The Freemasons’ Hall on Molesworth Street an enjoyable tour as part of Heritage week

Tom Dowling

Grand Lodge from the Freemasons website

Each year The Heritage Council coordinates National Heritage Week with support from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government & Fáilte Ireland. This year’s events were held between 18th to the 26th of August.

Having worked in Irish film for so long there are not many historic building that I have not seen inside. When I looked through the event taking place for heritage week one building that stood out for me was the Freemasons’ Hall on Molesworth Street. It has always intrigued me and growing up I heard so many stories of secrecy the handshakes the passwords and still to this day I know so little about the organisations.

Many of you who may have passed the building several times without ever wondering what it was, even though it is a quiet imposing building on the street.Iit’s a short distance…

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