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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Special OFFER FREE Breakfast When You BOOK DIRECT

The Anchor Guest House Dublin Eliza Lodge OFFERS FREE Full-Irish when You BOOK Direct on their website

FREE continental breakfast at The Abbey Hotel BOOK DIRECT

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The Irish House Party

Dublin Hotels, Dublin Guesthouses, Dublin hostels have many special offers this Autumn/Winter season, if you are taking a short break in Dublin phone hotels direct or book direct on their own websites to get the best deals, the best rates can be achieved by phoning the Hotel, Guesthouse direct or booking direct on their website, many Dublin Hotels and guesthouses are offering free breakfast, free Irish coffee and so forth if you book direct on their website or simply phone them direct.

While booking on third-party sites such as Booking.com may appear convenient, at least 15% of that booking is going to Booking.com, that 15% is often the difference between profit and loss for small and medium sized hotels and guest houses. Booking Dublin hotels and guest houses directly on their own website or simply by phoning the Dublin hotel or guest house direct means that you can avail of special offers such as free breakfast, free Irish coffee and so forth.

This Autumn/Winter season there is lots to do and see, The Irish House Party is Ireland’s newest and most authentic Irish session of dance and music, The Irish House Party is a unique partnership between Ireland’s finest musicians and dancers who have teamed up with The Tivoli Theatre to present the greatest traditional Irish traditional session in the world.

The Mercantile Hotel, The Portobello Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, The Kildare Street Hotel, The Dublin Citi Hotel, The Riverhouse Hotel, all offering world class food, service and entertainment, Ned Keenan’s Bar offers comedy nights that will leave you in stitches.

If you fancy late nights and world class DJs then Club Nassau, The Rain Nite Club offer the best Dublin has to offer.

Whatever accommodation you need, Dublin Hotels, Dublin Guest Houses, Dublin Hostels, can be found at best rates, many offering special offers such as free breakfast and so forth when you book direct with them on their own website or phone them direct.

For world class food: The Italian Corner, Russos, The Blarney Inn, The Portobello Hotel, The Mercantile Hotel, The Plaza Hotel.

Best Rate Hostel: Globetrotters

Sunday, October 7, 2012

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Built in 1887 By Ross & Walpole and designed by Richard Millar and William Symens of Kildare Street, who also at that time designed The House of Parliament (now the Bank of Ireland). The entire hotel was made from reinforced cast Iron which was a super structure with an outer skin and inner skin. The layout of the building which straddled South Great George’s Street and Dame Court utilised most of the ground floor as high earning retail premises and for this period was quite an innovation for Dublin hotels.

The major shareholders in the Central Hotel from 1929 to the 1970′s were the Huets, a well-known business family who were of French origin. They were also involved in a major car sales outlet. The other shareholder was Dr. Davitt, who was also the hotel’s doctor.

The Central Hotel was one of the earliest Irish hotels to be quoted on the Irish Stock Exchange and was listed in 1960. The Dolphin and the Clarence were the others.
The Central Hotel had some famous managers from 1940 to 1974 when the original hotel closed. Chief among them was Miss Mullen who took over in 1941 having been Manager in the Gresham. She lived and died on the premises. Succeeding Miss Mullen was Peter Huntley who moved from the Wicklow hotel. He left to set up the well-known PAB coach and travel company.
In the late 1970′s the Central Hotel was operated by Paddy Belton T.D. a former Lord Mayor of Dublin. Paddy introduced the first Disco Bar in Dublin called the Molly Malone and also Murphy’s Stout was launched from here.

Historical Dublin
Set in the heart of Dublin the Central Hotel is uniquely placed as a start – of point for the visitor to explore historical Dublin. The hotel offers overseas visitors the opportunity to explore the many places of historical interest nearby. Whether it is musical, painting, or drama visitors will be transported throughout two thousand years of history reflected in the many old historical buildings still standing.
What therefore has the city to offer? Well within walking distance you have the Abbey Theatre, where  great classics are currently being played; nearby is Dublin Castle with it many historical associations; College Green, again within walking distance of the hotel, and where the Parliament of Ireland was till 1800. Lots of up-market shops and restaurants in the immediate area and tour buses ready to take you on tours in and around the city, where art galleries, and other historical venues sure to cater for all interests.
Where then should the visitor start? Well, after a good hearty breakfast in bar hotel restaurant, why not head around to Fishamble Street, where once stood the local Music Hall, and where on April 13th 1742 George Frederic Handel first performed the Messiah to a packed house of 700 souls. Of those attending this first performance the ladies were urged to attend without wearing ‘hoops’, while the gentlemen were urged to attend without wearing their swords. To the delight of all the performance was a tremendous success and repeated again some short while later.

