56 Botanic Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
€525k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
Located five minutes’ walk from the National Botanic Gardens, No56 Botanic Avenue is coming up roses following a 2020 renovation that opened up the once cramped living and dining rooms to create one big, open-plan space. There’s a new kitchen with Shaker-style units to the rear of the house, along with a family bathroom, and three bedrooms upstairs. The back garden is laid out in astroturf with a paved patio. The location is handy for the DCU campus and the Bon Secours and Mater hospitals, while Griffith Park with its playground, flower garden and riverside walks is across the road.
88 Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, D11
€975k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
With a few exceptions, most of the houses that line Old Finglas Road are spacious semis with extensive gardens, the kind of which are rarely found in new builds today. No88 measures 2,196 sq ft, thanks to a rear extension, an attic conversion and the installation of a self-contained garden room in its 80ft long back garden. There’s a lounge, open-plan kitchen/diner/living room, playroom and guest WC on the ground floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a laundry room, wet room and shower room, while the converted attic houses the main bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.
247 Glasnevin Avenue, Glasnevin, D11
€395k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Set near the junction where Glasnevin borders Finglas, this mid-terrace house needs modernising, but has heaps of potential for somebody willing to give it the makeover it deserves. At 926 sq ft, it’s a fairly standard size, but there’s plenty of room to extend into the back garden, as neighbours have done (subject to planning). No247 Glasnevin Avenue has a living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor, with three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Local schools include St Canice’s, Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin and Beneavin de la Salle College.
3 Bellevue Cottages, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
€425k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Glasnevin is sometimes known as the “dead centre of Dublin” after its famous cemetery, where ‘Dead Interesting’ guided tours are a popular tourist attraction. Close by on the Old Finglas Road is a small row of cottages built in the early 1900s for local gravediggers. Those hardy men would hardly recognise No3 Bellevue Cottages today. A stylish sitting room leads to an open-plan kitchen/diner with floor-to-ceiling double glazed windows and doors to a rear courtyard. There are two bedrooms (one ensuite), an office/study and a family bathroom. There’s off-street parking for three cars, too.