Mansion House

Joshua Dawson, 1710 /
Saturday, 11am—5pm
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The Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin during his or her term of office. The house was purchased for use as a Mayoralty House by Dublin Corporation from Joshua Dawson in 1715 and is the earliest continuously occupied townhouse in Dublin. It is a unique building because of its great age, its particular architectural style, and for the continuous role the house has played in the civic history of Dublin. 

The Lord Mayor of Dublin invites you to visit their official residence. Walk through the public rooms of this impressive building, built by Joshua Dawson and the heart of civic life for over 300 years. This December will be the 100th anniversary of the cabinet debate on the Anglo-Irish Treaty which took place in the Drawing Room on 8th December 1921. Visitors will see the Oak Room, the Drawing Room, the Dining Room and the Lady Mayoresses Parlour.

Tour Info

Tours every 15 minutes from 11am – 4.45pm

Pre-book only. Booking open 28th September. Check back here!


  • Access to the Mansion House for those with a disability is via a platform lift which can be found to the left of the building.
  • There is no parking at the Mansion House but there is a public car park immediately behind it just off Schoolhouse Lane.


  • Wheelchair Accessible.


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