Monday 23 September 2019

Choice of homes in £25m Skerries plan near sea

There are few city people who cannot recall spending long summer days here, playing on the sandy beaches or climbing on the rocks, fishing off the pier, or watching the boats put out to sea.

There are few city people who cannot recall spending long summer days here, playing on the sandy beaches or climbing on the rocks, fishing off the pier, or watching the boats put out to sea.

This is the major landing port for the world famous Dublin Bay Prawns, and market gardens dominate the hinterland so high quality food is very much the norm.

It is a town with a very definite and attractive character, and over the past two decades or so has become popular with commuters.

The latest development to be launched was Skerries Rock, on the Balbriggan Road, two minutes' walk from the centre of the town, and with frontage on to the sea.

This is a £25m scheme by Tower Homes, the family- owned 25-year-old business headed up by Tony O'Donoghue.

It was launched last January, and the second phase of 40 or so houses goes on the market this weekend with four new fully furnished showhouses on view today and tomorrow 12-5 pm and Sunday 2-5 pm.

There will be a total of 290 houses in the completed development and Ross McParland is in charge of sales.

Prices for the two-bed townhouses are from £85,995 to £88,995; the extended three-bed semi-detached are from £97,995 to £102,995; the extended four-bed semi-detached is from £107,995 to £117,995, and the detached four-bed is from £134,995.

Special features include double glazed windows with window locks, PVC facia and soffit, well fitted kitchens with attractive cabinets, pine ceiling in main bathroom, fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms and coal effect gas fire fitted as standard.

Central heating is gas-fired and there is co-ordinated wall-tiling as standard in the kitchen, main bathroom and en suite. A conservatory is available at an extra cost.

Architects here are John O'Connor of Harolds Cross in Dublin 6W and P.C.Roche & Associates are the landscape architects.

There is a regular bus and train service linking Skerries to Dublin and all points north and south.

The town has three banks, a post office and two schools.

It is a high amenity area, with a fine 18-hole championship golf course, outdoor tennis, cricket and sailing clubs, and riding stables.

The community centre has facilities for badminton, basketball, table tennis, short tennis, indoor and outdoor bowls and a gym.

Further details from the agents at 667 1888, or their Lucan office 628 3575.



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