About us

Our Firm

We are a multi-disciplinary practice and our services cover all aspects of Architecture – including residential, commercial and industrial design. We also offer expertise in the fields of Built heritage & Conservation, Fire Safety, Town Planning, Health and Safety and Contract Procurement.

Bluett & O’Donoghue was formed in 1983 and now has two offices in Ireland, situated in Kilkenny and Dublin. We pride ourselves in providing a personal and professional service to all our Clients.

Comprehensive Service

Each of our Senior Architects/Directors has developed an area of special interest in addition to the general practice work. This enables us to deliver a thorough and comprehensive service to each of our Clients in a coordinated and integrated manner. These areas of special interest include:

  • Built heritage & Conservation (Peter Bluett, Cormac O’Sullivan),
  • Fire Safety (Peter Bluett),
  • Townplanning, Masterplanning and Urban Design (Cormac O’Sullivan),
  • Contract Administration and Project Management (James O’Donoghue).

Meet Our Team


James O’Donoghue Director, Founder
Architect with a special interest in legal services, arbitration and construction.

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Peter Bluett Director
Specialist in Fire Engineering, conservation, project management.

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Cormac O’Sullivan Urban Design/Regional Planning
Works in the urban and regional planning, aiming for an efficient overall concept.

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Aidan Murphy Senior Architectural Technician
Special interest in the hospitality sector, residential & educational projects

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Marie Flahive Financial Controller
Manages the financial aspects of the business.

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Margaret Hanlon Office Manager
Manages the efficiency and smooth running of the office.

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