Open House Dublin 2018: 11th to 14th October

Posted By The Liberties / 11th October / Upcoming Events / 0 Comments

Open House Dublin – run by the Irish Architecture Foundation – returns from October 12th to 14th. Open House Dublin 2018 will offer more than 100 buildings to visit, alongside a rich programme of events. All tours and events are free to attend and offer a variety of ways for visitors of all ages to experience and learn about Dublin’s buildings and public spaces.

The theme for Open House Dublin 2018 is Tomorrow’s Past: Discover our future heritage and for the first time, the festival programme will feature a building for every decade from 1700 up to present day. Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival.

Among the highlights here in The Liberties and Dublin 8 are –

  • 10 Mill Street and the Teeling Distillery – part of the ongoing regeneration of Newmarket and its environs
  • the historic and evolving St James’s Gate Brewery, including a unique tour through the campus
  • a self-guided ‘parkitrek’ for families to discover how design has shaped one of the city’s newest parks, Weaver Park on Cork Street
  • Highlight student housing on Thomas Street – see the stunning restoration of the former Frawleys for yourself as well as the modern new complex behind
  • the Grainstore at The Digital Hub – adaptive reuse of a heritage building to modern office use
  • the Binary Hub – one of the new generation of student accommodation centre developing across the city
  • the beautiful newly-refurbished Kevin Street Library – set to be a gem among the city’s public libraries
  • historic Archbishop Marsh’s Library on St Patrick’s Close – the city’s first lending library
  • Dolphin House regeneration – phase 1 of the refurbishment of one of the city’s largest public housing complexes
  • the Death and Life of a Dublin Street – yours truly exploring urban renewal along Cork Street

And there is much more. Full details of the Open House Dublin programme and booking where needed at


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