The largest five-star luxury hotel in Dublin is The Shelbourne. Located in Dublin city center, it overlooks St. Stephen's Green, one of Europe's largest city parks. The 265-room hotel serves fresh oysters in the Oyster Bar and afternoon tea in the Lord Mayor's Lounge.
The Shelbourne Hotel opened in 1865. In 1922, the Irish Constitution was drafted here. Guests can visit other nearby cultural and historic buildings in Dublin, including Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse.
Guests with Irish ancestors can meet with The Shelbourne Hotel's genealogy butler, Helen Kelly, to research family history. Kelly is a member of the Professional Association of Genealogists and a Dublin resident. After guests confirm their reservations, they can e-mail information on their family ancestry to Helen Kelly so she can research the guests' emigrant ancestors. During the consultation, Helen Kelly creates a practical research plan and helps them plan visits to their Irish homeland to experience the culture and landscapes of their ancestors.
Two-night Shelbourne Hotel packages, based on two people sharing, include the genealogy consultation, accommodations, dinner for two in The Saddle Room, a steak and seafood restaurant, afternoon tea for two, Heritage Lounge access and a Dublin City bus tour.