Imagine an urban oasis in the very heart of Dublin. Our unbeatable location just off Dublin’s Grafton Street is within walking distance to the best that Dublin has to offer, including Bars, restaurants, theatres, galleries and the best shopping in the city. Overlooking Dublin’s landmark that is Stephen’s Green, The club offers the very best of culture and nightlife as the excitement of Dublin surrounds you.
With the city’s most celebrated gems on your doorstep, visit the historic Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin’s cultural quarter that is Temple Bar, The National Concert hall, Gaiety Theatre, The National Gallery and Museums or explore the shops on Grafton Street. The Club is your welcoming haven in the centre of Dublin.
As St Stephen’s Green operates a one way system to drive to the front door of The Club you must either turn left at the bottom of Lesson St and follow the Green around or turn left at the bottom of Ely Place and follow the Green around.
Tradition since 1840
The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club is Ireland’s Premier Private Member’s Clubs, now celebrating over 170 years, is situated in the heart of Dublin City Centre on Stephen’s Green. To be a member is more than just paying a subscription fee to use the facilities. You are part of something. You are part of a whole group of members who in essence are the owners of No. 9 – their ‘home in the city’.
The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, grew out of the earlier Union Club closely associated with Daniel O’Connell, the 19th Century political reformer. The liberal membership continues to be drawn from the world of business and the professions.
Since its establishment in 1840 the Club has occupied the same premises on St Stephen’s Green, the oldest of the great Dublin squares. The house is believed to date from the early 18th Century, making it a very important building in the history of Dublin Architecture. In 1756 the then owner of the building, Rev. Cutts Harman, transformed the house into the beautiful mansion you see today. He employed the Lafranchini brothers from Switzerland to create the superb rococo interiors that have been maintained by generations of members. The Lafranchini brothers worked on other great Dublin houses such as Russborough and Tyrone House giving the great mansions the individualism that distinguishes them from other palladian revival houses in Europe. The interiors of The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club are regarded the finest of the Lafranchini’s in Dublin and of great European importance. The great staircase in the hall also dates from this period and quite extraordinarily the beautiful ram’s horn scroll of the handrail at the bottom of the staircase was almost entirely carved from one piece of timber.
2004 saw the closure of the Hibernian United Services Club at No 8 St Stephens Green and the subsequent amalgamation with The Stephen’s Green Club to form The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. With a continually growing membership, it is now the largest of the private members clubs on St Stephen’s Green. In 2005 a refurbishment programme commenced at the Club. This is the largest scale upgrade that the Club has seen in the last fifty years. The programme includes the refurbishment of the twelve bedrooms, the installation of a lift, the development of a second snooker room and the redecoration of the public areas.