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22 St. Stephen’s Green is a house at the heart of it all — surrounded by the very best the city has to offer, from theatres and galleries to bookshops, boutiques, busy bars and restaurants.

From the moment you step through our doors though, you’ll be wrapped in an atmosphere of quiet indulgence. Townhouse on the Green is a charming blend of historical detail and contemporary comfort, where our plush rooms are your peaceful haven in the heart of Dublin.

Stylish and thoughtful, each room on the third and fourth floors of this Georgian gem is unique, varying in size and position, but all designed to be welcoming, comfy and a lovely base for a Dublin adventure or a regular stay.


The man who first built this house in 1790 was an adventurer, who left the island to seek his fortune. His journey took him to India and the Far East, and to many other countries, before his return to 22 St. Stephen’s Green.

The son of a small County Tyrone farmer in the 18th century, Thomas Lighton started out as a grocer who ended up making a name for himself with the East India Company, and afterwards came back to Dublin and made another one entirely in banking, going on to be High Sheriff of the city too.

This was the house he had built for himself on his return to Dublin, as a wealthy man. His prosperity is reflected in the quality of the house, from its solid granite steps and impressive Georgian door down to the detail of the Portland stone stairs, original wrought-iron balusters and curling mahogany handrails.

22 St. Stephen’s Green was also home for a time to the Ancient and Most Benevolent Order of the Friendly Brothers of St. Patrick, who bought the house as their Dublin headquarters in 1886, and which they operated as a gentleman’s club for members until it finally closed in the 1990s.

This fine building has been overlooking St. Stephen’s Green since 1790, a part of the fabric of historic Dublin.

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