Modern Irish

  • The House

    The Old Convent Country House is nestled at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains in beautiful County Tipperary - a unique destination for those seeking elegant accommodation, Irish artisan cuisine, refreshing walks in the picturesque countryside and a convenient location to explore local antiquities and natural amenities.

    Stroll through the mature gardens and stop for a swing in the hammock, explore the Vee Gap with a scenic mountain drive or hill walk, relax by the fire with a cup of tea or curl up with a DVD or great book from our collection.

    Hideaway from it all at The OC!

    *The Old Convent is an Adult Only Destination*

    Past

    The Convent was constructed in 1885 when the Sisters of Mercy were asked to take charge of Clogheen workhouse. It was the same year the sisters also began teaching in the local school.

    When the workhouse system was abolished and the Clogheen workhouse closed, the Sisters continued to teach in the local school and work in the present St. Theresa’s hospital located in the only remaining building of the original workhouse complex. In 1991, the Mercy order decided to sell the Convent and build a lovely bungalow adjacent for the resident nuns, where they still reside to this day.

    Present

    Dermot and Christine Gannon bought the building in 2005 with a vision to create a space where guests could relax and rejuvenate, while enjoying great food and the beautiful Tipperary countryside.

    The Old Convent was born in July of 2006. The daily changing tasting menu was key to fulfilling their goal of using the freshest Irish artisan ingredients, served in the beautiful Chapel Dining Room.

    Dinner 

    Dermot’s daily changing 8 Course Irish Artisan Tasting Menu is served in The Chapel Dining Room at 8 pm. There is just one seating for dinner, so the table is yours to enjoy for the entire evening.

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    Opening Hours 2019

    March 29th - December 31st 2019: Open Fridays & Saturdays + Sundays that fall before an Irish Bank Holiday Christmas: Closed - Dec. 22nd - 26th & Open - Dec 27th - Dec 31st

    B&B Rates (including breakfast & VAT)

    Double Room   €170.00 - €175.00 (for 2 sharing) Twin Room       €170.00 - €195.00 (for 2 sharing) Triple Room      €240.00 (for 3 sharing) Junior Suite       €195.00 - €225.00 (for 2 sharing)

    * The Old Convent is an Adult Only Destination

    Breakfast

    Served 9:00 am – 10:30 am

    *Earlier or later by request. 

    8 Course Tasting Dinner

    Served 8 pm, €75.00 per person, The Chapel Dining Room

    *Please reserve in advance. Residents & Non-residents welcome. 

    *10% Discretionary Service (Gratuity, divided by entire staff) added to parties of 10+.

    Contact Details

    The Old Convent,
    Mount Anglesby,
    Clogheen,
    Cahir,

    County Tipperary

    Tel: 052 74 65565

    Email: info@theoldconvent.ie

    http://www.theoldconvent.ie

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  • Set in the stylish and spacious Georgian dining rooms of the Castle Hotel in the heart of Dublin City Centre, The Old Music Shop Restaurant combines imaginative and classic dishes using the best and freshest of Irish sourced ingredients.

    One of Dublin's finest locations, just off Parnell Square with impressive views of the Gothic revival Presbyterian Church and a short distance from O'Connell Street and the River Liffey. Guests are immediately stuck by the calm ambience, natural light and historical detailing.

    Be a world away in the quiet Garden Terrace in the courtyard, a covered oasis, to create memories, converse and remember yourselves. Savour our popular Afternoon Tea and soak up the unique atmosphere. A warm welcome awaits.

    AFTERNOON TEA

    Let your experience of traditional Afternoon Tea in Dublin create memories. Afternoon Tea is served in the beautiful Georgian dining rooms and garden terrace of the Castle Hotel on Great Denmark Street.

    Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, lovingly made scones and irresistible miniature cakes and sweet treats. You can be sure of fresh, local and seasonal Irish ingredients in your choice of Classic, Vegetarian and Children's Afternoon Tea menus, skilfully prepared by experienced chefs. From €25 per person sharing.

