Halloween in Dublin

October 09, 2019

With our favourite fright night fast approaching, we’ve got one hell of a wicked lineup to share with you.

Here’s a list of some of the most terrifically terrifying events in Dublin and nearby, guaranteed to give you nightmares.


Dublin Running Routes

September 16, 2019

With the quaint Grand Canal and the expanses of the Georgian squares on its doorstep, Camden Court Hotel is perfectly located for runners.

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just want work off your breakfast from the Iveagh Restaurant, the green areas and waterways around the hotel have you covered.

We've chosen four of our favourite local routes for running in Dublin, from routes starting at the hotel to guided running tours.


Culture Night 2019

September 05, 2019

Wrap up in culture, as venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland as they open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.

Returning for its fourteenth year, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Friday September 20th.

We have selected a few events taking place within a short walk of Camden Court Hotel.


Our Top Dublin Activities

September 27, 2018

There are so many obvious things to do and see while visiting Dublin but what about the not so obvious? We’ve gathered together a couple of suggestions to make your trip to Dublin all the more memorable. 


If you’re planning a visit to our lovely country, there are so many unique and wonderful cities, towns, and villages to choose from. Dublin is Ireland’s capital and is certainly a place that you shouldn’t miss out on seeing – from the Guinness Storehouse, to the Jameson Distillery, to Dublin Zoo – the list of sights is endless! However we know that when visiting Ireland a lot of our guests start or finish their journey in Dublin, but try and travel around the country to experience the breathtakingly beautiful country views. Along with this, the famous Irish “craic” is often best experienced in some of Ireland’s small towns, where some of the best traditional Irish music can be discovered.


Fun activities to do with kids this summer in Dublin City.


Hiking from the City

April 20, 2018

Embrace what Dublin has to offer when it comes to hill walking and other outdoor activities.


St Patrick's Festival, March 15th-19th 2018


Are you looking for a family hotel in Dublin’s city centre? If so, why not stay at the 4 star Camden Court Hotel which is conveniently located in Dublin’s city centre, just a short walk from St. Stephen’s Green and numerous restaurants and attractions. A perfect choice for a family hotel in Dublin. 


TradFest

January 09, 2018

TradFest 2018 - 24th to the 28th January


NYE Dublin 2017

December 14, 2017

Experience the New Year's Festival in Dublin as the city comes alive over 3 days of fun filled festivities.


Gift Vouchers

November 26, 2017

Treat someone special this Christmas. Gift vouchers are available to buy online.


Camden Court Fitness Personal Training 


Bram Stoker Festival

October 03, 2017

Sink your teeth into the full 2017 programme! 


If you’re planning a visit to our lovely country, there are so many unique and wonderful cities, towns, and villages to choose from. Dublin is Ireland’s capital and is certainly a place that you shouldn’t miss out on seeing – from the Guinness Storehouse, to the Jameson Distillery, to Dublin Zoo – the list of sights is endless! However we know that when visiting Ireland a lot of our guests start or finish their journey in Dublin, but try and travel around the country to experience the breathtakingly beautiful country views. Along with this, the famous Irish “craic” is often best experienced in some of Ireland’s small towns, where some of the best traditional Irish music can be discovered.


We have teamed up with DoDublin Tours  Visit our Facebook page to enter.


Kildare Village Luxury Shopping Express is Free for all Hotel Guests!


It's never been easier to get from Dublin Airport to Camden Court Hotel.


We have teamed up with Dublin Sightseeing. Visit our Facebook page to enter.


NYE Dublin 2016

October 14, 2016

Experience the New Year's Festival in Dublin as the city comes alive over 3 day’s of fun filled festivities.


Bram Stoker Festival

October 11, 2016

Dublin city will get gloriously gothic this Halloween. 


We have teamed up with Dublin Sightseeing. Visit our Facebook page to enter.


It's never been easier to get from Dublin Airport to Camden Court Hotel.


It's never been easier to get from Dublin Airport to Camden Court Hotel.


