In early October each year an unusual event takes place in and around the island of Ireland. Over a period of just a few days both public buildings and private dwellings of some architectural significance, which are not normally open to the public are made available for public inspection.
This year (2013) in Dublin alone, 100 such buildings were open for viewing. These ranged from Aras an Uachtaráin – the residence of the president of Ireland, to the Google Docks building, to an obscure Dublin artisans’ dwelling, built originally in c1909, but re-imagined for modern living. The range covers residential, cultural, educational, community, public and commercial buildings. Read More