    Served daily from 12 - 5pm +353 1 879 7888

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    AFTERNOON TEA | LUNCH Monday - Sunday 12 - 5pm Reservations Only

    EVENING Monday - Sunday 5pm - 9pm

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  • Newly opened in 2020, The Pier House Restaurant is a modern restaurant which offers contemporary fine dining using fresh, local seafood and ingredients. It is located on the West Pier in the scenic fishing village of Howth. In its relative infancy it has already created a name being reviewed twice in The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and The Irish Examiner.

    With their superb location, right on the quayside in Howth village, their main aim is to provide the freshest local seafood, simply prepared allowing you to taste the true flavour of the sea. All their produce is locally sourced where possible, with foraged fruits and vegetables regularly appearing on their menus.

    Book your table today!

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    Opening Hours

    Mon & Tues: 15:00 - 21:30

    Wed - Fri: 13:00 - 21:30

    Saturday: 15:00 - 21:30

    Sunday: 14:00 -20:00

    Contact Details

    12 West Pier,

    Howth,

    Co. Dublin

    Tel: 01 839 5777

    Email: thepierhouserestaurant@gmail.com

    http://www.thepierhouse.ie

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  • At the Pig’s Ear we believe simplicity, hospitality and generosity are key elements for a warm friendly restaurant.

    Located on the 3rd floor of the Pig’s Ear is the Library, an original dining room where guests can enjoy an informal private dining experience with fresh, seasonal & top quality produce.

    Our large table seats up to 10 guests, minimum booking 8 guests. Booking is essential at least 48 hours in advance on 01 6703865.

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    Opening Hours

    Open Monday to Saturday, Lunch 12 - 2.45pm Dinner 5:30 - 10pm Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

    Contact Details

    4 Nassau St, Dublin 2

    Email: info@thepigsear.ie Telephone: 01 670 3865

    www.thepigsear.ie 

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  • Dine in the warm friendly atmosphere of old world surroundings

    Here at The Garrandarragh our experienced staff do everything possible to make guests feel welcome! This beautiful Kilkenny Guest House offers more than most Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in Kilkenny. Our lounge and function room can cater for family parties and small weddings and our rooms are modern and comfortable. Whether it is for business or pleasure the Garrandarragh Inn, Mullinavat, Kilkenny offers superb accommodation with a touch of Irish luxury and a warm friendly welcome.

    The Rising Sun Tavern at The Garrandarragh, originally known as 'The Rising Sun Ale House', was built in 1644 during the Cromwellian era. The old world charm of stone and timber work throughout the building sets the tone of comfort and relaxation. From the time you park your car in the spacious private car park and enter the lounge you are greeted by friendly and helpful staff and of course the heart of a real Irish country welcome is the magnificent open fireplace or traditional stove. You can then relax beside either with a pint or enjoy some of our home cooked cuisine. This re-creation is a work of art with its wind-up bellows so you can stoke up the fire while relaxing with a fine beverage from one of the three bars or enjoying some of our home cooked cuisine.

    At The Rising Sun Restaurant enjoy a luxurious three course meal or happily while away unaccounted hours over lattes or a drink with friends in surroundings that soothe and please. The decor enhances the warm and a friendly atmosphere which can be enjoyed by all diners. The produce used here at the Rising Sun Restaurant is all sourced locally so rest assured that you will expect only the best quality of food served here at The Rising Sun Bar and Restaurant at The Garrandarragh.

    For over 30 years The Rising Sun Restaurant has been offering quality, home produced meals for its customers, from humble beginnings, Daily Lunches & Snacks, to our present day all full menu service, Breakfast, Lunch, Bar Menu and A la carte Menu and Carvery. We strive to provide value for money while maintaining our high standards.

    Our restaurant is family friendly with Children’s Menu, High Chairs and Colouring Sheet to help keep the little ones amused.

