Open Properties Friday 29th Sept - Sunday 1st October


Below, you will find the complete list of Green Door Weekend participants. Please check the opening times carefully and do not arrive at the properties before or after the stated times to respect the owners' privacy.

Some properties offer guided tours at specific times which are open to a limited number of visitors. Whilst these tours are free the places are limited and so we recommend that you book these to avoid dissapointment. Click on the "BOOK TOUR" button which will bring you to a registration page. If you do not have a booked place for the property you can turn up at the correct time and, if there are spaces left, you can still join the tour.


To help you plan your day and make the event a success, we have provided map images for each of the properties which you can view by clicking on the "Click for Map" links. You can also take a look at the dedicated Overall Map page, which is an interactive Google map showing markers for all properties participating in the Green-Door Weekend.

If you would like to search our Green-Door participants by eco-feature, please use the search facility in the right sidebar of the overall Properties page.


Ref. Property Name Type Tour Times Other Information Book Tour
FER01 The Crest Centre New-Build We will hold tours at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Please report to the reception desk in the CREST Passive Pavilion on arrival We will also be able to provide innovation advice to any people attending from businesses. This will include information on the R&D facilities available at CREST and in relation to possible funding mechanisms. Click for map.




Ref. Property Name Type Tour Times Other Information Book Tour
LMS02 Susan and Diego New-Build 12-4pm Open 12- 4pm. . Click for map.
LMS03 Thomas and Deirdre New-Build Tours on the hour 11am - 4pm last tour Architect's Open Studio & tours of garden and wild life pond. Click for map.
LMS07 Gabriel Toolan Offices New-Build Saturday 10.30am One tour only of Office and Town House One tour only of Office and Town House Saturday 30th Meet at the Office for the start of the tour. A chance to find out what makes an eco-friendly office block! Click for map.
LMS08 Gabriel Toolan Renovation with extension Saturday 10.30am One tour only of Office and Town House Tours only. Tour of the office and the town house. Meet at the Office for the start of the tour. A chance to find out what makes an eco-friendly office block! Click for map.
LMS10 Kevin Callaghan Self-Build 11am- 3pm Modern self-built house. With lovely workshop and 'sauna in a tree' attached!! Click for map.
LMS11 John Bent Renovation with extension Open 11am -5 pm. Tucked away this cottage has been restored using only organic and natural materials including a beautiful thatch. An interesting small modern extension at the back. Lime and cob expert Terry McGrogan will be on hand to give demos and answer questions. Click for map.
LMS13 The Old Rectory Heritage Renovation 11am-3pm Resoration of the Old Rectory and old out-buildings with many add on eco-features. Click for map.
LMS15 The Dock Heritage Renovation Hub for the Saturday activities Exhibitions, workshop and talks Open 11-5pm for exhibitions, workshops, talks and tours. Click for map.
LMS16 Mike Masterson Self-Build 11am-5pm Open 11-5pm. A chance to meet with Mike who has restored a number of properties here. The lastest being this mud and straw house with a beautiful new thatch. Click for map.
LMS17 Dominic Stevens Self-Build Open 11am-4pm Open 11-4pm. AAI 2011 Award-winning design. Architect Dominic Stevens is unable to be here this year so information on the build will be available through the guides. Click for map.
LMS20 Lough Allen Adventure Centre Self-Build 11am-5pm OPen 11-5pm. Visit the Lough Allen Adventure Centre to see this purpose built timber-framed centre. Click for map.
LMS22 John and Kerry-Lynn Renovation 11am to 5pm From Ballinamore follow R202 south west for 5km to Fenagh. Turn left at Quinn’s pub and follow road for 400m. Take first right on road with Tour de Humbert sign and continue for 2.4km. At cross roads continue straight through going uphill and downhill for 1km. Cottage is just after bridge at bottom of hill. Click for map.
LMS23 Willie and Natalia Self-Build 11am-5pm VIsIT ThIs COOL CINEmA IN A BArN! Take some time out to watch a set of short movies curated by Willie and natalia of hunters moon Festival. Click for map.
LMS24 Dick Hinchy Barn Self-Build 11am-5pm Directions: In Leitrim Village take R284 towards Keadue. Travel part Beirne’s of Battlebridge and Drumboylan Church at crossroads turn left onto L1011 west. Barn is first entrance on the right Click for map.




