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Celebrate Christmas at The Shelbourne ⚜️ Our shared Christmas party night takes place on Saturday December 7th, 2019. Experience the elegance and magic of Dublin's most distinguished address with a sophisticated drinks reception and a lavish five-course meal. €99.00 per p
Classic Afternoon Tea 🍰☕️ The elegant Lord Mayor's Lounge provides the perfect background to enjoy a selection of our sweet and savoury treats. A truly magical experience for all ages. . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #afternoontea #classicafternoontea #teaandcakes #minisandwiches #carrotcake #eclairs #carameldessert #hightea #irelandtea #irishtea #sundaytea
Classic Afternoon Tea 🍰☕️ The elegant Lord Mayor's Lounge provides the perfect background to enjoy a selection of our sweet and savoury treats. A truly magical experience for all ages.
Our General Manager JP Kavanagh raising a toast to celebrate The Shelbourne being awarded "Best Hotel" in the Irish Hospitality awards and for being voted in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards as one of the Top Ten Hotels in Ire
We are delighted to take part in the annual DublinTown Food & Drink Festival. We warmly invite guests to to join us in the historic Horsehoe Bar for a signature Irish Whiskey tasting flight.
We are delighted to take part in the annual DublinTown Food & Drink Festival. We warmly invite guests to join us in the historic Horseshoe Bar for a signature Irish Whiskey tasting flight, including Midleton Very Rare, Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt, Connemara 12-year-old and Green Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey.
We are delighted to take part in the annual DublinTown Food & Drink Festival. We warmly invite guests to join us in the historic Horseshoe Bar for a signature Irish Whiskey tasting flight, including Midleton Very Rare, Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt, Connemara 12-year-old and Green Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey. . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #whiskeytasting #whiskeyflight #dublinfoodanddrinkfestival #dublinfoodanddrink #whiskey #whiskeytastings
Another magnificent creation from our endlessly inventive florists. A beautiful combination of green orchids, verena hydrangeas and blue delphiniums ✨
Another magnificent creation from our endlessly inventive florists. A beautiful combination of green orchids, verena hydrangeas and blue delphiniums ✨ . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournedublin #theshelbourneflowers #floralarrangements #hydrangeas #orchids #delphinium #flowers #flowersinbloom
Classic Afternoon Tea 🍰☕️ The elegant Lord Mayor's Lounge provides the perfect background to enjoy a selection of our sweet and savoury treats. A truly magical experience for all ages. . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #afternoontea #classicafternoontea #teaandcakes #minisandwiches #carrotcake #eclairs #carameldessert #hightea #irelandtea #irishtea #sundaytea
We are delighted to take part in the annual DublinTown Food & Drink Festival. We warmly invite guests to join us in the historic Horseshoe Bar for a signature Irish Whiskey tasting flight, including Midleton Very Rare, Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt, Connemara 12-year-old and Green Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey. . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #whiskeytasting #whiskeyflight #dublinfoodanddrinkfestival #dublinfoodanddrink #whiskey #whiskeytastings
Another magnificent creation from our endlessly inventive florists. A beautiful combination of green orchids, verena hydrangeas and blue delphiniums ✨ . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournedublin #theshelbourneflowers #floralarrangements #hydrangeas #orchids #delphinium #flowers #flowersinbloom
Pappy Van Winkle Masterclass 🥃 Master Distiller Drew Mayville led the very special event, treating guests to a series of exclusive, award-winning whiskeys. Pictured: Mr Mayville alongside Director of Food and Beverage Gary Cahill and Bar Manager Sean McGoldrick. . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #pappyvanwinkle #pappyvanwinklewhiskey #whiskeytastings #whiskeytasting #luxurydrinks #whiskey #whisky
We are proud to share that The Shelbourne has been listed in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards as one of the Top Ten Hotels in Ireland. It is an honour to be recognised amongst the top destinations in the world. . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournedublin #condenasttraveler #condenast #condenastawards #luxuryhotels #luxuryhotelsireland #exploreireland