Bloomsday Festival

Bloomsday is a widely celebrated event in Ireland that is based on the life of Irish writer James Joyce and the events of his famous novel Ulysses. The first Bloomsday was celebrated in 1954 by Irish authors Patrick Kavanagh and Flann O’Brien. The Ulysses was set on the 16th June 1904 and it is observed and relived on this date in Dublin and elsewhere each year. This year the Bloomsday Festival takes place from Saturday the 11th of June until Thursday the 16th of June.

The festival includes common celebrations such as re-enacting scenes from the Ulysses, dressing up in Edwardian garb and eating the same meals as characters from the book. Events include talks, walking tours, on-street parties and bus tours. A more detailed description of events taking place around the city, can be viewed below.


The Iveagh Gardens

The Iveagh Gardens is a public park located between Clonmel Street and Upper Hatch Street, right behind the National Concert Hall in Dublin 2, Ireland. This National Historic Property is the perfect place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin city centre. Camden Court Hotel is less than a five minute walk to The Iveagh Gardens. The Iveagh Gardens boasts beautiful fountains, gardens and woodlands. It is place not to be missed when visiting Dublin, especially if you’re already in the area or staying at Camden Court Hotel. The Iveagh Gardens is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm or dusk and on Sundays and Bank holidays from 10am to 6pm or Dusk.


Camden Court Hotel is a short pleasant stroll to the National Concert Hall, Dublin. 


Refresh, relax, rejuvenate with our new beauty, bed & breakfast packages. Perfect for you and your friends.


Refresh, relax, rejuvenate with our new Bed & Beauty packages


Marsh's Library

April 13, 2016

Should you have an interest in literature and history and are looking for intriguing places to spend your time while visiting Dublin, the fourth UNESCO City of Literature, a visit to Marsh's Library will be a real treat. 


At Camden Court Hotel, we believe that one of the best ways to get around Dublin’s fair city is by foot or bike. Especially on a mild day (when it’s not raining). Not only is a bike ride in Dublin city reasonably cheap and convenient, it’s great for sightseeing and exploring.


A large number of events will take place around Dublin to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. This will include talks, performances and events for all the family to enjoy.


Gift Vouchers

January 05, 2016

Treat a special someone to a Dublin City break. Gift vouchers are available to buy online.


We have teamed up with Leopardstown Race Course to offer you a great web only festive package.


Gift Vouchers

November 05, 2015

Treat someone special this Christmas. Gift vouchers are available to buy online.


It's our Halloween Cocktail specials. Bloody Orange €6 & Dracula's Kiss €5. Spooktacular!


Win 1 night B&B

October 12, 2015

We have finally arrived and 'checked in' to Instagram. To celebrate we're giving away 1 night B&B in our 4 star hotel.


Beer & Burger €10

September 22, 2015

Our C Central Bar Rugby World Cup Special - a beer & burger for €10 only!


Swimming Lessons

September 01, 2015

Swimming is one of the best things you can ever learn to do.

At Camden Court Hotel Leisure Centre, we offer private swimming lessons. Whether you are a complete novice or just looking to improve, we can work on a training programme that suits you.


The Camden Court Hotel will celebrate the official opening of the new Iveagh Reastaurant and new conference suite- the Olympia on the 24th of September.

The reception will commence at 5.30pm, followed by a gourmet buffer dinner and an evening of dazzling entertainment.

An Tanaiste Mary Coughlan TD will cut the ribbon in front of the Iveagh restaurant around 6.30PM.

We will post some pictures of the event!

Tainaiste Mary Coughlan was on hand last Wednesday the 24th of September to cut the ribbon at the launch of the recently refurbished conference rooms including the Olympia Suite and the Iveagh restaurant at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin. Also pictured are left to right John & Margaret Keon, Colm Keon, director and Joan Keon, Stephen Hanna, general manager, Sean McEniffe and Fergal McEniffe, directors and Denise Corboy, sales manager. 

Eimear Dunne and Donna Brogan from Dublin Convention Bureau were among the 160 attendees of the inauguration.


fresh & New design salon

The New Moyo Hairdressing, located in Charlotte Way (Next to the Bleeding Horse Pub) Dublin2 is owned by Kevin Bodenham formerly of Whetstone Hairdressing.