On the same street you might like to remember James Clarence Mangan, the poet who lived at number 3, and whose contribution to our literary history has been so significant. Who can forget those opening lines of his poem?
The nameless one,” “Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river,
That sweeps along to the rushing sea; God will
Inspire me while I deliver my soul to thee!
A vision of Connaught in the thirteenth century”
“I walked entranced through a land of Mom;
The sun, with wondrous excess of light,
Shone down and glanced over seas of corn … “

Again within walking distance from the hotel you can have your choice of visiting either Christ Church Cathedral, the city Hall, or going the short distance further and calling in to St Patrick’s Cathedral, former residence of the great Dean himself, Jonathan Swift.
To visit either of these two Cathedrals is a unique experience; here you will be transported back into the realm of Irish history, where, in your deeper sense of imagination you can visualise the good Dean himself galloping on his horse, distributing coins to the local poor as he races like hell on his weekly visit to the Delany’s in Glasnevin. Whichever one you visit you’re sure to enjoy the experience.
For those interested in Theatrical history, again, just around from the hotel you can walk the short distance to West Essex Street, formerly called ‘Orange Street,’ where the famous Smock Alley Theatre once stood. Celebrated in the 18th century for great entertainment such notable actresses as Peg Woffington, Mrs Katharine Philips, Spranger Barry, and R.B. Sheridan once graced the stage, giving rise to a saying that if a play were not a success in Ireland, then it would never succeed outside Ireland.

The Theatre in the 18th century was very popular and noted for the demanding standards set of the actors and actresses on stage; where standards of acting were not of the standard expected, it was not unusual for a performance to be stopped; indeed the noted Kelly riots of 1747 which resulted in the theatre being completed wrecked, forced the resignation of the manager, Thomas Sheridan, and his emigration with his family to London, England.
The National Lottery operating in Dublin today causes much excitement among the general populace; everyone hopes for that illusive win, which rarely comes; we rack our brains to discover that one formula which will give us the winning combination and solve all our economic problems, but it never seems to come.
Like today Lotto mania was rife in the old city in the 18th century and all looked for the right formula that would secure a win. Now there is an old Dublin saying when the competitive atmosphere is about, viz., “On a wing and a prayer.” So say his or her friends!
But in the same century a couple of enterprising Dublin lads discovered just how they could win the Lotto, and here is how it worked:
The draw was normally held in London, England, and the results did not arrive in Dublin till one or two days after the draw; and what the lads done is this: they sent one of their friends across to England with a basket of racing pigeons, and, when the Lotto results were declared they taped, or enclosed in a small ring the results on a piece of paper, released the Pigeon who dutifully flew back to Dublin in under two hours, the boys secured the results, raced like hell down to the Lotto office – and backed the winning numbers!
Would this event be the cause of the coming into being of the Dublin saying “Of a wing and a prayer?” Anyway the scheme worked for while but eventually was discovered.

Library Bar at the Central Hotel
The Library Bar at The Central Hotel combines the charm and elegance of a bygone age with the most modern facilities and services.
Tucked away on the first floor, the Library Bar is a haven of peaceful luxury. The welcoming atmosphere and the fine furnishings make it a popular venue for daytime business meetings, morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks, and even a nightcap before retiring.
No wonder people who love the library Bar are trying to keep it a secret for the fear it will become overrun! Enjoy a glass or two of Dublin’s famous brew Guinness or a Jameson on the rocks or for the Ladies a nice shot of Baileys. After shopping at nearby Brown Thomas on Grafton Street it is the ideal venue to unwind. Going to the Theatres nearby, drop in for a relaxing aperitif.
The Library bar was voted No 1 pub for Guinness in Dublin! by a major travel company in 2010. The ideal getaway in our Dublin City Centre Hotel!
Reference to our Library Bar in the – Irish Independent Wednesday July 04 2012
The Secret Bar……While these entries might not be secrets to everyone, they will offer some people a new sense of adventure. Dublin is a small city but offers a surprising amount of things to see and do if you look a little closer. I have spent the last few months reading and exploring areas of Dublin I had not ventured before and come up with six of my favourites. Walk through the doors beneath the marble green mosaic sign and take the carpeted stairs to the left. Everything around you looks immediately enchanting; the couches, the armchairs stuck in anonymous inlets and corners. The bar itself is simple taking up only one corner. The room is beautifully refined. There are slightly worn chairs, coffee tables and cabinets full of hardbacks, their covers fashioned with stitching. It is one of the most relaxed places to enjoy a drink with that special someone looking out on George’s St after a long hard day’s shopping.

