Photo: Colm Hogan
Royal Irish Academy of Music
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Saturday 14 October, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Number 36 Westland Row, located in the Georgian Quarter of Dublin, had been the home of the Royal Irish Academy of Music since 1871. This fine Georgian four bay house has a granite façade at ground-floor level and red brick above with granite quoins on both corners. The tall windows of the first floor have surrounds of Portland Stone. Some of the original features which remain today include: the lamps on the front steps, the brass-bound lock and drop handle on the front door, mahogany doors, some marble chimney-pieces, the chair-rails and a beautiful stone staircase. An unusual feature of the rooms on the first floor is the pewter decoration on the skirting boards, chair-rail, door-cases and window-cases. The only other known house in Dublin to have this is the University Club at 17 St Stephen’s Green.
First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Tours will be run on the hour at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and will conclude with a short musical performance by RIAM students.
Designed by: Nicholas Tench
Building Date: c 1772
Location: 36 Westland Row, Dublin 2