The Art Of Dining

Christmas in the Courtyard proudly presents


The ‘Art of Dining’ event launches November 24th till December 18th and is a sumptuous 6-course ‘Art of Dining’ experience designed by Michelin-starred chef Danni Barry and wine specialist Brigid O’Hora. The festive atmosphere will be immediately set with a glass of bubbly and live music upon arrival. You will then dine to classic Christmas tunes played by resident pianist, before dancing the night away with spectacular live entertainment from the Runaways, the Victory Dolls and headlined by 80’s and 90’s Supergroup Spring Break followed by a DJ. This is an event not to be missed – tickets are from €65pp. See full package below. Please note we operate a cashless bar.




Glass of bubbly or spiced apple cider on arrival, accompanied by live music from The Victory Dolls / The Runaways


Call for Dinner


The Art of Dining
with the resident piano man – 6 course festive menu designed by Danni Barry

Vegan and Vegetarian option available on request within 5 working days of event

Elegant festive decor and table settings

Live music from resident Piano man

Barista Bar


Dancing with the iconic Supergroup
Spring Break 

Full pay bar facility, including style cocktail and mocktail menu designed by our in-house mixologist

Late bar and DJ till 1am

Free car and coach parking

Optional Upgrades

Exclusive wine pairing from sommelier Brigid O’Hora – €25 X 4

Instagram Photo Booth

Preferential rates available from Hilton Hotel

Preferential rates available from Marathon Coaches


Premium dates for corporate bookings are available |
or call +353 1 524 0504





Here we have answered questions you may have and set out the booking terms and conditions.  For any remaining queries and information please contact us  Our staff are ready and waiting to help you make your booking for The Ultimate Festive Experience this Christmas.

This event is strictly over 18s and subject to a license.


Christmas in the Courtyard begins at 6.30p.m. and ends at 1.00a.m. Guests must be 18 years of age or older (excluding the Family Sundays).  The event takes place in a glass marquee in the courtyard of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

Entertainment is provided by The Runaways and The Victory Girls, a resident pianist, and Spring Break for the after party.

The six course dining experience menu is designed by Michelin Star Chef, Danni Barry.  We will have vegetarian and vegan alternates and dishes for those with specific dietary requirements. To cater deliciously for every guest our army of chefs must know menu requirements three weeks in advance, for smaller party groups no later than seven days in advance.

Tickets include a glass of bubbly and spiced apple cider on arrival, and pre-ordered wine with dinner. For an additional cost we offer a Wine Pairing Menu. We also offer a drinks pre ordering service, with orders received 3 weeks in advance and paid in full on placing the order.  Card payments are the preffered payment option at the bar, there is a limited ability for accepting cash payments (please note there are no ATMS at the venue). The bar will be stocked with Wines, Prosecco and Champagne. Diageo spirits, beers and cocktails and non-alcoholic options including soft drinks. Table service tabs is available on request (please note there are no ATMS at the venue)  throughout the evening, stocked with the full selection of spirits, beers, soft drinks and cocktails. It is possible to run a tab for your guests. We can also set up tokens / vouchers for your guests to use against a set bar limit. All outstanding accounts for beverages or incidentals are to be settled on the night. Please make sure to discuss this and any other specific requirements with us a minimum of three weeks prior to your reserved date 

Gambere Ltd trading as Christmas in the Courtyard is insured / underwritten by Arachas Corporate Brokers for public liability.

Christmas in the Courtyard is wheelchair accessible and suitable for those with limited mobility. Dedicated parking is available for everyone with an EU parking permit, or equivalent. There are accessible toilets on site. Please email us to let us know what further assistance we can provide during the event.

  • Any and all amendments / changes to bookings made must be made by email. Subject to availability and capacity we will endeavour to facilitate any change requests.

A booking is only confirmed upon the receipt of deposit payment and signed booking form. The person / entity signing the booking form accepts responsibility, under these terms and conditions, for all participants, including any liabilities arising thereof. We reserve the right to release unconfirmed bookings.

  • Prices are from €95 per person + 23% VAT per person and include service charge.
  • All dates are subject to availability and viability.
  • Late comers will receive the course that is being served at the time.
  • All prices & information is correct at the time of going to print and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Bookings are to be treated as ticket sales, please note that no refunds will be given.
  • Guests are not permitted to bring their own food and or drink. No outside catering or beverages allowed.
  • All monies paid in advance are strictly non-refundable and cannot be used for any other goods and services. Organisers are requested to inform everybody in their party of this policy.