Monday, October 1, 2012

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Irish House Party Dublin Ireland Review 2012

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For those of us who were reared on the finest of Irish traditional music, dance and folklore there can be nothing more disappointing than the often ‘plastic’ portrayal of those fine traditions by commercially centred enterprises to pander to a less than patriotic version of our traditions and nationhood. However, that is all about to change, and for the good.

Often, as I have reviewed the hospitality industry in Ireland, I have been pained by scratchy CD representations of Irish music, I have been unhappy to watch tired Irish dancers ‘perform’ their third ‘tourist’ show of the day. Finally, there is Celtic light at the end of the dark tunnel of gross commercialism.
On Thursday the 20th of September 2012, The Irish House Party nestled in Francis Street, Christchurch, Dublin and twinned with the Tivoli Theatre, launched the revival of traditional Irish music and dance in all its glory. Gone are the big blasts and fads of the Riverdance era and its substitutes, and returned are the soft furnishings, and cosy surrounds of a Traditional Irish House Party.
The launch of the Irish House Party kicked off with a food and drink reception in the newly refurbished Irish House Party bar and restaurant at No. 19 Francis Street, Christ Church, Dublin 8. Parking is available both at the Tivoli Theatre Car Park in Francis Street, and on-street parking is also available (FREE after 7pm).
The Irish House Party Bar and Restaurant have been renovated to a high standard and presenting guests with an ambiance that is both welcoming and traditional, in the finest sense of the word traditional, the glowing charm of soft tones and traditional furnishings make the Irish House Party Bar and Restaurant a unique home from home experience. The Irish House Party staff are professional, courteous and offer all that is so often lost in our once famous Cead Mile Failte.
Unlike the often stand offish performers one fines at large commercially driven venues, at The Irish House Party, Ireland’s champion musicians and performers casually introduce themselves around the tables and sit for some banter if so invited to do so. The Irish House Party presents as one thing above all else, a labour of love, it is clear that this is a partnership born out of love for all things Irish, a passion to wrestle Irish culture and tradition back from the grasp of brute commercialism.
As dozens of guests filled out the restaurant on the first floor, the air filled with an aroma of traditional Irish food, Dublin Coddle tickled at the nostrils, as beef and Guinness stew titillated the very soul of all gathered. The food was of the highest standard and would have sat easily on the menu of Dublin’s finest Restaurants. While this was a night of all things Irish, the wine connoisseur was not to be disappointed, with Findlater (wine supplier of choice) providing such suburb choices as Tocornal Sauvignon Blanc and Tocornal Cabernet Sauvignon, just to mention two.
And what would an Irish night be without Murphy’s Irish Stout, Murphy’s Red Ale, Beamish Irish Stout and so forth, all of which combined to make a great meal, a world class experience.
Following food, drink and banter in the Irish House Party Bar and Restaurant, it was time for the 8.30pm show in the Tivoli Theatre. Many will know the Tivoli Theatre for its long service to theatre and music in Ireland. As I walked along the tunnel entrance, I was moved by the diligence of the Tivoli owners to maintain nostalgia with what was clearly a ground breaking partnership between the Irish House Party and the Tivoli Theatre. Once inside the Tivoli, the bar area is nicely set out with traditional seating and a home from home atmosphere, again, staff are both helpful and courteous.
The real surprise comes when one steps through the curtain as it where, and enters what at first glance appears to be someone’s sitting room, that has allowed, friends and neighbours to drop in for a session. The stage replicates a traditional Irish sitting room, with pine dresser and couches setting the scene.
The main body of guests are seated directly in front of the stage, the stage meets guests at head height while seated, making the guest feel as though they are part of a traditional Irish session rather than part of a concert audience. The line-up of musicians and dancers is a ‘Who's Who’ list of the best Ireland has to offer. The casual stage setting makes the audience feel relaxed and at home, the banter, folklore and organic conversation between the session musicians and dancers adds an authenticity rarely if ever seen in modern representations of the Irish traditional session.
Soon the Theatre echoed with the haunting sounds of hundreds of years of all that is good about Irish Culture and Tradition, music and song were not only played but explained, instruments were not a mystery but visualisations used to explain their time and place in our long rich history. Three hundred year old tunes, that made Leonardo De Caprio and Kate Winslet famous in the great epic Titanic, captured the hand and foot stamping mood of the guests gathered, Bono and U2 echoed from the traditional instruments as easily as the lyrics written by 1916 Patriot and Irish hero Padraig Pearse. A straw poll was taken before the bazooka and its player told a strange story about a well-meaning rugby player, and this was followed by Gerry telling a story in song, about a yellow haired girl, who may not have been all that she first appeared.
This session with the Irish House Party was as much about music appreciation as it was about concert and performance; time was taken to explain the instruments, the songs, the dance and the music. The dancers stepped up from the couch causally and periodically, to perform what can only be described as dancing Gymnastics, the dancers reminded the audience, that one does not have to be on a big stage with multi-million Euro backing sets to perform and transcend the very essence of Irish Dance.
Following rapturous applause from the guests gathered, many from America, New Zealand, our own Fair City and other parts of the world it was time to return to the Irish House Party Bar where yet more musicians had gathered to beat out a crescendo of tunes that seen even the most restrained, foot-tapping, hand clapping and singing along with the memories stoked by a timeless echo of ancient tradition.
The Irish House Party has returned Irish music, dance and culture to its true home, that is home is built from the passion and the love of the few, to be shared with the many. The Irish House Party, above all else offers guests a truly traditional experience, that experience is captured in the ambiance, the food, the service, the passion, and most importantly a true Cead Mile Failte has been returned to the Irish session by world class musicians and dancers. dasher 2012

