What’s New in Ireland?

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The Foodie Scene

Anyone who has been to Ireland lately will say they are really impressed with the food. Our farm to fork ethos and new take on classic dishes is sure to impress even the most discerning taste buds!

A great option for honest food in a funky setting is the newly opened Shelbourne Social, the 4th restaurant by Dylan McGrath following Brasserie 66, Rustic Stone and Fade Street Social.

The Press Up Group has recently opened Grayson, Isabelle’s, and Tomahawk – all worthy venues to host your incentive events.

In November, the Mercantile Group relaunched Café en Seine after a multimillion-euro renovation, introducing new glamour to Dawson Street and providing a fabulous option for larger groups wanting a casual night in a very classy setting with a wonderful menu.

Exciting Hotel Updates!

Carlton House in Kildare, just 30 minutes from Dublin Airport, is undergoing a full renovation from guest rooms and function space to the golf clubhouse, all due to be completed by early 2020.

Hyatt Centric will open its doors in June 2019, which will add another big chain to the many other hotel options in the city.

With a completion time of Spring 2019, the grand dame of Dublin, The Shelbourne Hotel, has closed its lobby while the ground floor and meeting spaces are being completely renovated.

Did You Know?

Ireland has a Very Low VAT Rate!

Ireland has a very low VAT rate on hotels and food and beverage in Europe: Continental Europe is at 23%, the UK is at 20%, and the Republic of Ireland is only 13.5%!

Ireland’s Picturesque Hidden Heartlands – So Much to Explore

Tap into the relaxed rhythm of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands to uncover unexplored tracks and trails, beguiling Blueways, exciting waterside towns and picturesque rural villages. Whether it’s an on-the-water adventure along the iconic River Shannon, a tranquil river cruise through breathtaking Lough Derg, or a journey through heritage and history in the bustling town of Athlone, there’s plenty to see and do. Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands encompasses Leitrim, Roscommon and Longford as well as parts of Clare, Westmeath, Cavan, North Tipperary, Galway and Offaly.