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In addition to architectural conservation works, the founding partners of Shaffrey Associate Architects have collaborated together on several seminal books which have had a major influence on Architectural and Urban Design attitudes in Ireland.

  • The Irish Town - An Approach to Survival, published Dublin l975 (O’Brien Press).  
  • Buildings of Irish Towns - Treasures of Everyday Architecture, published Dublin l983 (O’Brien Press). 
  • Irish Countryside Buildings - Everyday Architecture in the Rural Landscape - published Dublin l985 (O’Brien Press).
  • Irish Cottages, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1990. (Maura Shaffrey)
  • Contributions to the Encyclopedia of World Vernacular Architecture (1998). Editor: Paul Oliver, Oxford Brookes University; Publisher: Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. (Maura Shaffrey)
  • Contributor to the Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, (1997). Editors: F.H.A. Aalen, K. Whelan and M. Stout. Publisher: Royal Irish Academy. (Maura Shaffrey)
  • Irish Architecture - A Future for our Heritage, 1975 (Patrick Shaffrey, Editor).  

The Principals have also written numerous articles on Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, to include:

  • Advice Series. Access - Improving the Accessibility of Historic Buildings and Places
     (2011). Editor Jacqueline Donnelly, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltatch (Grainne Shaffrey)

To date we have carried out Conservation Plans for the following sites:

  •  Ennis Friary, Co. Clare
    Client: 
    OPW (formerly Dúchas, The Heritage Service)
    Status: Prepared follow on design proposals for on-site Visitor/Staff facilities and re-roofing of nave to accommodate Exhibition Space for important collection of architectural stone.
  • St. Luke’s Church, The Coombe, Dublin 8
    Client: Dublin City Council and Heritage Council
    Status: Complete with subsequent works relating to graveyard and ground works/new City Park at Part 8 planning stage.
  • Henrietta Street, Dublin 1
    Client: Dublin City Council
    Status: Complete with continuing involvement in conservation/stabilisation works to Nos. 3 & 14; façade renewal works to No. 13; and ongoing contribution to Steering Group with regard to implementation of Conservation Plan Policies.
  • St. Selskar’s Abbey, Wexford Town
    Client: Office of Public Works
    Status: Conservation Plan complete 2006.