It's that time of year again and we're delighted, once again, to have a recently completed project selected to feature in this year's Open House Dublin Programme.

(strand road, sutton, Sat 14th 11am - 2pm)



Open House is an annual celebration of the city's best architecture presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation. The event, now in it's 12th year, is free for all to attend and allows citizens and visitors to explore buildings of all types and periods when they open their doors from October 13th - 15th. With over 150 buildings, walks, talks, exhibitions and events there's something for everyone. 

The theme for 2017’s event is The City as a Stage. “The buildings of Dublin are active agents in the theatre of life”, says Nathalie Weadick, IAF Director. “Through the city’s physical form and structures, this Open House Dublin programme will reveal the character of our capital city and the active citizens, who, on this stage, play their vital parts.”

One of only two properties in Sutton to feature in this year's OHD programme, the property in question, with views over Dublin Bay, has recently been extended and renovated by Brennan | Furlong Architects & Urban Planners. 


Open House Dublin

Sutton, Dublin 13

Saturday 14th October - 11am - 2pm

Details of the full programme can be found here. 

Check out the teaser video here




There has been great excitement in our building recently as The Chocolate Factory Creative Community have been invited to coordinate and design a show garden in Bloom in the Park this year, which runs from the 1st - 5th of June in Dublin's Phoenix Park. 



The garden is aptly called, 'Space to Collaborate' and the designers Seamus Furlong (Brennan | Furlong) and Tricia Harris (Tricia Harris Designs) know only too well the value of a considered space for collaboration.

Many of the gardens other contributors are based here in the Chocolate Factory on Dublin's Kings Inn Street. It's a unique community of artists, designers and makers among many other creatives where,  the possibility of collaborations, the openness to expand beyond each other's own business and ideas are exchanged on a daily basis. From both within the building and from external areas of expertise.

Derek Devine of Devine Building Services Ltd & Landscape Gardener Eoin Gibbons, are some of those external expertise who are contributing to our Show Garden and who without, it would not be possible. 

Be sure to check out our Blog AND facebook page FOR UPDATES. you could win yourself a pair of tickets for Bloom by Bord Bia 2017.
#spacetocollaborate #Bloom
Eoin Gibbons- Landscape Gardener


RIAI Simon Open Door 2017

With only a few spaces left, now's the time to book your consultation with a registered RIAI architect, all in aid of Simon Communities of Ireland.

The Simon Open Door initiative has been running since 2005. In return for a €90 donation you receive an hour long consultation with a certified RIAI Architect. Generally meetings are held in the Architect's own offices, where they give you there time, expertise and advice on any topic relating to your home.

This initiative is open to everyone and with every cent going towards the work of the Simon Communities of Ireland, we fully support this scheme. 

Click here to book your consultation with a registered RIAI architect - but be quick, places are filling up fast.

Check the Simon Open Door website for more information and details on the consultation:

#RiaiSimon @RIAI @SimonCommunity






Veterans of Open House know what a great weekend lies in store from October 14th - 16th. 
But for those of you who may not have heard of Open House or perhaps you've just never attended, we think you should mark the date in your diary with
heavy pencil!

Open House Dublin 2016 is a weekend of over 100 tours, talks, exhibitions and events run by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF). You can peer inside Government buildings and public buildings, commercial buildings and museums, old stately homes and new or refurbished homes. 

We're happy to announce that one of our projects at No. 5 Furry Park Road, Killester is being featured in this year's Open House Dublin programme. So, come along, on Saturday October 15th between 11am and 1pm to see our work on this 1930's home in Dublin 5.

Viewings are on a first come served basis and members of the Brennan Furlong team will be on hand to walk you through the house and talk you through
the project.

All OHD tours are free of charge and while most are first come, first served, some buildings are on a lottery basis. Check the website for more details and
for information on Open House Junior and Open House Plus.


This year, Open House Dublin is collaborating with Peter McVerry Trust to help raise awareness of World Homeless Day. It's also an opportunity to highlight
the importance of the use of space in our city, as we are faced with the deepening issue of homelessness and housing supply. Find out how you can help
by clicking here. 



#openhousedublin - Have you heard?

Brennan Furlong are now on

Houzz were present at this year's Ideal Homes Exhibition, to inform people of the news that they've now set up an Irish version of the popular website. 

The website is a great tool if you're thinking of embarking on renovations, big or small around the home. Apart from the great photos and ideas, you can also
find products by category and even service providers. 

There is also a very handy advice section, where you can post a question about your project and get some great advice from professionals (such as Brennan Furlong!) or homeowners who may have already embarked on the same journey.

So, if you're unsure where to hang a picture or even how, pop over to and don't forget to give our page a like. 

One of Dublin's Best Pizzerias!

Now that's a tall order! 

Not for our client, Tino Fusciardi, the owner of Da Mimmo Restaurant on North Strand Road, Dublin 3. We worked closely with Tino on the fit-out of his new premises. 

Due to it's popularity, Da Mimmo required a larger premises, but luckily they only had to move 2 doors away. Open since 2010, this family run business is one of the best spots in Dublin for Pizza. If you don't believe us, check out the Lovin Dublin post below:

We wish Tino and his team continued success.


House and Home Magazine

We've been featured in House and Home Magazine! 

Check out the Kitchen and Bathroom supplement from the July & August 2016 edition of House and Home Magazine, where you'll see a project we completed in Killester, Dublin 5.

You can find it at the following link: