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Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Photo: Courtesy of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

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Saturday 14 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Designed as part of an architectural competition in 1935 the building is the first Department headquarters built by the new State and was for decades the only bespoke Government headquarters in the State. The building is an example of classical Art Deco with base reliefs and carvings by Gabriel Hayes, who was also responsible for the carving of the Three Graces on the College of Catering, Cathal Brugha Street as well as the decimal 1/2p, 1p and 2p coins. The building is now in its 75th year of continuous use and currently houses the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Designed by: J. R. Boyd Barrett
Building Date: 1939-42
Location: 23-28 Kildare St, Dublin 2

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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.