First Open House Cork hailed a great success

The inaugural edition of Open House Cork has come to a close, with huge crowds attending the 42 buildings, homes and events over the course of the weekend. 

Highlights of the festival included the vast array of private houses, a tour of the former Ford Factory, a 3D printing workshop and a children’s library reading, among a host of other talks, walks, exhibitions, screenings and competitions.

A number of the tours drew vast crowds, with half-hour long queues to see the lovely Narrow House on Red Abbey Street and the Ford Factory tour packed to capacity.

Speaking after the event was Open House Cork Chairperson, Danny Holland: “I am so delighted that the people of Cork welcomed the Open House Festival with such enthusiasm. It goes to show how interested the public are in their built environment, and the Open House Cork team are thrilled at the success of the event. We hope it will pave the way for the festival to become an annual event.”

Open House Cork has announced the winners of its sketching competition, which took place on McCurtain Street. The competition was won by Jennifer Scott and the runner up was Armelle Grimualt. Meanwhile, the photo competition hosted by Open House Cork is open to entrants until April 20th. For more information click here.

Open House Cork 2015 media partners are Irish Examiner and Cork’s RedFM.

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