College Dublin, Dining Club London
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.
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.
see a list of our President, Vice Presidents and Committee on the
Governance page of our web site,
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.
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!
further information, please contact
or secretary at the
College (Dublin) Association, (TCDA) London branch
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".
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.
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
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.
membership costs £25.00.
details, links and payment:
Lucy O'Sullivan McCormick
Sec: Cat O'Shea Treasurer: Mike O'Brien
also enjoy special rates at Soho’s Union Club. www.unionclub.co.uk/