The Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom Introduced by Marty Whelan, RTÉ At noon on Easter Monday, Commandant Michael Mallin led men and women of the Citizen Army...
The Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom
An Afternoon At the Shelbourne
All events are ticketed
According to the hotel’s history, when fighting broke out on the Green on Easter Monday, afternoon tea was transferred from the Drawing Room to the Writing and Reading Room at the rear of the hotel for safety.
That night British forces entered the hotel and at daybreak they opened fire from the roof on the Citizen Army garrison in St Stephen’s Green. The hotel windows were sandbagged and shuttered and the great entrance door was barricaded.
Look carefully at the exterior wall of the hotel and you will see pock marks left by artillery fired during Easter Week.
This Easter Monday the hotel will host a talk by renowned historian, Joseph E.A. Connell, about the taking of St Stephen’s Green, and an afternoon of talks and music focusing on the pursuits of Dublin’s upper and middle classes in 1916 – dancing, shopping, eating out and promenading!
Photo of The Shelbourne Hotel courtesy of RTÉ Archives
The Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom Introduced by Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy, RTÉ Eating Out – 1916 Restaurants & Taking Afternoon Tea Máirtin Mac ConIomaire...