Up to 100 Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to visitors to explore the architecture of the city on the weekend of October 7-9 and Luas will be providing free trips for the Open House weekend to help people see more houses in less time and at less cost.
Hundreds of property professionals and enthusiasts will provide tours completely free as part of the weekend which has adopted the theme The Architecture Of Change.
All events are free of charge and only a small proportion require pre-booking.
Luas will provide 500 free family one-day all-zone tickets for two adults and four children with special LUAS family activity sheets to enjoy Open House Dublin 2011.
See www.architecturefoundation.ie/openhouse for programme details.
•The social and voluntary housing opportunities arising from NAMA are expected to be debated at the National Social Housing Conference in Galway on September 28 and 29.
A number of high level speakers will be leading key debates and workshops. Organised by the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national representative federation for voluntary housing associations, the conference is aimed at housing associations and co-operatives, local authorities, tenant bodies, Government officials and private sector organisations.