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This website gives information on the Lord Mayor of Dublin - first citizen of the city of Dublin. The Lord Mayor is elected by the City Councillors at the Annual Meeting of the City Council which is held in City Hall. The current Lord Mayor is Christy Burke. He was elected on Friday 6th June 2014 and is the 345th Lord Mayor of Dublin.

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Share your memories of the Mansion House on Saturday 23rd and Wednesday 27th May

As part of the Mansion House 300 celebrations and the Bealtaine festival we are looking for your memories of the Mansion House!  On Saturday 23rd May and Wednesday 27th May from 10.30am to 4.30pm the Mansion House is teaming up with Dublin City Public Libraries, to record the memories of Dubliners in relation to the Mansion House.  Bring old photos from your visits to the Mansion House or be ready to tell us your stories which will be recorded.    We want to hear about your experiences of being in the Mansion House whether it was during a visit to the Lord Mayor, at a concert, craft fair, céilí or a Ball or else visiting the Live Animal Crib or witnessing a Freedom of the City on the forecourt.

A guided tour of the Mansion House will take place both dates at 11am (places are limited so advance booking is essential)
The Mansion House will be open  from 12pm to 4pm for walk through viewings both days and staff will be on hand to help.

For further information contact The Mansion House 01 222 6200 / lordmayor@dublincity.ie

Knitted Together : Dublin Calling at the Mansion House Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May

The Mansion House welcomes the participants of The Knitted Together Project and Fatima Groups United as part of the Bealtaine Festival and Mansion House 300 celebrations.  They will exhibit a selection of pieces and debut their newest 3D textile architectural sculpture.  The group will also be taking up residency in the Mansion House Drawing Room and will be knitting, crocheting, embroidering and ready with a cup of tea to welcome you and have a chat about their art to date.  

The exhibition of work and knitting sit-in will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm on both days.

The Lord Mayor’s Coach

On Saturday 13th June, as part of the Mansion House 300 celebrations, the Lord Mayor’s Coach will be on public display on the forecourt of the Mansion House between 11am and 4pm.

11.00a.m.  Dr. Philip McEvansoneya, Lecturer in History of Art at Trinity College Dublin, will give a talk on the Coach entitled “A colourful spectacle revived: The State Coach of the Lord Mayor of Dublin”. 

To book a place for the talk please contact lordmayor@dublincity.ie / 01 222 2910. 

12.00p.m. - 4.00p.m.  The Mansion House will also be open for walk through viewings, with staff on hand to answer any questions.

Freedom of the City of Dublin 2015

I was honoured to confer the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin on Brother Kevin Crowley and John Giles on Saturday 28th February 2015. Dublin City Council had approved the nominations at the City Council meeting held on 1st September 2014.
Brother Kevin is the founder of the Capuchin Day Centre in Bow Street which feeds 800 people a day and gives out 1,800 food parcels to those in need. The Centre also has a medical and information centre. John Giles is one of Ireland's most respected soccer players, winning 59 Irish international caps. He also uses his knowledge of football in his John Giles Foundation to promote health, building community cohesion and encouraging lifelong participation and learning.
They join a list of 78 other worthy recipients to receive the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin

The Mansion House Dublin celebrates 300 years

In 2015, Dublin’s Mansion House celebrates 300 years as the official Mayoral residence. The house was built by developer Joshua Dawson between 1705 and 1710 and is a rare surviving example of Queen Anne style architecture in Dublin. In 2015 the Mansion House will celebrate this milestone with a number of events throughout the year. Please click here for further details.

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