275th CELEBRATIONS

GRAND LODGE

&

SOUTHERN PROVINCES

Wednesday June 7th.

Overseas delegates and Representatives of Sister Grand Lodges will register in Freemasons' Hall where there will be tours of the building available.

That evening there will be a Gala Concert in the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin2, at 8p.m..

The National Concert Hall seats 1200 approximately and its location is shown on the appended City street map.

Thursday June 8th.

The 275th Anniversary Communication of Grand Lodge will be held in the Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, in the early afternoon.

In the evening, the Celebration Banquet will be held in the Burlington Hotel, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4.

Friday June 9th.

This, the last day, has been mainly organised for our Overseas Visitors and Representatives of Sister Grand Lodges. A bus tour is proposed to Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, home of the first Grand Master in 1725, Richard, 1st Earl of Rosse. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED (17/03/00)      

Those going on the bus tour will be able to visit the Gardens and Science Exhibition including the great telescope built by the 3rd Earl of Rosse who was one of the foremost astronomers of his day. The telescope has only recently been restored.

It is also planned to visit the Masonic Hall in Birr, seat of St. Brendan's Lodge No.163, which was warranted in 1747.

CONTACT:-         

        The Grand Secretary:-     R.W.Bro. Michael W Walker

                                                Freemasons' Hall

                                                17 Molesworth Street

                                                DUBLIN 2.

Phone:-         Ireland                                      01 - 6761337 / 6795465 / 6624485

                         International                 353 + (0) 1 - 6761337 / 6795465 / 6624485                          

       Fax :-     353 + (0) 353-1-6625101

            E-mail:-    glfi@iol.ie

                    Internet:-    http://www.irish_freemasons.org

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