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The Gathering 2013

BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza has all you need for planning any type of event or celebration for this years Gathering 2013 year long festival.


• Family Reunions - we can host overnight stays, with sit down dinners or finger food and drinks reception

• City Centre Gatherings - We are ideally located in the city centre making us an ideal location for a night in the heart of Dublin.

• National/International Gatherings - BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel is ideally located to all the local transport links for Gatherings which may take place outside of the city or for those travelling into the city. The Airlink 747 stops directly outside the hotel, the Luas (Dublin's Light Rail System) is minutes walk from the hotel and both the main bus station (Bus Aras) and train stations (Connolly Station) are within walking distance from the hotel



Menu options available for all gatherings:


Table D’Hôte Menu

Evening 2 Course Menus

Finger Food Menu



Accommodation facilities available to all our guests:

• Complimentary WiFi

• Hotel Gym

• Grill Bar & Bistro

• Oscar's Restaurant - offering a delicious selection of traditional Irish dishes

• Academy Beauty Salon

• Best Western Loyalty Programme

• Conference Facilities

• Discounted secure multi-storey car parking available across the road


Events Running In/Around the hotel for The Gathering:

• Trace Your Roots - access to the complimentary computers in reception to trace your Irish roots whilst you are staying here

• Temple Bar is a hub of activity for locals and tourists all year round, and the year of The Gathering will be no exception. With a variety of bar, restaurants and shops, and only a 10 minute walk from BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, Temple Bar proves to be an ideal spot for everyone gathering in Ireland for whatever your reason may be.

Bloom - The Phoenix Park. 30 May 2013

Bloom is Ireland's largest gardening, food and family event. In 2013 it will be bigger and better than ever before. Every year at Bloom, Irish garden designers demonstrate that Ireland is awash with creative flair and talent. This gathering of garden lovers attracts more than 90,000 visitors to its 28-hectare site in the Phoenix Park.

Dublin's Fringe Festival - 7th - 23rd September 2013

Dublin Fringe Festival is Ireland's largest multi-disciplinary arts festival running city-wide every September, showcasing the newest and best Irish and international arts. 2013 sees the 19th year of the festival and will involve up to 1000 participants with companies presenting over 600 events spanning theatre, dance, music, circus, opera, live and visual arts in over 30 venues across Dublin

Sail Home to your Roots - 17th - 20th May 2013

The ships will be berthed on the River Liffey for three days of organized entertainment, genealogy, sport, civic welcome and Docklands Festival fun! This event is working in partnership, Irish Sail Training, a registered charity, and the Irish Community in Liverpool.





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