The coming months are exciting ones for the Conference and Events Venue, as they have 82 events confirmed until the end of the year! The time to book your 2019 event in the Round Room is now, as 2019 marks the 100 year anniversary since the first Dáil Éireann was held in the Round Room on January 1919.

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The ‘First Dáil’ of 1919. This Dáil was an assembly established by Sinn Féin MPs elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Upon winning a majority of Irish seats in the election (many uncontested), Sinn Féin MPs refused to recognise the United Kingdom parliament and instead convened as the First Dáil Éireann (translated as “Assembly of Ireland”): the unicameral legislature of a new notional Irish Republic, and the first Irish parliament to exist since 1801.

The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House: the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Being the first and highly symbolic meeting, the proceedings of the Dáil were conducted for the only time entirely in the Irish language. The Dáil elected Cathal Brugha as its Ceann Comhairle (chairman). A number of short documents were then adopted, this included the Declaration of Independence, that asserted that the Dáil was the parliament of a sovereign state called the “Irish Republic”; the Dáil established a cabinet called the Ministry or “Aireacht”, and an elected prime minister known both as the “Príomh Aire” and the “President of Dáil Éireann”.

Book now your 2019 event in the Round Room, one of the most historic and important venues in Dublin city centre.

For more information on hosting an event at The Conference and Events Venue in 2019 call or email our team today:

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Press Release

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar is pictured at the announcement of the Aer Lingus College Football Series, a five-game sports tourism programme which kicks off with the return of Navy vs Notre Dame to the Aviva Stadium in 2020.  

  • Over €250 million economic value expected for series
  • Aer Lingus unveiled as sponsor of the five-game Aer Lingus College Football Series at the Aviva Stadium
  • Series kicks off with the return of Navy vs Notre Dame, scheduled for Saturday 29th August 2020
  • Game weeks will include a full program of high-profile business, academic, cultural and sporting events including a number of US High School football fixtures as part of the overall experience under the now established game umbrella #MuchMoreThanAGame


An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D. today announced a five-game plan which will see the return of College Football to Ireland and an expected €250 million economic windfall

for the country over the coming years. The series kicks off with the return of Navy vs Notre Dame which will take place on Saturday 29th August 2020. Aer Lingus has been unveiled as title sponsor of the series at the Aviva Stadium with other fixtures and teams will be announced in due course.


The previous Navy vs Notre Dame fixture in the Aviva Stadium in 2012 was a huge success with 35,000 fans travelling from the US; resulting in one of the largest economic and tourism boosts for the country in recent memory. The fixture is one of the oldest rivalries in College Football and Notre Dame won the previous Dublin showdown 50-10. This Saturday (27th October 2018) the two teams will play their annual head-to-head game in San Diego.


Speaking at the announcement, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. said he was delighted that College Football was returning to Ireland for a five-game programme: “College football is one of the greatest spectacles in world sport and to bring it back to Ireland for a five-game series is wonderful news for Irish tourism and for sports fans. Over 35,000 fans travelled to Ireland when Notre Dame and Navy last met in Dublin in 2012 and we will warmly welcome them and many others back for the Aer Lingus College Football Classics. Major games such as this one showcase Ireland as a location for international events and tournaments and put our world-leading hospitality and tourism sector front and centre. I look forward to the first game of the series with the return of Notre Dame vs Navy in August 2020; I have no doubt it will be a hugely popular occasion.”


Tourism and Economy

The Aer Lingus College Football Series, starting in 2020, will have a huge economic impact in Ireland, particularly in the tourism industry. In 2012, Navy vs Notre Dame generated €60 million for Dublin (source: Dublin Chamber of Commerce) and an estimated €100 million in total for Ireland. Driving tourism and strengthening ties between Irish and US businesses and academic institutions is a key driver in bringing American Football back to Ireland. The five-game series is estimated to bring an economic boost of over €250 million to the Irish economy.


Organisers and Sponsors

The games will be organised by Irish American Events Ltd which is a joint venture between and Anthony Travel who have been involved in College Football games in Ireland previously. Welcoming today’s announcement, Neil Naughton, Chairman of the Game Steering Committee commented:These games will provide a further, very welcome boost for tourism in Ireland and showcase top-level college football to a wider fan base. Tourism Ireland in the US is working closely with Anthony Travel, the official travel company for both colleges, and other travel partners and we will be using these great sporting events to showcase the fantastic Aviva Stadium, Dublin and the world-class attractions that the island of Ireland offers as a destination.”


