Historic Dublin City Council Chamber

Historic Dublin City Council Chamber

Postby lauder » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:59 pm

Having come across a photo of a section of the historic Dublin City Council Chamber (looks early Victorian), I have been unable to track down if this chamber still exists or is preserved elsewhere. It was still extant in 1994 (as per the book I spotted the photo in "A Grand Tour of Dublin"), so it is unlikely that it would have been ripped out due to planning laws.

The modern chamber is a hideous Ikea job. I have contacted two local City Councillors, and they are only aware of the current chamber.

The only photo I could find showing the Lord Mayors throne: Image


Any info would be appreciated!
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Re: Historic Dublin City Council Chamber

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:35 pm

The old council chamber was in City Hall, which of couse is largely unused by the city council these days, except maybe for meetings. Not sure if they built a new one in the bunkers or not.
As you can see, a simple enough room, with an ornate Lord Mayoral chair, huge portraits, chandeliers, and a very large crucifix over the chair ;)

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Re: Historic Dublin City Council Chamber

Postby urbanisto » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:33 pm

Were these interiors removed in 2000 when the restoration took place? Where is the chair then? Mansion House? In the same storage room as the former Presidential Throne?

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Re: Historic Dublin City Council Chamber

Postby fergalr » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:16 am

I don't understand. It's the same chamber, right?
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Re: Historic Dublin City Council Chamber

Postby urbanisto » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:07 pm

Yes, it is. The white ceiling in the last image I posted makes the ceiling look flat but its actually vaulted.
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Re: Historic Dublin City Council Chamber

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:51 pm

Am surprised that they dont have a purpose built chamber with all the latest technology in Wood Quay.
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