I’m not from Dublin, nor do I live in Dublin. I work in Dublin and I play in Dublin… eat, shop and attend special events in Dublin. But nope, not a resident… I don’t have kids that go to school in Dublin (well I don’t have kids, period) For me, none of this matters.

I love Dublin.

The friendly people, pristine environment, quaint shops, and goodness I do love those stacked stone walls lining the roads. Of course, working for the Dublin CVB might make me a little biased, but through this job I’ve been fortunate enough to discover the superb meeting sites and attractions in this City.

For those that do call Dublin home, you probably aren’t stepping into Dublin hotels on a frequent basis. Did you know that Dublin has 15 hotels with over 2,000 hotel rooms? This City hosts a variety of conferences, weddings, reunions and sporting tournaments all throughout the year. Several of our hotels are nationally ranked in the top 10 of their distinctive brands for service and quality. Visitors from all over the U.S. check in and out of those hotel lobbies daily.

That’s why I am inviting Dubliners, local and abroad, to help bring more visitors to Dublin. You’ll help make the City an even better place to live and get rewarded for your efforts.

Adding Irish Attitude to a meeting at The Embassy Suites

What do meetings mean to the City of Dublin?

The economic impact of a meeting or function in Dublin reaches far and wide. Meeting and event attendees who stay at Dublin’s hotels spend money directly in the City on dining, transportation and entertainment. Here are just some of the things that are funded (at least in part) by the City’s bed tax:

How can I help?
It’s easy. Do you go to any conferences? Just let the Dublin CVB know. Typically referrers are professionals actively involved in government agencies, medical associations, or hobby and religious groups on either a state or national level. Bring your event home to Dublin instead of traveling to Cincinnati or Seattle. You don’t have to be your organization’s decision-maker or meeting planner.

Even if you are planning a wedding or reunion you can still enter.

You can stay involved throughout the bid, if you choose. Having local influence during the selection process has proven to help the city be chosen. Open your group’s eyes to Dublin and we will try our best to bring them here.

What do I win?
Every month, those who submit a qualified lead will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the Brazenhead Irish Pub & Restaurant.  If the lead you submit is booked at one of our 15 Dublin hotels, you could receive our Grand Prize– A free weekend stay at Old Man’s Cave Chalets in the beautiful Hocking Hills. With more than 10,000 acres of deep forests, hidden trails, soaring cliffs, and sheltering caves, Hocking Hills offers some of the most unique outdoor attractions in Ohio.   Want to learn more?

I’ve learned a lot about this Emerald City. One thing I’ve noticed is the special pride that pulses through a Dubliner’s veins. You could say we “bleed green” and collectively I know we make this city’s heart beat. Our professional workforce, entrepreneurs, educators, religious groups, service volunteers even our seasoned golfers work together with a fantastic hum that keeps this community so alive.

Dublin (OH) Irish Festival

Those that have left Dublin, Ohio still take a piece of Irish Attitude with them and now–that connection can mean influence.  That’s why I am inviting Dubliners, local and abroad, to help make Dublin, Ohio an even better place to live and work. All you have to do is Bring Your Event Home.

You may have your “real job” but at the same time you might be affiliated with another organization. This organization could directly relate to your career or maybe it’s your favorite hobby. For instance, you could work for Cardinal Health by day and be a toy tin train collector by night. Perhaps you’re looking for wedding accommodations or you’re planning a reunion? Whether your group is professional or of personal interest, you can positively impact Dublin by referring your events to the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

What do meetings mean to the City of Dublin?

The economic impact of a meeting or function in Dublin reaches far and wide. Meeting and event attendees who stay at Dublin’s hotels spend money directly in the City on dining, transportation and entertainment. Could you imagine a Dublin, Ohio without these vital programs, services and events? Here are just some of the things that are funded (at least in part) by the City’s bed tax:

Old Man's Cave Chalets Hocking Hills OH

What do I have to do?
You don’t have to be your organization’s decision-maker or meeting planner. Most likely referrers are professionals actively involved in government agencies, medical or trade associations, hobby or religious groups on either a state or national level. You just have to let me know some basic information about your group. You can stay involved throughout the bid, if you choose. Having local influence during the selection process has proven to help the city be chosen. Open your group’s eyes to Dublin and I’ll try my best to bring them here.

What do I win?
Every month, those who submit a qualified lead will be entered into a drawing to win dinner for two at one of Dublin’s signature restaurants. If the lead you submit is booked at one of our 15 Dublin hotels, you could receive our Grand Prize–
A free weekend stay at Old Man’s Cave Chalets in the beautiful Hocking Hills. You’ll be able to wander through Ash Cave and see its waterfall or explore Conkle’s Hollow. With more than 10,000 acres of deep forests, hidden trails, soaring cliffs, and sheltering caves, Hocking Hills offers some of the most unique outdoor attractions in Ohio.

Who do I contact?

Allison Potter
614-792-7666
apotter@IrishisanAttitude.com
http://www.twitter.com/alli_dublincvb

Feel free to give me a call or an email– I would love to hear from you!

This Saturday marks one of my kids’ favorite events of the summer.  It’s the Annual Dublin Kiwanis Frog Jump!  Starting at 10 a.m. at Coffman Park, frog-jumpthere will be all kinds of amphibious excitement going on.  Are you a first-timer at this unique event? Okay.

1) First, stop at the ticket tent to buy your chance to compete with a frog.  For the younger set, they have “everyone wins” rounds, and for the older kids, there are competitive heats. 

2) Your next stop will be to choose your frog.  Choose wisely.  My youngest likes a big frog because then they only have to jump once or twice to win while the older child prefers the smallest frog possible because they “like to jump a lot!”  It’s a blast to watch these kids try to motivate the frogs to move because they aren’t allowed to touch them.  So, the kids will blow on them, pound the ground behind them, whistle and do all kinds of crazy moves just to make the frog jump. 

3) Have your camera ready!  After your race, the frog must be returned to the resting zone where it won’t be raced for awhile. (Yes, all frog-competitors are returned to the wild where they were caught.) 

In addition, inflatables and bounce castles are also available for the kids and there are plenty of refreshments for purchase. Don’t miss this local event! 

-Post by Katie