aisling o'beirn
artist documentation site

Anglo Irish Bank Headquartres, abandoned construction site

Cardiff Lane

Dublin Doclands




dublin boom or bust tour 2010

a re:public project for temple bar gallery
dublin 2010

The DIY landmark tour was an alternative tour of some landmarks in Dublin city that bore witness to the demise of the Celtic Tiger. The landmarks in question are seemingly unorthodox including incomplete construction projects such as the skeleton of the Anglo Irish Bank headquarters, where work was abandoned due to the collapse of the bank.

The tour can be taken without a guide, participants use the drawings on free leaflets provided to locate the landmarks and see if they are still there. The tour looks at the ways in which citizens come to know and shape their cities, the places where they live and work.
This project was part of ‘Re:Public, Can Anything Happen in Public Anymore’, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.

Photography A. O'Beirn