A drawing from the “House and Home” exhibition coming up at the Irish Architectural Archive in Dublin

Go ‘Green’ in Kildare Burtown House, near Athy in Co Kildare, is one of those places where visitors can relax into a seamless blend of history and he(...)

‘White is the most wonderful colour of all, because within it one can find every colour of the rainbow,’ said architect Richard Meier. That’s all very well until you’re trying to keep it clean

An artist who once worked at the Getty Center in Los Angeles told me a funny story. The artist was Robert Irwin, who designed the gardens, and also fa(...)

The drawingroom at Lyons House in Co Kildare

It is tempting to romanticise past eras and, notwithstanding the fact that the period encompassed the signing over of Irish sovereignty with the Act o(...)

A new exhibition features large-format prints of photographs of central Dublin by antiquarian Thomas Westropp in the aftermath of the Rising, including one of the ruins of the GPO taken from Nelson’s Pillar. Photograph: After Easter: Photographs of Dublin in 1916 by Thomas Johnson Westropp

February 4th, 1916 The Irish Times was animated about the state of Irish education in an editorial. The war had exposed faultlines and it cried out (...)

James Franklin Fuller’s legacy: Kylemore Abbey. Photograph: Courtesy National Library of Ireland

For someone so self-obsessed, James Franklin Fuller left remarkably little archival material behind him. Perhaps that’s why, in spite of his built (...)

It is important to establish whether the chimney is shared between the two properties or is serving one property only.

Q My next door neighbour’s (rental property) chimney appears to be leaking a water and soot mixture down the walls of our house (the hall walls do(...)

The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
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  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)

There’s a delicious sense of tradition at Christmas on the Square, when many of the grand Georgian Houses on Dublin’s Merrion Square open up to the(...)

Nest House in East Wall by Urban Agency

From the headquarters of Airbnb in Ringsend, via the buildings of the Botanic Gardens and a private house extension in Drumcondra made entirely from p(...)

One of a number of surviving designs for the front elevation of Leinster House in Dublin by Richard Castle

Lovers of architecture and history will revel in a new summer exhibition opening this week at the Irish Architectural Archive on Merrion Square. It wi(...)

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