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Team building activities in Dublin

20 June 2018 · 2 min read

Whether you’re organising a company trip to Dublin or have the feeling that your team members need to get to know each other a little better, you’ll be spoiled by the range of exciting team building activities. Besides, summer is a great time for team building activities with a choice of many outdoor challenges, perfect for fuelling up with vitamin D and keeping your team going. In this blog, we’ll tell you all about the best team building activities to do this summer in Dublin.

Escape Boat, an escape room in the water!

What would be the summer version of an escape room? An escape room on a boat! Located in Grand Canal Dock, this escape room is like any other, except that your team will have to save the boat. This activity will challenge your employees to work together no matter what.

Kayaking the Liffey

Embark your team on a kayak trip along the Liffey and get them to discover the city from another angle. City Kayaking offers great packages for companies and their kayaks are suitable for beginners as well as for experienced paddlers.



On a track of 1.5 km, Buggy Racing offers your team a speed race in buggies: high speed, impressive jumps with buggies (and a full-face helmet) equipped with very powerful engines. There is no doubt, your team will have fun with adrenaline rush guaranteed!

Guided Mountain & Forest Hike

The Wicklow Mountains offer beautiful landscapes including lakes, that your team can enjoy during a hiking trail. There are a lot of companies organising tours including transport from Dublin. You can have a look at Mountain Trails, they offer private hire of a guide for corporate team building hikes.


Electric Bike Tours

Dublin has a lot of things to see and biking is a great way to navigate the city. There is one company in Dublin that offers electric bike tour including team building activities called Lazy Bike Tour. Perfect if your team don’t feel like doing anything too strenuous but are in for a bespoke tour with fun activities.


Crime Scene Investigation

In the centre of Dublin at Creative Event in Stephen Street, amateur actors stage a murder and it’s up to the group to find the killer. This activity is again perfect for team building, your team will be a guide in the search for questioning witnesses, to understand clues and collect evidence, solve puzzles and end the day by revealing who the killer is.

Silent Movie Making

This is a very special activity that will bring your teams together in a way that everyone will remember. Your team will make their own short film where they are the actors! Take note, it’s not just any short film, it’s a short silent film, so it will be imaginative and dynamic to be real stars on the screen. This amazing activity also takes place at Creative Event in the city centre.

We hope that one of these activities has made you enthusiastic to start planning the day. At O’Callaghan Collection all our hotels are recently refurbished and in the heart of Dublin city. They all have a unique style from the understated luxury of The Davenport to the striking beauty of The Alex, you will be spoiled for choice! And that’s not all, O’Callaghan collection offer meeting rooms for up to 400 delegates in theatre style. So send an email to our event team events.dublin@ocallaghancollection.com, and they will be happy to help you build your project!