Emerald Banquet 2015
Gala Dinner Event
Join Dan Martin, Ryan Mullen, Damien Shaw, Eddie Dunbar, Lydia Boylan and the great Sean Kelly
14th November 2015, 19:00 till late
For 2015, the Emerald Fund was delighted to partner with Dunboyne Castle Hotel, who have recently unveiled their beautiful new ballroom, a stunning setting for Gala Dinner events.
Our Gala Dinner and Auction provided supporters with the opportunity to mix with Ireland’s very finest Cycling stars and the Auction of Cycling Memorabilia added further to the Emerald fund to support our future stars. Auction items raised over €9,000 and included some of Dan Martins’ Classification jerseys, including a signed Volta Catalunya Winners jersey from 2013.
Beautifully renovated in a fresh, light, airy and romantic style, the Tara Suite at Dunboyne Castle Hotel is flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows, maximising the views of the grounds, bringing the outside in.
That natural and organic feeling is emphasised by the pretty light fittings, individually hand-crafted bronzed twigs and hand-painted glass leaves that glow gently and are reflected in the antique mirrored glass at each end of the ballroom. The charming, old-world tones of cream and gold in the ballroom and the panelling inspired by the woodwork in the old Georgian house at Dunboyne Castle Hotel add to the overall impression of classic glamour.
Designed by interior designers Spirit and Style Interiors, who have worked with the team at the hotel since our opening in 2006, this tasteful and elegant refurbishment of the Tara Suite creates an opulent and attractive backdrop for sophisticated Gala Dinners.