Irish Intercounties Surfing Championship – 50 year anniversary

This weekend sees the 50 year celebration of the Irish Intercounties Surfing Championship at Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal and while I didn’t arrive on the scene until year four I have great memories of the event and of its founder, the late Brian Britton.

I had known Brian and his brothers since …

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Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran

Under the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) we have been trawling through old files, before committing them to the shedder and we came across this old photograph of the Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran as it was back in the 60’s and 70’s.

It reminded us of the exciting times …

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Refurbishment and extension to family dwelling, Co. Leitrim

One of the most enjoyable aspects of our work is witnessing architecture make a family fall in love with their home again. This was our experience of a recent refurbishment and extension to a family dwelling in Co. Leitrim.

Everything about the pretty village of Leitrim, that attracted them twelve years …

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Refurbishment, renovation and extension to existing 1980’s dwelling located in Co. Fermanagh

Much of modern domestic architecture and especially those aspects associated with house extensions is based around two features – daylight and access to the patio (and the garden beyond). Both these aspects are designed to make the best of the little sunshine we get in Ireland. Actually, when we approached …

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National Architects in Schools Initiative 2017

We’ve just finished working with the TY Students at Loreto Community School in Milford, helping them design outdoor classrooms at the school. We had a great time with the students and they came up with some really wacky designs- it was lovely to see them developing their creative ability as …

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Archive find !

While having a spring clean in the office we found this old photograph of the  Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal before the extension and renovation.
Allingham Arms Hotel archive

Allingham Arms Hotel …

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Refurbishment of existing dwelling at Henry Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

We’re delighted that one of our projects features as the cover home in Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living April issue – it’s a refurbishment of an existing waterfront house on Henry Street in Enniskillen.  The photos here give an idea of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of our work, but with fourteen full …

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Refurbishment, renovation and extension to existing 1980s’ dwelling located in Co. Fermanagh

The clients brief was for a “garden room” which would link the main body of the house, which was extensively refurbished, with the garden and the views of the mountains to the south of Enniskillen. The original expectation was that this would be used mostly in spring summer and autumn …

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Refurbishment, renovation and extension of 1980s dwelling located Co. Fermanagh

As part of the refurbishment a good portion of the existing ground floor was reconfigured to put a kitchen/dining space at the southern gable with an increased window size to maximise the light and the view. The old kitchen was turned into a “winter snug” that was separated physically from the …

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Refurbishment, renovation and extension to existing 1980s dwelling located in Co. Fermanagh

In the early designs it was envisaged that the refurbishment needed to include a half or two storey extension to accommodate the client’s brief which gave the extension a form similar to the existing but with a much more contemporary feel. However, when they revised their brief the reduced accommodation could …

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