The salon is partnered with the exclusive Aveda brand of professional haircare products, all of which are plant and flower derived.Aveda was founded in 1978 and was sold to Estee Lauder in 1997 for $300 million in cash. Moyo hairdressing, which is the only  Aveda exclusive salon in the city centre, employs a team of highly trained industry professionals all of whom subscribe to the Aveda philosophy of Beauty with a conscience. See the Aveda mission statement below.

our mission at aveda is to care for the world we live in,
from the products we make to the ways in which we give

back to society. at aveda we strive to set an example for

environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in

the world of beauty but around the world.”

Horst Rechelbacher - founder.

The salon is open 7 days a week MON,TUES & FRI 8AM-7PM // WED &THURS 8AM-8PM // SAT 9AM-5PM // SUN 11AM-5PM and is offering a 10% opening discount for the month of October. The salon is beautifully appointed and well worth a visit. Consultations are free and the coffee is excellent! We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.



Kevin Bodenhan, Joanne Sauders

 


In the Camden Court Hotel,  on the 25th February Joe Rospars, founding partner of Blue State Digital and the New Media Director of the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, held a seminar on how he worked to get Barack Obama into the Oval Office.

The seminar was extremely popular and was attended by approximately 150 people for further information on the seminar here are some useful links:

Eoin Kennedy - Obama Online - Was it really that easy?

BitSniff - Joe Rospars Fianna Fáil website launch

Green Ink - Joe Rospars Talk: Fianna FAIL Web 2.0

We recently set up the ‘Corporate Bookers Reward Programme’, which is

Designed to reward our most important customers with loyalty points.

For each night accommodation you book, you will be rewarded with 1 point.

These points can be redeemed for complimentary accommodation vouchers in any member of the Cara Hotel Group

To make it more convenient for you and to earn your points, all reservations Should be booked via our new Corporate Login Section on our webpage.

By using your unique username and password you will be directed to your Company account……it’s that easy.

If you are interested in joining our Corporate Bookers Reward Club please contact the sales office
Denise Corboy - Director of Sales of the Camden Court Hotel attended the Smile Conference which this year was held in Kilmainham.  This  conference  aims at helping  Sales & Marketing guru's to cope with the challenges facing all of us in the  hospitality and tourism markets.  Key speakers were excellent and  included  Des O'Mahony Founder of Bookassist, Richard Newman - M62 and Bobby Kerr who is now nationally recognised through his involvement in RTE's Dragon's Den.   The  theme was about inviting us to 'be bold' this year, encouraging all to also be brave and positive and especially  through these challanging times to keep smiling !

On the 18thto the 21stJune Dublin’s Merrion Square played host to the AIB Street Perfomance World Championships. Being only 15 minutes walk from the Camden Court Hotel. I decided to check it out! Piano jugglers, magicians, breakdancers, comedians and a whole assortment of world-class professional jesters battled it out for the most coveted title in street performance. It was a fantastic day out!

Check out the winning act, USA Breakdancers , in the video below.

 



Other Events to watch out for in Merrion Square….

• Travelling with Children? Check out Play day 2009 on 05th July http://www.dublin.ie/neighbourhood/playday2009.htm
From Thursday 23rd July toSunday 26th July 2009 the Carlsberg Comedy Festivalwill host to over 65 International and Irish acts, playing 40 shows over one unique carnival weekend. These will be performed in the Iveagh Theatre tent, the Comedy Factory, the Shackand the MagicMirrorsPalace. The Iveagh Gardens, where the shows will take place, are 5 minutes walk from the Camden Court Hotel
The Camden Court Hotel is delighted to announce the addition of the Pangaea Beauty room to our Leisure Centre facilities.

A sister spa to the highly popular Pangaea Day Spa in Sutton, the Pagaea Beauty room @ The Camden Court Hotel is the ideal place to beautify your body and relax your mind in luxurious surroundings. Owner Keelin Murphy has travelled and researched extensively to bring a taste of the exotic to Pangaea, and the Asian Spa theme used in Sutton is also reflected in the Camden Court.

