Open House Dublin

Open House Dublin 2018 will take place on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October 2018. To see the Open House Dublin 2018 web site and to get full information on all events, click here.

Run by the Irish Architecture Foundation 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.

Once again, this year, dlr Architects will be taking part, opening up some of the rich architectural heritage of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. This is the 13th year of the Open House festival and dlr will include as part of its offering:

George’s Place in Dún Laoghaire, where there will be a tour of 12 new rapid delivery and highly energy-efficient social housing units and visitors will be able to explore the creation of a new city street and the potential to deliver high quality design under rapid-build conditions;
County Hall, where there will be a tour of a new piece of design within the new part of County Hall building, aimed at enhancing local democracy, including new public waiting and service interaction spaces, a light, open design, incorporating private breakout meeting spaces alongside open glazed links to the new bright open Council Chamber;
Fernhill, where visitors can enjoy an unguided walk through the historic grounds or take part in a guided tour to understand the work done to date and future plans to upgrade the site to a regional park level.

Open House Dublin 2018

Here are over 20 tours and events that are specifically located within the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council area (these events are on Sunday 14th October unless otherwise stated):


Building Tours

The Brambles Community and Senior Centre, in Sallynoggin (12-5pm)

County Hall, new chamber, in Dún Laoghaire (12-5pm)

George’s Place Housing, in Dún Laoghaire (12-5pm)

Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dún Laoghaire Harbour (12-5pm)

Killiney Obelisk, (12-5pm)

Foxrock Avenue (by lottery) (Saturday)

32 Annaville Park, Dundrum (12-5pm)

3 Victoria Terrace, Dundrum (12-5pm)

62 Eden Villas, Glasthule (12-5pm)

Rochestown House Phases 2 & 3, Sallynoggin (12-5pm)


Walking Tours

Dundrum: Past, Present & Future – meet in Pembroke Square, Dundrum village, at 12pm

Fernhill House & Gardens (12-5pm)

Monkstown Village Conservation, meet at The Crescent, Monkstown village at 12pm


Kids Events

Fernhill Parkitrek (12-5pm)

Marlay Parkitrek (12-5pm)

People’s Park Architrek, National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire (Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm)

The Red Jetty, Pop-Up Park, Bracken Road, Sandyford (12-5pm)

Re-imagine Dundrum, Holy Cross Pastoral Centre, 14 Main Street, Dundrum at 2.30pm

dlr Creative Maths Initiative, dlr LexIcon (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm)



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