Ref. Property Name Type Tour Times Other Information Book Tour
LMN01 Ciara & Gareth Self-Build Tours only at 11am and 1pm A home in progress - low budget, self-built, using local materials. Go and see what is possible! Click for map.
LMN03 Teapot Lane Heritage Renovation 1.30-5pm Some of the accommodation will be booked so may not be open to the public to view from the inside. Click for map.
LMN05 Organic Centre Public Building 11am-5pm 1-2pm Free - Architect Mary Byrne will give a talk on Sustainable Building -Green Design Principles Click for map.
LMN11 Síle Mills Renovation with extension 11am-5pm Open 11-5pm. Restored country house with extension. Fabulous cottage and vegetable gardens. Click for map.
LMN13 Max Brosi Self-Build 11am-5pm Open 11-5pm. Self-build by award-winning wood turner Max Brosi. Click for map.
LMN16 Charlie Easterfield New-Build 11am-5pm Open 11-5pm. Build project-managed by Charlie who also did all the electrics herself! As an artist Charlie's garden is her canvas. Amazing array of plants. Click for map.
LMN17 Rob and Mairéad Renovation with extension Tours on the hour - 11am-4pm last tour Open 11-5pm. Beautifully restored cottage - a labour of love. A good example of off-grid living. Click for map.
LMN20 Grace and Joe New-Build n/a Unfortunately the owners not available. Visitors can view the house from the outside. Information sheets on the build written by the architect Dominic Stevens will be available for people to read as they go around the outside. Click for map.
LMN24 Séan and Bríd Self-Build 11am-5pm Woodland walk from their home is also possible. Click for map.
LMN28 Johnny Gogan Self-Build n/a Open 11-5pm. Slideshow of the building process will be ongoing as well as an RTE documentaory made by Johnny about the architect Peter Cowman. Click for map.
LMN29 Mike and Jo Self-Build Tours only 10am, 11am and 3pm Tours only - by self-builder Mike at 10am, 11am and 3pm. Click for map.
LMN30 Frank Clinton New-Build 11am-5pm Click for map.
LMN34 Leitrim Sculpture Centre Renovation 11am - 6pm Hub open 11-6pm day for exhibitions,children's workshop and brochure pick-up point. Click for map.
LMN36 Lyn and Steve Self-Build 11am-5pm Restauration in progress of this hundred year old+ home. Wonderfully productive gardens with lots of interesting pets! Click for map.
LMN40 teaSHED Self-Build Tours on the hour by the architect. Located beside Glencar Waterfall, accessible from the N16 between Manorhamilton and Sligo follow the signs for Glencar Waterfall. Approximately 13km from Sligo turn left or 11km from Manorhamilton turning right. The road loops around Glencar lake, leading to Glencar Waterfall and then eventually re-joins the N16. Click for map.
LMN42 Frank Albrecht Self-Build 11am-7pm Click for map.
LMN43 Carin and Wilfred Renovation with extension 10am-5pm Click for map.
SL01 Féile Butler and Colin Ritchie Self-Build 11am-4pm Beautiful organic self-built home to 'Mud and Wood'- experts in building with cob and timber. Go to for more info. Click for map.
SL05 Imelda and Matt Self-Build 11am-4pm • Location: Riverstown, Co. Sligo 20 mins from Sligo – 40mins from Manorhamilton The Outhouses is situated on the outskirts of Riverstown village, behind the catholic church. Coming from the N4, take the turning at Drumfin Crossroads to Riverstown, enter the village and go through village to T junction. Turn right, pass Sean Mac’s Pub and approximately 200m take a right turning through the gates between the church and the national school. Drive through the church car park and straight down the lane, through a set of gates with stone pillars. Continue straight down the lane to the white house. Click for map.
SL06 The Gyreum Self-Build 11am-5pm From Sligo head south along the N4 towards Dublin. At Castlebaldwin (a small village on the N4 14km south of Collooney) turn Left. After you left the main road (N4) simply follow the brown metal signs pointing toward GYREUM ECOLODGE: 1. Follow the signs towards Highwood (crossing the Unshin River) until you reach the local ‘BAR’ with a petrol pump out front. 2. At the ‘BAR’ continue straight through the intersection (DON’T take the main road to the right), following the sign for Lough Bo. 3. At Killadoon Crossroads (the next one), pass straight through (again towards Lough Bo) and take the next turn on the left (1km later). Gyreum is 500 metres along this small road on the right. Click for map.
SL07 Christ and Martha Renovation with extension 11am-5pm . Woodland walk. Coffee and tea in Art Studio. Knocknageeha, Ballintogher . From Dromahair to Ballintogher (R290) Turn left in Ballintogher at the Checkout-shop. After approx. 300 m (You’ll pass the football pitch and a bungalow estate on right.) take first turn to right. After approx. 1000 m take first turn to right (there’s a big two-storey house on your right and as soon as you take the turn then you’ll find a new house on left under construction) Up this narrow road we are second house on left after approx. 1000 m. Click for map.
SL08 Brigit and Ron Self-Build 10am, 12 noon 3pm Heading north from Sligo town on the N15 turn left at Drumcliff after the Yeats Tavern, Left in Carney, Left atDunleavy's shop. Past the castle. House on the right - look out for the signs. Or just follow signs for Raghley. Park at Raughly Bay and walk back (8 mins). Accessibility: On foot, no wheelchairs, 40 meter garden path. Parking on raughley (8 minutes walk) Click for map.
SL09 Colin and Nina Self-Build 11am-5pm Click for map.
SL10 The Building Block Renovation 12-2pm Click for map.
SL11 John and Kathy New-Build 11am-5pm DIRECTIONS Past Sligo IT on Ash Lane. Straight through the lights on to the R286 to Dromahair. Turn left onto R278 signposted to Calry, Third house after Teach Eamonn B&B. Click for map.
SL12 Úna and Gerry New-Build 11am-5pm DIRECTIONS FROM GURTEEN: Take R294 towards Tubbercurry. Continue for about 2km and take the left at the signpost for Mount irwin Cemetery. This is L8104. Continue for 1.3km and it is the second house on left at the end of a 300m tree-lined avenue. Click for map.