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165 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
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147 CLONLIFFE ROAD, Drumcondra, Dublin 9


4 Bed Terraced House 150 m² / 1615 ft²


KELLY BRADSHAW DALTON are delighted to announce 147 Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 to the market.

Built in the late Victorian era in the 1860s, this special four bedroom two bathroom terrace home comes to the market with an abundance of potential and steeped in rich history. In need of complete modernization the home has been with the current family since 1953, with most of the original and delightful features having been retained.
Clonliffe road is a confetti of villa and terrace-style redbrick homes, and No.147 is only one of two in this particular style making it unique to the area. In the late Victorian decade property fashion had rid itself of the opulence of the earlier years in favour of a more elegant silhouette and this wonderful property echoes the change.

The first lease indenture recorded on the property was January 1869 between a Mr Maurice Butterly, Robert Erskine and Lyons Kearans. Any GAA fan would recognise the name Butterly! In
1864 Alderman Maurice Butterly leased a 21 acre area of land ‘on the south side of Clonliffe Road in the parish of Saint George and County of Dublin’. The area become known as ‘Butterly’s Field’ and refers to the area occupied by what is now famously known as Croke Park Stadium. This really is a wonderful piece of history to own.

Nicely set back off the tree lined Clonliffe road, this attractive red brick period property will be of immense appeal to those looking for a house of distinction in Dublin 9. On arrival you are greeted by the original handcrafted ornate wrought iron mongered gates and railings. Above the transom is a wonderful corbel of Neptune adorning the front door, beautiful in both composition and design. No matter what your personal style or aesthetic this is sure to cause excitement as it is the only fully intact remaining corbel on the street. The builders who constructed this property were only allowed to build two properties at a time, making no.147 a standout home on a street showered with character and flare.
Internally although there is work to be done, it oozes potential and anyone who has an eye for the finer things in life will see through the cosmetics. The living accommodation feels endless, a home of considerable room proportions, three reception rooms greet you off the hallway. The first is the formal living room, a light filled space with original fireplace. The second room is the formal dining room and rivals the space of the first reception room. The dining room also features the original fireplace. The third reception room, the family room would make a great room for additional family living, a den, home office or family living room.
To the rear of the property is a further living space, and again this would make a great space to extend the kitchen, or have as a further playroom for the little ones. The kitchen is fitted, but is in need of complete renovation. Off of the kitchen there is a utility room and fully tiled family bathroom with shower.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms split over two levels. On the first floor there is the family bathroom with bath and separate W.C. There is also a large double bedroom on this level. Up to the next level there are a further three double bedrooms, two of which boast the original fireplace.
The convenience and location of this home cannot be overstated; situated only a stone's throw from Croke Park (right behind Hill 16 with garage to the rear and access from the lane-way for residence) and beside some of Ireland's most prestigious educational institutions including St Patricks College, Trinity College and DCU. Clonliffe Road is within walking distance of all the amenities the City has to offer. Drumcondra Train Station is only two minutes away and there are numerous bus routes serving the area. Also within close proximity are shops, cafes, restaurants, churches, a host of sporting & recreational facilities, the M1 & M50 Motorways and Dublin Airport. This is a fantastic opportunity for any purchaser to acquire a four bedroom residence in a superbly located and convenient location.


Imposing Victorian period residence circa.1860’s
Garage to the rear with access from the lane-way for residence
Unrivalled location steeped in rich local history
Set back from Clonliffe Road with Railed iron mongered fenced garden to the Front
Gas fired central heating
Original open Fire Places throughout
Original Period Features
Decorative and original Coving, Cornicing and centre rose in tact

BER Details



Entrance hallway - 8.84m x 1.68m

Formal living room - 4.03m x 4.39m

Formal dining room - 3.98m x 4.09m

Family room - 5.13m x 2.6m

Office/ den/ family room - 3.64m x 2.67m

Kitchen - 3.69m x 2.67m

Utility room - 1.26m x 2.43m

Downstairs bathroom - 2.54m x 2.3m

Landing one - 2.16m x 0.93m

Bedroom one - 2.49m x 2.68m

W.C - 0.85m x 2.52m

Upstairs bathroom - 1.33m x 2.52m

Landing two - 2.35m x 1.67m

Top floor hallway - 2.81m x 0.88m

Bedroom two - 4.03m x 4.05m
Original fireplace

Bedroom three - 3.07m x 2.68m

Bedroom four - master bedroom - 4.0m x 3.04m

Viewing Details

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