Trinity College Dublin,
Dining Club London
Trinity College Dublin (www.tcd.ie)
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Trinity College Dublin, Dining Club London was founded in 1810 by a graduate who, on returning to London, missed the Irish craic and arranged small dinners for fellow graduates to re-live student days. It was re-formed in 1894. An early legacy, which has been husbanded to this day, was generously created to ensure continuity of the Club.
We now host four annual dinners (one co-hosted with the TCD London Association) and regularly welcome between 50 – 90 members to dinners. These are held mostly in The Savile Club, Brook Street and The Reform Club, Pall Mall, but recently also in Home House, Portman Place and one lately in The Lansdowne Club, off Berkeley Square.
Please see a list of our Presidents, Vice Presidents and Committee on the Governance page of our web site, www.tcddiningclublondon.co.uk Please see also a list of past Guest Speakers, the last two of whom were Roy Foster, the Historian and Fiona Shaw, Actress and Director. Guests are invited to speak for 20 minutes after dinner and then to take questions from our members for 20 minutes. A private bar is open to diners from 7pm, dinners begin at 7.30pm and finish at about 10pm.
All TCD graduates are most welcome to attend dinners and to bring friends, if there is space. A one-off fee of £25 buys Life Membership, but new arrivals may attend ‘taster’ dinners before committing!
Trinity College (Dublin) Association, (TCDA) London branch was founded in 1970 "to promote good fellowship among Trinity men and women in London and the Home Counties... and to keep in touch with the life of the University".
The Committee, all graduates, and of all ages, organises an eclectic, fun and full schedule of activities for its hundreds of members, culminating in a traditional, annual Carol Service.
Since 2018, for example, we have arranged regular, private tours to Sotheby’s auction house; Yeats and Wilde- themed London walks; Private visits to e.g. Spitalfields’ ‘Living Museum’; Wine Tastings; Rugby- themed Pub gatherings and Summer Picnics in Hyde Park and Clapham Common.
We also co-host bi-annually the much celebrated Joint Dinner with the TCD Dining Club. Our 2019 star guest speaker was U2’s former manager, Paul McGuinness at The Cavalry & Guards’ Club.
TCDA life membership costs £25.00.
Further details, links and payment: www.TCDLondon.org.uk
Chair: Lucy O'Sullivan McCormick Sec: Cat O'Shea Treasurer: Mike O'Brien
TCDA members also enjoy special rates at Soho’s Union Club. www.unionclub.co.uk/