Treatments include:
  • exotic ayurvedic and abhyanga massages
  • royal thai massage
  • reflexology
  • facials
  • body wraps
  • body waxing
  • manicures/pedicures
All treatments can be enjoyed individually or as part of one of the spa's special packages which are tailored to meet a range of requirements including the preparation for a big night out or the detox the morning after!

Pangaea are also stockists of the Dermalogica® and Mary Cohr Aromatherapy based products.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact Daria on 01-4789137

Pangaea Beauty Treatments


Last weekend Camden Court Hotel had the pleasure of being the venue for the second IAFCA Annual Coaching Convention. Over 110 American football coaches attended the weekend with Camden Court Hotel F&B Manager, Darrin O'Toole becoming one of the first IAFCA coaches qualified to deliver the BAFCA Level 1 qualification, marking a huge step forward in the development of Irish American football and demonstrating  the committment of Irish American Football to their sport.

 At the black-tie dinner on Saturday evening, held at the Iveagh Restaurant, Coach Andrew Dennehy of the Dublin Rebels received the 2009 IAFCA Coach of the Year award. President of BAFCA, Jim Messenger, and Coach Riq Ayub, Head coach of the Great Britain National Team, were both presented with special achievement awards by IAFCA to acknowledge their role in the development of the Irish coaches association.

A big congratulations from the hotel to Andrew, Jim, Darrin and Riq on their achievements and on the role they have played in developing American Football in Ireland

The Camden Court is dipping its toes into the exciting world of new and emerging theatre with the premiere of the Tom Swift's inventive new show POWER POINT in the Dublin Fringe Festival. Set in the world of business gurus Power point is an inspirational "seminar" where corporate jargon, family feuds and dubious pie charts will leave you asking many questions and promises a journey from a place in crisis to the far side of the universe, and half way back.

Experience the conference rooms at the Camden Court in a whole new light. Show runs from September 07th -September 19th with previews September 05th & 06th.

Visit Dublin Fringe festival to book your place!!  
Power PointThe Camden Court Hotel is delighted to announce that we have 2 tickets to the Perfomance Corporation's show for Monday 14th September up for grabs!! 

Just follow the link and enter your detailsto be in with a chance to win.

The lucky winner will be drawn on Thursday 10th September.
Congratulations to Shannon Ryan, winner of 2 free tickets to the Power Point show on Monday 14th September.

Enjoy the Show!!
This week the Camden court Hotel has teamed up with Today FM's The Last Word, The National Concert Hall and Bang Café to give you the opportunity to win a great night out in the capital.

Simply listen to the last word and find out how you can win
  • B&B accommodation
  • Tickets to one of the fantastic shows at the National Concert hall
  • Pre-Theater dinner
There will be one lucky winner each night this week!

Even if you don't win you can still take advantage of our special pre-Concert Dinner menu in our Iveagh restaurant @ only €18.95pp  and our excellent value accommodation rates.

Just some of the Autumnal Highlights at The National Concert Hall
  • Lyric Opera presents Carmen on Saturday 10, Sunday 11 and Tuesday 13th of October
  • Ludovico Einaudi makes a rare Irish appearance to perform some of his elegantly beautiful piano pieces on October 15th
  • On the 27th October Nicola Benedetti performs with the world renowned Czech Philharmonic in what is sure to be an exciting evening of music
National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie. For full schedule of events this Autumn visit www.nch.ie and download the Calendar of Events.





Nicola Benedetti



Arthurs Day Promo!!

August 10, 2015

C Central at the Camden court Hotel will be celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the opening of the Guinness brewery at James's Gate on the 24th September 2009.  

The night begins at 5.30pm with a special broadcast live from the Guinness Storehouse,which features live performances and tributes from Tom Jones,Kasabian,Calvin Harris,The Enemy and many more.

At 17.59 there will be a worldwide Guinness toast by a mystery person and then all the acts hit town to perform at a variety of locations including Tripod and Whelans.

