We thought this scan from last Saturday when members of the public came along to the Mansion House to share their memories of said beautiful building particularly interesting. Might you agree?The photo (see below) shows the winner of the 1977 Men's World dancing championship, Jimmy Johnston from Dundalk, centre, together with the runner-up and third placed. . The event of course took place in the Round Room of the Mansion House. Many thanks to Jimmy for permissions to use the photo.Note the runner-up, one Mike Flatley from Chicago. I wonder... ?Click the image below to view larger version.Share Your MemoriesCelebrating Bealtaine and 300 years as the official Mayoral residence, The Mansion House and Dublin City Public Libraries invite you to share your memory with us on Wednesday 27th May. You can share these memories and even to bring along old photographs you have of the Mansion House. You can also come along and soak up the atmosphere of this splendid residence of Dublin’s first citizen by going on a tour of the magnificent building.What is your favourite memory of the Mansion House? Have you been to a concert, a craft fair, a reception or a ball?You may have visited the live animal crib with your children, or witnessed a Freedom of the City conferral ceremony on the Forecourt.Whatever your memory, please join us to share your photos and stories as part of The Mansion House programme to celebrate 300 years as the official Mayoral residence and a cornerstone in Dublin city. The Library Learning Bus will be at the Mansion House Forecourt, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Wednesday 27th May. A guided tour will take place at 11am (places are limited - advance booking essential). The house will be open from 12pm to 4pm for walk-through viewings.For further information and to book a place on the tour, please contact the Mansion House. T. 222 6200. E. [email protected]
Monday, 26th August, marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the strike in Dublin of 700 tramway-men belonging to James Larkin’s Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (IT&GWU), a strike that developed into a general lockout of union members.