Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The King and I has a long and illustrious career on the international theatre circuit winning many awards since its debut in the 1950 and it is coming to Dublin for a short run. Based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon The King and is a hugely popular production and had played to millions of people the world over. The King and I stars Ramon Tikaram as the The King of Siam, whose West End credits include Bombay Dreams, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and TV’s This Life and Josefina Gabrielle as Anna whose musical highlights include The Witches of Eastwick, Sweet Charity and the lead in Oklahoma! at the National Theatre. The show runs in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from the 22nd of May till the 26th ad tickets are selling fast. The Grand Canal Hotel are offering a superb package including Pre-show Meal, Ticket to Show, Night's Accommodation and Full Irish Breakfast for just €109 per person sharing midweek and €129 per person sharing on Friday or Saturday. Book early to avoid disappointment. Click here to BOOK.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Racing enthusiasts are in for a real treat this summer as Bavaria City Racing arrives in the capital for the very fist time.

Over 100,000 people are expected to descend on Dublin City Centre on the 3rd of June 2012 to capture a glimpse of Superbikes, Super cars, Touring cars, Formula 2, WRC, Drifters, and the star attraction; demonstrations from internationally celebrated F1 cars and drivers.

Parts of Dublin City will be cordoned off to allow a demonstration of some of the world's most impressive racing machines. Started in Rotterdam in 2006, Bavaria City Racing has grown to a massive spectacle, attracting in the order of half a million people to see the event in the Dutch Port City.

Moscow has also played host to the event, but it is a real honour for Dublin to welcome the spectacle for 2012. Check out the event route here.

Tickets are selling fast for the event so book soon. Book your advance purchase rooms for the event on

Thursday, April 19, 2012


The Flora Women's Mini Marathon, the biggest all-women event of its kind in the world, takes place in Dublin on the 4th of June and the Grand Canal Hotel are as always at your service.

With over €14 million raised by participants since its inception in 1983, the annual event is one of the most popular in the country. The fun day has attracted over three quarters of a million women of all ages over the years and 2013 is expected to be one of the busiest.

The route of the marathon passes within meters of the Grand Canal Hotel, and we are offering guests who stay in the hotel the Sunday night complimentary car-parking for the day, showers after the race and luggage storage. Go to to book as rooms are selling fast!!!

Some interesting facts about the event:

It is the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world.

Since it was first run in 1983, there has been a total entry of nearly 780,000 women.

In 2007, 2008 2009 and 2011 the numbers taking part have exceeded 40,000 with a record number of 40,397 taking part in 2010.

Approximately 137 million euro has been raised for charity since its beginning in 1983

About 25 miles of specially designed ribbon is used for the medals

14 bands and dancers provide entertainment to add to the carnival atmosphere of the day.

Women of every age, every size and every walk of life take part -while the majority would be in the 25 to 45 age brackets,in the 2011 race there were 262 participants over 70 years of age!

The Mini Marathon idea has been copied in several European cities - Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Oslo now put on all-women events.

Every county in Ireland is represented in the race and most support a favourite charity or cause - just over half the entrants are from Dublin but all 32 counties are well represented.

The event is known worldwide - women from a number of countries have joined us (Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Wales, Scotland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, France, England, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Japan) have all joined in the fun.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Looking for accommodation when attending an event at the Convention Centre Dublin? Than you could do far worse than head to to book your room.
Just 10 minutes stroll from the iconic city centre venue, the Grand Canal Hotel, is a superior 3* hotel offering very competitive rates, complimentary wi-fi, executive rooms, robes, comfortable beds and car parking.
The Convention Centre Dublin is a truly magnificent edition to the Dublin City skyline and appears to be a rip roaring success with a number of large multi national conferences taking place there in 2012.
Events in 2012 inclulde:
Apr 2012 Teradata
Apr 2012 Mindfulness Ireland
May 2012 World Congress on Water, Climate & Energy
May 2012 EuroPRevent 2012
May 2012 TM Forum - Management World 2012
Jun 2012 International Congress on Accident & Emergency Medicine
Jun 2012 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders
Jun 2012 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Jun 2012 The 35th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2012
Jun 2012 Hospice Midsummer Moonwalk
Jul 2012 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Conference
Jul 2012 Euroscience 2012
Sep 2012 Annual EAIE Conference
Sep 2012 International Bar Association
Sep 2012 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC)
Sep 2012 European Regions Airline Association - General Assembly
Oct 2012 EAP Institute Conference
Oct 2012 International Conference on Ocean Energy
Oct 2012 Anti-Poverty Conference - Conference Partners
Nov 2012 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics'

Room prices start from €89 B&B. Phone 00353-1-6461000 or visit to book or for more details.