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Oak Room Restaurant – Shortlisted for an International Award!


We are very excited to announce that the Oak Room Restaurant has been shortlisted for The International Hotel & Property Awards 2018 – Global Restaurant. Thanks to everyone that was involved in this project. The awards ceremony takes place in Italy next June!! Check out the Oak Room Restaurant on our portfolio page for the all the images of this stunning new-build project.  

Markree Castle – Shortlisted for an International Award!


We are very excited to announce that Markree Castle has been shortlisted for The International Hotel & Property Awards 2018 – Europe Hotel Under 50 Rooms. Thanks to everyone that was involved in this project. The awards ceremony takes place in Italy next June!! Check out Markree Castle on our portfolio page for the all the beautiful images of this amazing two-year restoration project.          

Markree Castle – Shortlisted!


We are very pleased to announce that Markree Castle has been shortlisted for The Fitout Project of the Year under Conservation with the Fit Out Awards 2017. Thanks to everyone that was involved in this project. The awards ceremony takes place in November. Fingers crossed! See below images of the castle before the complete renovation and restoration. Check out Markree Castle on our portfolio page for the end result!                          

The Balmoral Hotel, Belfast


The AGA team have been creating hospitality interiors for quite a few years now and as you can imagine there’s a number of challenges over the years. Some issues can be related to an unrealistic programme of works, access to a site or a total change in the overall look and feel halfway through the project design works! Doing something like this is detrimental to how the project will look on completion.  It can also cause deadlines to be missed and increase budget costs, which all contribute to a very stressful project for all involved. Thankfully we have some very […]

Markree Castle – Reopens


It’s taken two years but as you can see from the pictures, it has been worth the wait as Markree Castle in Collooney, Co. Sligo has re-opened after a luxurious refurbishment. The restoration project has succeeded in restoring the original beauty of Markree Castle and the feedback we have received, so far, has been incredibly positive. Markree Castle re-opened on in March 2017 to host its first wedding. Markree Castle joins sister properties such as Cabra Castle – Co. Cavan, Bellingham Castle – Co. Louth and Ballyseede Castle – Co. Kerry to become the fourth Castle wedding venue owned by the […]

Get Inspired this Autumn


With a day like today Autumn is definitely here! The cooler weather is kicking in and the leaves are turning those striking golden, amber and yellow colours, so why not look at warming up your interior spaces with some dramatic results and help rejuvenate your overall customer experience within your business .         Normally fiery colours seem to reflect the season but now it’s time to inject some fun into the make over with some bold statement colours and create a cosier feel. This season we are tending to move away from the generic autumn palette for example your […]

We’ve been checking out Tuttons London


With my visit across the water to London very much on my mind, I’ve been looking back over some of the amazing places that I’ve visited last time and pondering “Can I squeeze them all into my few days this time around?!” One of these places is Tuttons London; a British restaurant serving British cuisine from breakfast right through to dinner. Its elegant, dignified and stately interiors give it a 1930’s prohibition feel. Tuttons is located opposite the royal opera house in the lively hub of culture that can only be Covent Garden. The ambiance exudes casualness and vivacity. This […]

The River Inn Venue


Being the oldest cited bar in Derry, there has been a liquor licence granted to this premises since 1684.  Famously known around Derry city as ” The Glue Pot ” and previously operated as a cinema from 1923 until 1986. The Doherty family have been running the Inn since 1922,  so there was a lot of pressure on the Audrey Gaffney Associates team to get this new venture right!   The new venue at The River Inn Venue now houses The Silver Street Restaurant & Bar, The Snug Bar, The Cafe Bar and The Cellar Late Night Bar. All are […]

Silver Street Venue by Audrey Gaffney Assocaites

Cafe Royal London


Good Morning, What a crazy few months we’ve been having here at the AGA Design office. Having recently completed the new Restaurant/Cafe Bar at Silver Street @ The River Inn, Derry City Centre and also being officially awarded the design brief for the renovation works to Markree Castle, Co. Sligo. It’s all systems go! Taking very little time off lately, I’ve not ventured far except to travel across the pond to my much loved city of London. While there I decided to check out the recently reopened luxury 5 star Hotel Cafe Royal in the heart of central London. This […]