'Mountainy' ground hits the market close to the Dublin suburbs
Last week a fine May morning saw me in the Dublin Mountains, writes Jim O'Brien. I found myself in Glenasmole, about 10 minutes from Firhouse and the M50 and while I was in Dublin 24 I might as well have been in West Kerry.
Eamon O'Flaherty of Property Partners Brady, Maynooth took me to see an old stone cottage on 10ac at a place called Castlekelly. We drove along the madness of the M50 and as we made our way past Bohernabreena cemetery the hectic Dublin suburbs gave way to wild mountainy country, a complete transformation.
We crossed the Dodder where it is a mere stream and arrived at the old homestead.
While the house and the outbuildings are in a poor state the location is beautiful with magnificent views; there are some nice trees and set in the remains of a traditional haggard.
The three-roomed cottage has electricity but no running water and is in need of total renovation. There are a number of outbuildings on the site and the land consists of rough hilly ground but the location is second to none.
The executor sale is conservatively guided at €200,000 or €20,000/ac and undoubtedly this auction will attract lively attention as rarely will one find a place with such planning potential in an area of high amenity and within walking distance of suburban Dublin.
In association with Sean Doyle, consultant Property Partners Brady is bringing the property to auction at 3pm on Thursday May 25 at the Louis FitzGerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin.