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Nestled between Dublin and Belfast, Newry’s Granite Exchange offers the ultimate meeting room experience in bright, airy spaces where everything – right down to the bottled water on your table – is taken care of by our friendly staff.

Off-site meetings are increasingly popular in Northern Ireland and offer staff a chance to get out of their familiar surroundings.

Business meetings are important.

They help different parts of a business come together to iron out any issues and plot strategies for moving forward.

Meetings form a big part of our working culture and have proven time and again to be an essential tool in the success of a business.

But we’ve all sat in long, tedious meetings in the same stuffy, dark room, fidgeting gently to nudge our wrist’s Fitbit or Apple Watch into action and revealing how long we’ve been sat here.

A surge in popularity for off-site meetings

As a result, Northern Ireland businesses are increasingly organising off-site meetings.


Say hello to the ultimate off-site meeting room, nestled in the heart of Newry, described by Director of McVeigh Property Sales and Rentals, Patrick McVeigh as “fantastic!”

The meeting room experience has already made waves in Northern Ireland, with scores of businesses leaving positive feedback.

“More productive meetings.”

Managing Director at JMK Solicitors, Maurece Hutchinson regularly uses our meeting rooms for board meetings, despite having their own offices in Newry.

“Even though we have offices in Newry,” she explains, “we have found that being able to focus away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life in our normal working environment facilitates more effective and productive meetings.”

Our meeting rooms are perfect for you to impress potential clients or future business partners; we take care of everything so you can focus on enjoying productive meetings.

Avoid distractions by having off-site meetings

Off-site meetings have a multitude of benefits, including contentment from the staff at a change of scenery, increased productivity, building better communication skills and improving employee relationships

Sinead McAllister, Financial Director at CRASH Services, agrees: “We find it useful to get away from our own offices, with no distractions. We would highly recommend Granite Exchange.”

You can also enjoy brainstorming new ideas on our whiteboards.

Or map out a new direction for your business by showing corporate videos on our hi-tech sound and visual equipment; our meeting rooms are jam-packed with useful tools and luxurious comforts.


“I look forward to returning to Granite Exchange meeting rooms.”


Research Officer at Card Group, Helena Young, regularly uses the meeting rooms for training sessions.

“It is a fantastic building… it has been a pleasure to use this facility, and I look forward to returning.”

Choose from one of our two large conference rooms, both conveniently available for either a half or full-day basis.

Jessica Kane, Administrator at Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, described the meeting rooms as “high spec” and said clients “are always impressed by the facilities.”

She adds, “Meeting room bookings come with tea and coffee facilities which saves some much needed time!”


Meeting rooms “being used by businesses of all sizes.”

Granite Exchange Manager Colleen O’Hare said the meeting rooms are being used frequently by businesses of all sizes.

“They tell us they love being able to use a bright, airy meeting room overlooking Newry’s historic canal, which divides the city into Counties Down and Armagh,” she explains.

With the popular coworking space located amongst some of Newry’s favourite coffee shops, mid-morning and mid-afternoon belly rumbles are taken care of too.

“You might look forward to your next meeting.”

Colleen says clients comment on how much they enjoy their meeting room experience, made even better by fresh, local catering.

“We place food menus on your desk, and our staff will order your lunch and deliver it to you.”

Colleen adds, “At Granite Exchange we want you to enjoy your experience and maybe for the first time ever, dare we say it, look forward to a meeting!”

To find out more about our meeting rooms and to check availability, click HERE.


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