Last year, it was the World’s Largest Redhead Gathering in North America (at the Dublin Irish Festival).  In 2007, it was the Guinness World Record for the Largest Irish Jig (10,036 people–also at the Dublin Irish Festival.)  What I’m saying here is … we’re big on big group fun in Dublin, Ohio.

Now, those examples refer to REALLY big groups. But–truth be told–we love to entertain groups of ANY size in Dublin. Year-round.  What does this mean to you? If you are looking for some fun group activities for your next meeting, reunion, Girl’s Night Out or corporate team-building event … we’ve got your back.

What started in 2007 as a way for the Dublin CVB to draw group tours to the city where Irish is an attitude, has bloomed into a palette of 22 Irish experiences and another dozen “Around the World in Dublin Ohio” experiences. Thanks to a handful of inventive and willing local partners, we’ve created immersive activities where groups can take an Irish Dance 101 class, savor Irish Sundaes while touring an ice cream factory, celebrate a Cinco De Mayo-inspired dinner or attend the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

The activities include a wide range of price points and levels, based on number of people and length of stay. Groups overnighting at one of Dublin’s 14 hotels can select from among our VIP experiences. Here are a few sample itineraries to whet your appetite:

Girl’s Day Out: Savor French pastries during Oo la la! Celebrating French Cuisine, before becoming Dublin Damsels on a Quest. Enjoy a Victorian era lunch experience then take in some shop therapy. Pour your own candle during Scents and Sensibility then finish off the day with a private Dinner & Spa Event.

Around the World in 24-hours (or less): Experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, then head to the #1 Zoo in the country for a behind-the-scenes look at the Polar Frontier. Traverse to warmer climates during Perfecting a Southern Treat before a Salud Italiano lunch feast. Discover The Ancient Saints of Ireland or Irish Wake traditions during Wake Me When It’s Over. Enjoy Fro Yo: A South Korean Inspired Sweet Treat then finish the day with An All-American Hit: Hot Dogs, Baseball & Apple Pie.

Teach Me How: Lifelong student? Learn to dance an Irish jig, play the Penny Whistle, tell the difference between chocolates or teas from around the world AND decorate a cupcake!

I-rish I Was in Dublin (OH): Embark on a Four-Leaf Clover Scavenger Hunt through Historic Dublin while working up an appetite for a Sunny Irish Lunch. Meet a real leprechaun, an 1830s era Irish immigrant, bagpiper or an Irish storyteller. Learn to speak a little Gaelic, then savor an Irish Manor House Meal.

Want to learn more? Visit our Website or contact the Dublin CVB at 800/245-8387.

~Post by Mary