Town Centre Living Initiative Synthesis Report

This report records the findings of the Department of Rural and Community Development’s (DRCD) Town Centre Living Initiative (TCLI) using primary data received directly from the 6 pilot towns and participants. The Town Centre Living Initiative (TCLI) is a pilot scheme managed by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) where up to €100k […]

Ballinrobe Adaptive Re-Use

This project was commissioned by Mayo County Council as part of its Heritage Plan, to explore the potential for adaptive re-use of 3 existing long term vacant buildings in Ballinrobe for re-use as homes. The project included liaison with the building owners, to see what supports would help them to upgrade and re-use the buildings, […]

Free Market

In 2017 Orla Murphy, Jo Anne Butler (Culturstruction & Superfolk), Miriam Delaney (DIT),Tara Kennedy (Culturstruction & CCAE), Jeffrey Bolhuis and Laurence Lord (AP+E) were selected to co-curate the Irish National Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Venice Biennale in 2018. The Irish Pavilion, entitled Free Market highlighted the generosity, humanity and possibility in the public spaces […]

Donegal Traditional Shopfront Guidance

Donegal County Council commissioned this publication as part of the County Donegal Heritage Plan with support from the Heritage Council. The purpose of the publication is to provide an insight into the character and quality of traditional shop fronts in Donegal, their role as part of the living heritage and built fabric in the county […]

Mulranny Geodesign Workshop

Mulranny Geodesign Workshop Phase 1. Geodesign is a methodology for planning large-scale urban and landscape settlements devised by Harvard Professor Carl Steinitz and used to design and evaluate how to plan and design future settlements. Steinitz has been developing on online Geodesign platform with Hrishi Ballal of UCL over the last two years. The Mulranny […]


TOWN is the result of a 2 year research project, carried out with the support of the Arts Council and OPW Kevin Kieran Award 2009-2011.  Four case study towns were studied – New Ross, Longford, Bandon and Westport during the course of the research, which included a morphological study and contemporary analysis.  A manifesto for […]

Atlas of Cavan

Orla Murphy and Dermot McCabe were appointed architects in residence in Cavan Co. Council in 2007.  As part of the residency, they mapped the laneways between Cavan town’s two main streets and designed and produced a hand-made Atlas recording them.  Secondary school students contributed to the research, through a series of workshops. The work residency […]