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History of the Hall

The National Concert Hall
History of the Hall

History of the National Concert Hall

The famous conductor Sir John Barbirolli (1899 -1970) once said “good music will never be as popular as it could and deserves to be until a proper Concert Hall is built in Dublin”.

In 1981 the long-standing dream of many Irish music lovers was realised when President Hillery opened the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 on the 9 September.
In 2006 The National Concert Hall marked its 25th anniversary with a programme of concerts and events including two outdoor Summer Proms concerts which took in the Iveagh Gardens. Ireland's Finest was televised and broadcast to over 250,000 viewers on RTE Television, December 2006.

“I’ve truly enjoyed performing in this beautiful hall for this wonderful audience, hope to come here again. Best Wishes” Evgeny Kissin (piano)

“It’s such a privilege to play here…I love it. Le grá agus Beannacht” Moya Brennan, Clannad

“What can I say!!! Singing in The National Concert Hall in my own place is indeed a special pleasure – with thanks to all and continued success always", Bernadette Greevy, soprano  


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