The Round Room at The Mansion House presents…New Year’s Eve ‘The Golden Era’!

Be transported to ‘The Golden Era’ with this New Year’s Eve party with iconic music and performances straight off the silver screen!

Your New Year’s Eve Golden Era ticket includes:

A welcome drink, jazz trio on arrival, 4-course meal, an 8 piece band with brass section, a full entertainment piece choreographed and starring West End Star Louise Bowden and DJ and Dancing until late.

New Year’s Eve Ball Tickets on Sale now, priced at €110.00 per person.

All that awaits lies behind the famous Round Room gates…

Watch full event video HERE.

To purchase tickets:

T: +353 1 634 4628 / E: 

Or in person from FIRE Restaurant reception.

FIRE Restaurant and Lounge were delighted to host the DWD Irish Whiskey launch last week in the FIRE Lounge.

The Heritage expression is the first Irish Whiskey release under the D.W.D name in over 70 years and re-establishes an extraordinary lineage which reaches back six generations!

Were it not for the distillery’s shameful treatment at the hands of government and certain shareholders, it would still be one of the great Irish whiskey brands. The fact that D.W.D. was traduced made them determined to revive its name, tradition and values.

The revival of the D.W.D. brand has begun with the creation of a new independent Irish whiskey blender and bottler. The first release under the D.W.D. name in over seventy years took three years to develop. They have secured long-term access to the very best aged whiskey stocks and have recruited exceptional blending expertise born of several decades of experience.

The iconic Irish Whiskey features on the new FIRE Cocktails and Drinks menu.

We were thrilled to see FIRE Restaurant and Lounge reach 20,000 LIKES on Facebook!

A huge thank you to all followers and loyal customers for their continued love and support over the years.

A number of the FIRE team took to the FIRE private terrace to celebrate the milestone!

If you don’t already follow FIRE Restaurant and Lounge on Facebook, what are you waiting for?! LIKE their page HERE.

You can also find FIRE on Instagram and Twitter.

We are delighted to share that the Aer Lingus College Football Classic 2016, hosted at the Aviva Stadium, was crowned the winner of the ‘Best Sporting Event’ at the Event Industry Awards on Friday evening!

Launched in 2009, the Event Industry Awards are the premier event in Ireland which celebrates excellence and showcases the very highest standards in Ireland’s event industry.

The game between Boston College and Georgia Tech drew a crowd of over 40,000 to the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, almost half of whom had travelled from the US, delivering a major boost to sports tourism in Dublin City and Ireland.

We would like to thank you all for your continued help and support which has enabled us to achieve this accolade along with the ‘Best International Sports Event’ awarded by the Irish Sports Industry last November and ‘Best Event / Festival Experience (under 50,000 people)’  awarded at the Irish Tourism Awards in February.

We are pleased to announce that this is the first time that an individual event has been rewarded a hat-trick of awards from the Tourism, Sport and Event Industries!

CEO, Padraic O’Kane, receiving the ‘Best Sporting Event’ award at the Event Industry Awards 2017.

We’re delighted to announce The Conference and Events Venue was awarded ‘Best Event Design’ for the Taxand International Gala Dinner at the Event Industry Awards 2017!

Launched in 2009, the Event Industry Awards are the premier event in Ireland which celebrates excellence and showcases the very highest standards in Ireland’s event industry.

The 3 day annual Taxand worldwide conference was held in Dublin from 26 -28th April 2016 and consisted of 350 delegates from around the world attending 47 events across Dublin. For their final event, Taxand hosted a Gala Dinner in The Round Room at The Conference and Events Venue.

The Gala Dinner’s theme was Irish with a mythical feel. The event team created an ‘Enchanted Forest’ which encircled the entire venue from the exterior entrance to uniquely designed tables with trees as the centre of the guest’s dining tables and as much natural greenery and fresh flowers throughout the venue as possible.

Guests entered through a willow and fairy-light archway which was lit with wooden lanterns. This look was complimented by the use of flame torches and this look was carried through the entrance hallway using several lanterns surrounded by draping and birch contorted willow arches with wisteria to create a hanging effect of walking through a forest.

The Round Room’s starry dome ceiling set the scene for the evening sky and immediately under this the team set about disguising both the inner and outer trusses with fresh trailing Amaranthus hung in red, plum and green. This, mixed with eucalyptus foliage and cherry blossoms, not only created a lush forest look but also infused the room with a fresh forest fragrance.

Camouflage netting was suspended above the guest’s heads from the truss to the outer walls with vines of ivy dropping down to make all guests feel that they were immersed in the midst of a forest.  The walls of the room were also completely disguised with similar camouflage netting and green drape to further this effect.

