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Open House Dublin 2009

Interested in architecture? How would you like a peek into buildings that you normally would not have access to? Not only that – you will also be given guided tour and plenty of information to satiate your quench for details.

Open House Dublin 2009

Open House Dublin.

Organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation, Open House Dublin is back, and this year will run from 8-11 October 2009. Still some time to come, I know, but as some buildings/events require pre-booking, to get some heads up about it and to have some time to plan things over is good, right? And what’s nice is, they’re all free of charge!

Here’s how it works. Have a look at this complete programme – and you should see the day(s) when particular buildings would be open for visit. Click on the name to get further information. The colour code will tell you what type of building that is, i.e. if residential, or cultural, or commercial etc.

You will also see right away which are those which pre-booking is required. Pre-booking starts today (28th September), and operates on a first come first serve basis. They may be done online.

Open House Dublin 2008

There are plenty of buildings in the city which may intrigued you, but normally closed to public that you can’t really take a closer look. This is why you should take advantage of Open House Dublin and explore the city’s architecture. It is currently running, from Thursday 16th October until Sunday 19th October. And oh, more importantly, they’re FREE!

There are some tours available (I was browsing the site quickly) and unfortunately some are already booked out. Most locations though, are open without reservation required, but operates on a first come first serve basis.

Let’s hope the weather holds up for the weekend so everyone can go out and enjoy this unique opportunity to take a glimpse on historical buildings such as Georgian townhouse/houses, Liberty Hall (which I think there’s plan for demolition soon – are they still debating it?), Leinster House (you have to prebook for this), Mansion House, Custom House (Visitor Centre) and Royal Irish Academy.

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