It is Culture Night on Friday, the 16th of September 2016 and the city throws its door open to the public. For the last four years our staff, volunteers, committee and service users have put on a tremendous show.
We recreate and invite the public to taste the ox head gruel that was served here in the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. Some people quite like it, usually those with a memory of boarding school.
We also serve a delicious contemporary soup with artisan breads to sustain the culture vultures roving the city and forgetting to eat.
We will display our historic artefacts, including Daniel O’Connell (former Committee member) chair. Be warned, sitting in it imparts magical powers akin to The Blarney Stone.
There will be costumed re-enactment of episodes from the history of the Institution, including a dramatization of Sean Heuston’s last moments.
We will be open from 6pm to 10pm.