The Irish Architectural Archive is delighted – despite being closed – to be participating once again in the annual Merrion Square Open Day, a Heritage Week Event, on Saturday 24 August from 10am until 5pm. The exciting and diverse programme for Merrion Square Open Day 2013 can be found here or here.
1,951 visitors to the IAA between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 1 December! What a fantastic way to start the Christmas season. Thanks to Clare and Laura from the Irish Design Shop, to all the marvellous makers, to Robbie and Tonnta for the astonishingly beautiful singing, to the Merrion Hotel for the delicious mulled wine, to Aoife, Aoife and Eve Anne from MCO, to the Merrion Square Innovation Network, to Mary King from Fáilte Ireland and most especially to the (repeat for emphasis) 1,951 wonderful people who joined us over the course of the day and bought all around them.
Merrion Square pop-up design shop: Saturday 1st December 2012 at the IAA, 45 Merrion Square.
Presented by the Merrion Square innovation Group in association with the Irish Design Shop, the Merrion Square popup design shop will give you an opportunity to meet the makers, including Merle O’Grady, Garvan deBruir, Keep Sketch, Jenny Walsh & Fergus O’Neill to name but a few. The very best Irish design will inspire your Christmas shopping, with knitwear, home-wares, stationery, wall art, and artisan food stuffs to suit every budget. Expect special Christmas treats throughout the day, including beautiful live choral music.
Time: 10am – 5pm.
Merrion Square Open Day will be held on Saturday 25 August 2012. Once again the Irish Architectural Archive will be participating in this Heritage Week event. No. 45 will be open for guided tours from 10 am to 5 pm (last tour 4.30 pm). There will also be an opportunity to see ‘Merrion Square 250: An exhibition of drawings from the National Archives of Ireland at the Irish Architectural Archive to mark the 250th anniversary of the creation of Merrion Square’. The full programme of events in and around the Square is available here.
Coming soon to the Irish Architectural Archive Architecture Gallery:
Merrion Square 250. An exhibition of drawings from the National Archives of Ireland at the Irish Architectural Archive to mark the 250th anniversary of the creation of Merrion Square.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of lectures reflecting on Merrion Square and its architecture. http://www.iarc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Merrion_Sq_250_Lecture_Series.pdf
No. 45 Merrion Square will glow green all week end to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. See how we look here.