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An invitation to attend

The President of the Law Society, Mr Michael Quinlan, invites members to attend the second annual Spring Gala – on Friday 27 April 2018 - in support of the Solicitors’ Benevolent Association.

Over €22,000 was raised for the Solicitors’ Benevolent Association in 2017

Spring Gala 2018 is taking place at the historic Shelbourne Hotel. Join the President of the Law Society, Michael Quinlan, along with MC Miriam O’Callaghan and a soon-to-be-announced guest speaker at this very special evening event.

Michael Quinlan, President

This black-tie Gala Dinner will bring together members of the profession from across Ireland, providing an opportunity to enjoy the company of colleagues while supporting a worthy cause.

All profits from the Spring Gala will be donated to the Solicitors' Benevolent Association, which assists members or former members of the solicitors’ profession in Ireland and their families who are in need.

Event details

  • Friday 27 April 2018
  • Great Room, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2
  • Pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm
  • Dinner at 7.30pm, followed by a late bar until 1.30am

MC

We are proud to announce that journalist, broadcaster and former solicitor Miriam O’Callaghan will be our MC in 2018.

Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam was born and raised in Dublin, qualifying as a solicitor in 1983 before beginning her broadcasting career on ITV's This is your Life. She joined the BBC as a producer in 1987, and went on to become a reporter on BBC2's Newsnight.

In the early '90s Miriam returned to Ireland to present RTÉ's current affairs flagship programme Prime Time, while continuing to cover the Northern Irish peace process for Newsnight. In June 2013, her Prime Time interview with Praveen Halappanavar, won the Television News Category of the Justice Media Awards.

Guest Speaker

Our Gala Dinner speaker will be announced shortly.

Entertainment

We are pleased to announce that one of Ireland’s leading jazz groups - The Phil Ware Trio - will provide entertainment at Spring Gala 2018. Pianist Phil Ware, bassist Dave Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady have been acclaimed as "...one of the hardest-working jazz trios in the country with an appetite for exploration that matched pound for pound with an insistent connection to their listeners…” (The Irish Times).

Here's a taste of what you will enjoy - listen to The Phil Ware Trio.

 

Spring Gala Dinner Packages

Member packages are as follows:

Table package €2,400*

  • Table at the dinner (12 guests) to include welcome reception, three course dinner, wine and entertainment

Individual seats €200*

  • €200 per person to include welcome reception, three course dinner, wine and entertainment

* prices quoted exclude VAT

Book now

Book online through the Law Society website:

Alternatively, contact Orla O’Malley at springgala@lawsociety.ie or (086) 807 5383.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please send details by email, including your booking reference, to springgala@lawsociety.ie.

Venue and Accommodation

A limited number of rooms are available for Spring Gala attendees at the five-star Shelbourne Hotel.

 Book early to secure one of a limited number of special-rate rooms

Spring Gala 2018 takes place in the five-star Shelbourne Hotel set in a majestic, historic building, right in the centre of Dublin. The Shelbourne was founded in 1824 by Martin Burke, a native of Tipperary, when he acquired three adjoining townhouses overlooking Dublin's St Stephen's Green. 

For event guests wishing to stay at the Shelbourne, a limited number of rooms at special rates have been reserved on a first-come-first served basis - just mention the Law Society Spring Gala

To make a room booking, contact the Shelbourne Hotel directly by emailing rhi.dubbr.reservations@renaissancehotels.com or phone 01 663 4500.

Shelbourne Hotel

Alternative accommodation

Waterloo House, a lovely B&B on Waterloo Road, has offered a special guest rate of €125 per room (B&B).

To book, phone 01 660 1888 or visit the Waterloo House website. Mention Law Society Spring Gala when making reservations. Rooms are subject to availability. 

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for their support.

Details to be announced shortly

Book now

It's easy to book and pay for a 12-seat table, or a seat with your colleagues, for the 2018 Gala Dinner.

 Book online through the Law Society website or contact springgala@lawsociety.ie 

  Bookings can either be made on a table-basis (tables of 12) or individual seat-basis.

  • Price per table (12 seats): €2,400*
  • Price per seat: €200*

* prices quoted exclude VAT

How to book

If you have any dietary restrictions, please send details by email after making your booking to springgala@lawsociety.ie.

Donations

All profits from the Spring Gala will be donated to the Solicitors' Benevolent Association, which assists members or former members of the solicitors’ profession in Ireland and their families who are in need.