Friday 26 April 2019

The look of the Irish at refurbished and extended semi in Whitehall

15 Iveragh Road, Gaeltacht Park €570k

The sitting room at the front of the house with a bow window
The sitting room at the front of the house with a bow window
No 15 is 1,130 sq ft

Gaeltacht Park was built in the 1920s and early 30s with the aim of establishing a colony of Irish speakers in the capital.

The estate, which can be found off the Swords Road in Whitehall, Dublin 9, takes a form similar to that of a Celtic cross, with Iveragh Road encircling it.

Although the plan never really got off the ground, the community is proud of its origins, and a sign at the entrance declares 'Welcome to Gaeltacht Park'.

About 60 metres from the welcome sign is 15 Iveragh Road, built in 1935 and since extended and refurbished.

No 15 is 1,130 sq ft
No 15 is 1,130 sq ft

It's now as neat as a pin inside or, as its original occupants might have put it, go pioctha pointeáilte.

The extended floor area is 1,130 sq ft but there may be scope to do more here, as the back garden - where there's a deck and lawn - is easily big enough to accommodate a bit more house.

As it is you reach the garden through French doors in the open-plan dining room and kitchen at the back of the house.

There are large double doors opening from the dining room to a sitting room at the front of the house, with a fireplace and a bow window with stained glass. Shiny wooden floors unite the two rooms.

The ground floor also has a playroom or study in the converted garage, or you might use this as a fourth bedroom instead.

The three main bedrooms are on the first floor together with the family bathroom with a bath, and above that is an attic that might be put to another use as well, subject to planning permission.

It's not even 10 minutes by car from here to Dublin airport, and Dublin City University is about a kilometre away.

No15 Iveragh Road is for sale for €570,000 with Move Home Estate Agents (01) 884 4690.

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