One of the highlights on the city's cultural calendar is Open House Dublin. Here's what the organisers, the Irish Architecture Foundation, have to say:
"The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) has confirmed the full programme for the fifth annual Open House Dublin, which takes place from 7 to 10 October 2010. Over one weekend, Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to allow citizens explore the architecture of their city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts, completely for free."
Last year I visited Iveagh House and the OPW offices at St Stephen's Green, among other locations. To describe them as lavish doesn't do these buildings justice: did a former Minister for State really need to commission a crystal chandelier from him home constituency for the stairwell directly outside his office?
The finalised brochure isn't available just yet. It's due out on 15th September.