Lighting was a massive component of this event with a leaf-like-effect created by shining lighting through our bespoke camouflage netting. This created the illusion that the forest was alive and not just event dressing.  Leaf-pattern custom made gobos were also designed to project onto the balcony walls to ensure that no elements of the existing blue walls were visible.

The pillars within the room were dressed using willow branches and fairy lights to enhance the look. The event team then used barks of trees and ivy to cover the structure of the existing bar; which was then dressed with additional ivy, moss and tea lights to ensure it was submerged in the forest theme.

The Conference and Events Venue was delighted to have the opportunity to host and create such a unique and wonderful event in the Round Room and were honoured to receive such a prestigious award.

Our Business Development Manager, Jan Leonard, and Event Manager, Dominika Zemberyova, receiving the ‘Best Event Design’ award at the Event Industry Awards 2017.

For more information on Event Design possibilities at The Conference and Events Venue, contact Event Managers:

Dominika Zemberyova

Carolina Keegan

Or for more information on hosting your event at The Conference and Events Venue, contact:

Cara Mc Manamon

Jeannine Leonard

We are delighted to announce that we have a number of opportunities available to join the ever expanding FIRE team.   FIRE are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Assistant Manager 

This is a hands on role which requires at least two to three years experience at a supervisory level.  The assistant manager will report directly to the General Manager.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Able to form strong relationships with colleagues, fellow managers and guests
  • Passionate about their career, striving to create a memorable guest experience
  • Assist in training and development of staff
  • Outgoing, Energetic and Enthusiastic
  • Assist in achieving the financial targets of the business, controling wage costs and wastage
  • Willing to work in a fast paced environment, in one the best restaurants in Dublin
  • Be willing to voice their own ideas on how the our product can be improved
  • Strong Leadership skills, acting as Duty Manager in the absence of the General Manager

To be considered for this role please send your CV to 

Chef de Partie 

We are seeking a Chef de Partie with outstanding talents to join our team.


  • To manage your section within the kitchen with the assistance of the Sous Chef.
  • To ensure that the dishes are prepared and cooked according to the specific standards set out by the Head Chef.
  • To manage the development and supervision of the junior chefs in your section.
  • To ensure that stock is rotated and controlled within the specific section of the kitchen.
  • To maintain a detailed Knowledge of the full menu and be able to explain dish descriptions.
  • To ensure compliance with legal requirements under the Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005 and Food Hygiene.


  • At least three years experience as a Chef de Partie in a quality, busy establishment.
  • To have a strong knowledge of HACCP.
  • To lead by example.
  • Excellent use of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and processes
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure
  • To communicate clearly, professionally and concisely.
  • To build effective and constructive relationships.
  • To work collaboratively with others in pursuit of the restaurants goals.

To be considered for this role please send your CV to 


Experienced full time Receptionist/ Host

We are currently recruiting a receptionist/host to join our busy front of house team.

Skills required:

  • Superior Organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good phone manner
  • Highly presentable
  • Good team player
  • Skilled in excel and word
  • Experience in the hospitality industry would be an advantage

To be considered for this role please send your CV to 



Bar and Wait Staff

We are currently recruiting a number of bar and waiting staff to join our award winning bar team.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will have at least 2 years bar tending experience in a busy bar.
  • Experience making cocktails
  • Very well organised
  • Extremely hard working
  • Well presented
  • If applying for wait staff, one year experience workng in a high end restaurant and a good level of food and beverage knowledge.

To be considered for either of these roles please send your CV to 

Please note all our customer facing roles require high level English and all our roles require a valid working permit. 

Now in its fifth year, Dublin Port Riverfest is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the June bank holiday weekend in the city. Record crowds thronged North Wall Quay again this year from 3rd – 5th June for an action packed programme of events and, with the weather (mostly!) on our side, a fantastic weekend was had by all. All told, between the festival and retro drive-in movies, record numbers attended with 41,500 people on the Sunday alone, all enjoyed the sights and sounds of Riverfest 2017. 

There was great excitement in the city on Friday lunchtime, when eight majestic tall ships and schooners made their way up the River Liffey and onto North Wall Quay, where the ships remained berthed for the duration of the festival. Always a popular attraction at Riverfest, the Parade of Sail made quite a splash in the next day’s papers, just in time for opening day. 

We were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Brendan Carr, who officially opened the festival at midday on Saturday to cheers from a large waiting crowd.

For the next three days, people young and old, and even family pets, explored the newly expanded festival site. Free tours of the tall ships and Jeanie Johnston, and the flyboarding antics of Jet Man were among the most popular attractions with all ages. The ThunderCats performed high speed races daily, drawing huge crowds to the new purpose-built spectator stand to watch the boats give chase up and down the River Liffey. 

