The Mansion House

Photo: Joanna Travers

The Mansion House

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Saturday 13 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

The Mansion House has been the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin since 1715. The Mansion House served as a venue for a number of notable events in the history of Dublin and the journey toward Irish Independence. Visiting dignitaries include Queen Victoria and Nelson Mandela and important civic events such as the conferring of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin have all taken place there. Tours will include a visit to the historic Oak Room, the Dining Room, Drawing Room, Lady Mayoress Parlour and Entrance Hall.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: Joshua Dawson
Building Date: 1710
Location: Dawson St, Dubin 2

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