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GDP:$258.6 billion

GDP Growth Rate:6% (2008)

The “Celtic Tiger”, as Ireland and its booming economy has been known over the last decade, is taking a breather during the current economic downturn. Given how fast the economy has been growing – Ireland rose from 21st pace in the OECD in GDP per capita to 4th place in less than a decade – taking a break may not be a bad idea. Ireland’s youthful, educated population and pro-business leaders have proven to be a powerful combination to companies looking to expand operations in the EU. Many of the most well known companies in the knowledge based economy, like Google and Facebook, have located their European headquarters in Ireland, as have many pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, like Medtronic, Wyeth, and Merck. Groups visiting Ireland will have the opportunity to explore these world-class companies and to enjoy Ireland’s world-class hospitality, culture, and natural beauty.

Featured Itinerary

Many seminars focus on "Doing Business in Ireland." These seminars survey Dublin's diverse business sectors by visiting a variety of companies focusing on Dublin and Cork. As with all GLC Travel Seminars, the itinerary is fully customizable.

Dublin: Days 1-5

Dublin combines both a flourishing cosmopolitan city alongside a traditional cultural hub. It boasts a big city atmosphere with unsurpassed friendliness by the locals. It is the birthplace of famous writers such as Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and James Joyce whose famous Ulysses was set in Stephen's Green, Dublin. A travel seminar here is a must.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include AVCOM Audio Visual Communications, ASA Marketing Group, Pembroke Capital LTD, Devtec LTD, Orix Aviation Systems LTD, Go-Far Couriers, CityJet LTD, Europlex Technologies, Napier Alarms, AVON Cosmetics LTD, Colgate Palmolive, L'oreal Golden, Revlon International Corporation LTD, Yves Rocher Manufacturing, Comet Precision Engineering LTD, Polygraphiks LTD, and many more.

Cultural Highlights: Dinner Theater: An Evening of Food, Folklore, & Fairies, Glasnevin Cemetery, Chester Beatty Library, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, National Botanic Gardens, St. Stephen's Green, St. Michans Church, Collins Barracks, The Porterhouse Brewery Company, Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, National Museum of Ireland, The Old Jameson Distillery.

Cork: Days 6-10

Cork is home to one of the world's largest natural harbors. Cork's main industry is in pharmaceuticals. One of the most famous products to come out of Cork was Viagara.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Novartis, Pfizer, Apple, Logitech, EMC Corporation, Thomas Hill & Company LTD, Motorola Ireland, COLA Design & Print, Black & Decker LTD, CLONA Dairy, Cheese, Milk Society, Diesel Leather & Denim Company, Irwin's LTD, Bayfield Supplies LTD, Hasbro Ireland, Mapp Foods LTD, CARA Partners, and many others.

Cultural Highlights: Ilnacullin (Garnish Island), Fota Wildlife Park, Triskel Arts Centre, Mizen Vision, Ballycotton Cliff Walk, Opera House at Emmet Place, St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cobh, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork City Gaol, Blarney Castle & Gardens.

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Dublin, Ireland

"Dublin keeps its old town charm, while still being an up to date city. I really enjoyed experiencing the culture and watching different economies in action."

      -Richard Augusto, MBA Student

Cork, Ireland

"There is a great profundity in the Cathedrals and Churches. The city is immense with history and wonderfully complimented by its friendly people."

      -Trevor Jones, Global MBA Student