Ireland Connections experiences sponsored by Adams and Butler, Fáilte Ireland and Powerscourt Hotel

At Connections Luxury, we are dedicated to creating the best environment to help our buyers and suppliers create long-lasting business relationships with each other.

The Connections Experiences sponsored by Adams and Butler, Fáilte Ireland and Powerscourt Hotel offer an alternative to table-top introductory meetings. Instead of sitting at an assigned table, we encourage you to try an activity together. The choice is yours!

Please see the listed the activities we have confirmed so far, to give you an idea of what to expect:

At Powerscourt Hotel

Beat the Pro – Golf Putting Green 
Challenge yourself with a putting competition at Powerscourt Golf Club’s practice facilities. Group activity supervised by the golf pro Paul Thompson. Players love this mini tournament-within-a-tournament and the opportunity to show off their putting skills.

Blind food tasting
Think you know food? Give this experience a Go! Test your meeting partners at Connections where your knowledge on a variety of food types will determine if you really are a true foodie!

Hand Massages
It is easy to take your hands for granted, and neglect them after a hard day’s work. Give yourself a boost with a hand massage in our award winning ESPA Spa

Hurling Lesson
Hurling is the fastest game on grass and the most skilful game in the world. It is also one of the oldest with its traditions set in the mists of ancient Irish history. Enjoy a quick induction to one of Irelands most loved games.

Irish Coffee Making
If you like coffee and you like whiskey then you will love a Powerscourt Irish coffee. Our class will teach you the tricks of the trade to perfect your very own. We will teach you how to make the perfect Irish coffee. Then you can relax in the splendour of Café en Seine and enjoy your hard work

Irish Dance Lesson
Let your feet feel the rhythm and embrace to authentic Irish Dance Experience

Powerscourt Cocktail Making 
Why not try our Cocktail Making Class where you will have the chance to make creat one of Powerscourts Signature Cocktails

Pull your own Pint
Experience the thrill of pulling the perfect pint of Guinness at the Legendary McGills Pub

Yoga 
Whether you want to relax, have a workout or get in touch with your spiritual side, enjoy our Yoga session on the Front Lawn. And you don’t even have to be bendy …

At Powerscourt Estate & Gardens

Ireland’s birds of prey
Join Carol as she introduces you to a selection of different birds of prey, including Ireland’s native Barn Owl, the Peregrine Falcon (the fastest moving creature on the planet) and the recently re-introduced Golden Eagle

Kilbeggan Whiskey Tasting
One for the whiskey lovers. Get to know all the characteristics a top-notch whiskey should have, and sample some authentic flavours.

Master craftsman experience
Meet the master who creates the sparkle behind the world’s number on crystal

Meet the Owners – Slazenger Family Welcome
Enjoy a ‘Behind the scenes’ mini-tour of Powerscourt Gardens with Sarah Slazenger, Managing Director of Powerscourt Estate. Hear about the family stories and characters that have being passed down for generations at Powerscourt. From garden designer Daniel Robertson’s fondness for sherry to the near death experience of Kind George IV on his visit to the estate, Powerscourt has a colourful history.

Plant with the Powerscourt’s Head Gardener
Plant a seedling along Ireland’s longest herbaceous border with the Head Gardener.

Powerscourt shopping experience
Experience the best of Irish design with our range of stores specialising in home-wares, giftware, clothing, furniture

The Irish bog story 
Take a trip with Lullymore Heritage Park’s story of Ireland’s wet peatlands through the secrets of the spongy, dome-shaped raised bogs so characterisic of the country’s midlands.

The Irish bog oak story
Meet artist Eamonn Heffernan and let him take you on a journey to touch and feel the past through his bog oak sculptures.

The Magical World of Miniature
Discover the magical miniature world of Tara’s Palace Childhood Museum. The Museum is home to Ireland’s Largest Period Doll House, Tara’s Palace. They are furnished with miniature masterpieces, hand painted ceilings and hand crafted wooden and marble floors. Must be seen to be believed!

At Dalkey Castle

Brooke & Shoals fragances
Fragrance designer Alison Banton of Brooke & Shoals will bring you through the basic of fragrance families, scent blending, and the link between fragrance and memory.

Dalkey Castle archery demonstration
Join our Dalkey Castle archer to travel back in time to see how a bow and arrow where shot in ancient history.

Dalkey Castle tour
Enjoy a short re-enactment tour that takes you back to life in times past where you will encounter the Archer, the Cook and the Barber surgeon.

Guinness experience
Not to be missed – an experiential tasting with one of the renowned Guinness Bar Specialist Connoisseurs.

Literary walk featuring local famous writers; Binchy, Beckett & Joyce
Get an up close introduction to some of the most popular Irish writers.

Seafood Tasting Table with The Merrion Hotel
The Chef of the luxurious 5* Merrion Hotel, a member of Leading Hotels of the World will be shucking some Kelly’s Galway Oysters and offering some Bantry Bay King Scallops for you to sample while enjoying a glass of wine.

Voya Seaweed Beauty Products & Hand Massage
Work can be stressful sometimes that’s why we will be offering you an organic beauty range designed to both delight & purify your body.

Thank you to our sponsors, Adams and Butler, Fáilte Ireland and Powerscourt Hotel, for providing all the experiences throughout the programme.

Please note that the final list of experiences is yet to be confirmed.

Contact Us

Adams & Butler
58 Foster’s Ave, Mount Merrion,
Co. Dublin, Ireland

Website: www.adamsandbutler.com
Email: [email protected]
US Toll Free: 1-800-894-5712
Australia Toll Free: 1800-764-042
Ireland: +353-1-288-9355

Fáilte Ireland
88 – 95 Amiens Street
Dublin 1
D01 WR86

Tel:
+353 (0)1 8847700
Website: www.failteireland.ie

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa
Powerscourt Estate,
Enniskerry,
Co. Wicklow

Website: www.powerscourthotel.com
Tel: +353 1 274 8888

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Micaela Giacobbe

Founder and director of commercial events

Founder and director of commercial events for Connections, spearheading the launch of the next generation of events.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7881 4848
Mobile: +44 (0)7852 557661
Email: [email protected]

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Evangeline Estrella

Operations Manager

Operations Manager for Connections, supporting the launch of the next generation of events.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7881 4885
Mobile: +44 (0)7971 660 984
Email: [email protected]

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David Benitez

David Benitez

Head of Business Development – Meetings

Head of Business Development for Connections, supporting the launch of the next generation of events.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7881 4836
Mobile: +44 (0)7453 576041
Email: [email protected]

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Greg Reeves

Head of Business Development – Luxury and Wellness

Head of Business Development for Connections, supporting the launch of the next generation of events.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7881 4836
Mobile: +44 (0)7814 229681
Email: [email protected]

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Alejandro Roca

Alejandro Roca

Event Executive

Event Executive at Travel Weekly Group for Connections, supporting the launch of the next generation of events.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7881 4889
Mobile: +44 (0)7783 993688
Email: [email protected]

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Anna Górska

Buyer Marketing Manager – Meetings

Buyer Marketing Manager – Meetings at Travel Weekly Group for Connections, supporting the launch of the next generation of events.

Mobile: +48 664 411 429
Email: [email protected]

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Alexandra Locker

Alexandra Locker

Buyer Marketing Manager – Luxury and Wellbeing

Buyer Marketing Manager – Luxury and Wellbeing for Connections, supporting the launch of the next generation of events.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7881 4884
Mobile: +44 (0)7786 150936
Email: [email protected]

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