Morah puts home she shared with Gerry Ryan on the market for €2m

Gerry and Morah Ryan’s former home

Gerry and Morah Ryan’s former home is on sale for €2m

thumbnail: Gerry and Morah Ryan’s former home
thumbnail: Gerry and Morah Ryan’s former home is on sale for €2m
Luke Byrne

The former family home of Morah and Gerry Ryan is on the market for €2m.

The house on Castle Avenue, Clontarf, has been advertised by estate agent Karen Mulvaney Property.

Registry of Deeds records show the couple had taken out a mortgage on the property with Irish Life and Permanent in 2002.

Legendary radio presenter Gerry Ryan died in April 2010 and had moved out of the family home at that stage, having split with Morah in 2008.

The couple had five children - Lottie (33), Rex (29), Bonnie (27), Elliott (23) and Babette (19).


Entertainment law solicitor James Hickey was named alongside Morah as joint executors of his estate.

A decision has been made to sell the home, which was listed online yesterday.

According to the real estate listing, the house - described as a "majestic property" - was built around 1760 and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and comprises 266sqm.

It boasts an entrance hallway and two "very grand" reception rooms on either side of the front door.

"Upstairs lies a large landing with feature window which spans over two floors and original fanlight," according to the listing.

"There are four spacious double bedrooms and one single on this level, an amazing bathroom with free standing tub and star lit walk-in-shower."

The master bedroom has a hidden walk-in wardrobe and an en suite.

"Rarely does an opportunity like this come to market to purchase one of the most beautiful homes in Clontarf.

"The attention to detail is like no other and the interior design is beyond perfection."

It said Clontarf "needs little introduction" as an ideal place to live in Dublin.

"Living on Castle Avenue offers residents an eclectic mix of amenities and eateries right on their doorstep but also the calm and privacy of a low density neighbourhood."

In March, Morah spoke about paying tribute to her husband, on the eve of his 10-year anniversary.

"We still talk about him every day," she said at the time.

"Every day, we mark him in our own way.

"Honestly, it feels like only yesterday that we saw him because time is funny and then in other ways, it does seem like such a long time ago since he was here laughing that big laugh of his in the kitchen with me."


Morah - who is now in a relationship with songwriter Don Mescall - and their children also gave their blessing to the RTÉ documentary about Gerry's life.

"It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years, it's a bit mind-blowing to think that it's been that long, it's bizarre," Lottie said at the time.

The radio presenter said while her immediate family opted not to take part in the documentary, which aired in April, they were aware of it over the summer.