The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring said: “I welcome the announcement that College Football is returning to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in 2020 for a five-game programme. Sporting events like the American College Football Series strengthen our ties with other great sporting nations and they showcase Dublin as a destination for hosting major international sporting events.”


Commenting on the sponsorship, Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh said, “Aer Lingus is delighted to once again support College Football coming to Ireland, this time as title sponsor of the series. We have no doubt that this exciting event will strengthen the important ties, both in sports and in tourism, between Ireland and the US.  The US is a key market for the airline and one which we know very well.  As a result, we know how important College Football is in American life.  As we continue to realise our ambition to be the leading value carrier on the North Atlantic – we currently have direct flights to Ireland from 15 North American destinations and this is set to increase in the coming years – a high-profile partnership with College Football provides Aer Lingus with a unique opportunity to promote ourselves to this key strategic US audience. We very much look forward to welcoming the fans from Notre Dame and Navy onboard in 2020.”


The other key stakeholders driving the games in both Ireland and America include Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Dublin City Council.


Paul Keeley, Director of Commercial Development at Fáilte Ireland in welcoming fans of both College Teams said: “We are delighted to welcome both teams and their supporters to our capital city when they visit in 2020. From past experience of hosting the American Football Classic, it is worth an estimated €23 million to the local economy bringing a welcome boost to our tourism industry locally and nationally as many of the expected 30,000 US supporters and visitors stay and visit other parts of the country while here. In addition, it is expected that via ESPN in the U.S. an estimated 6 million viewers will watch the game providing Ireland with a fantastic opportunity to showcase our ability to host large-scale international sporting tournaments while also reaching out to viewers – and potential visitors – in one of our key markets.”


Navy vs Notre Dame

Navy is a team made up of players enrolled in the US Naval Academy and with one of the nation’s oldest College Football programmes. The US Naval Academy and the University of Notre Dame institutions have a long history of solidarity and support. The fixture was first played in 1927 and both teams are committed to renewing the college football fixture every year.


Notre Dame Football Team and the University of Notre Dame have strong historical links to Ireland and have established one of the largest and most widespread fan bases in college football. Currently coached by Brian Kelly, Notre Dame has had the vast majority of wins in this fixture including the two occasions it was played in Dublin – Croke Park in 1996 and Aviva Stadium in 2012.


The Aer Lingus College Football Series will have a very strong Irish-American influence. Not only will there be the usual college football fanfare with lots of fun events celebrating the red, white and blue including marching bands, cheerleaders and tailgating parties, but there will also be a great celebration of the close Irish-American links that are so highly valued. The teams will compete each year for the Keough-Naughton College Football perpetual Trophy, acknowledging the contribution to Irish-American society of Don Keough and Martin Naughton.

Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk commented: “We are thrilled and excited to return to Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the 94th playing of the Navy-Notre Dame game,” said Gladchuk.  “In 2012, it was one of the greatest airlifts in all of sports with more than 35,000 people coming from the United States to witness the beauty of Ireland and the extravaganza that is Navy-Notre Dame and we expect just as many people to return in 2020.  The support and enthusiasm for the game in Ireland is magnificent with the complete support from the Prime Minister and the Irish government agencies. We are looking forward to a great matchup in a country that knows no bounds for hospitality.”

Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick commented: “The University of Notre Dame, our football program, our alumni and fans had such a wonderful experience in 2012,” said Swarbrick. “The people of Ireland were incredibly welcoming and made our time on the Emerald Isle unforgettable. It wasn’t long after our return from that trip that Navy initiated conversations with the hopes of bringing this matchup back to Dublin. Chet and his staff at Navy deserve a ton of credit for making this a reality. “I’m so excited, not only for our student-athletes and those that will travel from the states but for the people of Ireland and all of those that will make this another experience to cherish.”


U.S. high schools will also have the opportunity to travel and play in Ireland as part of the “Dublin Friday Night Lights” programme.


Ticketing / Hospitality & Travel Packages

Packages for the game will go on sale from the 25th of October 2018 through the official corporate hospitality game partner Travel packages will also go on sale from the 25th of October 2018 through Notre Dame’s official travel partner Anthony Travel in partnership with Abbey Group Ireland. General ticketing information to be released in due course.


For exclusive information see and follow College Football Ireland on Twitter @CFBIreland, Facebook @CollegeFootballIreland and Instagram @CFBIreland #MuchMoreThanAGame.


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Lord Mayor Nial Ring will host the Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball on Saturday 26th January 2019 at 7 pm in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.  Three very worthy charities will benefit from the proceeds of the Ball – Hugh’s House, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. The Ball will be held in the Round Room only days after we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil Éireann in the same room on 21st January.

The evening which is sponsored by Conference & Events Venue at the Mansion House will be one of fine food, music and fundraising in the beautiful and historic Round Room. Tickets for the Ball are priced at €125 each and they can be purchased from the Lord Mayor’s Office or at and click on I want to pay tab.

Lord Mayor Nial Ring said, “Hosting this Charity Ball will be one of the highlights of my year in office and the three charities which will benefit makes it more special. I know of the wonderful support Hugh’s House gives to families of children who are long-term in-patients at nearby Temple Street Hospital. The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind do exactly what it says on the tin! My family have participated in the puppy training programme and it is great to be able to support this life-changing service to the visually impaired. Everyone is aware of the vital role the Jack and Jill Foundation plays in the lives of families of children requiring intensive home nursing needs or, sadly, needing end of life care. Because of the partnership of my office with Padraic O’Kane of the Conference & Events Venue and FIRE Restaurant every cent raised goes directly to these brilliant charities.”

Padraic O’Kane of the Conference & Events Venue, FIRE Restaurant & Lounge at the Mansion House  and SOLE Seafood & Grill added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin in supporting the annual Lord Mayor’s Ball for 2019 which is always an amazing and fun evening – along with the support of our key suppliers, we collectively are in a position to ensure that all the donations including the full price collected from ticket sales goes directly to the three chosen charities for 2019.”

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For all media queries, please contact:

Dublin City Council’s Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277 

 For further information, please contact:

Office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

T: (01) 222 6200 / E.


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History of the Lord Mayor’s Ball

The Lord Mayor’s Ball dates back to 1715 where it originally took place in the Oak Room of the Mansion House on St. Stephen’s night (26th December) and the principal invited guests were the city’s 24 Aldermen and their wives. Proceeds went towards the support of poor boys at the Blue-Coat School in Blackhall Place. In 1728 the members of the lower house on Dublin City Assembly, who were not invited to the Ball, managed to have it abolished on the grounds that it was causing ‘great inconvenience’.

It was revived in September 1861 for the visit to Dublin of the Prince of Wales and the venue was the Round Room at the Mansion House which had been built in 1821. Local businesses benefitted with ‘Ball Dresses in Fancy and Light-Coloured Silks’ for sale at Mrs. Sidford of 17 Nassau Street and ‘Fancy Tulle and Tarleton Dresses, Sylphide Wreaths and Head-dresses; for sale with James Forrest & Sons of Grafton Street. The Ball continued to be held most years until 1912.

The tumultuous events of 1913-1924, and the suspension of Dublin City Council from 1924 to 1930, meant that the Lord Mayor’s Ball was not held. Revived in 1946, it was held in the Metropole Ballroom in O’Connell Street with the Lord Mayor’s Coal Fund as the beneficiary. From 1975 to 1997 it was held in the Burlington Hotel on St. Patrick’s Day in aid of the Central Remedial Clinic. Its latest revival was in 2013 when Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí held the Ball in aid of three charities and it has been held annually since then.


Conference & Events Venue @ the Mansion House 

The Conference & Events Venue at The Mansion House boasts six stunning spaces to include the distinctive Round Room and the original Lord Mayor’s Supper room.

The Round Room was originally constructed in 1821 to receive King George IV.  Today it is one of the largest city centre locations and proudly the venue of choice for many profile corporate and private Gala, Awards and Charity dinners and Ceremonies including the annual Lord Mayor Ball. It will also be incredible to host the Lord Mayor Ball when the venue will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the first Dáil Éireann, which was held on 21st January 1919.

The Supper Room, with its striking vaulted ceilings and glass stained windows was built in 1864 as the Lord Mayor’s banquet hall where many figures of State and dignitaries have been welcomed over the past 150 years. In 2005 the Supper Room was transformed into FIRE Restaurant & Lounge, one of the city’s best loved and innovative dining experiences.

For further information  

Information on the Three Charities:

Hugh’s House

Ade Stack & Marty Curley opened Hugh’s House in May 2015 after their son Hugh passed away.  They had watched parents all over Ireland whose babies or children were transferred to Dublin hospitals struggle to find accommodation in Dublin while still paying mortgages/rent and bills at home.  The aim of Hugh’s House is to take the stress away from parents and families, especially when their children are so sick.  Hugh’s House consists of two houses and is managed by a staff member alongside social workers from Temple Street, Rotunda, Holles Street and the Coombe Hospitals and volunteers.  Hugh’s House has also linked up with Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation to offer respite to their families.


Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) is Ireland’s national charity dedicated to helping people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence.  For over 40 years we have provided life-changing services and support to people across Ireland with sight loss.


The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation provides home nursing care to children from birth to 5 years of age with severe to profound neurodevelopment delay and respite to their families.   Through a service that is fast, flexible and child and family centred, a home nursing care plan of 64 hours and up to a maximum of 80 hours is allocated to its families.   These are children who may never walk or talk, they may be tube fed, oxygen dependent and take seizures and the average number of pieces of medical equipment for each child is 24.  The charity also provides end of life care to children going home to die, regardless of their named or unnamed medical condition.  Jack & Jill has supported 2,300 children and their families since 1997, with 355 children currently under its wing today.



The first cruise ship to ever be based in Dublin has arrived into port this summer. Celebrity Eclipse from Celebrity Cruises will bring 2,850 guests into the city each time a sailing starts from Dublin Port. In total, over 14,000 people will start their cruise holiday from Dublin on Celebrity Eclipse in 2018.

Each ‘turnaround’ by Celebrity Eclipse is estimated to be worth €1 million in knock-on economic benefits to the capital.

In order to facilitate the turn arounds, we were tasked with project managing the construction and fit out of the temporary embarkation and disembarkation facilities. Working with Big Space Solutions the 22,000 sq. foot Evolution structure is the first of its kind for Ireland.

Leslie Wurzberger, Senior Vice President of Event Services at Anthony Travel Inc., our Dallas based colleague and partners of Irish American Events, will be inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) Association’s Hall of Fame at the 2018 NACMA Convention.

Wurzberger will be formally inducted into the NACMA Hall of Fame at the Hall of Fame Induction on Thursday, June 28 during #NACMA18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

“Leslie was instrumental in building the foundation into the NACMA you see today including the structure of the NACMA Awards,” said current NACMA President and Senior Associate AD ‑ External Operations at Georgia Tech, Ayo Taylor-Dixon. “During her career at the University of Washington, she led many initiatives that are now highlighted by NACMA’s Marketing Team of the Year Award (MTOTYA) including revenue generation, attendance, brand awareness and fan experience and engagement. She has been a leader and mentor within collegiate athletics for many years and it is fitting that she will now be in the NACMA Hall of Fame.”

A NACMA Past President (2005-06), Wurzberger has been a leader in collegiate sports marketing for over 20 years. Her career in collegiate athletics began as a student when she became a member of the Washington Student Athletics Board. In 1992, she returned to her alma mater as the Assistant Director of Olympic Sports, after completing of her master’s degree in sport management at the University of Massachusetts. In 1997, Wurzberger took over as the director of marketing and continued to lead marketing for the Huskies for 12 years. Wurzberger left Washington in 2010 following a brief stint in the university’s trademarks and licensing office. Currently in her eighth year at Anthony Travel, Wurzberger continues to contribute to the industry of collegiate athletics marketing. As the Senior Vice President of Event Services, she develops strategies and partnership to engage fans and donors through travel and has been instrumental in Anthony Travel’s work to promote and develop college football around the world.

Wurzberger served on the NACMA Board for seven years leading to her stint as Association President in 2005-06. In 2002-03, Wurzberger was tasked with the revision of the NACMA Awards program and helped launch and secure NACMA’s commitment to developing women in the industry. The awards program has evolved into one of the most impactful NACMA programs providing meaningful recognition for the best in the industry each year. She has continued to remain active as a Past President; actively serving on numerous committees and helping to spearhead the NACMA 20th Anniversary project. Wurzberger’s leadership as NACMA President, Past President and a member exemplifies her passion and dedication to collegiate athletics marketing making her worthy of being called a NACMA Hall of Famer.

We are delighted to announce that our Marketing Team have been shortlisted for the ‘Small Business Marketing Award’ at the All Ireland Marketing Awards.

Organised by The Marketing Institute of Ireland, the AIM Awards are the nation’s premier means of recognising the success of Irish marketing professionals and acknowledging their major contribution to the ongoing process of strengthening the economy of our island.

