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Competition Talk

We built This City: Win a Trip to London Town


Win a Trip from Dublin to London for someone from Home!

Win a Trip from Dublin to London for someone from Home!

Get your friends or your family over from Ireland! We have a trip to London up for grabs and we want the London Irish to tell us what London means to them. Tell us where you’d bring them to show them what London means to you. It could be a bus stop where you first fell in love with London, a building that you pass everyday that reminds you of home, or the pub where you catch up with your Irish friends.

The Prize includes:

– Return flights for two from Ireland to London this July
– One night’s accomodation for two in a Doyle Collection Hotel The      Bloomsbury
– Afternoon tea for two
– A delicious breakfast

To enter: Tell us what London means to you on social media
Post a London story/send a photo of London that means something to you.


f: We Built this City (post directly on the We Built this City page or tag us on your wall)
i: @wbuiltthiscity


T+Cs apply. Competition closes midnight 5 July and winner announced 6 July. The winner must avail of the prize and travel between 17 and 31 July 2015. You must be over 18 to enter. The people travelling must be over 18 and in possession of a valid passport. The hotel is not transferable. Subject to availability. Content will be shared with the Irish Times Online.

This competition has been brought to you by The Doyle Collection, Irish Design 2015 and Irish Architecture Foundation


We Built this City is a lively panel discussion that aims to raise awareness and celebrate the contribution Irish people have made to the built and cultural fabric of London, from historic to contemporary times.

Chaired by Angela Brady PPRIBA, Director Brady Mallalieu Architects in discussion with: Dervilla Mitchell, CBE, Engineer for Arup; Jarlath Regan, comic and creator of the Irishman Abroad Podcast; Professor Mary Hickman, research fellow at the Centre for Irish Studies; Niall McLaughlin, Niall McLaughlin Architects; Ultan Cowley, author of The Men Who Built Britain. Introduction by Mr Jimmy Deenihan T.D. Minister for Diaspora Affairs.

We Built this City is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) and the Office of the Minister for Diaspora Affairs of Ireland. ID2015 is an initiative backed by the Irish Government celebrating and promoting Irish design in Ireland and internationally.

A short film by Dyehouse Films, commissioned for We Built this City, will be screened as an introduction to the discussion.

New York – October 2015 / Chicago – January 2016

Book your place HERE

We Built this City is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Irish Design 2015 and the Office of the Minister for Diaspora Affairs of Ireland.  We Built This City continues in New York in October and Chicago in January.