Unusual Dinner Venue
September 22, 2005 at 6:01 pm #708146
A client of mine wants to host a dinner for around 40 people in a Dublin setting. He wants a stunning venue that ‘encapsulates’ the spirit of Ireland but has never been used before. All practicalities such as kitchen facilities can be resolved, but nothing so far seems to suit.
We’ve looked at the stage of The Gaiety, the top floor of O’Connell Bridge House, the Ceramics Room in the National Museum, the warehouses by Windmill Lane etc, etc.
Any and all suggestions gratefully received.
September 22, 2005 at 6:10 pm #761739AnonymousParticipant
Restaurant Na Mara in Dun Laoghaire
September 22, 2005 at 6:47 pm #761740
Thanks Thomand – But they want somewhere that has never been used for a dinner! It’s an impossible task!
September 22, 2005 at 6:58 pm #761741kefuParticipant
The great hall in City Hall
September 22, 2005 at 7:19 pm #761742Frank TaylorParticipant
The GPO main hall
September 22, 2005 at 7:31 pm #761743Paul ClerkinKeymaster
The old power station main hall at Poolbeg
The Arsenal, Phoenix Park
The Papal Cross, Phoenix Park
Pavement of James Joyce Bridge
September 22, 2005 at 11:26 pm #761744
September 22, 2005 at 11:43 pm #761745L1Participant
Some part of the power station at Ringsend so you can see Donnymount strand & Bay with the sun going down.
September 22, 2005 at 11:49 pm #761746Paul ClerkinKeymaster
St Marys Abbey Chapter House
Roberts House, Dublin Zoo
Royal Hibernian Military School Chapel
September 23, 2005 at 12:46 am #761747GrahamHParticipant
Yes the Roberts House in the Zoo would be a wonderful location – even if at nighttime the top-lit aspect would disappear.
It seems money is not a problem here 😉 so a lighting specialist could do wonders for the space.
As for City Hall’s rotunda, those eagled-eyed amongst you will notice that in RTÃ‰ News’s recent promo for their services, you will note that Mary Wilson Legal Affairs Editor is in fact power-marching across the interior of City Hall and not the Four Courts as as far as I know they could not get access to shoot it 🙂
September 23, 2005 at 10:57 am #761748Cloud-ScraperParticipant
What about the circular bar on top of the Guinness Store house, best views in the city.
September 23, 2005 at 11:32 am #761749huttonParticipant
What about the Wonderful Barn, Leixlip?
Recently added to the World Monuments Watch 100 Endangered Sites list, its current condition and the proposals for it would certainly seem to qualify it for fitting the brief of ” ‘encapsulates’ the spirit of Ireland” 😮
You can see it now before its context is changed totally –
September 23, 2005 at 6:20 pm #761750
Many, many thanks for all the great suggestions (particularly Paul!)
I am busy chasing a few of them up!
September 23, 2005 at 6:44 pm #761751kefuParticipant
Interesting point about RTE, Graham. I hadn’t noticed that.
The reason for that is because any type of recording equipment is illegal within the doors or gates of any court building in Ireland. That’s why you always see the unseemly scrum of photographers hanging around at the exits waiting to pounce.
September 24, 2005 at 3:26 am #761752GrahamHParticipant
Indeed it is the case with photographers, but not in general as RTÃ‰ have used the Four Courts Rotunda in the past, notably only last year for a Prime Time Investigates where some spectacular overhead shots were attained via the use of one of these 🙂
What a spectacular, if somwhat draughty place to have a meal.
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