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Saturday 20 January 2018

No buyer for Quinn’s home yet but Gillian is far from stressed

Niall and Gillian Quinn
Niall and Gillian Quinn
Niall Quinn and wife Gillian selling their home, Longstone Rath, Forenaghts Great, Naas, Co Kildare. Picture Eamonn Gosling.
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

NIALL and Gillian Quinn have yet to find a buyer for their lavish Kildare mansion, but they are not letting it stress them out.

Their impressive house has been on the market for three months, but Gillian told the Herald that they aren’t worrying about not finding a buyer as they haven’t settled on a replacement home for themselves yet.


“We’re happy to take it easy for now, we are both very much taking it as it comes,” she said. “We’re carrying on as normal, going on holidays and taking it day by day.”

Some prospective buyers have stopped by the luxury estate, which comes complete with a tennis court and an outdoor hot tub, but nobody has been tempted to bid on the €2.5m home yet.

Plans to downsize their family home have come about because their children are growing up and will soon both be busy with college and spending less time at home.

The couple took a break without children Ash and Mikey this month, and Gillian said they enjoyed the “arty holiday” in the US without them.

The pair flew to Nashville, Tennessee for the CMA country music festival. They spent a week there and took in three days of country music, which pleased former footballer Niall, who is a big fan of the genre.

It’s not the first time that the loved-up pair had hit the country music hot-spot.

“Niall is a huge country music fan and we holidayed there before, for his 40th,” said the beautiful mum-of-two.

“We were going to wait to return for his 50th bash but then we just said why not? The festival was on so we just went for it. It was a bit of a party holiday.”

The occasion is not widely attended by Irish holidaymakers, but that didn’t take away from the fun of their week-long break, said Gillian.


She and Niall enjoyed mixing with people from all over the world at the country music festival, which draws some of the biggest names in the business.

“We saw loads of country music legends perform like Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts,” said Gillian.

The former model looked well rested after her American break as she enjoyed a night out with gorgeous model daughter Ash at the launch of Fiorentina restaurant on Parliament Street earlier this week.


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