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Meath County Council launch shopfront design guidelines- Boyne dental featured as an example.

  • By Cooney Architects

Meath County Council launch shopfront design guidelines- Cooney Architects project, Boyne dental is featured as an example.


Encouraging Contemporary Design
The design approach to a new shopfront should provide a
contemporary architectural expression relevant to the context,
character and tradition of the area, the character of the individual
street and of the building itself.
To date there have been relatively few examples of good quality
modern shopfront design in the county. Where good examples occur
they tend to be crisp, simple and streamlined. While less ornate than
their traditional counterparts, the more successful designs comprise
strong frameworks which draw inspiration from the traditional forms
of good shopfront design.
The traditional shopfront concept has survived because it works. The
key to good contemporary design is an emphasis on fine detailing.”

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See attached PDF for new Guidelines Shopfronts Guidelines



Moyer Farmhouse by Frank Cooney

  • By Cooney Architects

Frank Cooney speaks about his experience refurbishing an existing semi derelict 19th century house in Moyer, Co Cavan to achieve both A2 energy rating and International Passivhaus standard.  Cultivate & ÉASCA Members | Cultivate Centre

Please download presentation slides Cultivate

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A Better Liberties.

  • By Cooney Architects

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Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2017

Dublin City Council South Central Area invite applications from businesses and commercial properties in The Liberties for its Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2017. The scheme offers grant assistance to upgrade or enhance shopfronts and certain works to upper floors of buildings on the main commercial streets of The Liberties.

The grant will support 50% of the costs of works up to a maximum grant of €3,000. Terms and conditions apply and assessment of suitable projects under the scheme will be made by panel.

Last year, the scheme supported 16 projects in  the area and has been effective in assisting the ongoing programme of renewal of the area’s commercial streets.

For more details of the scheme please follow the links below. Applicant should also refer to Dublin City Council’s Shopfront Design Guidelines and there’s a handy Guide to Good Shopfronts on The Liberties Dublin website.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st March 2017.

If you would like to discuss taking part in the scheme then please contact Stephen Coyne or tel (01) 2225180.


Built Heritage Investment Scheme

Dublin City Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are inviting applications for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017. This will be administered by the Conservation Section of Dublin City Council for buildings contained on the Record of Protected Structure and in Architectural Conservation Areas within the Dublin City Council Area only (refer to map above). The minimum level of funding awarded will be €2,500 up to a maximum of €10,000.

This scheme will support small-scale conservation projects and support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th February 2017.


Retail Prospectus for The Liberties

A new prospectus has been developed to highlight the various opportunities for retail and other investment in The Liberties. The brochure includes some handy stats covering footfall, visitor numbers and new developments taking place. Copies of the prospectus will be sent to enterprise offices as well as estate and property agents active in Dublin 8.

Click in the link below to download a copy. Further details on all the attractions for new businesses in the area can be found on You can also advertise premises to let via the site.

For more details on The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative please contact Stephen Coyne at or tel (01) 2225180.


Liberties in Bloom for 2017

Over the past three years this project has encouraged businesses and the community to green and beautify the area. With so much progress in recent times, it remains as important as ever for businesses to play their part in making The Liberties Bloom and supporting a better environment for visitors to the area and for us all as the local community.

There’s no better time than January  to start planning for some spring and summer statements for your shop or building. Companies such as Urban Plant Life on Cork Street will be delighted to help with ideas and can offer planted troughs and baskets that will last the whole summer long. A potted tree outside your door is a simple way to add some colour. If you use outside seating, consider colourful furniture and planting. Feel free to get in touch for more information.

Lets get The Liberties blooming for 2017!







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Cooney Architects ‘A Symphony of Skills’ -THE WORLD IS CHANGING- Enterprise Leadership by Ann Hinds

  • By Cooney Architects

Take a look at Ann Hinds (Director at Salve Vitae) talk from our ‘Symphony of Skills’ event, ‘THE WORLD IS CHANGING – Enterprise Leadership’, great advice for any business.



The National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown, Dublin

  • By Cooney Architects

The Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown, Dublin is nearing completion.  Cooney Architects are delighted to have been involved in this exciting project as part of the Clients Design Consultancy Team.  The Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena is the new flagship facility at the National Sports Campus. This fully accessible, multi-sport and multi-purpose arena, is the newest of its kind in Europe. Built to the highest world class standards and specifications, it will ensure that Ireland has the best facility for indoor sport and events, which can be used Irish sporting bodies, high performance athletes and the general public.




Huge Success A Symphony of Construction Skills

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Cooney Architects hosts a ‘A Symphony of Construction Skills’ at Campus Conference Centre in Abbotstown.

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Cooney Architects shortlisted for the Irish Independent Property Excellence Awards 2016

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bottom_logoWe are delighted to have had our orject, the Leitrim Innovation & Growth Centre, shortlisted for the Irish Independent Property Excellence Awards 2016 within the ‘Community’ category.



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We are delighted to announce Diarmaid Ferriter will be giving a talk at our event, ‘A Symphony of Construction Skills’

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ferriter-photograph-2015We are delighted to announce that Diarmaid Ferriter will be giving a talk at our event, A Symphony of Construction Skills, taking place on Thursday 10th November in the National Sports Campus.  Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best- known historians and is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. His books include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera (2007), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009) and Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012). His most recent book is A Nation and not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-23 (2015) He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times.

Click below to access tickets for the event.  Numbers are limited.