Dublin’s first time house, The Clockwork Door, opened this week on Wellington Quay, just beside the Ha’penny Bridge (it’s found behind a little doorway so you’ll have to keep an eye out to find it). Behind the painted door you’ll find respite from all the hustle and bustle of Dublin City and a chance to relax and make yourself at home while meeting new people.
Like I said, The Clockwork Door is a time house. That means that you pay according to the amount of time you spend there. No, you’re not just paying for the space. The Clockwork door offers a comfortable place where you can consider a second home. Make a tea or coffee, grab some biscuits or make a sandwich and then snuggle up with a book in their cosy room, or hone your Mario Kart skills in the games room. They provide a well stocked kitchen, wifi, games and consoles all in a friendly, welcoming setting.
The Games room
The Cosy room
If you ever find yourself with an hour to kill before an appointment/ meeting, or maybe you have some time before your next lecture, head over and see what all the hype is about. You can relax or have a nap in the cosy room, catch up on some reading in the study room, meet some new people. It’s like having a friend who’s house is in the city center and you can pop by whenever you have some spare time.
Their main ethos is to welcome everyone. Unfriendly behaviour and rudeness are not tolerated. Also please don’t steal or break anything. Apart from that, you’re free to enjoy the place how you like!
Selection of teas in the kitchen – you’re bound to find something you like!
Their rates can differ but around 3 hours at The Clockwork Door will cost you 13 euro (remember, we’re talking unlimited tea and biscuits here). A full day will come in around 30 euro (10 hours). If you know you have loads of free time between your 9 o’clock and 3pm lecture, then you can avail of a 28 day membership for a reduced rate of 28 euro (nice).
They also have space that can be rented out for larger groups.
Keep an eye on their facebook page to see what events they have on.