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The shelbourne consitution room
The Constitution Room at The Shelbourne

A taste of history at The Shelbourne

Create your own historic moment with a very special dinner in The Shelbourne’s Constitution Suite. Brought to you in partnership with The Shelbourne


For almost two hundred years The Shelbourne on Dublin’s Stephen’s Green has played
host to key political, cultural, literary and artistic figures.

Most famously it was also the location for one of the most significant events in Irish history - the drafting of Ireland’s first Constitution in 1922. This year, the hotel celebrates the centenary of that significant meeting when, under the chairmanship of Michael Collins, the Constitution Committee met in room 112 to write the Constitution of the Irish Free State


This room is now known as The Constitution Suite in honour of the event and still contains the original antique table around which the committee members met to draft Bunreacht Shaorstát Éireann. It also boasts luxurious silk wall coverings, crystal chandeliers and views overlooking St. Stephen’s Green. A wonderful space in which to make history.

To celebrate the centenary of the drafting of the Constitution, The Shelbourne is offering a very special private dining experience in The Constitution Suite. It’s a unique chance to enjoy spectacular food in a beautiful and storied setting. Any number from 10 to 24 people can be seated comfortably for dinner and, as with all of The Shelbourne’s private dining events, the evening is presented with all the care and drama of formal service that have been staples throughout the hotel’s grand history.

The experience includes a historical introduction, musical accompaniment by a harpist and a thoughtfully curated menu from Garry Hughes, The Shelbourne’s executive chef, and his team. The recipes and dishes are inspired by times gone by and will be delivered in inimitable Shelbourne style.

Guests can expect to enjoy timeless classics including a consommé en croûte, chicken and black pudding terrine, Cox's apple and charred sourdough bread, a stargazy fish pie, roast lamb with a Madeira jus and a Cox apple tarte fine with vanilla ice cream. Nisea Doddy, The Shelbourne's award-winning head sommelier, has selected accompanying wines, from the famous sherries of Jerez to classic wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux, to suit this very special occasion.

Private dining in The Constitution Room during the centenary year for groups of 10 to 24 guests is available from March 1 from €290 per person.

To book phone 01 663 4500 or email [email protected]


Brought to you in partnership with The Shelbourne