building together

Architecture Ireland, Urban Design
Architecture Ireland, Dublin/Cork/Kerry Architecture

Meitheal is an Irish word that describes the tradition of neighbours and communities coming together in a working cooperative.

Urban Design, Dublin/Cork/Kerry Architecture
Dublin/Cork/Kerry Architecture
Irish Building and Design Awards 2019 Architecture Ireland, Urban Design, Dublin/Cork/Kerry Architecture

Irish Building and Design Awards 2019

25. 10. 2019

Our work at Dingle Skellig Hotel has been selected as a finalist in the Irish Building and Design Awards 2019 in the category: Tourism and Leisure Project of the Year.
Many congratulations to our hardworking team, our great client team, and all involved in this fantastic project.

St. Patrick’s Bridge Wins Judges Choice Awards Architecture Ireland, Urban Design, Dublin/Cork/Kerry Architecture

St. Patrick’s Bridge Wins Judges Choice Awards

19. 10. 2019

The newly restored St Patrick’s Bridge has won the major award at Cork’s Best Building Awards 2019. Collaborating with conservation architects, JCA Architects and Kevin Cleary, Meitheal Architects worked for over 2 years on the project for Cork City Council.

SHD Planning Success Architecture Ireland, Urban Design, Dublin/Cork/Kerry Architecture

SHD Planning Success

17. 10. 2019

We are delighted to announce the approval of the SHD application for Cairn Homes, Castletreasure development in Douglas, Cork. Castletreasure comprises of a school, creche, parkland, cycle network and 472 new homes. This was Cork’s largest SHD application under review by An Bord Pleanála.

Welcome to Meitheal Architects, your design partners.

Welcome to Meitheal Architects, your design partners.

At our offices based in Dublin, Cork and Kerry, we are committed to providing an exceptional, bespoke and client-centred service.

Railway Gardens, Cork City

Architecture in Ireland.

Meitheal is a unique architectural practice with collaboration
at the core of its philosophy



“Meitheal have undertaken various projects for me personally, and for partners in the practice. We find Meitheal to be an exceptional professional service provider, always bringing creative design skill and a professional approach to executing and administering contracts and contractors. We continue to engage with them and are happy to recommend them.”

Cian Beecher, Partner,

Arthur Cox Solicitors

“The planning of a new community of 300 homes and community services was a large challenge. We faced many competing agendas – the local community, the local authority, the delivery of LIHAF infrastructure, archaeology and heritage issues. The housing team at Meitheal took charge of the process, established clear milestones and targets and secured an excellent planning approval. Clear communication is a strength of theirs and the fact that all stakeholders were engaged with and we avoided an appeal to An Bord Pleanala is to the Architect’s credit.”

Donald Lynch,

Homely Developments Ltd

“Our finished medical centre is flooded with natural light, creating a wonderful ambience for patients and staff alike. Pat used the available space to great effect, with many wonderful subtle design features, which ensures the building works for patients and staff.”

Dr. Diarmuid Quinlan,

Woodview Family Doctors

“It’s a long-standing relationship and people who get it for the long term and people who are at the other end of the phone who you’ve built a relationship out of trust. That to me, is key to what’s required, and it comes in spades with the guys in Meitheal. That’s my experience.”

Frankie Whelehan,

The Montenotte Hotel

“Luke Hickson is one of the best and most talented designers that I have met. I greatly enjoy working with him and I know that he will bring the passion and flair that he demonstrated with me to his future projects and endeavours.”

John Rocha,

Three Moon Design Group

“We have over 600 stores nationwide, no two alike. Each site and brief brings its own challenges, opportunities, complexities and personalities. Our experience of Patrick and his team is that they bring skillful design solutions and implement them cleverly, cognisant of each project’s unique circumstances. In retail every hour is precious. Meitheal’s turnaround of information and response times are exceptional, and it is apparent that they resource a diverse in-house skill base. Colleagues in our strategic planning department speak highly of Meitheal’s inputs on complex planning and legal questions.”

Joseph LeBlanc, Regional Development Manager,

Musgrave Retail Partners

“Design has always been a big thing for me — I know what I like. Luke Hickson and Pat O Toole of Meitheal have been absolutely brilliant, they really get what I want.”

Rachel Allen,