Visitors tried their hand at a host of water-based activities, from stand up paddle boarding to sailing and kayaking, while boat tours of Dublin Port and Dublin Bay offered a new way to discover the city.

Huge numbers took part in the free activities in the Family Zones, including the zip line and rock climbing stations, while street performers, fun fair attractions and children’s art and circus workshops ensured even the youngest festival goers were entertained. Thanks to demonstrations from our colleagues at Customs, attendees were also able to see first-hand their sniffer dogs at work.

In a first for Dublin Port, Riverfest hosted Retro Drive-In Movies, showing family favourites ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Jaws’ to sell-out audiences on Sunday. The screenings were a hit with movie-goers, who were also treated to a retro car display of DeLoreans on the day.

As we pack away the festival bunting for another year, Dublin Port Company would like to thank those who helped make Riverfest a safe and successful event for all, from local businesses, yacht and rowing clubs to Dublin City Council and Dublin Port Company staff and not forgetting those who took the time to visit Riverfest 2017 we hope to see you all again next year!

Watch the Riverfest 2017 video here

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been nominated for a number of awards at the 2017 Event Industry Awards:

  1. The 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic between Boston College and Georgia Tech has been nominated for ‘Best Sporting Event’
  2. The Boston College CEO club which took place in The Round Room at The Mansion House has been nominated for ‘Best Corporate Event’
  3. And have been shortlisted for ‘Best Event Management Company’
  4. The Conference and Events Venue at The Mansion house has been nominated for ‘Best Event Team’
  5. The Taxand International Gala Dinner at The Conference and Events Venue has been nominated for ‘Best Event Design’
  6. The Conference and Events Venue has also been nominated for ‘Best Purpose Built Venue’

The full list of categories and finalists can be found here 

We are very much looking forward to the awards ceremony in July.

We are delighted to share the Dublin Port Riverfest 2017 Event Map with you all.

See where everything from the Food Village, Land Activities, Water Activities, Tall Ships and Fun Fair will be situated! Coming to North Wall Quay this June Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th of June, from 12pm – 6pm daily. FREE entry!

DOWNLOAD the Event Map now.






Dublin Port Riverfest  set to boost local economy by €1 million over the June Bank Holiday 

 Dublin Port & City is preparing to help some 100,000 visitors discover their sea legs this June bank holiday weekend at Riverfest 2017, Ireland’s premier sailing and maritime festival. Now in its fifth year, the three-day maritime event will provide an €1 million boost to the local economy.

Taking place between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the 3Arena from June 3rd -5th, Riverfest offers entertainment and activities for all the family, and admission is free.

 Riverfest, which is organised by the Dublin Port Company in association with Dublin City Council, brings a carnival atmosphere to North Wall Quay, connecting Port and City.

On the water, there will be plenty of thrills such as the UK ThunderCats power boats, which will be headlining the event with their first ever Dublin performance. ThunderCat Racing is one of the world’s most exhilarating water sports, with boats flying up to six metres in the air. The ThunderCats will be racing four times daily over the weekend.

Jet pack demonstrations and water sports such as stand up paddle boarding, sailing and kayaking are also among the highlights on the water.

For those who want to keep their feet on dry land there will be music, food markets, a funfair, zip lines, rock climbing and so much more. A new addition to Riverfest this year is the Drive-in cinema, which will use the world’s biggest mobile LED screen to show retro classics, Finding Nemo, Back to the Future and Jaws.  Booking is essential.

Tall Ships Arrive 

The festival’s favourite arrive in the city on Friday 2nd June at 1pm. That afternoon the ships will berth along North Wall Quay and remain for the duration of the festival. Eight Tall Ships will be open to the public over the weekend to visit free of charge.

Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company, said: I’m delighted to see Riverfest in its fifth year and growing from strength to strength. The festival promises something for absolutely everyone to enjoy. Set against the backdrop of the River Liffey, the Samuel Beckett Bridge and North Wall Quay, Riverfest is a uniquely Dublin experience. The sight of tall ships and schooners on the quayside reminds us of Dublin’s rich maritime heritage and modern day status as a port city. I would encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the spectacle and fun of Riverfest this year.”

Dublin City Council Chief Executive, Owen Keegan, said: “Riverfest is evolving as one of the marquee events of the city. The animation on and along the river over the bank holiday weekend is an exciting spectacle and festival for Dubliners and it further promotes Dublin to visitors as a city of culture and heritage.”

Full event schedule and updates can be found on: