Royalty in the Round Room
The Round Room has welcomed royalty through its doors ever since it’s construction in 1821.
King George IV
The Round Room is Ireland’s oldest purpose-built events venue originally built in 1821 to welcome King George IV to Dublin as there was no venue in the city deemed suitable to welcome a King. The Royal arrived in Howth in August 1821, which happened to be his 59th birthday. The Round Room completed in just six weeks just in time for the reception of King George IV. Over his 18 day stay, the king made quite an impression on the people of Dublin city. He made a formal entrance into the city via Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). The big entrance saw crowds gather to see 200 carriages and the Royal flag flapping of Nelson’s Pillar as he passed by.
Queen Victoria visited Dublin in January 1901, at the age of 81, just a year before she died. Victoria arrived into Ireland via Dun Laoghaire where she indulged in a 16-course breakfast before continuing with her Irish itinerary. She was the second royal to visit the Round Room for a Royal Reception. During her stay in Ireland, she spent her time visiting local schools and hospitals and meeting various Irish dignitaries.
Princess Grace of Monaco’s (formerly Grace Kelly) visited Ireland in June 1961. She took in a visit to the Round Room for a ceremony where she presented various charities with 700 punts. After her visit to Dublin, she went on to visit her ancestral home in Co. Mayo.
The Round Room Today
Today, the Round Room is an award-winning conference and events venue in Dublin city centre. With cutting-edge audio, lighting and visual features, the Round Room is incredibly versatile. The Conference & Events Venue to easily accommodate a range of events, with this bespoke setting being able to suit our client’s needs.
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