Nestled in the heart of Georgian Dublin, O’Connell House is an ideal venue for meetings, staff training and courses, book launches, exhibitions, and conferences. We offer a broad range of facilities. Individual room capacities can vary in accordance with layout and it is advisable to speak with us directly so that we can tailor the room to meet your needs.
Our main reception rooms on the first floor are ideal for larger gatherings. The adjoining rooms are separated by folding doors. Combined, the room comfortably fits 50 diners, 100 people standing and 80 people seated in conference layout.
The O’Connell Room on the ground floor has been restored to a high standard and houses an outstanding Seamus Heaney collection and original images of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, W. B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett. It is especially suited for smaller meetings of up to eight people but it can also be used as a reception room for up to 20 people.
The Library is available for groups of up to 20 people. Situated at the very top of O’Connell House it is a tranquil space for training workshops and seminars.
Services at O’Connell House include teleconferencing and webcasting, wireless access, wheelchair access (ground floor only), audio visual services, blackout, administrative support, dedicated events coordinator, exhibition space, restricted parking, and cloakroom. We offer a historical tour of the House, should guests wish to include this in their agenda.
Caterers can be chosen from a recommended list. Supply and setup of audio visual equipment is included in the room reservation. Photographic services include group photography and special event photography for coverage of events such as book launches.
Notre Dame faculty and staff interested in hosting an academic conference can apply using the online submission form. We also encourage you to contact the Academic Conferences team on the Notre Dame campus.
Please note: Due to sudent programmes in summer, conference availability in Dublin is limited from May through July.