The River Inn

Audrey Gaffney Associates were approached by brother and sister team, Deborah & Brian Doherty, to create an interior as interesting as the buildings history. Being the oldest bar in Derry it has been around and required some TLC. The clients required their basement bar to be suitable for serving day–time food, for sports events, and to operate as a late night disco bar. Three very different requirements and all very possible with the use of clever lighting design. Audrey Gaffney Associates undertook the concept design and issued all drawings and specifications for tender.

We used a range of materials to create the look and feel of the bar and as a means of enhancing design features. The walls and flooring were treated to solid walnut flooring, textured tiles and exposed brick. Hidden lighting was incorporated to create a soft atmosphere during the day to contrast with the LED colour changing lighting for the anticipated buzz during the late night hours.