Green-Door - A Festival of Rural Architecture & Design

Green-Door Weekend 2017  -29th September-1st October

Green-Door is a Festival of Rural Architecture & Design; a weekend of homes with sustainable features and ways of living, open to the public and a full programme of workshops, talks, films and exhibitions.

One week to go! We have an amazing programme of events as well as 39 open homes over the weekend. Make sure you have your brochure so that you can plan and book the events you want to go to well in advance. Click here for your brochure or ask us to post you one out here (€5) Happy reading!

Brochures are also now available FREE from: The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon; the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton and The Model and the Tourist Office in Sligo as well as libraries throughout Co Leitrim and Sligo.

Most events and all of the open homes are free however for some, it is highly recommended to book in advance. Click here to see all ticketed events.

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See below a tempting glimpse into our programme for 2017: a weekend full of talks, excellent speakers, workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations, with the aim of stimulating and inspiring the weekend's particpiants:


Green-Door is chance to see inside homes, meet the homeowners, architects, designers and builders behind the restorations, extensions and new builds; it is a weekend where we are encouraged to look at our built environment, our local, inherited and new built vernacular and consider its impact on our lives and landscape.

Through tapping into these homes, that are often hidden away down lanes and up hillsides and, through the generosity of the homeowners allowing the public to visit,  the festival is able to open up debate, bring people and ideas together and inspire innovation and consideration for the future of rural living, building, planning, architecture and design.

We ran Green-Door festivals in 2012, 2013 and 2015 when we were  generously supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, the Heritage Council, Irish Design, Leitrim Arts, Leitrim Tourism and  Harnessing Creativity.

With thanks to our funders: The Arts Council, The Heritage Coucil, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Leitrim arts Office and  Leitrim County Council , all the homeowners and volunteers and all our sponsors: 


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