Lord Mayor of Dublin
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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 Críona Ní Dhálaigh. She was elected on Monday 29th June 2015 and is the 346th Lord Mayor of Dublin, & the 8th female to hold the role.
Lord Mayor's Coach travels to London
On Saturday 14th November, the Lord Mayor’s Coach will join over 7,000 participants and hundreds of other coaches, carriages, carts and other vehicles in the 800th Lord Mayor Show in London. The Lord Mayor's Coach leaves Dublin city for the first time in its history to take pride of place in Ireland's participation in the 3 mile Procession through the heart of the City of London. The involvement of the Lord Mayor’s Coach in the Procession is the highlight of the Ireland Week in London.
Ireland Week in London is a partnership initiative between Tourism Ireland, Dublin City Council, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. The objective is to strengthen civic, business and tourism links between the Britain and Ireland. The activities organised during the week will involve some 60 Dublin businesses participating in business promotion and networking events in London. The journey of the Lord Mayor’s Coach to London emphasises the close connections between the people of these islands. Ireland Week in London will help promote business and tourism links and will develop the connection to the Irish diaspora in Britain. Dublin, as Ireland's Capital, is delighted to play a lead role. Dúirt an tArdmhéara, "Tá súil agam go ndéanfaidh an turas seo athcheangal leis na himircigh Éireannacha a d'fhág Éire le déanaí no i bhfad ó shin agus go dtuigfidh siad gur chuid de náisiún na hÉireann iad go fóill."
The Lord Mayor’s Coach was built in 1791 by William Whitton of Dominick Street and represented the best in Dublin craftsmanship. It was used by the Lord Mayor at celebrations until the Eucharistic Congress in 1932 when it was put into storage. Since its restoration in 1975, it has led the annual St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin and brought the Lord Mayor of Dublin to open the Horse Show in the RDS annually.
Mansion House 300
To commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Mansion House as a residence for the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Office of the Lord Mayor & Dublin City Council commissioned Irish poet Dermot Bolger to write a poem to capture the essence of the house, which has been at the heart of Dublin for 300 years. Please click here to read the poem.
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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