Open House Dublin

Various Locations, Saturday 12th October - Sunday 20th October

Open House Dublin is a free festival of architecture with 200+ events taking place each October and the flagship architecture festival of the Irish Architecture Foundation. Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is Ireland’s independent organisation for the advancement of culture and communication of architecture to audiences.

In 2024 the Open House Dublin festival will take place in Dublin city and county over 9 days, starting with an Open House Junior weekend with workshops, tours and activities dedicated to young people and families. Our programme for this year will include tours, talks, exhibitions, films and the full list of events will be announced early September.

The IAF is an ambitious organisation, one which is committed to demonstrating the relevance and power of architecture in our everyday lives. Architecture is of interest to all people, as all people live in the company of the built environment. Lives are formed and informed by the buildings we build, the homes in which we live, the schools in which we learn, and the pitch on which we play. The IAF has a role to advocate for the highest quality, most sustainable built environment and to empower people to find their own voice and to play their own part in the formation and care of the built world around them. It is a role we take seriously. It is a role that drives the IAF forward.

The invaluable support of our Friends, supporters, building owners, architects, collaborators and volunteers make Open House Dublin possible, and it is with their continued generosity, expertise, passion and advocacy that the IAF will continue to deliver and grow the festival in the future, creating a space for all people to contribute, to learn and to have their voices and stories reflected in the creation of their city.

Saturday 12th October - Sunday 20th October


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Dublin City Council Funtropolis

Merrion Square Park

Dublin City Council Funtropolis is set to return to both Merrion Square Park and Mountjoy Square Park for its third year this July & August. The hugely popular, family fun event is already a firm favourite with Dubliners and visitors to the city alike and features the very best in entertainment from exciting street theatre to groovy music and dance, hilarious comedy, delicious food and drink and a whole lot more. The ultimate, free family fun day set in the very heart of Dublin city. Following on from the success of the last two events, this years’ celebrations have been thoughtfully

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Dublin Handelfest

Various Locations

The annual Dublin HandelFest celebrates and explores the rich cultural legacy left by Handel’s visit to the city in 1741-1742. Handel’s visit to Dublin will forever be associated with the first performance of Messiah at Fishamble Street in 1742. This monumental work has gone on to become one of the greatest and best loved works of Western Art Music, to the extent that it has eclipsed Handel’s other significant achievements during his stay in the stay in the capital. Founded in 2021, the Dublin HandelFest is a gift from the Irish Baroque Orchestra to the city of Dublin. It is an opp

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The Complex

MusicTown returns to the essence of collaboration for this year’s programme where we make home in the hallowed rooms of the National Concert Hall for three days. The programme, we feel, is a radio dial of everything that is interesting about Irish music in this moment, as some of the most vital artists of this diverse and multi-cultural landscape fulfill new dreams within collaborative conversations. MusicTown is a shapeshifting programme of live music created to reflect this ever-changing world of music. Within this programme we have pop bands, experimental vocalists, contemporary classi