Friday 19 July 2019

Sinead O'Connor sells her Wicklow home for €800k

Sinead O'Connor has sold her Bray home
Sinead O'Connor has sold her Bray home
Montebello, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Pictured is Sinead O' Connor's house, a SOLD sign went up on this property in the last 2 days.
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Sinead O'Connor is looking forward to a fresh start this year after going "sale agreed" on her Bray house.

The sign has gone up in the garden of the singer's former home, Montebello, on Strand Road after she put it on the market last October for €795,000 - nearly €1m less than the €1.7m she forked out for it 10 years ago.

It has not been disclosed how much the mum-of-four has been offered for the property, but it is understood to be close to the asking price, given its stunning location and large size.

The star, who turned 50 last month, has not lived there in some time after spending most of the past year in America.

She has undergone a hysterectomy and also had hormone replacement therapy.

The six-bedroom house went on sale only weeks after the Nothing Compares 2 U singer settled a tax bill for €160,304.

Singer Sinead O’Connor at her home in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo: Mark Condren
Singer Sinead O’Connor at her home in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo: Mark Condren

Dating from the 1860s, the house was extensively refurbished by O'Connor to suit her quirky tastes. The exterior features the colours of the Rastafarian flag.

The semi-detached mansion also has a yoga room, four bathrooms and a playroom and is situated in one of Bray's most desirable spots, with stunning sea views.

The chart-topping singer has had a tough time over the past year, including sparking huge concern after she seemingly went missing in Chicago after a bike ride last May.

Police issued a missing persons appeal, but she was later found safe and well in a hotel.

As well as taking care of her finances, the singer has also claimed to have beaten her cannabis habit.

She posted on Facebook that she was in rehab getting treatment for "30 years of being a weed-head". She indicated she will spend the next year in a "sober living environment".

"It's more like a home environment. Only it's a complete support system, which is a first for me. Proud of self, wasn't easy," she wrote.

The Grammy-winning musician is not expected to return to Ireland any time soon as she continues receiving treatment in the States.

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