Contact Us 01 5240504

  • The minimum number of guests is 500 per booking, the maximum number of guests is 800.
  • A 50% deposit per guest is required on booking.
  • Balance is due six weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Final numbers due six weeks prior to your reserved date. No refunds will be made in relation to any decrease in numbers after this date.
  • Late comers will receive the course that is being served at the time.
  • Bookings are to be treated as ticket sales, please note that no refunds will be given.
  • Dietary requirements due three weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Additional agreed Optional Upgrade costs payable no later than three weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Pre Ordered wine and beverages must be paid on receipt of the order.
  • We can provide branded designs for invitations, place names and menus working with our graphic designer to create lasting mementos of a great company night out. We also can provide branding opportunities across table and floor plans, gifts, lighting and decor. For these services additional costs will apply.
  • Subject to availability we are happy to arrange a tour of the venue in advance of a confirmed booking.

Christmas in the Courtyard takes place safely as permitted under prevailing Government guidelines.

Personal data received in the course of enquiries, bookings and attendance at Christmas in the Courtyard is kept in accordance current GDPR regulations. For details see our privacy policy.

Notifications will be clearly signed when video photography and digital content for promotional purposes is being captured.

Security personnel and fully trained first aid officers on site. In the event of an evacuation guests are asked to follow their direction and marked exit routes.

Group Transport: We’ve teamed up with Marathon Coaches to offer group transport to and from Christmas in the Courtyard. Their contact details are 01 4755010.

By Bus:                 To Heuston Station (five minutes’ walk via Military Road): 26 from Wellington Quay; 51, 79 from Aston Quay; 90 Dart Feeder Bus from Connolly and Tara Street stations. To James Street (5 minutes’ walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin Street and Military Road): 123 from O’Connell Street/Dame Street; 51B, 78A from Aston Quay.

By Car:                  10-minute drive from city centre.

By Foot:               Approximately 30 minutes from the city centre.

By Train:              Five-minute walk from Heuston Station; from Connolly and Tara Street Stations by 90 bus to Heuston Station.

By Luas:               Red line to Heuston Station, five-minute walk to Museum entrance on Military Road.

Parking:               Free parking on the grounds

Cloakroom: free ticketed cloakroom

  • Minimum booking is one table (round tables) of 10 guests. Multiple bookings of tables of 10 welcome.  We will ensure your tables are located beside one another.
  • A 50% deposit per guest is required on booking. Balance is due six weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Bookings are to be treated as ticket sales, please note that no refunds will be given.
  •  Late comers will receive the course that is being served at the time.
  • Dietary requirements must be received 7 days prior to your booking. No refund will be made in relation to any decrease in confirmed numbers on the night of the booking.
  • All guests must be booked and paid in full in advance to attend. All guests will be provided with an e ticket to present on arrival. Guests will find their assigned table number on their ticket and locate it using the table and floor plan on the night.
  • All payments to be made by bank transfer or by credit / debit card. Bank details provided with booking form.
  • If you require an invoice please contact us to provide PO / Billing details. Our staff are available Monday to Friday 10 – 6 p.m. to take payment by phone.
  • Bookings are only confirmed once payment has been received.

Distinction Events

Distinction Events –“The Production Hub”- is a white label production and

operations team providing full circle delivery of events, festivals and exhibitions

throughout Ireland and beyond. Founded by Fergus Farragher in 2012, the Dublin

based team has worked across a very broad range of projects in Ireland and abroad.

Over 25 years industry experience providing expertise to events, festivals and brands.

Past projects include; BBC Children In Need, CarFest, Taste of Dublin, Pub in the

Park, London Fashion Week, Top Gear Live Dublin, Top Gear Festival Sydney,

Thrive Festival, The Big Feastival, Punchestown Festival, The London BierFest,

Style in the City, Arthurs Day, WebSummit, Margaret River Gourmet Escape,

iFestBoston, Taste of Sydney, Taste of Melbourne, 7Up Christmas On Ice, 7Up

Winter Wonderland, Startup Gathering, Startup Island, Groove Festival, FunFest,

Christmas At Dublin Castle, Google Engage, Body & Soul, Drive & Dine Theatre,

Drive in Garden Party, Ice Skating Blanchardstown, World Street Performers

Championships, 1916-2016 Centenary, 3 NYE Festival, AIB Future Sparks, Career

Zoo, Enchanted by Franc, DLR Events, Dublin Tech Summit, along with numerous events.


For  accommodation nearby, Hilton Dublin Kilmainham is a short walk from Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Early booking is advised as Christmas in the Courtyard guests receive a special discount, please ask us for details.

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