Historic Event Venue Dublin – See Our Cathedral

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What makes an event stand out? Sometimes it’s the food, sometimes it’s the engaging content or it might be the guest speakers that steal the show. If you want your event in Dublin to stand out before your guests even sit down, the trick is to choose a truly unique and beautiful setting for your conference or event. At DCU we have a range of meeting and event spaces across the campus, ranging from intimate meeting rooms to theatre-style venues for large events. Our stand-out venue is the Cathedral on the All Hallows campus which is available as event hire throughout the year. Located in the historic All Hallows Campus, the Cathedral is a stunning event venue in Dublin and one that won’t be easily forgotten by attendees. Contact us to learn more.

All Hallows Campus

Perhaps the most historic of our campuses, the All Hallows campus has been consistently chosen as a location to shoot historic and period films and scenes over the years. All Hallows was founded by Fr John Hand in 1842 when he acquired Drumcondra House with the support of then Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daniel O’Connell, and Archbishop Daniel Murray. All Hallows Campus was founded as part of the complex and contains notable buildings and spaces like Drumcondra House, Purcell House, Senior House, Dunboyne Boardroom, and the John Hand Room. The most beautiful and eye-catching of these is All Hallows Chapel which has featured in some of the backdrops for many renowned movie and TV scenes, as well as events and meetings throughout its history.

About All Hallows

Arguably the most beautiful of the three DCU campuses, All Hallows is a popular place for students, visitors and tourists. Since its opening in the 1900s and over the next 174 years, All Hallows educated over 7000 students, first as a seminary educating students in scripture and theology, to prepare them for ordination to serve as clergy. It went on to become a third-level institute, serving its local community with its values of justice, service, and leadership central to its teaching. On the campus, there is a Heritage Exhibition to give some context and history of the area and the foundation of this important space. Relax in the reflective garden beside the All Hallows Chapel, which is an attraction in itself for local communities to tourists.

All Hallows Chapel

Located on the grounds of the formerly named All Hallows Missionary College the cathedral dates back to between 1985 and 1896 when it was first erected. It’s predominantly a Catholic chapel with a cruciform floor plan and some truly beautiful and ornate features. It was built in the Gothic Revival style that contrasts the more ordinary facades of surrounding buildings. Like many catholic churches of the era, stained glass features heavily alongside pointed-arch window openings. The interior has a herringbone parquet floor, limestone décor and a marble holy water font. There are statue recesses containing marble statues of saints, carved finials, carved timber stalls and pews with pointed arches. The stations of the cross are proudly displayed with gold leaf frames and there are many other notable decorative features. It’s a beautiful space that must be seen to be appreciated.

Events in All Hallows Dublin

Like most of the DCU campus, All Hallows is accessible to students and visitors for tourism, education and leisure. It’s also used as a unique event space with 11 meeting and event rooms including classrooms, theatre style, and the chapel. The Cathedral in All Hallows can be hired exclusively for events, filming and other gatherings. We can accommodate up to 300 delegates in classroom or theatre style within the college meeting rooms and there is seating for 220 in carved solid oak stalls with 3 tiers on either side facing each other in the main body of the Chapel. The Chapel has been home to retreats, religious ceremonies & celebrations, concerts, plays, choral recordings and many film productions. Past clients of the facility include The RTE Christmas Choir, the National Chamber Orchestra, Enya, the production cast of the ‘The Rebellion’ and many more.

We are an inclusive university environment, and all faiths are welcome to use our spaces to meditate, serve, pray, meet and socialise. We have accommodation available in All Hallows in a range of room types, ideal for groups, couples, solo travellers or families.

Contact our team to find out more about hiring our All Hallows meeting spaces or chapel for your next Dublin event. It’s truly a show-stopping event space in Dublin that will leave a lasting memory for both organisers and attendees.

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