We are delighted to announce that The Shelbourne has been awarded "Best Hotel" at the National Hospitality Awards 2019. The awards celebrate the very best of Irish hospitality and it is truly a remarkable achievement. . . . . #theshelbourne #irishhospitalityawards2019 #irishhospitalityawards #irishhospitality #besthoteldublin #besthotelireland #besthotelsdublin #besthotelsireland #celebrations #winners #awardceremony #hoteloftheyear
Sunday strolls in Autumn. 🍂 . . . . #theshelbourne #dublin #hotel #exactlylikenothingelse #grand #dame #ststephensgreen #home #autumn #travel #ireland #exterior #october #explore #discover #sun #sunday #sundaystrolls #visitdublin
Wedding Wednesday's ✨ Experience the refined elegance and luxury of The Shelbourne when you choose to spend your special day with us. To find out more, please join us at our Autumn Wedding Forum on October 22nd. The glamorous evening will offer guests expert knowledge from renowned wedding specialists, a glimpse into our top tier services and will conclude with a stunning fashion show by The White Room. Please email cathy.o'[email protected] to reserve your invitation. . . . . #theshelbourne #weddingsattheshelbourne #theshelbournedublin #weddingwednesday #weddinginspiration #weddingevents #bridalbeauty #bridalfashion #weddingdresses #weddingfashion
Weekend Indulgence ✨ Enjoy our classic Shelbourne carrot cake, a deliciously decadent treat. . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournedublin #carrotcake #desserts #weekendtreat #sundayindulgence #cake #luxury
Classic Dry Martini; the perfect way to begin your weekend 🍸 Made with Absolut elyx, lillet blanc and two cerignola olives as garnish. . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #theshelbournedublin #weekend #weekenddrinks #weekendcocktail #drymartini #classicdrymartini #cocktails #cocktailsdublin #dublindrinks #bestcocktailsintown @lillet @absolutvodka
Every week our highly talented in-house team of florists prepare the most breathtaking arrangements to the delight of both guests and staff alike. This week they have chosen hydrangeas in verena, verena blue and rodeo purple. 🌸 . . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #theshelbournedublin #flowers #florals #floralarrangements #colourfulflowers #hydrangeas #hydrangeasmakemehappy #hydrangeaseason
Our stunning stain glass windows proudly representing each of Ireland's county crests ☘️ Make your way down the winding staircase to view all four provinces. . . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #theshelbournedublin #shamrock #ireland #irishhotels #irishhotel #irishcounties #irelandcounties #stainglasswindows #irishprovinces #luxury
Wedding Wednesday's ✨Your dream wedding may be an intimate, candlelit dinner, a large opulent ball or something in between. It would be our pleasure to help you bring your dream to life. . . . . . #theshelbournehotel #theshelbournedublin #weddingwednesdays #shelbourneweddings #dublinweddings #cityweddings #irishweddings #weddingphotography #brideandgroom @emmakennyweddings
We are delighted to announce that The Shelbourne has been awarded "Business Hotel of the Year 2020" at the Georgina Campbell Awards. Our General Manager, JP Kavanagh, and all of our staff are honored to have been recognised for this achievement. . . . #georginacampbellawards #theshelbournehotel #theshelbournedublin #bestbusinesshoteldublin #bestbusinesshotelireland #awards #hotelawards #luxuryhotelawards
Afternoon Treats ☕️ Our signature Slane Whiskey fudge, a cup of tea and some light reading, the perfect recipe for Sunday relaxation. . . . . #theshelbourne #theshelbournehotel #theshelbournedublin #afternoontea #afternoontreats #sundaytreats #fudge #whiskey #whisky #whiskeydessert #whiskydessert #teatime #treatyoself #treatyourself #sundayrelaxation #treatsandtea #relaxationsunday #weekendtreats #weekendvibes #dublinireland #thingstodoindublin
Special occasions are made up of a hundred tiny moments, and when you celebrate at The Shelbourne we will be sure to add a thousand more 🥂 . . . . #theshelbournehotel #theshelbournedublin #champagne #weekendchampagne #champagnecelebration #champagner #strawberriesandchampagne #champagneandstrawberries #strawberry #luxury #hoteldublin #weekendtreat #weekendindulgence #specialoccasions #weekenddrinks #drinksdublin #luxurydublin
