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Fumbally Exchange

Photo: Myles Shelly

Fumbally Exchange

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Saturday 14 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

The four-storey building on Dame Lane was the second phase of a printworks complex for the prominent and successful Hely’s Stationers. Celebrated in fiction in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Hely’s were famous for their production of propaganda posters during World War I. The building was constructed in 1906, to a design by Batchelor & Hicks, using an innovative reinforced concrete system known as the ‘Hennebique System’. After several years use as offices for a telecommunications company the building fell into disuse. In 2013 the not-for-profit collaborative movement, Fumbally Exchange, acquired the building and transformed it into a multi-use, co-working and event space and exposed the original Hennebique structure. See also Open House Plus for details on Fumbally Exchange’s ground floor exhibition and 'FEx on Stage' live event

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

Designed by: Batchelor & Hicks
Building Date: 1906
Location: 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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