The monastery was founded 400 years ago by the Irish Franciscan Order, who fled from the threat of anti-Catholic persecution by the King Henry VIII of England. The building no longer serves as a refuge for persecuted monks; instead it now houses the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. It therefore won't surprise you to discover that the atmosphere of this venue is steeped in Irish culture.
The restoration of the Irish College is masterful. The authenticity has been preserved, whih means your conference guests can enjoy a unique monastery experience. The jewel in the crown is the historic chapel, which was converted into a splendid auditorium. From the meeting rooms, the restaurant and the guest rooms, your delegates have a beautiful view of the large grounds.