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New Life for Old Buildings Site Visit Series: Dún Laoghaire


Perhaps you have an empty shop you want to turn into a home? Join us in Dún Laoghaire on 11 February to view a retail-to-home conversion in progress, and meet other people who are also undertaking this labour of love.

This is the first of three site visits organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Reimagine programme, aimed at sharing knowledge among those who are bringing vacant properties back into use. Each site visit will be hosted by a property owner who is undertaking their own project and will be followed by a nearby cup of tea and chat. This will be a chance to swap tips, woes and joys, and learn from each other.

Our first site visit will be to Dún Laoghaire, where returned emigrant Nick Taaffe has been converting the empty barbershop, joining a number of other homes on his street which until recently were commercial units.

In connection with this site visit series, the IAF are hosting a New Life for Old Buildings seminar on 10 February at 3pm in the Science Gallery Dublin, exploring the potential of our many vacant buildings.

Stay tuned for details of the next two site visits this spring.

New Life for Old Buildings is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.