This year, Open House Dublin is taking place from 16-18 October. This annual event is now in its tenth year and is run by the Irish Architecture Foundation. It is a great opportunity to explore some of Dublin’s most intriguing buildings.
The weekend includes tours of the open properties, walks, workshops and events. There are approximately 100 buildings on view all over the county both within the city centre and in the ‘burbs!
You could explore Trinity College Dublin’s Provost’s House which is where the provost lives during their term of office or the elegant property on Leinster Street, part of the National Gallery’s of Ireland’s Millenium Wing. Belvedere House is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in Ireland.
You might like to visit Ireland’s first public library, Marsh’s Library. Alternatively you could learn more about the Liberties, Dublin’s traditional mercantile area by going on the walking tour. The Iveagh Trust Museum Flat is located nearby and at the request of its last tenant, the flat has been retained in its original condition.
There is also a walk through the neighbourhood of Stoneybatter and you could take a look at St. Lawrence’s Church, part of DIT’s new campus in Grangegorman. The evolution of Parnell Square tour explores the area’s urban and cultural contexts.
For some ultra cool offices, check out the European HQ for Airbnb.
Learn about Victorian Dun Laoghaire and experience the stunning views from the dlr Lexicon library. Stunning views also guaranteed from the Martello Tower in Dalkey. There are other Open House related events happening in Dun Laoghaire so please check the Open House website for full listings/suggestions.
Irish Landmark Trust aren’t partaking this year but wish all the participants the very best for a successful, inspiring and fun weekend!