Entries by Anne Da Silva

Malahide locals turn to more affordable Whitethorn abodes

Kinsealy, Co Dublin Asking price: From €460,000 Agent: Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000 or Stanley Estate Agents (01) 845 5509 The once-rural north Dublin suburb of Kinsealy is increasingly becoming a hotspot for developers catering to buyers who grew up in nearby Malahide but cannot afford the property prices in the affluent coastal town. At Kinsealy Woods, […]


In medieval times the poor were required to wear the autumnal red brown hue of russet to designate their caste. But later Cromwell made russet a badge of honour when he declared: “I had rather have a plain, russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for and loves what he knows, than that which you […]


  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. […]