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Street ID – Dublin City Cottages

Street ID – Dublin City Cottages

A reader – Kevin has send in this picture that was taken by his grandfather in the 80’s of where he grew up but no one knows where it is.  Does anyone recognise the surroundings or the street itself? I do believe that this is taken in Dublin  as my dad tried to retrace his past before he passed away, unfortunately he did not write on all of the photographs where they were taken. your help would greatly be appreciated, but needle and haystack ring a bell? thank you very much. UPDATE:  Kevin located the street in the region of Grand Canal Dock and is delighted to have been able to close off that side of his fathers family tree.  Thanks to everyone for all the...
Cottage for sale at Clonfane, Trim, Co. Meath

Cottage for sale at Clonfane, Trim, Co. Meath

Asking Price:  €370,000 Unique and spacious 200 year old cottage and self-contained apartment, in 6 acres of idyllic woodland and mature gardens, creating a private and tranquil atmosphere.  It has 3 horse stables, a walk-in stable, 4 car bays, plus additional barn space. Front and back gardens include fruit bushes, fruit trees, and flowers.  The woodland has walking paths running through it. Cottage Information (Auctioneer speak ) Strategically located 2.5 miles from Trim, 20 miles from Dunboyne Railway Station (train to Dublin with car-parking), 30 miles from central Dublin, circa 50 minutes from Dublin Airport, with passing half-hourly/hourly bus services to Trim, Dublin, etc.. Downstairs the main house has a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, front and back halls, and toilet; upstairs there are three bedrooms, a studio, bathroom, corridor, and storage space. The self-contained apartment consist of a bedroom, kitchen/living room, entrance hall, bathroom, with its own road entrance and car parking, but can be included as part of the main house if desired. The current rental income from the apartment is €400 per month. Both house and apartment are centrally heated, backed up by Aga and Jubilee solid fuel ranges. Total floor area is 2068 sq. ft (192 sq. m). This house and its woodland are not overlooked, is ideal for a family or anyone with a love of gardening, wildlife, or the outdoors, and is ready for immediate occupation. Schools are close by in Kilbride (primary) and Trim (primary & secondary). The Heritage Town of Trim with its fine Norman castle – location for the film “Brave Heart” – on the banks of the River Boyne, has...
Dublin 3 – Ballybough Part III – Ballybough Road to North Strand Road

Dublin 3 – Ballybough Part III – Ballybough Road to North Strand Road

Pre 1837 This section of Ballybough which is divided by the canal, Ballybough Road, North Strand Road and the River Tolka and was surprisingly quite built up prior to 1837 with the village having formed around the now disappeared Ballybough Cottages. At the upper end housed a substantial Vitriol Works plant – a plant for creating sulphuric acid used in the bleaching of linen cloth from the mid eighteenth century. Presumably this is what caused the increase in accommodation in the area as it would have had a pretty poor name with high crime rates. Some other streets that existed were Courtney Place, Taaffes Place, Spring Garden Street, Ballybough Lane, Bay View Avenue, Bay View Garden and North Strand Road. Ulster Terrace A little terrace of just 5 small cottages. The cottages have a single window and the door case originally had relatively simple detailing and rectangular fanlight with a slightly curved upper arch. Of the five cottages on the terrace – only one original doorcase is still in existence, all of the others have been completely changed from adding porches to new pvc doors and surrounds. The brickwork would originally have been a red/brown colour with alternating red & cream brick ornamentation over the door and windows, again only one of the cottages has this original detail as the rest have been rendered and painted. The roofs are flush with the eaves and the old cast iron downpipes are still in view. Charlemont Parade Ulster Terrace leads on to Charlemont Parade, a terrace of larger cottages with the Georgian feature of parapets to disguise the guttering and roof...