A Shelbourne Classic ✨ Half Lambay Lobster Thermidor. A dish designed to be savoured and enjoyed. 🥂 . . #theshelbourne #shelbourneclassics #food #bar #lounge #lobster #tasty #enjoy #savour #indulge #travel #instafood #dublin #ireland #hotel
The most exquisite flowers brightening up our beautiful lobby. 🌸 . . . #theshebourne #theshelbournehotel #flowers #instaflowers #sundayflowers #flowersinstagram #purpleflowers #exploredublin #hotel
Friday Indulgence ✨ The perfect way to unwind after a busy week. . . . Featured: Waterford by Spyridon Koklas. @tanqueraygin NO TEN, Mandarin Oleo Saccrum, Italicus, @aperolspritzofficial, Lemon. . . #theshelbournehotel #theshelbourne #cocktails #exactlylikenothingelse #fridaydrinks #weekenddrinks #irish #bar
When preparing for Afternoon Tea, it is all in the most delicate details. 🌸 . . . . . #theshelbourne #thelordmayorslounge #afternoontea #classic #luxury #hotel #dublin #travel #experience #pastry #cake #eclair #chocolate #champagne #tradition #scones #caramel #dessert #exactlylikenothingelse
Welcome to The Shelbourne ⚜️ Our team strive to make each and every minute of your visit to our Grande Dame special from the moment you walk through our doors. . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #welcome #frontdoor #team #magicalmoments #dublinsgranddame #special #travel #dublin #ireland
Introducing the Shelbourne Pale Ale, our Director of Food & Beverage Gary Cahill, Bar Manager Sean Mc Goldrick and his team have worked closely with @ryeriverbrewingco to combine a special blend of ingredients to create this truly outstanding pale ale, unique to The Shelbourne. This beautiful brew will be served in No.27 Bar & Lounge and The Horseshoe Bar. ✨ . . . #paleale #shelbournepaleale #theshelbourne #bespoke #unique #beer #travel #bar #hotel #dublin #ireland
Wedding Wednesday's ✨ The Constitution Room at The Shelbourne provides the perfect back drop for your special day. This unique room surrounded by history has played host to some of Ireland's most iconic characters. Showcasing the grandeur and sparkle that is at the heart of The Shelbourne, it is a special room fitting for a special day. . . . #weddingwednesdays #theshelbourne #theconstitution #weddings #weddingdecor #irishhistory #specialday #wedding #flowersattheshelbourne #florist #dublin #travel #ireland
Weekend Treats on The Terrace ✨ Gather friends or family and enjoy a sharing platter on The Terrace with a selection of Irish aged cheeses paired beautifully with chutney, grapes and complimented by a glass of red or white wine. . . . #theterrace #summer #sun #dining #cheeses #irishfood #irish #theshelbourne #wine #indulge #enjoy #friends #family #travel #hotel #dublin #ireland
The Florist at The Shelbourne 🌸 Our team of in-house florists never fail to deliver elegance and beauty, lighting up our lobby with beautiful floral displays. . . . #theshelbourne #flowersbytheshelbourne #theshelbourneflorist #lobby #peaceful #sundaymornings #flowers #floraldisplay #summer #hotel #dublin #ireland
Today, we raise a glass to some of our outstanding bar team members, who have been making cocktail magic throughout The Shelbourne over the past few years, as we await Monday's Bar Awards 2019 for which 1824 Bar & The Horseshoe Bar have been nominated. ✨ Luke Boland @diageo #worldclass bartender Top 5 & @mhassemblage Travis Buckley @diageo #worldclass Top 13 Leah O'Connor @drumshanbo_gunpowder_gin #cocktailcurious finalist Daire Smullen @opihrgin World Cocktail Competition Final 8 UK & Ireland . . . . #theshelbourne #worldsbestbars #teamwork #bar #cocktail #drinks #mixology #barawards #awards #2019 #dublin #ireland #barawards19 #exactlylikenothingelse
As Afternoon Tea week commences we take time to remember a historic guest who enjoyed the celebratory theme of Afternoon Tea at The Shelbourne. Former President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde was a regular visitor to The Shelbourne and back in Easter 1916, Mr.Hyde witnessed the shootout from St.Stephens Green through the windows in The Lord Mayor's Lounge. He detailed the events vividly in his diary. Today a portrait of Mr. Hyde faces St Stephen's Green in The Lord Mayor's Lounge honoring his memory. ✨ . . . #afternoonteaweek #afternoontea #sweettreats #tea #douglashyde #easter1916 #ststephensgreen #history #irishhistory #theshelbourne #hotel #travel #dublin #ireland
Bright Mornings Overlooking the Green ⚜️ Enjoying a morning tea and some light reading while indulging with fresh brown bread and bespoke Irish Whiskey Marmalade.
