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Tourism Ireland Promotion in India

The Central Hotel was one of the hotels who took part in a recent Tourism Ireland trade promotion visit to India. Events were held in both New Delhi and in Mumbai. On the 16th of April a workshop took place at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi , which was attended by over 100 tour operators & travel companies for outbound Indian tourist.The Irish ambassador to India Feilim McLoughlin hosted a dinner for the Irish delegation and the travel media at his residence on Tuesday evening 16 April. Central Hotel Dublin India Promotion

On the 18th of  April Tourism Ireland held the trade show in the Oberoi hotel in Mumbai, again there was an attendance of over 100 companies, followed by an media briefing to the travel media attended by journalists.

On both the 17th and 19th of April Tourism Ireland organised sales calls to the major travel trade companies for outbound tourists.

The Central Hotel already has links to the Indian market.  Ek Tha Tiger was filmed in locations close to the hotel and scenes from the film where shot in our very own hotel! Read more about is on our Ek Tha Tiger page.

Central Hotel New Video

The Central Hotel Dublin has been a landmark in Dublin City since 1887, providing hospitality and a warm Irish welcome in a great city centre location. Not only is the hotel valued for its great location, but the Library Bar is a popular Dublin venue and in 2012 won the overall “Best Hotel Bar” Winner from the National Hospitality Awards. Central Hotel Dublin VideoThe hotel recently launched a video to promote all that the hotel and Dublin City Centre have to offer. Our Dublin City Centre Hotel Video includes images of nearby famous landmarks, not to be missed on any trip to Dublin, such as Trinity College, Temple Bar, the Natural History Museum and O’Connell Street. It also gives a feel for the cosmopolitan feel of Dublin City, with locals and visitors enjoying a coffee or a bite to eat on the bustling city pavements, watching the world pass-by. Or listening to some of the fantastic buskers providing live music and entertainment around Grafton Street. Watch our video and get a feel for our Dublin City Centre Hotel.

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Christmas in Dublin

There is so much to do and see this Christmas in Dublin City, with special events including the a variety of Christmas markets with seasonal food, drink and gifts including the 12 Days of Christmas at George’s Dock, the Christmas Cracker Flea Market (14th -16th Dec) in Smithfield and only a short walk from the Central Hotel, there is the Dame District Christmas Market and the Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Market – held in the 12th century historic Crypt. Also on offer at these events are music and festive acts – all you need for a touch of festive cheer! 

Of for the younger visitors to Dublin, why not pay a visit to the Phoenix Park where you can get the chance to meet some of the young deer born every year in the Park. Or if you prefer to get into the Christmas spirit with a spot of shopping, well the streets that run by the Central Hotel are filled with shopping opportunities all lit up with the Christmas Lights. George’s Arcade is a atmospheric Victorian red brick market full of quirky shops and across the way is the impressive Powerscourt Townhouse Centre – with a selection of shops and eateries, housed in Georgian splendour.

The atmosphere around Dublin City at this time of year is magical and whether you are in the shops, pubs or restaurants there is a special buzz around the place. The Central Hotel, with our award winning Library Bar, is the ideal spot to relax after a busy day in the city.




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Dublin Book Festival 2012

The Dublin Book Festival takes place in a number of venues around Dublin, including Smock Alley Theatre in the Temple Bar district of Dublin City from the 14th to the 18th of November. The Festival includes readings, workshops, guest appearances and children’s events.

Dublin Book Festival 2012The venues include Smock Alley Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in Dublin, also The Gutter Bookshop on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar, The National Library of Ireland on Kildare Street and Pearse Street Library.All of these venues are only a ten minute walk from the front door of the Central Hotel and where better place to unwind after attending some of the events than in the award winning Library Bar in the hotel.

Throughout the Festival there are talks taking place on just about every aspect of writing and publishing in Ireland, including those aimed at young writers and children.

For more information on the festival download the Dublin Book Festival PDF.


Dublin Theatre Festival

The Dublin Theatre Festival is of the oldest of its kind in Europe and has been running since 1957! Ireland has a strong tradition of theatre with many famous playwrights currently at work as well as those literary giants from our past, such as Brien Friel, Sebastian Barry, John Millington Synge, George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde.

During 2011 there were over 500 performances in 25 venues throughout Dublin City and the programme for 2012 looks to be just as exciting. The Festival runs from the 27th of September to the 14th of October.

Dublin Theatre Festival 2012

Included in the programme are some well-known pieces including, The Picture of Dorian Gray – in the Abbey Theatre with a new staging directed and adapted by Neil Bartlett. Also featured is Hamlet – with the Wooster Group – one of the most innovative theatre companies operating today – the production is based on the 1964 film version with Richard Burton.

Another exciting production is James Joyce’s Dubliners – which is based on a series of short stories portraying Dublin City. Although the book was first published almost a hundred years ago, this will be the first production of Dubliners on stage by The Corn Exchange – an award winning Irish ensemble company. It is set to be a dramatic and provocative working of the piece, bringing it to life for a modern Dublin.

Click on the link for more information on the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012.


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Dublin City Marathon 2012

The 33rd Dublin Marathon will take place in Dublin City on Monday the 29th of October. In addition to all the runners, the Marathon attracts thousands of spectators who cheer on the competitors and because of this the Dublin race has become known widely as – “the Friendly Marathon”.

Dublin Marathon 2012


Or if you do not feel up to a full Marathon there is the Dublin City Half-Marathon which takes place in Phoenix Park on September 15th.

For more information on the races – Dublin Marathon.

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Dublin Tall Ships Races

The Dublin Festival Tall Ships Race takes place in Dublin City from the 23rd to the 26th of August. The first Tall Ship arrived on Sunday night in Dun Loaghaire early due to bad weather. The race commenced in St. Malo, France in early July and from there to LIsbon, then to Cadiz before arriving in Dublin later this week.

This year there has been tough sailing condition, with gale force winds and only 6 vessels remain in the race to Dublin Port.

The four day festival includes a number of fun events, in addition to the Tall Ships, with Bulmers Live Music Dock – bringing free music to Dublin beside the CHQ; a Family Zone – Out of the Blue on Grand Canal Square – with street performers and wooden games. An Urban Culture Zone – with boards, beats an bikes in Hanover Quay and Grand Canal Square. For more information on the event – Dublin Tall Ships Festival.


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