Christmas Party Special

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If you are looking for something different for your company Christmas party this year then The Irish House Party Christmas Ceili is the perfect option. For the whole month of December we will be hosting our special Christmas Irish House Party shows.

This is a truly unique Christmas party and we are offering the best Christmas party price in Dublin this season:
€50 per person

Mulled Wine Reception on arrival at the restaurant
Sumptuous 4 course Christmas Dinner
The Irish House Party Christmas Ceili with All-Ireland Champion musician, dancers and entertaining presenters.
Ceili dance section where guests can take part in a Ceili dance led by our dancers
Bar extension till late
To book and avail of our special group rate

Call Roisin on +353 (0) 1 6729272
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Introducing: The Blarney Inn, Kildare Street, Dublin, Christmas menu which is available from November 30th - December 23rd, the Blarney Inn will be decorated out in a Christmas Party theme and it is available on any evening at €35 per head plus 10% Service charge on parties of 6 or more.
Lunch is available daily over that period for €25 per head on the same menu.
On Thursday evenings for Christmas Parties there will be live entertainment in the venue until 2.30 a.m.
On Fridays there will be Live Karaoke from 9p.m with Cormac and Steve and after in the Club with Fabulous DJ Lee Dennis playing the very best in the 90's, Naughty’s and Charts and of course all entertainment and access to the Blarney and Club Nassau is free for all diners and Kildare Street Hotel residents.
On Saturdays there will be live entertainment in The Blarney and in Club Nassau, Adrian Kennedy Irelands most controversial DJ playing the very best of the 80's and your favorite party hits and of course all entertainment and access to the Blarney and Club Nassau is free for all diners and Kildare Street Hotel residents.
In the Blarney Inn there are party platter options subject to availability please find sample menu attached but it could change on items closer to Christmas.
Contact Our Food and Restaurant Manager Catherine on 086 8650165 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              086 8650165      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Operations Manager, Paul Somers

Sample Finger Food Menu
Blarney Inn/ Club Nassau/ Stella Lieu
Deluxe Christmas Platter Meat
Chicken fillet Goujons, Meat Samosa’s, Succulent Baby Back Ribs, Duck Spring Rolls, Mini Burger Sliders, Shoestring Fries and served with B-B-Q and Garlic Mayo Dip
40e per platter (Feeds 5-6 People)

Deluxe Vegetarian Platter
Mini Smoked Salmon Bites, Vegetarian Samosa’s, Thai Spring Rolls, Deep Fried Brie, Jalapeno Poppers, Chunky Wedges and Sour Cream & Chive, Plum Sauce and Garlic Mayo Dips
40e per platter (Feeds 5-6 People)

Standard Party Platter
BBQ Chicken Wings, Cocktail Sausages, Mozzarella Sticks, Beef Chili Nacho’s, Onion rings, Chunky Fries and BBQ and Sweet Chili Dips
30e per platter (Feeds 5-6 People)

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