The Four Seasons Hotel in Ballsbridge again played host to this year’s dinner and was a popular choice amongst our guests. A drinks reception opened the evening at 7.15pm, which gave everyone time to mingle with past colleagues and old friends before moving into the impressive ballroom for dinner.
A wonderful mix of old and new members of the Alumni programme turned out on the night as approximately 330 people attended the event. Terence O’Rourke welcomed everyone to the Gallery and spoke about the tough challenges of 2009 but also his hope for a brighter 2010. He extended his best wishes to alumni for the festive season and the New Year.
Many guests availed of the opportunity to take a tour of Edvard Munch’s collection that was on exhibition. This was a wonderful chance to view the impressive artwork on display, in particular the infamous image of “The Scream”.
A jovial atmosphere filled the Shaw Room, as our alumni enjoyed the banter with old acquaintances and got into the Christmas spirit. As always, the Christmas Drinks was a lovely way to kick start the festive season and round off a busy year.