Built in the 1760s/70s, the City Assembly House was the first purpose built public exhibition gallery in Ireland or Britain and possibly in Europe. It later served as the Assembly Rooms of Dublin Corporation and, for much of the 20th century, as a Civic Museum. It is being restored by the Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council and for Open House Dublin 2014 will play host to Describing Architecture 2014, an exhibition curated by Antoin Doyle and Alice Clancy in association with the Architectural Association of Ireland. See Open House Plus for further details.
Last entry: 30 minutes prior to closing
Saturday 18th October, 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 19th October, 12noon – 5pm
First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.
Architect: Facade by Oliver Grace Building Date: 1765-1771 Location: 58 South William Street, Dublin 2