Valentine Blake Dillon

Valentine Blake Dillon (1847 – 31 March 1904) was an Irish lawyer and politician.[1]

Valentine Blake Dillon
Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
Preceded byJames Shanks
Succeeded byRichard F. McCoy
Personal details
County Sligo, Ireland
Died31 March 1904(1904-03-31) (aged 56–57)
Dublin, Ireland
Political partyNationalist Party

Valentine Blake Dillon was a nephew of John Blake Dillon and cousin of John Dillon. He qualified as a solicitor in 1870, and took part in many high-profile trials, including those related to the Land War.[1]

In 1891 he was the Parnellite candidate in the closely fought North Sligo by-election, but failed to win the seat. He later acted as election agent for James McCann in his successful campaign to win Dublin St Stephen's Green, a seat hitherto held by the Conservatives, and for his successor, Laurence Ambrose Waldron.[1]

From 1894 to 1896, he was Lord Mayor of Dublin.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Obituary, The Times, 1 April 1904
  2. ^ "Lord Mayors of Dublin 1665–2020" (PDF). Dublin City Council. June 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
Civic offices
Preceded by Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by