Dockside home in Ringsend on the market for €465k
3 Irishtown Road €465k
A stevedore was living at 3 Irishtown Road in Ringsend on the night of the 1911 census, and he doesn't seem to have been favoured with much luck.
He and his wife had been married for 16 years and hadn't yet been lucky enough to have children.
He had, however, achieved domestic felicity of another kind, in the form of the permanent companionship of his mother-in-law, who was living with him.
There is this at least to be said for the arrangement - they had a spacious enough house between them, certainly by the standards of the day.
Number 3 Irishtown Road is 1,033 sq ft in size on three floors, and has three bedrooms as it's now constituted.
There are steps up to the front door, and at entrance level there's an open-plan living and dining room measuring about 20ft by 16ft. The lower floor has the kitchen, a guest toilet and one of the three bedrooms. The mother-in-law could have that one.
The other two bedrooms are upstairs, with a shower room on the return.
Out the back there are steps up to a neat gravelled courtyard about 25ft long. It faces southwest and is surrounded by timber fencing and shaded by mature trees.
The property is handy for the Docklands - whether you're a stevedore or, as is probably more likely these days, you work in the technology or financial services industries. Grand Canal Dock station is about a 15-minute walk away.
In the opposite direction, and only about 100 metres away at the far end of St Brendan's Terrace, is Ringsend Park - a 26-acre public park with playgrounds, tennis courts, playing pitches and an athletics track.
Number 3 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4, is for sale for €465,000 with DNG Central (01) 679 4088.