Incentive Programs

View our sample Dublin and Ireland incentive programs below. We've created these to give you a flavour of what we've done for clients in the past, but we understand that every client has their own set of unique requirements and we will work closely with you to deliver a conference or incentive program that is tailored to your exact needs.

Sample Dublin Incentive Program

Day One

Arrive at Dublin Airport, where you will be greeted by your driver who will take to your city centre hotel in one of our deluxe coaches. Tonight, you will dine at the Church Restaurant. The Church is one of Dublin’s most unique bars and restaurants.  It is the local choice of for native Dubliners and welcomes approx. 700,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to experience the culture, atmosphere and friendly service. You will be served a sumptuous three course dinner in the Gallery Restaurant which is set on the mezzanine level and has a stunning view overlooking the main bar.

   

Day Two

After enjoying a leisurely Irish breakfast at your hotel you will experience unique Irish sport in a local Gaelic club and try your hand at Gaelic games, giving you a chance to engage in something that is uniquely Irish and embedded in our culture.  Gaelic football and hurling are exceptionally skillful games and your experienced tutors will provide you with the basic knowledge so you can show off to all your colleagues. The Gaelic Games experience is all about participation, regardless of age, gender or skill level. The fun is to see how well you can master a new sport!

You will then enjoy lunch in Nancy Hands, one of the most popular places to eat in Dublin, which offers a real Irish food and drink experience. At the end of your meal, you will have a chance to learn how to make famous Irish coffee! Irish Coffee is internationally renowned and a favourite after dinner drink throughout the world. It was invented in Foynes, a small town in the West of Ireland.

   

After lunch, you will visit the Guinness Storehouse, which provides an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world-famous Guinness brand and company. This historical building is central to Dublin's heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of Guinness, telling the story from its origins here at St. James's Gate in Dublin to its growth as an internationally recognisable global brand.

The tour starts with a short introduction and then guests are free to explore the vast building. You may even want to take part in a lesson on how to pour your own pint! The prize is at the top, where guests will be rewarded with a creamy pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, with spectacular views of the city of Dublin.

This evening you are off to a Greyhound racing stadium. You will view the dogs being prepared for the race and you'll be given tips on how to pick a winner (no guarantees!)  A dinner is served in the restaurant overlooking the track and the racing commences at 20.00 and lasts for approximately 2.5 hours.

After this exciting experience, you will be transferred to Lillie Bordello's Cocktail Bar where you can enjoy your night, dancing and mingling with the locals. It is widely regarded as Ireland’s most renowned and prestigious cocktail lounge/clubs and it has welcomed many celebrities through its doors over the years. With lavish rooms, Lillie Bordello's offers a multitude of indulgent entertainment experiences. It is one of Dublin city’s most opulent and energetic settings, surrounded by lush table seating and art deco.

   

Day Three

Today you will visit the Phoenix Park for a cycle in Europe’s largest enclosed city centre park. For those who do not want to exert themselves why not enjoy a fab food trail and sample some local Irish delicacies.

Phoenix Park is treasured by Dubliners as a recreation ground and oasis of nature in the capital city. It is home to the country’s president and to a herd of wild deer whose origins date back to the 17th century when the park was established as a Royal Deer Park. Its wide-open spaces are a wonderful place to be on a bright day in Dublin.

If you take part in the fab food trail, you will visit a range of bakeries, food halls, street markets, cheesemongers, delicatessens and other speciality shops. You’ll meet those that have traded for generations producing great food as well as new arrivals to the food scene, bringing new international and contemporary tastes to the Irish table using great organic local produce. As you enjoy the food, you’ll also learn a little about the culture and history of each neighbourhood.