In commemoration of this momentous occasion C Central are offering a buy one get one free promotion on Guinness Pints and Half Pints. At 17.59 we will offer a complimentary Pint to customers in the bar to join in the worldwide toast.

 We will then continue the buy one get one free on Guinness until our promotion keg runs out or 6.30pm, ( whichever comes first) Nibbles will also be served around out at  6pm approx.

 Hope to see you there!

Gardener on the roof??

August 10, 2015

11092009039Our head chef has always taken pride in the freshness and superb taste of our ingredients. Now we've taken it one step further and started growing our own in our roof top garden pilot project. Check out our tomatoes!! Grown from seed!
This year The Camden Court’s Iveagh restaurant is taking part in the hugely popular Dine in Dublin Restaurant Week. From Monday 12th October  to Sunday 18th October you can enjoy our specially crafted menu, at an exceptional price of only €25 per person for 3 courses with T/C. Accompanied by our special “wine for 2” promotion you can round off your meal in style without breaking the bank.

Check out our menu online or call 01-4759666 to book.CC080050
With our tomato plants well and truly blooming on the roof garden in the Camden Court, Pangaea Beauty Room in our leisure centre have reminded us that the tomato, when applied to the skin, is excellent for cleansing and revitalising the complexion, as well as soothing irritation and high colour. Tomatoes are also excellent for healing wounds and sores and for soothing sunburn. Of course, when eaten, tomatoes are anti carcinogenic, promote heart health, and reduce high blood pressure. So the next time you are in the Camden Court, remember to eat your salad tomatoes, and think of the benefits you will be receiving as a result!
Top Ten things to see & do when  staying in the Camden Court Hotel Dublin.

The Dublin Bus City Sightseeing Tour enables you to hop on and off at 10 of the city’s major attractions. The distinctively marked bus runs daily all year round and is the best way to see the sights of Dublin.

1.  Guinness Storehouse   www.guinness-storehouse.com

2. Trinity College Book of Kells www.tcd.ie

3. Viking Splash Tour www.vikingsplashtours.com

4. Christ Church/St Patrick’s Cathedral www.stpatrickscathedral.ie

5. National Gallery of Ireland www.nationalgallery.ie

6. Kilmainham Gaol www.kilmainham-gaol.com

7. Phoenix Park/Dublin Zoo www.dublinzoo.ie

8. Dublin Castle www.dublincastle.ie

9. Dublin Writers Museum www.writersmuseum.com

10. A Day at the Races www.irish-racing.com

The fantastic Taste of Dublin festival returning next weekend for their 10th year!

We feel extremely fortunate to have this top notch event taking place just a stone’s throw away from us here at the Camden Court Hotel. The event will be held in one of our personal favourite venues, The Iveagh Gardens. If you’re passionate about food & drink, this is a must! This ultimate foodie festival takes place over 4 days, beginning on Thursday June 11th.

Taste of Dublin 2015

 

Cooking demonstrations are due to take place from some of Ireland’s best and most well-known chefs, including Rachel Allen, Neven Maguire, Oliver Dunne and Clodagh McKenna to name but a few.

 

If you’re not a kitchen whiz kid then don’t worry, as the event has much more on offer than just cooking demonstrations. Live entertainment creates a fantastic relaxing atmosphere, perfect for couples, singles and families to enjoy. Hopefully the weather is in our favour, but either way, this is a great way to spend a few hours of the weekend.

 

To gain an idea of what to expect from Taste of Dublin, watch the below highlights video:

 

Further Information on Taste of Dublin 2015

Visit the Taste of Dublin 2015 website here.

Ticket prices vary. Click here for further information on ticket types and prices.


The fantastic Taste of Dublin festival returning next weekend for their 10th year!

We feel extremely fortunate to have this top notch event taking place just a stone’s throw away from us here at the Camden Court Hotel. The event will be held in one of our personal favourite venues, The Iveagh Gardens. If you’re passionate about food & drink, this is a must! This ultimate foodie festival takes place over 4 days, beginning on Thursday June 11th.


