The City Assembly House, located on historic South William Street in Dublin’s South Georgian Core, was built between 1765-71 by the Society of Artists in Ireland, as the first public exhibition gallery in Ireland and Britain. The octagonal gallery on Coppinger Row can be seen on Scalé’s map of Dublin, 1772. The Irish Georgian Society restored the building, returning it to its original use as an exhibition space and reopened it to the public in June 2018.
First Come Basis
Just show up and look out for Open House Dublin Volunteers.
- Wheelchair Accessible.
- Suitable for Children
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Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF): a non-profit arts organisation that communicates the value of architecture.
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Friends 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.