My family and I are delighted to recommend Pat McCabe to anyone looking for an architect to design their home. Every day we are thrilled with the house Pat designed for us, and almost a year in still comment on many of the aspects only an architect could have envisioned.

From our very first meeting Pat listened, engaged, and helped us create a thorough design brief. He understood what a family need from a home and created one that works and flows better than we could have expected. To add to that, he designed something striking and stylish, a house that always leaves an impression. It never fails to impress us.

Working with Pat over the course of our project was fantastic. His attention to detail, professionalism, and ability to communicate with us as clients meant that we were always clear on the next step and never had a worry. He provided a team of people to execute on his vision that were second to none.

Our home provides us with tremendous happiness. Our project was a success. Pat is responsible for that.

Eoin and Michelle Higgins.


We engaged architects Patrick McCabe of Súil Nua Architecture Studio, Mionchluain, Gaillimh for the refurbishment and upgrade of our premises. We are happy to confirm that throughout the process from initial design proposals and attendant planning liaison, through finalised planning application and approval, the builder tendering process and selection, overseeing the construction and upgrade refurbishment to modern building standards and compliance and final certifications and approval, we found Mr. McCabe to have done so in a not only a professional standard but in a customer friendly manner and have no hesitation in recommending his firm accordingly.

Gerard & Yvonne Barry


When we first started this process of building our forever house, both my husband and I had quite different ideas how it should look. Pat created designs that respected but challenged our ideas resulting in a final design that effortlessly mixed the traditional with the modern, the functional with the dramatic.

He then expertly guided us through the tender and building process, drawing on a team of professionals he has worked with many times before. This gave us a trust that every element of the build would be done right and done on time.

I found Pat very easy to talk to and very quick to act on any of my concerns. I would thoroughly recommend Pat and the Súil Nua team as a safe pair of hands to create and build your forever home.

Jennifer Baker and Mark Fegen



I choose Patrick as my Architecht as I had know him for a number of years and found him to be very personable and knew I would get one with him

He far out did my expectations as an architect realising my dreams for the space and doing so in a fresh informed and highly professional way throughout the whole project and beyond .

We have equally worked together on subsequent Open House events after and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any project anyone would be lucky to work with him.

warmest aoibheann Mac Namara

Home of the Year Finalist.


Moving from a 150-year old house that I had loved and lived in for over 45 years was never going to be easy.  However, the beauty and functionality of the new house designed by Pat McCabe, along with the smoothness of the design and construction phases, made the experience far easier than I had thought possible.

From start to finish the design and management service offered by Pat surpassed my high expectations.  The new house suits my needs and is stylish and comfortable.  I am delighted to have made the move and am the envy of friends and family alike.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Pat and Sarah, who were a pleasure to deal with.

Nora Clancy.


“Perfectly represented our requirements both aesthetically and functionally”

In 2015 we engaged Patrick McCabe Architects to design our home on a site secured in County Galway.

Pat and Sarah met with us on several occasions during the planning stages of the project.

The resulting design that Pat and Sarah produced for our home was something that perfectly represented our requirements both aesthetically and functionally.

Patrick McCabe Architects worked tirelessly on our behalf to secure planning permission and streamlined our build project.

The value of their involvement has been tremendous. We have learned through our project that the most important aspect of home design is engaging an architect who understands how to interoperate their client’s requirements, hopes and dreams and use this information to produce a space that satisfies all of this.

We hold Pat and Sara’s contribution to our family home in very high regard.




Is as an Ghaeltacht muid, agus bhí muid ag iarraidh ár dteach féin a thógáil sa gceantar ina d’fhás muid suas. Chonaic muid tithe a bhí dearaithe agus tógtha ag Patrick McCabe agus thaithnigh siad go mór linn.

Bhí siad simplí, éasca a thógáil, agus feiliúnach don dtimpeallacht Tuaithe le dhearadh nua-aoiseach.

Rud eile dhe, bhí muid ag iarraidh teach leis an gcórás fuinnimh is éifeachtaí.

Tá ríméad orainn leis an dteach a dhearadh Pat dúinn! Tá sé geal agus nua-aimsireach agus iontach praicticiúil dár gclann óg.

Molaimid Súil Nua go duine ar bith a bhfuil fonn orthu teach nua a thógáil, is saineolaí Patrick ar a chuid ceirde agus ar gach ghné den phróiseas pleanála.

Méabh agus Robbie Ó Curraoin, Na Forbacha.


I live in Sydney but plan to build my retirement home in Barna.  I searched the Internet for an architect firm in Galway and was most impressed by the houses designed by Patrick McCabe Architects. I discussed my ideas with Patrick and was extremely happy with his final design.

Patrick dealt with the task of house design and liaising with Council in a most professional manner and helped me through what otherwise could have been a difficult and stressful process.

I highly recommend Patrick McCabe Architects to prospective clients.

Frank Normoyle



Dear Pat and Sarah

We are now over three years in our new home. Sometimes we are asked with the benefit of hindsight, “would we change anything now about our house” the answer is, No!

Right from the start of the process we were impressed by your attention to detail and your understanding of what we wanted to achieve.

Your knowledge of the Planning process helped enormously and expedited the granting of permission to build.

Your detailed working drawings greatly assisted our builder and as clients our decision to resist the temptation to tamper with them as the build progressed was fully rewarded.

Building a house can be stressful at times but the reassurances you provided along the way made it a lot easier.

Thanks again

Stanley & Julia Porter.


Dear Pat and Team
After nearly four months of living in our new house in Cloonacath I wanted to thank you again for doing an excellent job designing this beautiful highly functional home for us. Living in it is a real pleasure and we both enjoy the house every single day anew.

Looking at the design brief we discussed during the early stages of the project in 2010 we must say that you really did understand what we had in mind and were well able to transform our requirements into a building that sits well on its site and is admired, not only by us, buy by everybody who comes to visit us here.

Unlike so many people who feel that building their house was a very stressful time, we found that the building process itself was overall a very enjoyable and exciting experience.

So once again, we would like to thank you and your team for an excellent job done on this project; and thank you personally for your wonderful design.

Wishing you and your team a very happy Christmas, an enjoyable festive season and a healthy and successful new year 2013.

All the best

Breda and Steffen.



I wanted to take the time to repeat once again our thanks for the amazing work you did on our house in Keeraun.

Having lived in our house for seventeen years, we truly love the place we are living, but we wanted to see if we could reimagine/reshape our house, in the hope of creating more light, space and privacy.

To take our brief, came back to us with new ideas, challenged us and ultimately worked closely with us to deliver a set of simple, yet stunning changes.

Our perspective on where we live has been transformed, your knowledge of light and its impact is central to this.

I highly recommend you both for your designs, your passion and the sheer joy you bring to your work.

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Byrne and Ollie Daniels.


We wish to confirm that our house was designed by Pat McCabe.

In addition to carrying out the detailed design of the house, Pat McCabe dealt with the planning process, and managed all aspects of the building program over the entire duration of the project. This involved monthly site meetings with all main contractors and provision of reports and minutes to the meetings to the clients. The resultant outcome is a house that has been designed and built to the highest possible standards.

It is one year since we moved into this house, and today we have a beautiful home that is the envy of all who see it.

We are delighted to recommend Pat McCabe to any prospective client.

Yours sincerely

Pat & Rita Ward