With summer supposedly being just around the corner, we’re feeling excited about the prospects of new and exciting events taking place around Dublin City. Just this weekend gone, we were fortunate enough to have Canalaphonic, a little gem of a free festival, taking place just down the road from us in Portobello/ Rathmines. Having gotten us in the events mood again, we bring you the next couple of happenings around Dublin City to start looking forward to.


3 Days of Dublin

April 07, 2015

Being the Irish capital, Dublin is an exciting, fast-moving, and simply wonderful city to escape to for a couple of days. The main problem people experience when they come to the big smoke is the lack of time, and the long “to-do” list that accompanies this. With that in mind, here is my personal suggested “3 Days of Dublin Itinerary”, which I feel has the perfect amounts of the ‘touristy stuff’, things of historical interest, and the must-have fun bits!


We all know that technology plays a huge part in our daily lives to the point that if someone were to take away our beloved smartphones for just a day, well let’s face it, our world would crumble! The internet is always at our fingertips, making everything that little bit easier to access.


The Very Best of Dublin

February 10, 2015

This month we bring you 'The Very Best of Dublin' - what we feel are the city's best bits. If you're looking for a leisurely weekend activity idea or something to surprise your special someone with this Valentine's Day, then check out our favourite places below.

All are easily accessible from us here at the Camden Court Hotel, with most within easy walking distance. Check out our rates and availabilty HERE. We look forward to welcoming you!  


We can't believe it's almost 2 weeks into 2015! With the kids (finally!) back to school, and our daily routines back to normal, it's time to look at the upcoming events taking place in Dublin this month to beat those January blues! 

If you’re under the impression that January is one of the quieter months for events and happenings, then think again! We have some great ideas to keep you entertained in the upcoming month. It’s the month for change, so why not open your mind up to our list of fresh and fun Dublin happenings taking place this January! We're hugely excited about 2015 and are looking forward to another year filled with fun events to keep our Dublin visitors entertained. Read on for event-inspiration this month! 


We can’t believe it’s September already! The back-to-school mayhem is finally over, with all of our stressful preparations finally coming to a halt. The kids are back to school, so what better time than the present to start planning a little “me time”.

Here at the Camden Court Hotel, we’ve had a very busy, yet enjoyable summer. Dublin has been the host of so many fantastic events over the last few weeks, providing superb family fun opportunities which have been enjoyed by thousands. We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming families from all over the country along with many from abroad, and we look forward to continuously welcoming our guests to our newly refurbished 4 star Hotel in the future. 


This summer has gone by incredibly quickly! We are but a few days away from August, so only one more month of entertaining the kids before they head back to school!

Here at the Camden Court Hotel, we have really been enjoying the fantastic weather that’s been had over the last few weeks. We have our fingers crossed for it to continue into August to keep the good times coming whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend break or something fun for the family.


Time to get giddy in the park this summer! The long awaited Vodafone Comedy festival gets underway at the Iveagh Gardens from the 24th – 27th of June.

Our guests attending this event are in for a treat. The Iveagh gardens is the perfect location to chill out, meet with friends, and laugh your head off until your heart’s content. We have to say, The Iveagh gardens is a totally underestimated unique venue. It’s large enough to get the buzz of atmosphere but intimate enough to really get in with all the action. This hidden sanctuary is just located just off Harcourt Street and just a few steps from The Camden Court Hotel, you are centrally located to keep the night going well after the performances finish.


With the recent annoucement of the cancellation of all Garth Brooks concerts over the 25th July weekend, we can understand some of our guests can be dissaspointed with the outcome.

Fear not!!! Dublin will be going country crazy with a  'Dublin Goes Country'event for Garth Brooks fans!!

Details of a series of events billed as the 'Dublin Goes Country' weekend are available here.


We love the “summer” month activity in Dublin City and with all these lovely bank holiday weekends one after the other, let’s face it the extra day off and a lie in is about the only thing we’re looking forward to with this miserable weather! Visions of toasty BBQ’s are well and truly out the window.

All’s not lost as 2014 activities have certainly amplified since last year and ‘Bloom 2014’ is no exception. The usual venue of choice is the Phoenix Park, Dublin in which case the festivities kick off over the June bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 29th May until Monday 2nd June 2014.