Small Business Marketing Award

The SME sector is a large and vital element in the economy of our island. Companies in this sector must be particularly clever in marketing themselves and their offerings in order to be successful against larger and more powerful competitors. This award is aimed at small businesses that have deployed marketing strategies and expertise to overcome specific competitive challenges, which resulted in breakthroughs and profitable growth. Of particular interest will be the clever leveraging of limited resources and budgets.

Our Marketing Team have been shortlisted for their work on FIRE Restaurant and Lounge. The restaurant industry has seen a dramatic rise in consumers expectations for food quality. With growing demand for Irish produce and transparency, FIRE Restaurant and Lounge wanted to share their passion and commitment to supporting sustainable local Irish produce while educating their customers on the food they are eating when they dine at FIRE. Our Marketing Team adopted a customer-focused approach and engaged consumers with video, creating bespoke events and a series of multi-channel campaigns both online and offline that introduced customers to the people behind FIRE, including the farmers and producers. This generated real results, building trust and reaffirming FIRE Restaurant and Lounge’s position in the market.

View the full list of award categories now.

We are extremely excited for the awards ceremony coming up this week and wish our Marketing Team the very best of luck!

Introducing our brand new restaurant

SOLE Seafood & Grill…

A Taste of Ireland in the Heart of Dublin

It is with great excitement that we bring you Dublin’s newest restaurant and our sister restaurant, SOLE Seafood & Grill!  SOLE is located on South William Street, Dublin 2, in the centre of Dublin’s Creative Quarter.

Dining in SOLE is about the full customer experience, from the moment you are greeted, eating the best seafood in Dublin, or enjoying a drink from the extensive bar and wine menu. Guests’ satisfaction is the most important factor and all who dine at SOLE are guaranteed the ultimate high-end casual dining experience.

The restaurant itself has been designed with a warm chic interior, bronze and grey tones create an atmosphere of urban sophistication, making it a destination dining venue. Belfast-based designer Graham Barrow was behind the design of the stylish finished look and was on-hand to oversee the transformation of the restaurant. Most notable in the room is the amazing bar area; with the sweeping colonnade creating a central feature incorporating distressed steel apertures bolted onto bespoke rusted pillar capitals, designed to be vaguely reminiscent of Victorian paddle steamers. This focal point gives the space an individual look, whilst providing a wow factor as soon as you walk in the front door!

The Captain’s Table is the private dining experience and one that will wow your party guests and capture a moment to remember. The long-table layout is impressive for corporate events also and with the inclusion of our own private bar and bartender, you can ensure a premium dining experience for your clients.

From shore to soil, provenance is paramount in producing a menu wealthy in the best of Irish seafood and meat. SOLE’s connection to their suppliers is key to their philosophy. They have taken great care and time to select the best quality produce, locally-sourced where possible, and to grow a trusting relationship with their suppliers in order to guarantee the best and to follow through the sea-to-SOLE experience.

Each day SOLE’s culinary team prepare the very best of products with great passion and care to enhance their pure flavours; among them are fresh oysters from our coastal waters, top-quality Irish beef that is carefully dry-aged in-house by their chefs, delicately smoked salmon from Howth, County Dublin, and the finest Irish lobsters. Elegant flavours and uncompromised quality of ingredients shape stunning dishes.

Pop in for a pre-theatre Champagne and oysters at the bar; celebrate a special occasion in the Captain’s Table private dining room; or experience the full surf ‘n’ turf;  a seafood platter of Irish lobster, mussels, prawns and smoked salmon followed by a delicious in-house dry-aged steak, matched with a wine from our carefully-selected list.

For more information, menus and to book:



T: +353 (0)1 544 2300


The Round Room at The Mansion House hosted the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for the fourth year running! IFTA is an all-Ireland organisation whose mission is to encourage excellence in Irish Film and Television by providing a platform for inspiration, creative development and collaboration across the entire industry.

The Round Room looked simply stunning for the evening. The Event Design team went all out creating a truly lavish, glamorous feel throughout with beautiful crystal chandeliers, a star cloth backdrop to complement the unique starry domed ceiling and truss warmers and up-lighting to off-set the room. The IFTA brand was kept front and centre with the hashtag for the evening lit up fantastically on the stage using LED lights, encouraging guests to engage throughout the evening on social media.

Ireland’s brightest stars turned up to the Round Room at the Mansion House for the Awards. Industry guests were welcomed by Academy CEO Áine Moriarty, and Deirdre O’Kane MC’d the Event. Gabriel Byrne received the Irish Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Ros Hubbard, legendary casting director, received the Spotlight Casting Director Award. Jacob McCarthy (The Drummer and the Keeper) won the Irish Film Board’s Rising Star Award.

The show will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday 17th February at 10.45pm.



Michael Inside

Aisling Walsh, Maudie

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

John Connors, Cardboard Gangsters

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Victoria Smurfit, The Lears

The Farthest

Jacob McCarthy, The Drummer and the Keeper

Ros Hubbard


Late Afternoon

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Ethan Hawke, Maudie

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Game of Thrones

Dearbhla Walsh, Fargo

Conor McPherson, Paula

Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones

Charlie Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Seamus McGarvey, The Greatest Showman

Consolata Boyle, Victoria and Abdul

Una Ni DhonghaIle, Three Girls

Clare Lambe & Sevlene Roddy, Into the Badlands

Stephen McKeon, Pilgrimage

John Hand, Maudie

Steve Fanagan, Kieran Horgan, The Farthest

Tailored Films & Bowsie Workshop, The Lodgers


The Round Room and FIRE Restaurant and Lounge came alive the evening of the Awards with fans and press flocking to get a glimpse of their favourite stars, celebrities and of course their outfits!

Take a look at some of the top Red Carpet fashion HERE.


Nicole has been a part of the FIRE Restaurant and Lounge team since 2013, and throughout the last 5 years has worked her way up from the Trainee Management Program to her recent appointment as Employee Engagement Officer of

Having graduated with a BA Hons in the Culinary Arts from DIT, Nicole followed her passion for HR and undertook a post-grad diploma in Human Resource Management at IBAT College, passing with flying colours!


How long have you been working in the Hospitality Industry?

I have worked in the hospitality industry since I was 19, so just under 8 years. I absolutely love it!

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me is reviewing and monitoring staffing levels across our various departments. That includes meeting with department managers and employees, as well as recruiting new staff members and working on developing employee training plans.

What are you most looking forward to in your new position?

Meeting new people, recruiting staff and helping them to reach their goals.

What three words would you use to describe your new role?

Engaging, challenging and interesting.

What are your biggest professional challenges?

Staff turnover can be quite challenging, along with staff retention.

And finally, is there a motto or personal mantra you live your life by?

Hmm, that’s a tough one…”Progress is more important than perfection!”


Contact Nicole for Job Opportunities at


T: +353 (0)1 253 0840

We were so delighted to have the inaugural Xposé Benefit Awards in The Round Room at The Mansion House on February 1st 2018. The awards celebrated the best in fashion and entertainment in Ireland.

The public was asked to vote for their favourite nominees and 14 awards were handed out in a star-studded ceremony!


Winners on the night included Caitlyn Jenner who won the Beauty Icon Award, Saoirse Ronan, who won Best Female Star of the Big Screen, Barry Keoghan, who won Best Male Star of the Big Screen, Pippa O’Connor who won Best High Street Range, and Lucy Kennedy who won Best Female TV Star.

There was some incredible fashion at the star-studded event. Check out all the Pink Carpet glam.

Check out the full list of winners below:


Winner: Keilidh Cashell (The award was presented by Denise Van Outen)


Winner: Michelle Regazzoli.


Winner: James Patrice (The award was presented by Aoibhinn Garrihy and Matt Cooper)


Winner: Lucy Kennedy (The award was presented by Montana Brown)

Lucy will also be our MC for The Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball this Saturday night, 3rd February.


Winner: Courtney Smith (The award was presented by Brendan Courtney & Sonya Lennon)


Winner: Bressie, Susan Quirke and the Lust for Life Team (The award was presented by Claire Brock)


Winner: Paul Costelloe (The award was presented by Darren Kennedy)


Winner: Poco by Pippa O’Connor (The award was presented Calum Best)


Winner: Barry Keoghan (The award was presented by Denise McCormack)


Winner: Saoirse Ronan (The award was presented by Lucy Kennedy and Anna Daly)


Winner: Dylan Bradshaw (The award was presented by Thalia Heffernan)


Winner: Emmerdale, collected by Liam Fox AKA Dan Spencer in Emmerdale (The award was presented by Karen Koster and Glenda Gilson)


Winner: Caitlyn Jenner

What a fabulous evening in The Round Room! A huge congratulations to all the winners.

For more information on Events at The Conference and Events Venue, contact Senior Event Manager:

Carolina Keegan

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

Cara Mc Manamon

Dominika Zemberyova