Irish Architectural Archive - Open House Dublin 2022
Building Tour

Irish Architectural Archive

Merrion Square East, Dublin 2
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • 11am – 11.40am |
  • 12am – 12.40pm |
  • 1pm – 1.40pm |
  • 2pm – 2.40pm |
  • 3pm – 3.40pm |
  • 4pm – 4.40pm
A large 4 storey red brick Georgian terraced house with blue sky and clouds

No. 45 Merrion Square, the home of the Irish Architectural Archive, is one of the great Georgian houses of Dublin. Built for the speculative developer Gustavus Hume in the mid-1790s and situated directly across Merrion Square from Leinster House, this is the largest terraced house on the Square and is the centrepiece of its East Side. It has a double frontage of red brick and a fine Doric door case. Divided into two separate dwellings in 1829, the house was restored to its original plan by the Office of Public Works in 2004. These works included the refurbishment of the historic fabric and the construction of new state-of-the-art passive archival stores to the rear.

Drop-in event. No booking required.

Accessibility Information

The Archive has 4 steps at the front of the building. There is ramp access to the rear of the building. (Please phone 01 6633040 to access). There is a lift to all floors of the building.

Wheelchair accessible, Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs welcome, Easy Read information

Photography Credit
© David Hayes




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