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The History of The Constitution of Ireland at
The Shelbourne

Celebrating The Constitution Centenary

One hundred years ago, in a private room at The Shelbourne, Irish history changed forever.
 
The hotel has hosted many important meetings over the course of two centuries but this one was different. In what was then known simply as Room 112, under the chairmanship of Michael Collins, the committee met to draft the Constitution of the Irish Free State. A gathering of solemn, passionate patriots sat around the great oak table. For hours and days, weeks, and months, they dreamed and debated the future of their newborn nation. It was only the beginning of a very long process, but it was a moment of undeniable optimism, hope and courage.
 
Today that same room is known as the Constitution Suite. That same table and those same chairs still remain. They stand in tribute to this crucial passage in Ireland's story, and The Shelbourne is deeply proud to honour the memory of that unforgettable event.
The Constitution Dining Experience

The Constitution Dining Experience

To celebrate the centenary of Ireland's first Constitution, we are offering a unique private dining experience in The Constitution Suite, complete with historical introduction, musical accompaniment by a harpist and a carefully designed and evocative menu, full of classic dishes chosen to reflect the era.
 
Since 1824, The Shelbourne has been a gathering place for the great political, cultural, literary and artistic figures of the time. There are nearly two centuries of stories contained under this hotel's roof, and new chapters are being written every day. Create your own moment in the ongoing history of The Shelbourne with a classically-themed dinner in The Constitution Suite at Dublin's favourite five-star hotel.
 
The Constitution Dining Experience is available form the 1st March for groups of ten to twenty-four guests. Price €290 per person. For more information please contact sales@theshelbourne.com
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