Freemasons' Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Freemasons' Hall, the home of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, is located at 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 and is a matter of meters from Leinster House, Kildare Street, the seat of the Irish Parliament (Dail Eireann) and former Town House of William Robert FitzGerald, 2nd Duke of Leinster and Augustus Frederick FitzGerald, 3rd Duke of Leinster, both Grand Masters.
This fine building, completed in 1869, includes a Museum, which displays documents, artefacts and regalia providing an insight into Irish Freemasonry. During June, July & August, conducted tours of the premises take place at 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Outside these times, appointments can be made by phoning the number 01-6761337.
Freemasons' Hall was completed in 1869 and has been the home of Irish Freemasonry since that date. For a fascinating and informative insight into its construction and history please follow the following link ~ Freemasons' Hall - A Building Study ~ This Study comprises of some 106 pages containing information, plans and pictures that would not be readily available to anyone and W.Bro. Tony Browne has to be commended for this excellent labour and 'Irish Masonic History and Jewels' is grateful for his permission to reproduce his work on this website.
[this .pdf file is quite large and will take some time to download depending on your broadband connection]
"A picture speaks a thousand words" but in this case its a video produced by Near TV, the Dublin community television production arm of the Near Media Co-op, for Culture Night 2012, which gives the viewer a walk-through the various rooms of Freemasons' Hall and explains some aspects of Freemasonry in what I think can be described as entertaining and informative by the "star" of the video, W.Bro. Morgan McCreadie, Assistant to the Grand Secretary.
Location of Freemasons' Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.