The Green-Door festival of rural architecture and design is back!

This year 39 homes with sustainable features and ways of living, many self-builds, renovations and extensions throughout counties Leitrim and Sligo are open to the public.

This is a unique opportunity to meet the home owners and builders, architects and suppliers to get first hand, honest information about the whole process of self-building, the choices made, the highlights and the lowlights.

Based at The Dock and the Leitrim Sculpture Centre the festival has a stimulating and inspiring programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations. Go to for more information. Full programmes will be available from The Dock and the Leitrim Sculpture Centrefrom 26th August.