    Lunch is served daily in an intimate restaurant offering the best in local produce. The Restaurant in The Garrandarragh Inn serves a table service lunch menu Monday to Sunday, our head chefs motto is “only the freshest produce will do” and all of this is sourced locally from prime cuts of Irish beef to fresh fruit and vegetables. All our stock is bought fresh that morning and prepared in our very own kitchen by our superb chefs and cooks.

    Upon arrival enquire about our daily specials are and our staff will more than happy to help.

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    Opening Hours

    Food Served All Day

    Contact Details

    The Rising Sun & Garrandarragh Inn Main Street Mullinavat Co Kilkenny X91 W5CC

    Phone: + 353 (0) 51 898173

    Email: info@therisingsun.ie

    https://www.therisingsun.ie

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  • Like Temple Bar itself The Shack Restaurant offers a modern twist on something that is quintessentially Irish. The Shack, which sits right in the heart of Temple Bar, attracts tourists from around the globe and appeals to anyone from 18 to 80. Managing Director, Paul Lewis, heads the operation and over sees the kitchen and food production. He is joined by Head chef, Pat Murray, who has worked at the restaurant since 2001. The team are well versed at producing hearty, wholesome Irish cuisine with modern flare and expertise. Many of his dishes draw their origins from Irish history and this authenticity is evident throughout the restaurant.

    The service team is headed by Restaurant Manager, Uta Nilas who joined The Shack crew in 2000 and such is her love for ”Ireland” she became an Irish citizen in 2014. Uta and her tremendous team provides a traditional Irish welcome and excellent service to our guests.

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    Opening Hours

    The Shack Restaurant is open from October to April 12 Noon to 10.00pm

    May to September 12 Noon to 11pm

    We Serve lunch daily from 12 to 5pm

    A La Carte all day, every day

    Contact Details

    24 East Essex Street,

    Temple Bar,

    Dublin 2

    Phone: +353.1.6790043

    Email: info@shackrestaurant.ie

    https://www.shackrestaurant.ie

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  • The world famous Shelbourne is a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin.

    Overlooking the magnificent St. Stephen's Green, it is only a few minutes walk from Dublin's most famous landmarks as well as the key shopping and cultural areas of the city. The connection to Ireland's capital runs far deeper than just location.

    Founded in 1824, The Shelbourne is a place where history has been made, the Irish Constitution was drafted, literary masterpieces were penned and society was shaped. This outstanding hotel has been dramatically restored to its full original splendor in recent years. Take time to write your chapter in this iconic properties extensive history.

    The Saddle Room

    The Saddle Room encompasses the cherished traditions of dining at The Shelbourne, developed over generations. Reassuringly timeless, with an atmosphere of grandeur and comfort, it strikes a balance between formality and relaxation. A lavish menu inspired by the classics and served with all the theatre and flourish of old-school Irish service.

    A lavish cheese trolley. A pre-ordered roast of black leg chicken for two. A sumptuously traditional Beef Wellington carved table side. Dining in The Saddle Room is what The Shelbourne has always been designed with the guest's enjoyment first and foremost in mind.

    Executive Head Chef Garry Hughes and his devoted team have created a series of seasonal menus which pay homage to the grand culinary history of The Shelbourne and celebrate the most spectacular and delicious local produce of Ireland.

    Capable of seating up to twenty guests, The Saddle Room's private dining rooms offer all the comfort, style and old-world service of The Saddle Room but in an intimate and private setting.

    The Lord Mayor's Lounge

    Luxurious, lovingly restored, and sparkling with light, Ireland's most historic drawing room looks out over the grandeur of St. Stephen's Green. From bright morning meetings and the cherished traditions of Afternoon Tea to dinner and drinks for residents late into the evening, The Lord Mayor's Lounge is a quietly opulent space designed for delight.

