The Battle of Kildare Place - Open House Dublin 2023
Outdoor Tour

The Battle of Kildare Place

Shelbourne Hotel, Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • 1pm – 2pm |
  • 3pm – 4pm
  • Sunday 16 October:
  • 1pm – 2pm |
  • 3pm – 4pm
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Architecture meets Theatre in The Battle of Kildare Place. A new addition to the Open House programme, book your free ticket before they are all gone! This is a site specific performance starting at the Shelbourne Hotel and walking as a group to Kildare Street. Performance is 60mins duration.

Two estranged sisters meet at Kildare Place to discuss a memorial to their father who was a celebrated campaigner against the destruction of Georgian Dublin. An awkward reunion turns to furious disagreement over their father’s work and cuts to the heart of their own fractured relationship; one wants desperately to hold onto things as they are while the other wants to rip up the past. The sparks fly in this witty comedy as they battle over family history, Brutalist architecture and the legacy of their colourful but controversial dad.

“…as informative as it is entertaining…” Sunday Independent

A drama of sibling rivalry and architectural discord by Emma Gilleece and Michael James Ford.

Performed by Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher and produced by Bewley’s Cafe Theatre.

Accessibility Information

This is an outdoor event in a paved square in central Dublin, beside the National Library. No steps involved in a walking route of 200 metres.

Easily accessible by bus. A five minute walk from Dawson Street Luas stop.

Wheelchair accessible, Assistance Dogs welcome

Photography Credit
© Connor Gallagher & Michael James Ford




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