It’s that time of year again, when tidal waves of green grips London and people sip (swig) pints of Guinness. Yes, St Patrick’s Day is a real celebration. Not just for the Irish, it’s a celebration for everyone but that doesn’t mean putting on an Irish accent. To celebrate, we thought we would share one of our favourite incentive trips to Ireland which will surely see you going full steam ahead.
The history of St Patrick’s Day, goes unsurprisingly back to a man named Patrick in the 5th Century, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Saint Patrick is rumoured to have chased all the snakes into the sea after they attacked him during a 40 day fast. He’s an important part of Irish heritage. But why the green? According to the legend; those not wearing green on St Patrick’s Day are not invisible to leprechauns, they are therefore liable to getting pinched.
For the ultimate Irish experience, catch the Belmond Grand Hibernian railway from Dublin for a 2, 4 or 6-night journey. Whiz through beautiful Irish countryside in this luxurious train, which is essentially the Belmond hotels on wheels. Experience the incredible excursions available from world renown whiskey tours with the Jameson experience, to the historical Titanic in Belfast. For the keen golfer, each day you can be taken on a new golfing experience with unbelievable backdrops. With Belmond, you know your experience won’t be derailed.
All of your needs are met on board; delicious complimentary food is provided every day from the full Irish breakfast, to the two-course lunch or, even the mouth-watering four-course dinners all with accompanying drinks. Indulge in fantastic entertainment in the Observatory carriages, and the finest whiskies at the cosy bar. There is space for 40 guests; each of the decedent rooms are all ensuites, designed to represent Irish heritage in a light, modern style. The Belmond Grand Hibernian provides the smoothest opportunity in incentive travel.
The Belmond Grand Hibernian has an inclusive feel, it’s on track to bond people together and to encourage new friendships. The management frequently quotes Irish poet W B Yeats on this matter: “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” This sentiment makes this experience for incentive trips to encourage groups mixing. For more intimate occasions or meetings requiring the latest AV equipment, the train also contains a private carriage that can be used for private dinners.
Let us know what you’ve got planned for St Patrick’s Day 2017 with @VilliersLondon on twitter.
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