45 Merrion Square

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.

Light-filled, spectacularly-proportioned, interconnected rooms on the piano nobile of this Georgian palazzo offer a range of venues and facilities: meeting rooms for up to 20 people; multimedia lecture facilities for up to 55, dining space for up to 80, and receptions for up to 250. Whether the event is a meeting, a conference with breakout sessions, or a private or corporate reception, the Irish Architectural Archive’s beautifully graceful spaces provide Georgian elegance in the heart of Dublin.




Getting here

Car: There is meter parking on Merrion Square, and the closest on-street disabled parking spot is directly opposite the building. One disabled parking spot  is also available to the rear of the building. Please e-mail info@iarc.ie or phone +353 1 663 3040 to enquire about using this space.

Public Transport: The closest bus stops to us are Stops #409 and #493 (Holles Street/Merrion Square), and Stops #750 and #784 on Baggot Street. The nearest Luas stop is St Stephens Green and the nearest Dart stations are Pearse Street and Grand Canal Dock.

For more information on visiting the Irish Architectural Archive see our Access page.