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Irish Life Centre

Photo: Mairéad McLoughlin

Irish Life Centre

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Saturday 14 October

Designed by one of Ireland’s most important modernist architects, Andy Devane, the Irish Life Centre on Middle Abbey Street was the first major mixed-use development in Dublin City, and has been the HQ of Irish Life since the building’s completion in 1980.

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. This tour is not suitable for children. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Designed by: Andy Devane
Building Date: 1980

Booking Lottery

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Winners will be notified of their tour details ahead of the Open House Dublin weekend. Most of the Open House Dublin tours are operated on a First Come, First Served basis. So if you missed out on this lottery, make sure to check out the rest of the programme!

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.