Prompting the re-use of the upper floors of historic upper floors

March 2018

Gráinne Shaffrey will give a talk about Shaping the Future - Urban Regeneration and Adaptive Reuse on Friday 9th of March

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Gráinne Shaffrey and Dr Ellen Rowley ‘Who is Henrietta?
Developing the Tenement Museum Dublin

February 2018

Henrietta Street Tenement Museum is an initiative by Dublin City Council and Heritage Department to celebrate the rich history of inner city Dublin from the early Georgian Period to 20th Century Ireland.
Dr Ellen Rowley is an architectural historian, looking primarily at 20th Century Ireland. Educated at Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University, she has written extensively on Irish architectural modernism, she is currently developing the new Tenement Museum DublinGráinne Shaffrey is a principal of Shaffrey Architects. Their main field of work covers specialised aspects of architecture including existing buildings, their adaptation to new use and repair, urban design and new buildings in existing urban areas. Gráinne is an RIAI Grade 1 Conservation Architect and currently President of ICOMOS Ireland. 



Rescheduled Great Granite Rocks Lecture

November 2017

Gráinne Shaffrey will give a lecture as part of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary celebrations in the Ferry Terminal Building on Thursday November 30th at 7pm.  Capacity is limited, so to avoid disappointment please RSVP at before Thurs 23.11.2017.

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Dublin Art Book Fair at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

November 2017

Dublin Art Book Fair, Ireland’s only art book fair, returns to Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from 23rd to 26th November, sponsored by Henry J Lyons. With the theme of Art and Architecture Interwoven, the gallery will be filled with books on art, architecture and related subjects from select Irish and international publishers, limited editions and more unusual and difficult-to-find artists’ and architects’ books.

As part of the fair, Gráinne Shaffrey will host a tour of the Tenement Museum at Henrietta Street on Saturday November 25th  from 1 - 2pm titled The painting/the palimpsest. Further information is available on

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ICOMOS announces The 19th Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture

October 2017

Dr. Peter Harbison will discuss ‘The Heritage of Tourism, ‘Keeping Sight of Sites’  at George's Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 on Friday 3rd of November 2017 6.30pm for 7.00 pm talk.  This event is invite only.

In this lecture Dr. Harbison addresses issues such as the commercialisation of cultural heritage sites in tourism, visitor information and engagement, conservation management and the role of organisations and local communities. 

The lecture will be followed by a discussion in which audience members are invited to participate. This will be facilitated by the President of ICOMOS Ireland, Gráinne Shaffrey.


Westport Study Day - 2017

October 2017

This IGS event celebrating 250 years of the Browne family and the town of Westport will take place at Westport House, Co. Mayo on Friday, November 10th 2017.

Gráinne Shaffrey will speak at 3.45pm on The Irish town, a work of art and a place to live. Further information and bookings can be made at

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IGS Lecture Series: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Historic Houses: Appreciating & Caring for your Period House

October 2017

Gráinne Shaffrey,  Principal of Shaffrey Architects, Grade I RIAI Conservation practice will give a lecture on The Importance of Using Lime at 7.00pm on Evening 2 of this lecture series on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

A 6-week evening conservation course presented by the Irish Georgian Society in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in the Royal St. George Yacht Club from 7- 9.30pm on Wednesdays in October and November 2017.

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Open House Event 2017

October 2017

Gráinne Shaffrey will present at this Seminar 'The City as a Stage' on Thursday 12th October 2017. This is an RIAI CPD Event for Grade I, II & III Conservation Architects.

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Great Granite Rocks Lecture

September 2017

POSTPONED - Lecture to be rescheduled

Gráinne Shaffrey will give a lecture as part of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary celebrations in the Ferry Terminal Building on Thursday October 5th at 7pm. Email: to book a place.



August 2017

HENTOWN by ANU Productions opens for a limited time on 24th August at the new Tenement Museum Dublin, 14 Henrietta Street.
Book now:

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Heritage Week Lunchtime Lectures at the IAA

August 2017

Friday 25 August at 1pm at The Irish Architectural Archive
‘In Conversation’ with Patrick Shaffrey
Patrick and Gráinne Shaffrey, Shaffrey Architects

For booking and further information please contact the Irish Architectural Archive
at + 353 (0)1 6633040 or

International Women in Architecture Day Talk

July 2017

To mark International Womens in Architecture Day, the RIAI have organised two lectures by renowned architect Grainne Shaffrey and architectural historian and RIAI Honorary Member Dr Ellen Rowley on the forthcoming Tenement Museum Dublin / An Músaem Tionántán.

The Tenement Museum Dublin is housed in a former tenement at No 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will bring to life the story of the building and of its residents. Grainne Shaffrey and Ellen Rowley have been centrally involved in this landmark project – Grainne as architect and Ellen as curator. The museum will open to the public on 24th August with a 6-week performance by ANU Productions.

Dublin 1 Festival

Who are the Architects in your neighbourhood?

June 2017

Shaffrey Architects opened their studios to the public to gain an insight into the life of the architects who work in Dublin 1,
The event was part of Dublin1 festival organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation.

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The Buildings of the Irish Town and Irish Countryside Buildings Exhibition

June 2017

21 June 2017 – 25 August 2017

Irish Architectural Archive45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Open to the public from 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays.

An exhibition of Maura Shaffrey’s drawings from the books The Buildings of Irish Towns and Irish Countryside Buildings following their recent donation to the Irish Architectural Archive.

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Engineering the Past to Meet the Needs of the Future

Best practice installation of mechanical and electrical services into historic buildings

June 2017

Grainne Shaffrey, Tomas O’Connor (Shaffrey Associates Architects ) and Edith Blennerhasset (Arup) Present 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin Tenement Museum: townhouse as museum

The presentation will set the context for the works, with a brief history of the project and describing the design approach and principles which guided us in our decision making and detailed design. We will look in some detail at how architect and engineer worked together in developing and agreeing solutions. We will also focus on some of the bespoke solutions developed in response to building standards and codes. Some of these may be more transferable than others. We will probably also touch on some of the frustrations and ‘roadblocks’ we couldn’t get through. An overriding message in our presentation will be the importance of collaboration and team work.

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Shaffrey  Architects celebrate 50 years


February 2017

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50 years of shaffrey associates architects 1967-2017

Grafton Architects and Shaffrey Architects announced as  preferred design team for the ambitious Parnell Square Cultural Quarter

July 2014

Dublin City Council and the Parnell Square Foundation are pleased to announce, that Grafton Architects + Shaffrey Associates, has been selected as the preferred Design Team to deliver on an ambitious design brief set for the redevelopment of Parnell Square Cultural Quarter (PSCQ), as a new cultural landmark for Dublin

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