   

Sample Ireland Incentive Program

Day One

Arrive at Shannon Airport where you will meet your driver and travel to Killarney. The vibrant "little" town and the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside makes Killarney a very special place. Killarney (Cill Airne in Irish) is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and has been Ireland's top town for tourism for many years. Granted, Killarney is a very attractive town but is outshone by the surrounding countryside with its mountains, lakes, woods, coastline and overall beauty which attracts visitors worldwide. Killarney town has much too interest the tourist, not least the fine restaurants, gift shops and pubs with their traditional music, of which there are many.

   

Day Two

After your breakfast, you will start one of Ireland's most exhilarating day trips to the Gap of Dunloe and see some of the best natural scenery anywhere in Ireland. The Gap of Dunloe is a magnificent defile running four miles between the McGillycuddy Reeks and the Purple mountain group. At the famous cottage called Kate Kearney's you commence the seven-mile journey through the Gap to Lord Brandon’s cottage. There is much evidence of glacial action in the Gap, in striae and ice-moulded rocks. The towering summits of the Reeks, the changing shadows on the Purple and Tomies mountains and the silence and solitude of the rugged glen all combine to make an unforgettable impression upon the visitor.  

Enjoy a picnic lunch, after which you will take a boat and cruise down the Upper Lake of the magnificent Killarney National Park. Travel on the world famous Killarney Lakes to Ross Castle followed by a Jaunting Cart Ride of the wonderful Killarney National Park. The National Park comprises over 10,000 hectares of beautiful lake and mountain scenery and is famous for its native habitats and species including oak-holly woods, yew woods and red deer.

Tonight, you will have a dinner and entertainment in the Dannyman Pub.

   

Day Three

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will spend a day at your leisure.

You can enjoy sightseeing of Killarney, admiring Irish nature while taking a walk at the lake or relaxing while playing golf.

In the Killarney environs, there exists several of the finest golf courses in Ireland. Surrounded by beautiful vistas, they are demanding of a golfer's skill. The Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, beside Lough Leane, features 3 fine courses and Killeen hosted the 2010 and 2011 Irish Open.

For dinner, you can choose from many restaurants and pubs in Killarney town centre.

Day Four

After breakfast, you will depart to visit Blarney and Kinsale in County Cork. 

Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago, and is one of Ireland's greatest treasures. The world-famous Blarney Stone - the legendary Stone of Eloquence - is situated high up in the battlements of the castle. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words. Follow one of the several long, stone spiral staircases up to the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the lush green Irish countryside, Blarney House and the village of Blarney.

Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast of Ireland. Walking around the town, you can enjoy browsing in its many shops, for gifts, crafts, paintings, locally designed fashions, art galleries, book shops or take time out in one of its many lovely cafés for coffee and cakes. Wandering along the many little streets in Kinsale is a delightful experience. Stop off and enjoy Kinsale's Harbour views once you have visited Charles Fort, and down town stop at the waterfront and take in views of the marina.

You will enjoy your dinner in award-winning restaurant Fishy Fishy in Kinsale where you can taste the best of fresh fish from the waters off the south coast of Ireland. 

After dinner, you return to your hotel in Killarney.

   

Day Five

After breakfast, you depart Killarney and transfer to Dublin City Centre, taking in a short panoramic tour of the city.

Your guide will point out the main areas and landmarks of the city to allow you to familiarise yourself with this beautiful, friendly and compact city.

You will enjoy lunch at the Brazen Head, Ireland’s oldest pub.

In the afternoon you will visit Teeling Whiskey Distillery which is Dublin’s newest destination for whiskey fans or for anyone with an interest in Dublin’s long, historical association with Irish whiskey.  Teelings is the only operational distillery in the city. The Bang Bang Bar serves a complete portfolio of multi-award winning Irish whiskeys and experienced bartenders are on hand to take people through tastings of each of the products. Alex Chasko & Stephen Teeling guide you through Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey. From the hand selected casks of malt and grain to the extra maturation in rum barrels and bottling at 46% with no chill filtration it produces the most unique Irish blend in the world.