We are delighted to showcase our newconference and event video for The Camden Court Hotel. This 3 minute video will give you a fanastic overview on the facilities and services we offer.

Our hotel offers 12 fabulous meeting rooms equipped to accommodate small and large events for up to 250 delegates.


Easter holidays are looming! With only a few weeks left until the kids have another mid-term break, we've just the treat for you!

The Camden Court Hotel are offering amazing value over the Easter period with rates from just €89.00 per room per night.

This rate applies to our Family, Twin and Double rooms.

We also include complimentary extras such as Wi-Fi and access to our leisure centre which includes a 16 metre pool, sauna and jacuzzi.


Paddys Day 2014!

February 10, 2014

Where will you be celebrating this St. Patricks Day weekend? As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. 

Dublin is set out to seize that opportunity, and completely transform the national and international perception of St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. This country is bursting with the kind of creative energy, ideas and enthusiasm to make our national holiday an unforgettable experience for everyone across the world. This year is no exception with so much to look forward to from the the colourful Parade, street performances, festival treasure hunts, walking tours and much more.


We all know the weather in Dublin has been fantastic over the past months, the level of BBQ dining and corona clinking had that fuzzy warm summer feeling lingering in the air for longer than expected.

We’ve been quickly snapped into ‘autumn/winter’ mode that we’ve resorted to our dearest and comforting friends Mr. Couch and Mrs. Vin Rouge and slipped into an X-factor coma for the winter months.

Don’t get us wrong; we’re not complaining, we’ve had the best summer in almost 10 years, it was almost nostalgic with the increase of 90’s hits on the radio, melting tar on the potholed surfaces, and the joy of buying ‘tangle twisters’ to cool down like the good old days. To keep us from going into ‘post-summer depression’ we’ve been checking out what’s going on in Dublin City. So what do we have to look forward to?


Swimming has proven to do wonders for the body – but do you need to be the perfect swimmer? It’s been said that swimming is most effective for burning calories, boosting metabolism, and firming all muscles in your body all without the pressure on your joints. Seems like the wonder work-out to me!

Living in the bustling city is always hard to find a decent pool and swimming advice on how to get the best out of your time. The initial costs involved however, unlike some of these fad sports/activities doesn’t require much - a simple swim suit, hat and goggles and you’re away.

Magueritte O Malley, personal trainer & swimming instructor at TLC in Dublin 2says ‘An easy swim can make you burn around 500 calories an hour; it’s easy to achieve a higher level of course, based on how vigorous you are with your exercises. “Water is much denser than air, each kick, push, and pull is like a mini resistance workout for your entire body— especially your core, hips, arms, shoulders, and glutes”


What a summer it’s been so far with the likes of Rihanna, Rod Stewart, Robbies Williamsonly to name a few gracing our stages on the music scene. July is no exception, with the gorgeous ‘Justin Timberlake’, dreamy ‘Michael Bubléand rock and roll kings ‘The Killers’ headlining at ‘Pheonix Park’ and the ‘02’. It’s certainly an attractive mix of entertainment to look forward to in the next weeks.


At C Central we are always looking for ways to reward our customers. We’ve pretty much had the last of our summer weather so we need a good ole cheering up! We are delighted to offer our customers a ‘sizzling’ summer deal that will make your mouth water. Any group that reserve a table of 8 or more on Friday night between from 5-9pm will receive free finger food (wedges, sausages & chicken wings)!

Don’t forget ‘C Central Bar’ also offer FREE LIVE music from the hottest acts in town every Friday night from 7pm. What better way to start the weekend with great company, rocking music, great value cocktails and free finger food. It’s recession busting ‘dealicious!’


This summer get ready to welcome back the eagerly anticipated Taste of Dublin 2013. This fabulous summer food and drinks festival will take place just a few steps from the Camden Court Hotel at The Iveagh Gardensfrom Thursday 13th- Sunday 16th June. Top chefs, the hottest restaurants along with food and drink suppliers will grace the stands and deliver a feast for the senses that can’t be missed.


