Welcome Reception (free)
All participants are kindly invited by the Lord Mayor of Dublin to attend a special Welcome Reception on Thursday 26 October 2017 from 19.00 – 20.30. There are busses available to bring participants to the City Hall and back to the Hotels.
The welcome reception is sponsored by the City Council of Dublin, the Irish Department of Health and Faílte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority).
Designed by Thomas Cooley, Dublin City Hall is an outstanding example of the Georgian Architecture for which Dublin is world renowned. The main event space at City Hall, The Rotunda, is a circular hall is of impressive dimensions, with twelve pillars supporting an embellished gold leaf dome. This is a truly historic setting which has witnessed many events related to the City and State.
Dublin City Hall which originally built as the Royal Exchange between 1769 and 1779. In the 1850s, the City Corporation of Dublin purchased the building and it was re-named at the first meeting of Dublin City Council held there on 30 September 1852. The restoration of the building to its 18th-century appearance at the beginning of the 21st century by Dublin City Council won a number of conservation awards.
The neo-classical building contains a central hall or Rotunda with a large dome supported by twelve columns and it is in this hall that delegates will be welcomed at the civic reception.
There will be drinks and light refreshments served accompanied by some nice Irish Entertainment.