Sunday 22 September 2019

It's back to school for the second phase

Ely Square Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Asking price: €595,000-€685,000

Agent: M&N O'Grady Developments, (01) 4936083

Ely Square
Ely Square

The Loreto order of nuns operated Loreto Abbey, a 93,000-sq ft complex built around an 18th-century mansion, as a private girls' school from 1823 until 1999.

The year the school closed, a company led by Liam Carroll bought a site to the rear of the original Georgian building and developed blocks of apartments. But further development was stalled by the property crash.

Now the grounds are enjoying a new incarnation, with the former school's disused hockey pitch being transformed into Ely Square by local company M&N O'Grady Developments.

The developer, which is handling sales at Ely Square itself, is releasing the second phase of the scheme this weekend, almost a year after Ely Square was originally launched. Prices for the six new terraced and end-of-terrace homes start at €595,000 for a three-bed, with four-beds selling for between €640,000 to €685,000.

The A3-rated houses are just off Nutgrove Avenue, beside a quality bus corridor that serves Dublin city centre and University College Dublin. The Dundrum Luas stop is within walking distance.

Viewings at Ely Square will be held from 12pm to 2pm tomorrow.

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