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Friends Events

Friends Events
Friends Events

Friends Events  

Friends Summer Tours of the National Concert Hall & Iveagh Gardens

Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May @ 2.15pm

The Iveagh Gardens are among the finest, and yet least known, of all Dublin parks and are ideal for an afternoon stoll to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On each of the four Wednesdays in May Friends have the chance to be guided through the Iveagh Gardens by craft gardener and horticultural expert, Donal Raynor, who will show us the highlights and tell us the history of Dublins hidden gem. We will then go inside to gain a real insight into the workings of the National Concert Hall itself seeing backstage and hearing more about the grand rooms you have come to know and love.

The tours will last 60-75mins and will be followed by complimentary tea/coffee in the Terrace Cafe
Friends €5
Onsale April 16th @10am

Friends Coffee Mornings

First Wednesday of every month, 11am

One of the most popular events on the Friends calendar! On the first Wednesday of every month all Friends are invited to the Iveagh Room of the Terrace Café.  Simply purchase a beverage of your choice, maybe even treat yourself to a scone and meet new Friends, and find out about Friends activities with Rachel Gurney, Membership Executive.

No ticket required.

Coming up:

7th May 2014, 11am
Wednesday 4th June 2014, 11am
Wednesday 2nd July 2014, 11am

Friends Annual Afternoon Tea with Cara O'Sullivan

Tuesday 13th May @3pm 

Join us for a very special Afternoon Tea at the National Concert Hall in the decadent surroundings of the Carolan Room. Delicate finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and fluffy scones will be serves along with tea and coffee all whilst you enjoy an intimate performance with Cara O'Sullivan in this relaxed setting. You will meet old and ner Friends and can say hello to a few familiar faces on the National Concert Team. All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards our education and outreach activities at the Hall so please do come along, join us and enjoy yourself for a good cause.

Friends €40

Onsale April 16th @10am

Bloom in the Park 2014

Friday 30th May- Departing 8am 

It's time again for our highly anticipated visit to the Bloom garden show held in the Phoenix Park. Enjoy an exclusive private tour led by key horticulturalists for an opportunity to see the show gardens close up getting full insight into the gardening wonders Bloom has to showcase this summer.  Following the tour you can relax with tea/coffee, pastries and scones before having the free time to peruse and enjoy the gardens, attractions and fabulous food stalls amongst Friends. 
Ticket includes: 
- Coach transfers from The National Concert Hall
- Entry to Bloom
- Exclusive Private guided tour with horticulturalist Gary Graham
- Tea/Coffee and Scones

Friends €38

Onsale April 16th @10am

Nicholas Mosse Pottery Tour

Thursday 5th June- Departing 10:00am 

Join us for a day tour to the craft haven of Nicholas Mosse Pottery located in a beautiful old mill located on the River Nore in the stunning countryside of Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny. . To ensure this day-trip is pure relaxation we begin our outing with the treat of a gourmet two-course lunch in the decadent surroundings of Mount Juliet Estate.  From there we will move on to enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful old mill and witness how the skilled potters throw shapes and fire up the kiln to transform their natural clay into Mosse’s distinctive and elegant pottery designs.

Ticket includes:
- Gourmet Two-course Lunch in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Juliet Estate
- A guided tour of the Nicholas Mosse pottery mill
- Free time to browse the Nicholas Mosse Pottery mill and gift shop.
- Return Private coach travel from the National Concert Hall
Tickets: Friends €49
On sale April 16th @10am

Altamont Gardens and VISUAL Carlow

Wednesday 25th June- Departing 10:00am 

Altamont Gardens have been noted as ‘the jewel in Irelands gardening crown’ and few who have visited would disagree. The gardens are an exquisite example of the best Irish gardens can offer and are curated to near perfection. Our tour of the gardens could not come at a better time with the garden in its blossoming summer prime and it’s roses in full bloom. Following Altamont we will then journey the short trip to Carlow’s Visual where you will rest and be treated to a two-course lunch before enjoying a different aspect of what Carlow has to offer. VISUAL Carlow is a centre for contemporary art and theatre which rivals it’s contemporaries around the globe. Here staff will be on hand to guide you around, broaden your artistic horizons and leave you wanting to go back for more. 
 Included is:
-          Return coach transport from The National Concert Hall
-          Guided tour of Altamont Gardens during Rose Week
-          Two- course Lunch in Carlow Visual
-          Guided tour of VISUAL Carlow’s exhibitions
-          Further informational talk in the nearby George Bernard Shaw museum. 
Friends €47

Onsale April 16th @10am

Racing at the Curragh!!

Saturday 19th July- Departing 11:00am

What's more exciting than a day at the races with Friends? On our trip this summer our coach transfer will leave The National Concert Hall at 11.30am. On arrival at the Curragh you will enjoy a wine reception in a private suite overlooking the finishing straight. You will receive your own race card and have access to the bar area as well as a hot buffet lunch to be served before the first race begins. Spend the afternoon enthralled in the excitement of the Darley Irish Oaks chases before returning to the National Concert Hall by private coach.
This is the ideal opportunity to impress your friends or family with a day out for that special occasion coming up, with no limit on the amount of places available to book per Friend! 
Ticket includes:
-          Return coach travel from The National Concert Hall
-          Entry to the Curragh racecourse and Racecard
-          Wine reception in our own private suite
-          Three course buffet luncheon
-          Return to the NCH by approximately 7.30pm

Friends €79

Onsale April 16th @10am with unlimited number of tickets per friends. Book Early to avoid dissapointment!

Please note all Friends Events Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. All Friends and Season Friends are entitled to 2 tickets per Friends event unless otherwise stated. The National Concert Hall reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute items to advertised programmes as necessary.



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