Rooms in No. 45

 Lecture Room

A large well-proportioned space, the Lecture Room faces onto Merrion Square and can accommodate a seated audience of up to 55 people. The room contains a lectern, a sound system (including amplification for speakers) as well as equipment for single point slide projection and multi-media projection. Free Wi-Fi is also provided. Perfect for individual talks or presentations, the Lecture Room, with the ancillary spaces on the first floor, is also ideal for symposiums and conferences.


Rachel MacRory Room

Ideal for board or committee meetings, the Rachel MacRory Meeting Room comfortably accommodates meetings for up to 20 people. Portable digital projection is available and the room has free Wi-Fi. Adjoining the lecture room, the Rachel MacRory Meeting Room can also be configured for breakout sessions or hospitality. A picture-hanging system allows for bespoke decoration of the room. The room is named in honour of the late Rachel MacRory, first architectural heritage officer with the newly formed Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht 1994, and member of the Archive board from 1998 until her untimely death in 2002, aged 35.


Achilles Room

As with the Rachel MacRory Meeting Room, the Achilles Room is ideal for board or committee meetings, or as an ancillary venue to other meetings or lecture events. A picture-hanging system allows for bespoke decoration of the room. The room derives its name from a plaque on the chimney piece showing the child Achilles being dipped in the River Styx by his mother Thetis.

Piano Nobile Suite

As all three spaces on the piano nobile of No. 45 Merrion Square interconnect, they provide a gracious and elegant environment for daytime events, from buffet lunches to book launches, or evening receptions for up to 250 guests.

Toilets and cloakroom facilities are located in the basement. The Archive is universally accessible.

Details of the facilities available can be found here.

Guidelines for using Irish Architectural Archive Rooms are available here.

To discuss using the Archive rooms or to arrange an exploratory visit, contact Anne Henderson (link to (01 6633040).