Open House Dublin & Peter McVerry Trust

The IAF are delighted to continue our partnership with Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, for Open House Dublin 2018. 

As the Open House Dublin festival encourages people to engage with the architecture, planning and construction of their city, Peter McVerry Trust asks people to connect with the issues that impact on those living within its environs.

With more than 10,000 people experiencing homelessness in Ireland, Peter McVerry Trust continues to seek the delivery of a housing-led approach to ending the crisis. An essential component of a housing led solution is the reuse of buildings that lay empty or have fallen derelict. That is why the charity have led on efforts to reuse empty public and private buildings for the purposes of social and affordable housing.

Support Peter McVerry Trust

Open House Dublin 2018 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. Text costs €4. Peter McVerry Trust will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.

“Peter McVerry Trust is delighted to continue our partnership with the IAF on Open House Dublin 2018. As an organisation that strives to provide the best quality accommodation for people exiting homelessness, Peter McVerry Trust is delighted to be associated with Open House Dublin. With your support, we can continue providing safe, quality homes to those on the margins of Irish society. Thank you for supporting our work to reuse empty buildings to transform lives.” Nell Ward, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Peter McVerry Trust

Peter McVerry Trust is a housing first organisation that seeks to deliver a housing-led solution to homelessness. An approved housing body, the national housing and homeless provides a range of wide services and supports to those in need. These range from prevention and support, homeless services, housing first, drug treatment, and Under 18s services. For more details on the work of Peter McVerry Trust, visit

People like you make Open House Dublin possible!

Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF): a non-profit arts organisation that communicates the value of architecture.

The IAF presents Open House Dublin each year as just one part of a rich and unique offering. Our year-round programme includes exhibitions, talks, film screenings, symposia, competitions, publications, school and community workshops. You can help to secure our future by becoming an IAF member, or simply by donating directly.

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Members enjoy perks which include: beating the OHD queues, private tours, partner discounts; and limited-edition IAF publications and prints. Architects can also claim structured CPD at all IAF events.