This year Waterford City and County Council in association with the Waterford Festival of Architecture are running an event called “Behind Closed Doors”.
The aim of this event is to celebrate Waterford’s City rich and varied architecture and it is a great opportunity to visit properties not normally open to the public. The event is taking place at several locations thorough the city on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 17th, 18th and 19th of May.
All tours are free and begin outside the buildings unless otherwise indicated. Tours indicated with * need to be booked at firstname.lastname@example.org
More details can be found on Waterford Festival of Architecture’s Facebook page
- Thursday 17th of May
12 pm and 2 pm Waterford Distillery* (tour)
- Friday 18th of May
11 am Tour of the New Fire station with Niall Curtin Chief Fire Officer * (tour)
- Saturday 19th of May
10.am – 10.50 am 4, 5 Cathedral Square with Orla Scully archaeologist * (tour)
11am – 12.15 Tour of O Connell Street with Fintan Duffy DHB architects starting outside the Port of Waterford building and then visiting the Old Presbytery, Old Savings Bank, La Boheme, Port Authority.
12.30 – 12.50 pm 18 Lady Lane * (tour) to see an example of the finest surviving rococo-style decorative plasterwork in Waterford
2.15pm – 3 .15 pm Masonic Lodge* (tour)
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Guided tour of the Anglo Norman walls with Des Griffin starting at St Johns Bridge