Clerys Quarter - Open House Dublin 2024

Clerys Quarter

Clerys, 18 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin 1

Dates & Times
  • Friday 13th October:
  • 10am (first tour) – 4pm (last tour). Tours approx 45mins
  • Saturday 14th October:
  • 10am (first tour) – 4pm (last tour). Tours approx 45mins
Tour type
  • Building Tour

Henry J Lyons

Clerys Quarter, which is centered around the refurbishment and extension of the historic Clerys Building, originally constructed in 1922, creates a new retail, office, hotel and leisure destination at the heart of Dublin. This development of the building and its surrounding areas combines both traditional elements and modern concepts to enhance the evolving regeneration of this part of the inner city.This new city quarter, when fully complete, will improve pedestrian links and activate the existing fabric, creating additional amenities. These connections also reaffirm the bond between the protected structure and the public realm of the development and rejuvenate its purpose.The sympathetic transformation of the listed Clerys Building includes the restoration of iconic features, including the colonnaded façade, internal staircases, columns and ceilings and the famous Clerys’ clock. Clerys’ original restaurant and bar, The Tea Rooms, will also be fully refurbished.The proposed rooftop destination is seen as a key element of this important inner city development.

The tour will commence at the new main entrance on O’Connell Street. Traditionally, you will meet under the Clerys clock and walk into the building. While passing through the spaces of the old department store, design concepts for the new mixed use of the building along with multiple challenges encountered during the construction and restoration work will be explained.

Meeting Point: Under the clock at Clerys (O’Connell street main entrance)

This tour is pre-book only.

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair accessible (with some exceptions)
Assistance Dogs welcome

This building is not fully fit out – it’s shell & core only. The site is fully accessible via lifts, however we do caution that care is needed while moving around the site.

Photography Credit
© Visual Lab (CGIs) & Breffni Greene


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