Entries by Anne Da Silva

BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND THE SUMMIT – PRIME LOCATION IN HOWTH

  PRIME LOCATION MEANS HOUSES FOR SALE ON HOWTH’S DUNGRIFFIN ROAD ARE A RARE FIND WRITES KATY MCGUINNESS OF THE IRISH INDEPENDENT Locals consider Dungriffin Road to be one of Howth’s finest, situated halfway between the village and the summit, lending a ‘best of both worlds’ feel to the houses located here. It’s a seven- […]

Manhattan Up To The Skyline – Mark Keenan Irish Independent

  Foreign executives who come to live in Dublin and seek more salubrious apartment accommodation are often surprised to find that, uniquely among world capitals, there are almost no Manhattan-style lofts to be had. The style is termed after the swanky industrial conversions on Manhattan island which came about in the 1930s and 1940s when […]

By hook or by Cooke: Comedian Gary Cooke is selling his house and has written the brochure himself I’m selling my house and decided to write the brochure myself, says comedy actor Gary Cooke

  I’ve always thought that people who write copy for estate agents’ brochures seem to have a very select vocabulary. It’s as if they keep specific words locked in a top drawer and apply them only when writing about houses. Houses, of course, are never just houses per se, they are superb family homes. Outstanding. […]

RED ALERT WEATHER WARNING

  Due to the current status red weather warning, we will be closing our offices until Monday at 9am.  If in the meantime you have an urgent query, we have access to email at info@gallagherquigley.ie

Hideout fit for the Big Fella A restored Edwardian in Clontarf mixes the contemporary and the period historic with great aplomb

An upstairs landing study sounds like a perfect working arrangement for Michael Collins, the hard slogging revolutionary leader who had a penchant for rapid exits via landing skylights, attics and rooftops. Only James Joyce comes close to Michael Collins for the most Dublin addresses and most rapid exits. The author of Ulysses was famously shunted […]

Top-end interior designer makes this €649,500 home dazzle Greg Tisdall’s show house at 190 Collins Avenue is now ready to sell

Smarter buyers of new homes will sometimes wait around for the show house to become available for sale, particularly when it’s in a smaller scheme, like 190 Collins Avenue in Dublin’s Beaumont. Often builders will engage an up-to-date interior designer to kit out a show house for maximum marketing impact. And because the success of […]

New home view: Putt down roots on the green

  Willie Nolan, who is considered the father of Irish professional golf, was born in Bray but spent much of his short life living in the north Dublin suburb of Baldoyle. There, his memory lives on, in the form of the only road in Ireland named after a golfer. Perched on an elevated corner site […]

Capture The Castle – Castle Vernon, Clontarf, Dublin 3

In 1898, Arthur Edward Guinness, aka Lord Ardilaun, acquired Baymount Castle, an 18th-century mansion next to the St Anne’s estate in Clontarf, where the scion of the brewing family was born. The great-grandson of the founder of the brewing empire is remembered to this day in a statue at St Stephen’s Green, which Lord Ardilaun […]