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A Piece of Dublin History

Since 2005, the Kelly family have owned and operated this carefully preserved example of quintessential Georgian design.
With a warm welcome, excellent food and flawless service, our expert events team at No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place guarantee that the
legacy of warmth and hospitality that were a benchmark of the house in 1843 continue to be felt today.

A History of No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place

Although No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place is one of the youngest houses on Dublin’s famous Georgian Mile, it is woven into the history of Dublin
courtesy not just of its architecture but also the families who have called in home since 1843.
  • 1843
  • 1843 onwards
  • 1885
  • 1901
  • 1918
  • 1947 - 1973
  • 1960-1980
  • 1980 - Early 2000's
  • 2003
  • 2012
  • 1843

    No. 25 first appeared when the occupier William Watson III had acquired from the Hon. Sidney Herbert a lease for 150 years from the 25th of March 1841. William and his wife Sarah moved their young family into the house in 1843, bringing their children Margaret Sarah and William IV with them.
  • 1844

    Over the next 10 years at No. 25 William III and Sarah went on to have four more children; Charles Moore born on 10 July 1844, Edward Watson circa 1847, Anne Agnes born on 18 April 1848, and Arthur John born on 15 July 1853. No. 25 remained in the care of William and Sarah […]
  • 1885

    Sarah Watson passed away, William IV inherited the house and estates.
  • 1901

    No. 25 was in the care of William IV; he is shown to be living here in 1901 with his children Edward and Janet, and in 1911 with Edward, Janet and her husband Henry Corley, as well as a Macartney niece.
  • 1918

    After William IV passed away on March 9th the house moved to the care of his son Edward. Just over a month later Edward married Ina Read on April 24th in Roscrea with both then living in No. 25 until their deaths; Ina’s in 1941 and Edward’s in 1947.
  • 1947-1973

    After Edwards death, the house passed to Ina’s brother Henry Marvell Read. Henry is notable as one of a select group of sportsmen who represented Ireland internationally in three separate sports – Rugby, Tennis and Cricket.
  • 1960 – 1980

    Catherine Hughes and her family were some of the last residents to live in No. 25, living in the upper floors of the house. The lower floors were used as doctor’s surgeries, a link to Dr Edward Watsons work as chief radiographer at Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital.
  • 1980 – Early 2000’s

    No. 25 was used for business purposes as part of the Bank of Ireland. It continued to be used for business purposes until the early 2000s.
  • 2003

    The Kelly family purchased Fitzwilliam Hall and with it, No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place. Prior to their purchase of No. 25, it was being used for meeting rooms for the bank.
  • 2012

    The Kelly family completed a refurbishment of No. 25, changing its purpose from meeting rooms to an event space. The Kelly family have maintained and improved the building since 2005, restoring it to its Georgian hey-day, and continuing the tradition of warmth and hospitality first shown by the Watsons in 1843.

Restored with Love

Renovated in 2012, the property has been lovingly restored and decorated to a classic yet contemporary style highlighting its original period features. No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place is full of intricate splendour from the era and every turn reveals a new surprise.

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The Lovett Pearce Lounge
An elegant reception room, perfect for taking a quiet moment at your event.
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The Eileen Grey
This versatile space is ideal for boardroom meetings, drinks receptions, press launches, and intimate gatherings.
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The Stapleton
Warm and inviting, our champagne bar is the perfect place to relax.
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The Gandon's
The Gandon rooms are elegant multipurpose spaces, ideal for private dining, corporate events, weddings and larger groups.

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A Very Warm Welcome Back!

 

We are delighted to be opening our doors to customers old and new and back delivering a luxury private dining experience like no other. We would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding throughout this difficult time and we are here to help you as you plan your private events, dinner parties and weddings into the future.

It has been a challenging few months but we are delighted to say that our doors are now open to guests and we can’t wait to see you.

Our team have been working tirelessly to get No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place ready for reopening and we will be operating at a limited capacity due to current guidelines but our team are as prepared as ever to make your event one that will last in your memory and the memory of your guests forever.

Your safety and the safety of our staff is paramount so we will be following all HSE recommended Health & Safety Guidelines in order to keep you all safe and comfortable. We've also answered some frequently asked questions here. Give us a call or email today to book your event and enjoy the very best in Irish hospitality. 

We're looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and some new ones too.

Thank you 

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+353 1 669 4646

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