We are fast approaching the vastly anticipated FOOD&WINE Readers Laurent Perrier Champagne Dinner in The Saddle Room. We look forward to welcoming everyone for a night of opulent dining and luxury. Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased from The Shelbourne directly on 01 663 4722. . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #sabrage #champagne #dinner #laurentperrier #chef #thesaddleroom #restaurant #indulgence #dinner #food #travel #dublin #ireland
Genealogy Butler ⚜️ The term "butler" is rooted in tradition and synonymous with top-quality personal service. In providing the unique Genealogy Butler service,The Shelbourne Hotel emphasises its desire to offer a premier service for guests who hope to complete an Irish ancestry search. ☘️ . . . #genealogybutler #genealogy #genealogyattheshelbourne #irish #heritage #butler #consultancy #family #ancestry #irishancestry #ireland #theshelbourne #travel #dublin #ireland #hotel
The stories of The Shelbourne ⚜️ with almost 200 years behind our Grand Dames genteel brick facade, our lobby hosts just some of the magical and magnificent memories of times gone by, as we look forward to her future. . . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #dublin #ireland #exactlylikenothingelse #history #tradition #travel #discover #lobby #artefacts
Whispering Angel 🌸 Enjoy the worlds favorite rose @thewhisperingangel at Ireland's most iconic address. This light refreshing rose is filled with flavor. The perfect beginning to the long weekend on The Terrace. . . . #theshelbourne #rose #whisperingangel #light #refreshing #weekend #bankholidayweekend #theterrace #worldsfavoriterose #irelandsmosticonicaddress #drink #travel #dublin #ireland
Join friends and family and enjoy the elegance and indulgence of dining in The Saddle Room, a reassuringly timeless and elegant dining room with a relaxed atmosphere, The Saddle Room provides a culinary experience to remember.✨ . . . #theshelbourne #thesaddleroom #lunch #culinary #relaxed #treat #food #instafood #dining #finedining #wine #travel #dublin #ireland
Checking in amongst the stars ✨one of our most notable guests and Hollywood royal, Princess Grace of Monaco is not only remembered in our presidential suite, but each guest can learn the story of this icons connection to The Shelbourne on arrival. . . . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #dublin #ireland #lobby #history #hollywood #princessgrace #royal #suite #guest #beauty #elegance #grace
Weekend Delights ✨ Welcoming the weekend in style with oysters sourced locally, fresh from Irish waters and complimented by a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne in No.27 Bar & Lounge. . . . #weekend #oysters #champagne #laurentperrier #irish #locallysourced #celebrate #weekendtreats #indulge #food #bar #lounge #theshelbourne #hotel #dublin #ireland #travel
Make the most of the glorious weather with our refreshing Summer Spritz cocktails accompanied by Seasonal Crudités on The Terrace, a relaxed plaza of tranquility, perfect for beautiful summer evenings of elegance and indulgence. ✨ . . . Pictured Cocktails: The Dreamer - Regal Rogue Rose, Lively White, Bitter Mellow Tea, Kiwi, Soda, Crémant De Bordeaux. Secret Garden - Lillet Rose, Granny Garden Tea, Manderin Oleo Saccarum, Soda, Crémant de Bordeaux. #summer #sun #summerspritz #crudités #regalrogue #lillet #diningattheshelbourne #relax #tranquility #cocktails #secretgarden #thedreamer #theshelbourne #theterrace #hotel #dublin #ireland #travel
History at The Shelbourne 🥃 On Easter Monday 1916, Afternoon Tea carried on as normal, until a stray bullet clipped the petals of a very surprised lady's bonnet. The ladies and their teacups were moved to the Reading Room at the rear of the hotel, now The Horseshoe Bar for safety. Our bespoke whiskey glass commemorates this memorable event in Irish history, graced with a special Irish whiskey, Midleton Dair Ghaelach, Bluebell Forest. . . . #history #theshelbourne #eastermonday #1916 #afternoontea #storiesoftheshelbourne #historylesson #thehorseshoebar #unique #midletonwhiskey #midletondairghaelach #midleton #whiskey #travel #dublin #ireland
