Mansion House, Dublin 2

The Mansion House is the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin and has been since 1715.

It was here that the first Dail Eireann, the parliament of the Irish people, assembled in 1919 to adopt Ireland's Declaration of Independence and ratify the proclamation of the Irish Republic by the insurgents of 1916.

The Mansion House was built in 1710 by the merchant and property developer Joshua Dawson, for whom Dawson Street is named. Dublin Corporation purchased the house in 1715 for assignment as the official residence of the Lord Mayor. It retains this purpose to this day.

Thus Dublin preceded the City of London by some 15 years in providing an official house for its mayor.
In August 2006, the loyalist paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force claimed they had planted a bomb in the Mansion House in 1981, in an attempt to wipe out the Sinn Féin leadership at their party conference of that year. The claim led to a security alert at the house, as police and army searched for the 25-year-old bomb.


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