    No. 27 Bar & Lounge

    The social capital of the Irish capital and the beating heart of the hotel, where Dublin society gathers to raise a glass and raise their spirits. Sparkling cocktails and precise pints served with style. A menu of elevated bar classics and fresh Irish seafood served with casual elegance. No.27 Bar & Lounge is the place to see and be seen.

    The Horseshoe Bar

    A distinctive Dublin treasure. A warm and intimate bar for a perfect pint of plain, a beloved local whiskey or a well-built martini. The atmospheric Horseshoe Bar is a destination, an institution and a living history of Irish society. Hosting Ireland's most fascinating characters since 1957.

    1824 Bar

    If The Shelbourne itself had a snug, this might just be it. A luxe, intimate, and sophisticated atmosphere with low lights, rich wood panelling, and a host with the arcane knowledge to navigate 1824's vast hand-picked list of top-shelf whiskey, Champagne, wine, and premium cocktails.

    The Terrace

    A hidden, unexpected and enchanting open-air space within the hotel which blurs the distinction between indoors and out. The Terrace is sheltered from the elements but open to the sky, with broad canopies, heaters, and an open fireplace to extend the season. A fine wine list and sharing platters featuring exceptional Irish ingredients.

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    The Saddle Room:

    BREAKFAST

    Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10.30am

    Saturday - Sunday: 7.00am - 11.00am

    Bank Holidays: 7.00am - 11.00am

    LUNCH

    Monday - Saturday: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

    Sunday Lunch: 1.00pm - 3.30pm

    DINNER

    Daily: 5.30pm -10.00pm

    Pre Theatre Dinner served: 5.30pm - 6.45pm

    Table d'Hote Menu served 6:45pm - 10.00pm

    No. 27 Bar & Lounge:

    BREAKFAST

    Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 12.00pm

    LUNCH & DINNER

    Monday - Sunday: 12.00pm - late

    LATE BAR

    Monday - Tuesday until 11.30pm

    Wednesday - Thursday until 12.30am

    Friday - Saturday until 1.30am

    Sunday until 11.00pm

    The Terrace:

    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

    Food Served until 7pm every evening

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    Restaurant Location

  • The Terrace Bar & Restaurant is a stylish place to meet throughout the day and evening in an informal riverside setting. The perfect location right in the heart of Limerick City Centre! A favourite for the working lunch with local business people and is a popular meeting point throughout the day.

    Executive Chef Tom Flavin and his culinary team pride in serving the finest quality of Irish cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce with all the food traceable and where possible an emphasis on using locallysourced and produced products.

    The extensive lunch & dinner menu offers a wide range of homemade wholesome dishes with an emphasis on local artisan produce, some favourites include our Jacobs Ladder Beef Short Rib, homemade 8oz locally sourced Beef Burger & our Award Winning Chicken Caesar Salad . The menu features daily seasonal special's showcasing our team’s creative flair for seasonality! 

    The riverside Terrace Bar & Restaurant offers a relaxing area to enjoy the fantastic views of Limerick City and watch the world go by also boasting a stunning wrap around outdoor terrace.

     "TASTE THE PLACE"   
    It is difficult to put into words the dedication, passion & enthusiasm that exudes from Tom Flavin our Executive Chef a Failte Ireland Food Champion & his kitchen team. It is so difficult to find a head chef to work alongside in a large hotel who wants to deliver only the best 
    quality of locally sourced food and food experience.
    Over the past 10 years we have been lucky to develop our strong local food message and passion behind it on a national basis. T
    he food speaks for itself, an ethos of championing local producers where possible features through all our various menus.
    Tom is a highly innovative individual constantly striving to educate our guests on the importance of local food produce and does so through his inventive local food menus.Hence the birth of our "Taste The Place" Menu our four course menu celebrates food provenance and local suppliers. 
    The exceptionally good value menus allows you to really Taste The Place

    Winner "Ireland's Menu Provenance Award" at the 2017 Gold Medal Awards. Our Taste the Place menu option celebrates food provenance and local suppliers!

