Irish Architects


The client approached MacGabhann Architects to design a new home for their young family in Co. Sligo. The elevated site locate

House at Bogay

The design of the House at Bogay began with considerations of orientation relative to the sun, views towards the sea, privacy


The aim of this project was to convert the existing 1980’s bungalow into a high-end visitor retreat. We first set about

Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC)

According to the brief the building was to host a variety of animals, each with various different needs. The ARC is a collecti

Tuath Na Mara

Private house on Lough Swilly. The plan and form was inspired by the traditional narrow cottage and is orientated on a north s

Regional Cultural Centre

The location of the building – set back from two main streets on the inside of a deep site and stuck between the An Griannan

Drumnacraig Extension

Extension to private house on the Fanad peninsula, Co. Donegal, 2009-2011. The design turned a former garage on the North side

Teach Annie

The brief was to design a house for a couple that provides enough space to accommodate visitors, children and grandchildren. T

The Dolmen House

The Dolmen House rests on a commanding site on top of a hill overlooking Lough Swilly, Donegal and Derry. The concept was driv

Carton LeVert House / Greenbox Studio

Private house in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. This project consists of a timber box and a concrete block, and is concerned with th

Lough Swilly House

Plug-In Cottage

Located on the banks of a river estuary in north east Donegal, this project consists of two extensions to an existing traditio

Architect’s Office

The brief was to construct a new 200sqm architect’s office. It had to be as economical as possible both in terms of capital

Public Service Centre

New civic office in Letterkenny for Donegal County Council. Publications Full Irish – New Architecture in Ireland (2010)

An Sciobál Dearg

The form and direction of the red box on the upper level is derived from the neighbouring boat building shed. However the seaw

Ramelton House

Clontarf Extension

The project consists of an extension and remodelling of a 1930’s semi-detached suburban house with a long south-facing garde

Teach Bing

Private dwelling near Horn Head, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, 2010-2014. Teach Bing shelters and protects while allowing the inhab

Slieve Gullion House

Slieve Gullion House is in south Armagh looking south towards the world-renowned geological phenomenon that is the Ring of Gul

Pig House

Called Pig because it is situated on a site with spectacular views of Muckish Mountain, and the name Muckish is derived from t


The ‘Piglet’ is an extension / annex to the original ‘Pig House’ which was modeled to be an abstract

Rathmullan House

Private House, Rathmullan, Co Donegal.

Falcarragh House

Private Dwelling at Killult, Falcarragh, Co Donegal.

Letterkenny Urban Plan

Letterkenny Urban Regeneration Master Plan – Concept Analysis of Existing Our analysis of the existing town centre area foun

Smith House Extension

1970’s Bungalow on a remarkable site with incredible views. The brief was to transform it from the 70’s into a well though

Ramelton Extension

Extension to private house in Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Portsalon Extension

Extension to private house in Portsalon, Co Donegal.

Primary Care Centre + Scally Medical Practice

This consists of a fit out of a speculative office building in Letterkenny with a deep plan, but with high level skylights in

Isle of Doagh Extension

The existing dwelling consisted of a 1980 bungalow with a later extension (1990’s) to the back. The new extension is positio

Rosapenna Golf Courses

Residential development for private client (60 terraced cottages) in Downings, Co. Donegal, 2006-2007. This development is an

Ramelton Housing

Local authority housing scheme in Ramelton, Co. Donegal for Donegal County Council, Five dwellings, completed in 2001. Publica

Mayo Cottage

The project consists of extending and adapting an early 20th century 3 roomed school master’s house into a modern family hom

Fahan Housing

The design for the 27 new townhouses incorporates public open space forming a village green opposite the prominent St. Mura’

Venice Biennale 2006

MacGabhann Architects exhibited as part of the Ireland team at the International Architecture Exhibition – “Venice

Sessiaghoneill National School

The brief was to provide 5 new classrooms and a multipurpose room for an existing school in Ballybofey, Co.Donegal. The school

Scribly Leck

Masterplan for private client, residential (c. 1000 units ) and commercial development, (c. 25 acres) in Letterkenny 2006 R

Letterkenny Community Development Project

The urban design locates the proposed Community Development & Recreational Centre along the road side boundary to fit it i

Carrigart Hotel

Conversion of the hotel’s 1960’s bedroom block into a terrace of holiday cottages, Carrigart, Co. Donegal, 2006-20

Affidea Diagnostic Centre

The new Affidea Diagnostic Centre was opened in Letterkenny in July 2016 by the Minister of Health Simon Harris. This new fit-

Sligo Gaol

This Master Plan was developed to give “Strategic Direction” to Sligo County Council’s proposals to develop a One Stop S

Ballinode Housing

Masterplan for PPP led housing scheme in Sligo, 460 dwellings, 2006.