The Irish Architectural Archive is an independent private company limited by guarantee (company Number 54867) with charitable status which collects and preserves the records of Irish architecture – from the earliest structures to contemporary buildings – and makes these freely available to all who wish to consult them.

The Archive is a non-contentious body which does not involve itself in the planning process or matters of conservation controversy.

The Archive is governed by a Chairman and Board of Directors.

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Archive is CEO Colum O’Riordan.

The Archive complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. A copy of the Archive’s Governance Code Principles Statement is available here.

The Archive has charitable status – CHY6240, CRA No. 20010843  – and is an approved body for tax relief on donations under of Section 848A Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997.

The Archive complies with the ICTR Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.



by Colum O'Riordan

New exhibition

House and Home: residential projects from the collections of the Irish Architectural Archive Featuring over forty original architectural drawings, as well as publications, models and photographs, for residential projects in Ireland, House and Home marks the fortieth anniversary of the Archive. An important criterion for the selection of these projects was that they should include at least one item … Read more

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