Mansion House, Dublin
The Mansion House
on Dawson Street, Dublin
, is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin
and has been since 1715
. Its most famous features include
The Mansion HouseThe portico to the front was erected for Queen Victoria's visit in 1900, to provide cover for the elderly Queen in her carriage.
Its most famous occupants included Lords Mayor
- Daniel O'Connell nineteenth century nationalist leader
- Alfie Byrne (1930s) longest serving Lord Mayor in the 800 year history of the office
- Jim Mitchell (1976-77) the youngest Lord Mayor of Dublin, aged 29, in the history of the office
Famous visitors to the mayoral residence include:
In the 1930s and 1940s, plans were made to demolish the building, and all other buildings on the block on which it is located (which covered an area on Dawson Street, Molesworth St., Kildare St. and the North side of Saint Stephen's Green), to enable the building of a new Dublin City Hall. However the decision of the Irish Government to erect a new Department of Industry and Commerce on a site on the block, on Kildare Street, led to the abandonment of the plans.
- For more information on Dublin City Council (of which the Lord Mayor is Chairperson) see:-
- Mayoral info website