional through a series of training exercises. Then, it's game on as teams bring out their competitive sides in a series of traditional games including archery, hurling, Gaelic, and more.

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Top Tips for an Incentive Trip in Dublin

Expert Advice for an Incentive in Dublin

  1. Read Up On Your History: Ireland is basically a living museum of it’s past, and Dublin is no exception. To maximize success for your incentive trip in Dublin, read up on your history ahead of time! 
  2. Visit The Countryside: There are several beautiful towns within an hour’s drive of Dublin, most home to medieval castles and timeless architecture. 
  3. Get Involved: Part of the charm of Dublin is its people, so wherever you can, make an effort to meet the locals! 
  4. Bring a Jacket: While Dublin is often quite warm in the summer months, its coastal weather can switch quickly. Always bring a jacket! 
  5. Come Hungry: Though not globally known as a top culinary destination, Ireland and the UK are full of their own traditions, many of which involve food and/or beer!

Any Other Considerations for an Incentive in Dublin

Dublin is a very safe city to visit, and a destination known to be LGBTQ+ friendly. As is with most big cities globally, take standard precautions whilst traveling, like not drawing unnecessary attention to your group, and taking care of your belongings.

FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

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