Dublin Civic Trust Open for Culture Night 2012
The Trust is delighted to participate for the third year running in Culture Night 2012 on September 21st. From 5.00pm until 9.30pm we will open our entire late Georgian merchant town house and shop at Number 4 Castle Street to the public, with access to all floors from shop to garret!
On the FIRST FLOOR visitors can peruse publications and engage with an exhibition exploring Dublin’s architectural heritage. Also count how many people lived in Number 4 at the turn of 1900…
At SECOND FLOOR level – well, we haven’t decided yet! Come back to us on that...
Up in the attic on the THIRD FLOOR will be a display of historic Dublin maps where you can navigate your way home through the eighteenth-century city. Good luck on that one...
You can also enjoy a photographic exhibition on your travels up the staircase by the late Bill Doyle of Dublin street scenes from the middle of the twentieth century.
Also take note of the layout and detailing of our unusual early nineteenth-century premises, a rare surviving example of a purpose-built, good quality tenement house over a merchant shop. Have a nose around the rooms, play with the window shutters, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy this charming house that we saved and restored for Dublin back in 1998.
IMAGES OF CULTURE NIGHT 2011
An incredible 2000 people passed through our house in the space of five hours last year - here's just a few of them...
Burning the midnight oil
Former tenement staircase crowded once more
Mapping the city
...and the way home
Historic trade ledgers of Thomas Barnwell, former shoemaker at Number 4