Gala Dinner

The Ceiliúradh na Comhdhála/Gala Dinner will take place on Wednesday 6th November at the Mansion House, Dublin. The Mansion House was built in 1710 by the merchant and property developer Joshua Dawson, after whom Dawson Street is named. Dublin Corporation purchased the house in 1715 for assignment as the official residence of the Lord Mayor and it retains this purpose to this day. In 1821, the Round Room was built in order to receive King George IV, while the distinctive metal portico over the main door was erected for the visit of Queen Victoria in 1900. The First Dáil assembled in the Round Room on 21 January 1919 to proclaim the Irish Declaration of Independence. Two years later, in 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty was ratified in the same location. The stunning architecture and historical impact of this building are just some of the reasons to attend the dinner, with both traditional and modern Irish entertainment as well as a guest speaker this aspect of the programme will most certainly be a huge highlight for all attendees.