Our venues within the North Range
We graciously wish to inform you that the interior wing which consists of the Great Hall and Chapel is temporarily closed for remedial works and will re-open in 2024. We welcome you to consider our current available venues such as our exquisite Courtyard, vast Meadows, the Vaulted Cellars and the People’s Pavilion for your event.
Here are the former event spaces of the North Range
The Great Hall - Perfect for your great event
The 17th century Great Hall was originally used for soldiers’ dining and recreation. Today the high ceiling and magnificent windows make it an airy and versatile space for banqueting, conferences, fashion shows, concerts, award ceremonies and larger meetings.
Dinner – 348 pax / Cocktail Reception – 800 pax / Conference Meeting Theatre Style – 360 pax / Conference Meeting Classroom Style – 170 pax
Height – 50ft/15m / Length – 90ft/30m / Width – 45ft/13.5m / Flooring – 408msq
The Baroque Room - Simply stunning
Here is the room that simply takes your breath away. The striking craftsmanship of the Baroque Room features oak carvings, an ornate ceiling (made of papier mâché as it was too heavy when made of plaster) and Irish-made stained glass windows. This room is used for a variety of purposes. As pre dinner reception area for up to 330 persons, a dining room for up to 120 guests or a conference for up to 150 delegates.
Dinner – 110 pax / Cocktail/Drinks Reception – 330 pax / Conference Meeting Theatre Style – 150 pax / Conference Meeting Classroom Style – 80 pax
Height – 45ft/13.5m / Length – 62ft/19m / Width – 36ft/11m / Flooring – 207.5msq
The Johnston Suite - Three rooms, any way you like them
The Johnston Suite comprises of four rooms that can be used alone or together in whatever combination you need. Located beside the Great Hall, they can be used as breakout rooms for conferences or for small dinners or lunches as well as a spacious area for cocktail receptions.
These rooms were remodelled by the architect Francis Johnston in the 19th century with polished wooden floors and magnificent Waterford crystal chandeliers.
The Masters Quarters - An entire suite of rooms at your disposal
The Masters Quarters were the original residential and reception areas used by The Master of the Hospital. On the first floor with panoramic views of the 17th Century garden this is a well-appointed self-contained suite with its own private entrance and lobby area making ideal for business meetings, training sessions or small seminars.
The Courtyard - Surround yourself in the sublime
At the heart of The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is the spectacular courtyard. With cobblestones, cut stone cloisters, clock tower and Juliet balconies, there’s nowhere else like it in Ireland. And it’s yours, if you’d like it, to host an unforgettable event in a marquee right in the middle. Talk to us and we’ll help to plan it all out with you.
If you wish to erect a marquee, this must be hired externally and separately.
The Formal Gardens
The RHK is graced by the presence of an early 17th-century formal walled garden. The Formal Gardens is a tranquil arboretum for visitors of the RHK to explore. This 17th century landscape features bespoke garden characteristics, such as topiary, ornamentation, a grand fountain, historic walls and art installations. Its unique landscape encompasses many enchanting elements, which often lends itself to clients for an abundance of photography opportunities.