The one and only ‘Riverdance’ are performing in the Gaiety theatre from the 27th June till the 1st of September. It’s back in Ireland for the 10th consecutive summer season. ‘Riverdance’ propels traditional dance and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. 


Any plans for the May bank holiday for any of you music lovers? Why not treat yourself to one of the best up and coming music events on the Dublin scene – The Camden Crawl. It can be the starting point of any music festival goers list for the summer.

The event prides itself on making live music affordable and accessible to the public by offering a whopping 150 live music and comedy acts in 15 different venues, you will be able to witness the best of the up and coming Irish acts.

Tickets are available for the weekend at €55.00 per person and day tickets at €35.00


It’s that time of year again! It won’t be long before the streets of Dublin will be filled with Halloween festivities, bonfires, fireworks, and sugar filled little children. There are a number of events to look forward to over the next week for all the family. The celebrations begin this Friday when Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel 'Dracula'.


So get liking guys!!!

For any of you who are connected to us on Facebook, you may have seen that we have opened up a new Facebook page for our C Central Bar, but this is not the only thing happening at C Central Bar these days. The bar is also introducing a brand new COCKTAIL MENUin the coming weeks and may also be bringing in LIVE MUSIC at the weekends. Thought we’d give you something to look forward to this winter!!


Let’s hope the sun is shining next week for the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2012. The festival will feature a stellar line-up of 65 international and Irish comedians. The four day event takes place from July 26th to July 29thin the unique and stunning surroundings of the Iveagh Gardensin the heart of Dublin and just a couple of minutes away from the Camden Court Hotel. The festival is the largest and most successful open air comedy event of its type in Ireland with over twenty thousand people expected to attend this year.


Things to do...

July 10, 2012

While putting together some new packages for our website , we thought we would share all the things we think are best for you to do while you are visiting us! Here’s  the first part to our Dublin travel guide with some hand-picked ‘things to do’, we will have some more of our picks up on our blog next week!


With sun shining this week in Dublin there seems to be a big emphasis on health and fitness. More and more people are trying to shape up for summer!

As we really REALLY value our Facebook fans we are giving them all the chance to win a health package worth €915!


We are very excited to announce that the Camden Court Hotel are now the official hotel sponsors of Taste of Dublin 2012! Be sure to keep 14-17 June free when Taste of Dublin will be returning to the Iveagh Gardens. With world class restaurants, chefs and produce, Taste of Dublin is a sumptuous, indulgent foodie day out in the heart of the capital attracting up to 30,000 visitors and the 2012 event promises to be the best yet.


We are getting very excited about this year’s jam-packed St. Patrick’s Festival line-up. The festival aims to cement the world-class reputation of the Irish national holiday with four days and nights of celebration and entertainment, for young and old.
 


We are very excited this week as we started promoting our biggest competition yet.

To launch our new Ultimate Family Room here at the Camden Court Hotel we are giving one lucky family a weekend away worth €500.


We have lift off....

September 09, 2011

The Rugby World Cup has begun....

New Zealand and Tonga have  just started to playing and every one is still buzzing from the amazing opening ceremony that took place :)

New Zealand PM John Key made a speech welcoming the 20 teams and supporters. A whopping 100,000 people will come to New Zealand for the tournament in total.


Dublin is sure to be buzzing this week with the 2nd Dublin Fashion Festival beginning Thursday 8th September and continuing through the weekend until Sunday 11th September.

A calendar of fabulous fashion events taking place throughout Dublin has been put together. There are hunderends of Shops, Bars and Restaurants throughout the city taking part.

The calendar of events can be found on the official website for the event. http://www.dff.ie/

 


London's Burning...

August 09, 2011

We are in total shock here at what is currently happening in London, and now in other parts of the UK.

Everyone here at the Camden Court Hotel is glued to the TV at recent reports. So far there have been a shocking 69 areas affected. The Mail Online has up to date storys of what is happening each hour over there.


It has come around yet again!! The Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland’s largest events and for many people it is the highlight of the summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands from all throughout Ireland.