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VineTree FAM Trip

Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to embark on a familiarization (FAM) trip with Vinetree Connections. The journey took us to the heart of Dublin, where we had the pleasure of experiencing the charm and hospitality of two of their distinguished hotels Killashee and Castleknock. This unforgettable trip was able to showcase the unique offerings of these exceptional establishments. The FAM trip wasn't just about the exquisite hotels; it also included a captivating tour of Newbridge Silverware. This renowned establishment seamlessly combines elegance and craftsmanship, offering a glimpse into the artistry behind their world-famous silverware. We also visited the world-famous Jameson Distillery for a cocktail making experience.

Our first stop was the Newbridge Silver factory, we wandered through the showroom, where we were treated to a visual feast of meticulously crafted pieces, ranging from intricate jewellery to timeless tableware. The guided tour provided insights into the rich history of Newbridge Silverware, showcasing the dedication and skill that goes into creating each masterpiece. It was a delightful experience, immersing us in the world of fine craftsmanship and luxurious design.

Following the cultural exploration at Newbridge Silverware, our day took a delicious turn with an afternoon tea. The afternoon tea was a carefully curated menu that featured an array of Savory and sweet treats, each presented with an artistic flair.

We then made our way to the stunning Killashee Hotel, which is nestled on expansive grounds just a short drive from Dublin city. From the moment we arrived, it was evident that Killashee epitomizes luxury and tranquillity.

The estate boasts manicured gardens that transport guests to a world of serenity. As I strolled through the greenery in the early morning, it became clear that Killashee's grounds are not just a backdrop but an integral part of the experience. The attention to detail in maintaining the historic gardens is commendable, providing a perfect setting for leisurely walks and peaceful moments of reflection.

We then went into the heart of Dublin for a Viking splash tour round Dublin. The Viking Splash Tour added an element of adventure and light-heartedness to our exploration of Dublin. Navigating the city's streets and waterways in a Viking vessel provided a refreshing and entertaining perspective, making it a must-try experience for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Dublin's history with a splash of adventure.

As the day unfolded, we visited the Jameson Distillery for a cocktail making experience. Under the guidance of a skilled mixologists, we had the opportunity to try our hand at creating two classic cocktails: The Strawberry Sour and the Old Fashioned. The interactive session not only provided insights into the art of mixology but also allowed us to appreciate the craftsmanship behind Jameson's renowned spirits. Crafting our own cocktails added a personalized touch to the experience, making it a memorable and interactive. Sipping on our creations, surrounded by the rich aromas of whiskey, we couldn't help but feel a deeper connection to Ireland's spirited traditions.

After a delightful and busy day in Dublin, our journey continued to Castleknock, a lively and vibrant hotel situated just outside the city centre of Dublin.

Castleknock exudes a wonderful energy that is contagious from the moment you step through its doors. The vibrant ambiance, coupled with modern amenities, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. Whether you're indulging in the hotel's amenities or enjoying a round of golf, Castleknock sets the stage for a memorable experience.

The FAM trip with Vinetree Connections to Dublin was a remarkable journey filled with discovery and luxury. Killashee's tranquil grounds and breathtaking views provided a serene escape, while Castleknock's lively atmosphere and convenient location offered the best of both worlds. A heartfelt thank you to Vinetree Connections for the opportunity to explore these exceptional hotels and experience the best that Dublin has to offer. If you're seeking a perfect blend of tranquillity and vibrancy in Ireland, for conferences, dinners, away days, and incentives please do contact


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