Estate Ireland - Buying Property in:
Capital City of Ireland - Area Information:
The river Liffey into the south side of the city and the north divides
SOUTH OF THE RIVER:
This side has traditionally been the reside of the middle-classes
and generally more affluent than the north. Real Estate in this area
comes at a premium with property fetching high prices.
Temple Bar Area - Cobblestone streets and upwardly mobile. In the
1990s, the district was the focus of an urban regeneration scheme.
Lots of distinctive shops and another trendy arts centres.
Dublin Castle is the former seat of British power and home to the Viceroys
of Ireland and is the medieval part of the city. Also contained in the large
Castle complex are the Crypt Theatre and the tremendous Chester Beatty Library.
On the edge of the Castle lies the recently refurbished City Hall.
The charm of Southeast Dublin stands as a testament to Georgian
urban design with many beutiful real estate opportunities. Here you
will find Merrion Sqaure with its beautiful gardens and memorial
to Oscar Wilde who lived here as a youth. Nearby Fitzwilliam Square
is smaller and more intimate and is the best preserved of Dublin's
great set piece Georgian squares. Grafton Street runs into the north-eastern
corner of the Green and is a shoppers paradise, but in your purchasing,
but don't forget the National Gallery, the National Museum or Leinster
House, home of the Irish parliament.
Liberties - Inherited its name from its days as a toll-free district.
Brick Lane and Francis Street boasts many antique shops and the colourful
Mother Redcaps market.
Kilmainham - in the Kilmainham area is the Irish Museum of Modern
Art and nearby lies the Guinness Hop Store.
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NORTH OF THE RIVER:
Developing, but slow in comparison gentrification to the rate of
development in areas south of the Liffey. Property in this area is
varied with mnay fantastic real estate opportunities.
O'Connell Street - The main artery of Dublin's city centre with
the Georgian Parnell Square, home to the Dublin Writers Museum and
the Hugh Lane Municipal Museum of Art. The elegant James Joyce Centre
is located in a fine Georgian townhouse.
In the Drumcondra area of the city, lies the Botanical Gardens and Galsnevin
Cemetery. East of O'Connell Street lies Custom House Quay which is the eighteenth-century
masterpiece of architect James Gandon and was long considered a powerful symbol
of British colonialism.
West of O'Connell Street, the city quays continue to the Four Courts,
seat of the Irish justice system. Behind the Four Courts lies Smithfield
Village, once a working-class area of small cottages and a weekly
horse market and now the site for an ambitious urban regeneration
Phoenix Park is central to the city and covers 1752 acres, making it the largest
city park in Europe and the location of Dublin Zoo and of Aras an Uachtarian,
the official residence of the President of Ireland.
Dublin is close to the sea and there is much to see along the shoreline
of Dublin Bay. The DART public metro, follows the coastline for miles,
is a good way of get your bearings.
North of the Liffey estuary there is Bull Island, an exposed bird
sanctuary and home of one of the city's most exclusive golf courses,
the Royal Dublin. North is the Howth village, which is built around
a pretty harbour.
South of the Liffey, prosperous suburbs follow the railway to Dun
Laoghaire and beyond. The wide sands at Sandymount stretch for miles
and the great harbour walls at Dun Laoghaire. The sweep of Killiney
Bay is often compared with the Bay of Naples.
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