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Thursday 19 July 2018

Chance to explore possibilities in the suburbs

Shackleton Park, Lucan, Co Dublin

Shackleton Park
Shackleton Park

Shackleton Park in Lucan is named after the Shackletons, the Anglo-Irish family whose most famous scion was the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. His lesser-known photographer cousin Jane, an avid chronicler of the life in Victorian Irish society, was raised in Anna Liffey House, an opulent Georgian pile with a mill on the river Liffey near the Strawberry Beds.

Lucan was then a quiet country village. But it is since expanded into a vast commuter suburb, and is about to grow even further with the 1,095 apartments and three, four and five-bed houses planned for Shackleton Park by Cairn Homes.

The initial tranche of the first phase, which will have 267 homes in all, was sold off the plans from May. Following the sale of 70 units from the first batch, a further 40 A3-rated three and four-bed houses are being launched at the development tomorrow. Sizes range from 1,200 sq ft to 1,776 sq ft, and prices will start at €315,000 for a three-bed. The homes will have brick facades complemented by Portuguese limestone to the windowsills and surrounds and UPVC double-glazed windows. Inside, there will be a contemporary-style fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, tiled bathrooms and ensuites, fitted wardrobes to all bedrooms, and a convertible attic in the B-type houses.

Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318402

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