    Sample something from our NEW cocktail menu expertly devised by our in-house mixologists, or choose from our extensive list of wines.

    Irish Whiskey Tasting Experience
    Stimulate your senses by savouring both the flavours and aroma of three of the finest Irish Jameson Whiskeys  Includes: Tasting Guide & 3 x Jameson Whiskeys

    Irish Gin Tasting Experience
    When Life Throws you Lemons  Have a Gin & Tonic! Savour three of the finest Irish Gins Includes: Tasting Guide & 3 x Irish Gin & Poachers Premium Tonic & Garnishes

    Celebrating we have the ideal party packages to suit an occasion along with private reserved areas in the bar. 

    Tel: +353 (0)61 421 800  Email: hello@strandlimerick.ie

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    Opening Hours

    Food served Monday to Sunday from 9.00am - 22.00pm
    -Morning Pastries & Brunch menu served from 9.00am - 12.00pm
    -Afternoon Tea served in the Shinnors Lounge from 14.00 pm  to 16.00 pm
    -Lunch from 12:00 pm
    -Dinner from 16:00 pm

    Contact Details

    Limerick Strand Hotel,
    Ennis Road, 
    Limerick City, V94 03F2

    T: +353 61 421 800 | F:+353 61 421 866 | E: info@strandlimerick.ie

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  • Housed in a charming stone cottage which dates in part from 1700, The Washerwoman is a neighbourhood restaurant but perfect for a special occasion or a casual dining experience.
    Located only a few minutes walk from The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Tours and Glasnevin Trust Walking Tours.
    Given the locale and the fact that we welcome families, there are exciting, healthy and accessible foods for kids (plus some little quirks to keep them interested, engaged and most importantly, occupied!), a host of diner classics, and a particularly extensive steak selection. We are working with some of our favourite craft butchers to create our own aging room and source some amazing salt-aged meats.
    Brunch and Sunday roast at The Washerwoman has become a northside institution. Weekday mornings and lunchtimes, take advantage of our in-house Woollen Mills bakery delights, re-creating some of those tasty Mills sandwiches to eat-in or take-out, and creating a hub for the local community to meet, drink, eat and be merry!

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    Opening Hours

    Breakfast: Mon-Fri 9am-12pm,

    Tea, Coffee & Cakes: 9am-5pm,

    Lunch: Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm

    Dinner: Sun-Wed 5-9.15pm & Thurs-Sat 5-10pm

    Brunch: Sat 12pm-4pm & Sun 12pm-4pm

    Contact Details

    60 Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 9

    Tel: 00353 1 8379441

    www.thewasherwoman.ie

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  • When The Winding Stair opened its door, as a restaurant, in August 2006, Dubliners flocked to see what all the fuss was about. Here was a restaurant serving simple, homecooked and most importantly all Irish food in a little room overlooking the river Liffey.

    A gastro-pub style of cuisine but using only seasonal Irish produce where possible and an army of well-trained friendly staff who were ready to explain this ethos to the diners. The room itself is always buzzing.

    The venue had occupied a special place in Dubliner’s hearts, having been a famous landmark bookshop and café for many years and photographs of its famous visitors line the entrance to the bathrooms.

    For a truly urban view over the river Liffey and the finest examples of Irish produce treated with care and respect, there is no better place than the quirky Winding Stair. It’s always busy so book early to avoid disappointment!

