In our work, the business of buildings is inextricable from the business of history. In 1916, fighting broke out at the castle gates and the adjacent City Hall. James Connolly and Kathleen Lynn were brought here after their arrest and other key figures of the Rising were interned at the castle’s barracks.

We are taking a look at both the iconic and the lesser known buildings which witnessed acts, words and thoughts, that it is our business today to keep exploring and building on.


Ship’s Biscuits in Ship Street Barracks by Anna Caffrey


The Royal Exchange, now Dublin City Hall by Dr Aidan O’Boyle


The Bedford Tower, Castle Gates & Guard House by Dr Aidan O’Boyle