Rooms for all

I would like to introduce you to our wonderful rooms here at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

This magnificent Georgian house, located in the heart of Dublin’s south city centre, 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 reception rooms on the piano nobile of this Georgian palazzo offer a range of venues and facilities.

Bespoke catering

We are the perfect venue if you are planning an event, big or small. We have excellent facilities for business meetings or private corporate entertaining. We are ideally suited to host a wide variety of corporate events, be it a board meeting, breakfast briefing, working lunch or training session.

Flixible seating
Flexible seating

We have a fully equipped multi-media lecture room that can seat up to 55 people. Our meeting room can accommodate 20 people for a board meeting. The three rooms combined can host up to 250 people for a reception.

Shopping opportunities

We are a perfect city centre location for a trade show, product or book launch, or indeed a fashion show or musical recital.

Room to dine
Room to dine

As you can see, the rooms vary in size and decoration, and they can be used either separately or in combination, according to your requirements.

Music and lighting

No. 45 is the perfect venue for a small conference in the heart of Dublin city centre. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi; a projector, screen and microphone are all available on request.

Room for all

Hiring the rooms provides the Archive with much needed extra income. If you know of anyone looking for a unique location for an event or special occasion please contact us. We would be delighted to send you further information or to arrange a visit to view the venue.

Anne Henderson,
Events Officer,