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    Opening Hours

    OPEN DAILY SERVING LUNCH, EARLY BIRD & DINNER

    Contact Details

    The Winding Stair, 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

    Telephone: 00353 1 8727320

    www.winding-stair.com

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  •  The Woollen Mills has been one of the most iconic buildings and businesses in Dublin for over one hundred years, and to have taken over this site is a serious privilege. To this end, we hope that The Woollen Mills be quintessentially Irish, local and of its locale.
     We want it to be an 'Eating House', a house of food, a place to grab a serious coffee and bun, a serious plate of Irish ham and chips, a place to take home a box of salads and scones, sourdough and sausage rolls, or sit with seven courses of anchovies and crab and herrings and pork and beef rib, overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge and Liffey with a fine bottle of red. Or a craft beer!
     The building is over four floors and is (almost) literally on top of the bridge, with double aspect windows and a roof terrace onto the ultimate Dublin cityscape. It is truly magical and so so special. We have our own bakery and will have a large retail and take-out emphasis, so passing folk can buy our breads, pastries and cakes, as well as choose from a huge sandwich and salad selection during the day. If you sit long enough, you will see at least one person you know!

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    OPEN DAILY SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Contact Details

    41/42 Lower Ormond Quay,Dublin 1

    Telephone: 00353 1 8280835

    www.thewoollenmills.com

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  • Trinity Bar Venue is a dynamic gastro-pub located in Dublin’s Temple Bar. It serves up a dynamic menu with everything from its famous, 28-day matured Steak on the Stone, to locally-sourced Dublin Bay prawns, and traditional Irish classics like Steak & Guinness Pie, and our Guinness bread is made freshly in-house every day.

    Trinity Bar Venue offers a wide selection of craft beers, the best Irish whiskey, spirits and cocktails, as well as a delicious range of finger food platters for special events.

    Trinity Bar Venue is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

     

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    Opening Hours

    We serve food from 8:00am until 9pm

     

    Contact Details

    46-49 Dame Street,
    Dublin 2
    D02 X466

    Phone: +353 (0)1 679 4455

    Email: marketing@dublincitihotel.com

    http://www.dublincitihotel.com

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  • Trinity City Hotel is a 262 room, stylish hotel in the heart of Dublin City Centre, just a few minutes’ stroll from Grafton Street, O’Connell Street, Temple Bar and St Stephen’s Green. Our ideal location, on Pearse Street, Dublin 2, allows for a peaceful stay while still being close to the action.

    The most central four star hotel in Dublin, Trinity City Hotel offers contemporary comfort, friendly service and delicious dining in our Courtyard Restaurant, Brunswick Bar and the outdoor Courtyard Garden and Brunswick Terrace. Our Concierge Team is available daily from 7:00am to 11:00pm, and room service is available 24 hours.

    With 262 air-conditioned guest bedrooms at Trinity City Hotel, guests can choose from Classic, Superior, Deluxe and Executive Rooms, or our striking Executive and Georgian Suites. Having recently completed a refurbishment of our Front Lounge and Lobby areas, the Hotel offers stylish, relaxing surrounds for business or leisure. Enjoy our Breakfast in our Courtyard Restaurant, including both a traditional full Irish Breakfast and continental options.

    Old meets new at Trinity City Hotel, where original Georgian features and historically unique buildings mix with stunning artwork, adventurous colour schemes and deluxe furnishings.

    Looking for somewhere to enjoy a business lunch, romantic meal, or dinner with friends? The Courtyard Restaurant is the perfect place to relax, for lunch or dinner. An exciting mix of contemporary and traditional dining, the Courtyard Restaurant is ideal for any special occasion.

    The Restaurant is wonderfully comprised of distinctive and unique areas within the Hotel – there is our Brunswick Lounge & Brunswick Terrace with views of historic Pearse Street, which is perfect for mid-day lunch meetings, or our Courtyard Garden which is a relaxed oasis in the heart of the city centre.

    Our Courtyard Restaurant is also the perfect spot for a family meal. We have a Kid’s Menu available throughout the day, and children under 5 can enjoy a complimentary breakfast when dining with an adult on a package including breakfast.

    To make a reservation you may contact us on Tel: 01 648 1000 or email frontoffice@trinitycityhotel.com

    www.trinitycityhotel.com

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    All day delicious dining in our Courtyard Restaurant, Brunswick Bar and the outdoor Courtyard Garden and Brunswick Terrace.

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