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20 November, 2023

Ireland ‘meets’ London’s West End

Tourism Ireland promotes the island of Ireland for business tourism in Great Britain 

Thirty-seven (37) leading British meetings and events professionals attended ‘Ireland Meets the West End’ in London. The annual B2B event – organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI – saw the buyers from Britain meet, and do business with, some 36 tourism businesses from across the island of Ireland. 

The aim of ‘Ireland Meets the West End’ is to grow Business Events from Britain to the island of Ireland. The event provides a valuable opportunity for the companies from Ireland to showcase and sell their product and to inspire the British buyers to confirm their corporate meetings and incentive events in Ireland for 2024 and beyond. 

Siobhan McManamy, Tourism Ireland’s Director of Markets, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted that so many top British meetings and events professionals took the time to attend our ‘Ireland Meets the West End’ event and meet our partners from across the island of Ireland – demonstrating their commitment and interest in the island of Ireland for 2024 and beyond.

“Business Events is an important, high yield sector and Tourism Ireland has been undertaking a busy programme of activity throughout 2023 to grow business in this area. Our promotions have been highlighting our world-class venues and facilities, as well as ease of access from Britain and the unique experiences on offer right around the island of Ireland.”

‘Meet in Ireland’ is the official MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) brand for the island of Ireland, comprising Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland – who work in partnership to promote the island of Ireland as a leading Business Events destination.

Laura Whittington, Live Group; Siobhan McManamy, Tourism Ireland; and Fallon Griffin, Killarney Hotels Collection, at the ‘Ireland Meets the West End’ event in London. 

Tourism companies from the island of Ireland taking part in ‘Ireland Meets the West End’ include:

  • A Touch of Ireland
  • Cashel Palace Hotel
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
  • Cork Convention Bureau
  • Crowne Plaza Belfast
  • Dublin Convention Bureau
  • Fota Island Resort
  • Galgorm
  • Game of Thrones Studio Tour
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Hastings Hotels
  • ICC Belfast
  • Kilkea Castle
  • Killarney Hotels Collection
  • Killashee Hotel
  • Lough Eske Castle
  • Lyrath Estate
  • MHL Hotel Collection
  • Mount Juliet Estate
  • O'Callaghan Collection
  • Otherworld Collection
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin
  • Royal Dublin Society (RDS)
  • Royal Marine Hotel
  • The Bushmills Inn
  • The Doyle Collection
  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
  • The Gibson Hotel
  • The Merchant Hotel
  • The Shelbourne Hotel 
  • Tifco Hotel Group
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Trinity College Dublin Venue
  • Visit Belfast
  • Visit Derry
  • Wallace Travel Group