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Guinness at its best in D12

2 Poddle Park Kimmage, Dublin 12

Asking price: €650k

Agent: Sherry Fitzgerald (01) 2961822

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The country cottage look: When it was built in 1916, No2 was in a rural location.

The country cottage look: When it was built in 1916, No2 was in a rural location.

One of the four bedrooms

One of the four bedrooms

Paul, Cillian and Roisin Edmunds

Paul, Cillian and Roisin Edmunds

Combining the old and the new: the kitchen/diner

Combining the old and the new: the kitchen/diner

The living area

The living area

The patio

The patio

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The country cottage look: When it was built in 1916, No2 was in a rural location.

If the house at 2 Poddle Park in Kimmage, Dublin 12 looks every inch an idyllic country cottage, that's because when Guinnesses built it for one of their managers, this part of Dublin was still very much in the sticks.

Constructed in 1916, No2 might also be the second only worker's house to be constructed by the giant brewers in Dublin (after No1). While it had already built flats in the city centre for its workers, the handful of homes along here were among the first in the series of Guinness houses that followed.

At the end of the 19th century, the Guinness plant at James's Gate, was threatened by contagion affecting its massive workforce. The plant had already been through the Dublin cholera epidemic and most of its workers lived in one-room slums plagued with tubercolosis, measles and scarlet fever, which killed large in those days.