Farrier to sell one of last forges in the capital

Renowned farriers: The forge in the south docklands area of Dublin has been in the Boyne family for three generations

Donal Buckley

One of Dublin city centre's last remaining blacksmith forges, Boyne's Forge in the trendy up-market south docklands area, is being offered for sale and agent Quinn Agnew is seeking more than €350,000 for It.

Located on a high-profile corner position at the junction of Macken Street and Pearse Street, the forge has been in the Boyne family for three generations. This is the first time the property has come to the market in over 75 years.

The Boynes are renowned farriers who created horseshoes for the horses responsible for delivering goods throughout the city and continue to apply their trade today.

The property consists of warehouse/store on a site of circa 93 sq m and provides a prime redevelopment opportunity subject to planning permission.

The current zoning on the property is Z2 "to protect and/or improve the amenities of residential conservation areas". Under this category, properties that could be considered include residential, restaurant, educational, childcare facility, medical and related consultants, buildings for health, safety and welfare.

Surrounded by Dublin's Silicon Docks offices, the area has also seen extensive residential development in recent years. The property is in close proximity to Grand Canal Square and Capital Dock.

Manus Agnew, of Quinn Agnew, suggests that the site will provide developers and owner occupiers with an attractive development opportunity.