This evening you are off to a Greyhound racing stadium to enjoy a sporting event established in Ireland since 1927. You will view the dogs being prepared for the race and you'll be given tips on how to pick a dinner (no guarantees)!

A dinner is served in the restaurant overlooking the track and each guest receives betting vouchers to add to the excitement. The racing commences at 20.00hrs and ends at approximately 22.30 hrs.

   

  

Day Six

After enjoying a full Irish breakfast at your hotel, today you will travel to the countryside of County Wicklow, often referred to as the Garden of Ireland.

You will travel to the Orchard Centre where you will take part in the Irish Olympics! This fun and humorous event helps develop teamwork and motivational skills as well as allowing individuals to draw on their personal skills to encourage a cohesive team spirit.  This event is hugely popular with a highly competitive and entertaining environment that can be incorporated into conference, seminar or training sessions. Highly-trained team leaders take responsibility for the entire event from start to finish.

Bale Pushing - Let the games begin! The ultimate relay race as team members pair off to push this large round bale of straw through a set of obstacles before handing the ‘baton’ (bale) to their colleagues.

Wheelbarrow Race - A Ferrari in disguisem, this vehicle can perform at the very highest level as it negotiates a series of obstacles.  Only a real ‘team’ effort between the passenger and driver will give results. With lots of surprises thrown in this must be the most popular element in this program.

Welly Throwing - Before your team can truly find its inner potential and allow itself to infect those around them with their enthusiasm, they must first find inner peace. Ireland’s unique medium of anger management is provided for your team to reach this desired peace. By placing all that pent-up anger and frustration in the welly boot and tossing it away, the individual can free themselves from these feelings.

Tug O’War - This true test of team strength gets the team not just motivated but develops that great sense of team effort and bonding.

After the Irish Olympics, you will enjoy a wholesome lunch in the Orchard Centre.

This evening dinner is in the Church Restaurant. The Church is one of Dublin’s most unique bars and restaurants.  It is the local choice for native Dubliners and welcomes approx. 700,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to experience the culture, atmosphere and friendly service. You will be served a sumptuous three course dinner in the Gallery Restaurant which is set on the mezzanine level and has a stunning view overlooking the main bar.

Then you can explore Dublin’s party scene and dance away your night in Ireland.

     

Day Eight

After a full Irish breakfast at your hotel you will visit the Guinness Storehouse, which provides an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world-famous Guinness brand. This historical building is central to Dublin's heritage and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of Guinness, telling the story from its origins at St. James's Gate in Dublin to its growth as an internationally recognisable global brand.

The tour starts with a short introduction and then guests are free to explore the vast building. You may even want to take part in a lesson on how to pour your own pint! The prize is at the top, where guests will be rewarded with a creamy pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, with spectacular views of the city of Dublin.

After lunch, you will have a quick transfer to the Phoenix Park for a cycle in Europe’s largest enclosed city centre park. It is treasured by Dubliners as a recreation ground and oasis of nature in the capital city. It is home to the country’s president and to a herd of wild deer whose origins date back to the 17th century when the park was established as a Royal Deer Park. Its wide-open spaces are a wonderful place to be on a bright day in Dublin. You can cycle for as long as you like and then take a stroll to Nancy Hands pub for a lesson how to make an Irish coffee.

This evening dinner is in the Merry Ploughboy Pub. The charming 250-year-old bar is as famous for its fine food and hospitality as it is for its traditional music and dance. You will enjoy a traditional Irish menu followed by one of the most famous Irish shows in the country. The entertainment commences with Ireland's leading traditional Irish music group The Merry Ploughboys - a traditional Irish music band who have been performing to audiences in Dublin since 1989. Midway through, All-Ireland and World champion Irish Dancers from Dublin and beyond perform a specially commissioned show. After the dancing, the Irish music kicks off again and the musicians really up the tempo for the final part of the evening.

   

Day Nine

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel for the final time before your deluxe coach transfer to Dublin Airport.