Flowers at The Shelbourne 🌸 Our wonderful in-house florist team continue to light up our lobby on the darkest of days with beautiful floral displays. ✨ . . . #theshelbourne #flowersattheshelbourne #flowers #instaflowers #beautiful #floraldisplay #lobby #hotel #travel #dublin #ireland
Stunning surroundings for that perfect day 🥂 A beautiful #weddingwednesday set up in our recently refurbished Adam & Deirdre Suite. . . . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #exactlylikenothingelse #wedding #marriage #love #dublin #bride #groom #ireland #luxury #travel
A Sunday morning coffee & macaron, accompanied by a Shelbourne story or two ⚜️ . . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #dublin #ireland #story #coffee #read #sunday #morning #macarons #history #travel
A Warm Welcome ⚜️ Welcoming the weekend with a smile, wishing everyone a very happy weekend ahead. . . . #weekend #friday #fridayfeeling #welcome #frontdoorteam #frontdoor #theshelbourne #hotel #travel #dublin #ireland
Champagne Dinner ✨ We are delighted to announce one of the most famous and best-loved champagne houses, Laurent Perrier will be celebrated in The Shelbourne on Wednesday August 21st. Featuring a five-course tasting menu created by Executive Head Chef Garry Hughes, dinner will be accompanied by selected Champagnes from Laurent-Perrier, each introduced by respected wine & spirits writer and journalist Tomás Clancy, starting with a champagne reception in The Terrace from 6:30 pm. It is sure to be an night of elegance and indulgence. 🍾 . . . Tickets can be purchased from The Shelbourne directly on 01 663 4722. #theshelbourne #hotel #sabrage #sabre #champagne #dinner #laurentperrier #chef #indulgence #dinner #food #travel #dublin #ireland
It is World Chocolate Day, you deserve that slice of cake! ✨ Decadent desserts served in No.27 Bar & Lounge daily, created by our Head Pastry Chef, Caoimhe Hanafin, and her team. . . . #worldchocolateday #treats #sweet #savoury #cake #no.27bar #chocolate #food #desert #bar #hotel #dublin #ireland
Wishing all of our American guests and visitors to Ireland a very happy 4th of July from all at The Shelbourne. 🇺🇸✨ . . . #theshelbourne #4thofjuly #america #independenceday #celebrate #american #love #travel #dublin #ireland
The perfect accompaniment to a wonderful meal in The Saddle Room Restaurant. Choose from a selection of cheese's sourced from all around Ireland. ✨ . . . #thesaddleroom #theshelbourne #cheesetrolley #irish #locallysourced #food #wine #dining #hotel #dublin #ireland
Sunday mornings made brighter with this wonderful floral display created by our florist team. 🌸 . . . #theshelbourne #flowersbytheshelbourne #theshelbourneflorist #lobby #peaceful #sundaymornings #flowers #floraldisplay #summer #hotel #dublin #ireland
Summer Sun☀️ Basking in the beautiful Summer sun on The Terrace with our Summer Spritzers. Hoping everyone enjoys the wonderful sunshine this weekend. 🥂 . . . #TheShelbourne #Summer #Sun #TheTerrace #Weekend #Fridayfeeling #SummerSpritzers #Travel #Fun #Bar #Hotel #Dublin #Ireland
Designed to reflect our beloved green on which The Lord Mayor's Lounge looks on to, we just adore our beautiful take away Afternoon Tea packaging 🌸 🌺 . . . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #dublin #ststephensgreen #thelordmayorslounge #afternoontea #tea #treats #desserts #flowers #park #city #classic #tradition #ireland #luxury
Peaceful early morning views in our lobby. Wishing you all a happy Sunday ahead ✨ . . . . . #theshelbourne #hotel #lobby #early #morning #sunday #weekend #calm #peace #travel #dublin #ireland #exactlylikenothingelse
The sun is shining, which means sharing platters and Cote de Provence rosé on The Terrace 🌸 Happy Friday everyone, wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead ☀️ . . . . . #theshelbourne #theterrace #hotel #garden #sun #weekend #rosé #wine #food #friday #travel #bar #dublin #ireland
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