Lord Mayor opens Round Room 200 Exhibition
Published on 19th July 2021
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, has today opened the Round Room 200 Exhibition, to mark the 200th anniversary of this historic building.
The Round Room was built in 1821 for the visit of King George IV to Dublin and is located within the Mansion House buildings. It housed the first Dáil in 1919.
This free exhibition takes visitors of all ages on an interactive journey that tells the tale of the important role that the Round Room has played in Dublin’s history for the past two centuries from its unusual origins and the key role it played in Irish nationalism, to its usage in the modern-day.
“I am honoured and delighted to officially open this exhibition,” said the Lord Mayor. “The Round Room is surely one of the country’s most historic buildings, and this is a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn all about it. So come on in and be fascinated!”
This exhibition has been brought to life by Dublin City Council and The Conference and Events Venue at the Mansion House. It will be open 7 days a week from 11am to 8pm until August 29th and is suitable for all ages.
To comply with public health restrictions visitor numbers are limited, and bookings can be made in advance at www.RoundRoom200.com
**Photographs from today’s launch will by syndicated by Fennell Photography