Meet Drake|Hourigan's Directors, Conor Hourigan and Ailish Drake

Conor Hourigan B Arch Sc., MUBC, MRIAI 

RIAI Registered Architect, Conservation Grade II


Ailish Drake B Arch Sc., MA, MRIAI

RIAI Registered Architect, Landscape and Garden Designer, Landscape Historian

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Conor set up Drake|Hourigan in 2006. He is an experienced architect with particular expertise in building conservation, and has consulted on a wide range of national conservation projects across Ireland.

After qualifying from DIT Bolton Street, he worked in Holland, and with Gilroy McMahon Architects in Dublin until 2006. In 2004 he qualified with a Masters degree in Urban and Building Conservation from University College Dublin. In 2006 Conor returned to his native Limerick to set up a home and a business.

Conor Hourigan is a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and is acredited Conservation Grade II by the RIAI.

Conor Hourigan can be contacted on:
T: 087 917 1599


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Ailish’s areas of expertise include architecture and landscape design. She is an award winning garden designer and historic landscape consultant. Ailish currently holds the role of Chairperson of the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society. 

Ailish worked with de Architekten Cie Amsterdam and in Dublin as a project architect with Murray O’ Laoire Architects, from 2000 to 2007 where she worked on large-scale residential developments and social housing. Ailish holds a Masters degree in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Limerick and  a certificate in horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society. She won a silver medal at Bord Bia's Bloom in 2014 for the 'Limerick Culture Garden'. The garden, designed as a medieval enclosed garden, was rebuilt in City Hall, in the heart of medieval Limerick.

Ailish Drake can be contacted on:

T: 087 677 2602