Áras Mhic Dhiarmada/Busáras - Open House Dublin 2022
Building Tour

Áras Mhic Dhiarmada/Busáras

Áras Mhic Dhiarmada, Store Street, North Dock, Dublin 1
11am – 11.45am
12pm – 12.45pm
1pm – 1.45pm
2pm – 2.45pm
11am – 11.45am
12pm – 12.45pm
1pm – 1.45pm
2pm – 2.45pm
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Buses parking area with Modernist building on the background Building interior showing cafeteria a spacious area with tables and chairs

An example of the international Modernist Style, and strongly influenced by Le Corbusier, Áras Mhic Dhiarmada/Busáras attracted much international attention when it was completed after the Second World War. The building was designed to house a bus terminus and transport company offices. It also featured a small newsreel cinema to occupy travellers. The bright and colourful top floor restaurant was originally meant to be public: a restaurant during the day and a nightclub in the evening. Constructed of reinforced concrete with Portland stone cladding, and decorated with mosaics by Patrick Scott, Áras Mhic Dhiarmada/Busáras remains one of the landmarks of modern architecture in Ireland.


Accessibility Information

The parts of the building accessible for the tour route are via ramp (into Front Hall) or by lift to Floor 6.

The building (Floor 6) is wheelchair accessible via the main Front Hall at Store Street Taxi Rank and by using 2 of the 3 Lifts. Toilets are available on request on Floor 6 (Ladies’) or Floor 5 (Gents’). Accessible Toilets are available on request on Floor 5 (Ladies’) or Floor 1 (Gents’).

Wheelchair accessible, Assistance Dogs welcome


Photography Credit
© Sarah Doheny

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