Welcome to the Irish Architectural Archive

The Irish Architectural Archive was established in 1976 to collect and preserve material of every kind relating to the architecture of the entire island of Ireland, and make it available to the public.

As a cumulative body of material the holdings of the Archive represent the greatest single source of information on Ireland’s buildings and those who designed them.
The Archive is located at 45 Merrion Square. The Archive is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that the Reading Room will reopen from 20 July 2020. For more see Access

Material held by the Irish Architectural Archive may be consulted in the Archive’s Reading Room at 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The Archive is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that the Reading Room will reopen from 20 July 2020. For more see Access.

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No. 45 Merrion Square

The largest terraced house on Merrion Square, No. 45 is one of the great Georgian houses of Dublin. Public areas include the Archive Reading Rooms and Architecture Gallery on the ground floor and a suite of interconnecting reception, meeting and lecture rooms on the piano Nobile..
These are available for hire. Find out more here.