Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce

Ireland Cultural Exploration Trip

In October 2016, the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives will host a cultural exploration trip to scenic Ireland! This special opportunity provides a full time schedule of activities that results in meaningful exchanges through people-to-people contact.The Savoy Hotel is ranked #4 of 20 hotels in Limerick by TripAdvisor. Please check out their web-site for details on this city center property. You may also look at the TripAdvisor reviews on the Savoy Hotel. We invite you to join us for this unique immersion into the Irish culture. The cost of the trip is $2,999 per person if deposited by February 29th, 2016. The cost includes round trip airfare from Des Moines, seven nights in world class hotel accommodations, tour guide, transportation and meals.

The 8 day trip features a number of cultural destinations like Co. Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher, and the beautiful grounds of Adare Manor. Visitors will experience the breathtaking panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula, and stops at historic locations such as the "Rock of Cashel," Kilkenny Castle, and the well known good luck charm, the Blarney Stone. For those with commercial interests, time is set aside to meet with the Ireland Chamber Exchange which is made of local business leaders. “Not only is this an amazing opportunity to participate in an international journey to scenic Ireland where participants can experience the country’s culture, it’s an adventure with likeminded Iowa leaders and citizens who will share a global experience, learn about Ireland’s business climate and undoubtedly, make new connections and friends,” said Shar Pardubsky, Executive Director of the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives.

For more information, please contact Kris Oakie, 964-0685 or

Click here to watch a short informational video about the Ireland Trip!