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FROM 13—15 OCTOBER 2017, IRISH ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION PRESENTS OVER 150 FREE TOURS AND EVENTS.

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Open House Dublin (OHD) is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting all citizens to explore their city. It works through a simple but powerful idea: showcasing outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. Buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public and buildings of architectural merit open their doors for one weekend, with architectural tours provided by expert guides.

All OHD tours are completely FREE!

Photo Competition

As ever we’re running our popular Photo Competition on Instagram. We're looking for creative representations of how the buildings of Dublin play an active and passive role in the theatre of life.

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What is the IAF?

The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is a non-profit arts organisation that runs Open House Dublin as just one part of a year-round programme of events.

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Open House Plus

Fancy something a bit different? Take a look at our Open House Plus programme, which includes walking, cycling and bus tours, exhibitions and performances.

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Open House Junior

Our exciting mix of workshops and tours will provide entertainment and stimulating experiences for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers.

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Funders, Sponsors & Partners

Without our funders, sponsors and partners, we would not be able to organise Ireland’s largest architecture festival. Learn more about the organisations that give so generously.

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OHD × Airbnb

Once again we are partnering with Airbnb to showcase their international office on Hanover Quay and a number of architecturally significant host homes to be included in the programme.

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OHD × Peter McVerry Trust

Open House Dublin 2017 is again collaborating with Peter McVerry Trust by offering all proceeds of the Open House “Text to Donate” button to their cause. To donate, text OHD to 50300. Texts costs €4. Peter McVerry Trust will receive a minimum of €3.25.

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OHD Sponsors
OHD Sponsors