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Thomond House, Corbawn Lane, Shankill, Co. Dublin. D18 V5X2

5 bedrooms (423 sq.m) House sale agreed by private treaty


5 bedrooms  4 bathrooms  4 receptions


  • Handsome Victorian two storey over garden level detached family home
  • Detached cut stone two storey coach house with scope to develop subject to the necessary Planning Permissions
  • Protected structure under DLRCOCO Development Plan 2016 – 2022 – Ref 1803
  • Boasts many original period features of the Victorian era including well-proportioned rooms, stucco work, original chimneypieces and sliding sash windows
  • Mature wraparound garden of approximately 0.39 acre benefitting from a southerly and westerly aspect
  • Fitted carpets, curtains and all appliances included in the sale
  • Off street parking for several cars
  • Within a short strolling distance of Shankill DART Station, village and beach
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Floor area of approximately 423sq.m (4,553sq.ft)
  • Wonderful opportunity to create a family home with an abundance of character
  • Excellent schools, amenities, shopping and services in the vicinity

Full Description

Public Auction on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 4pm in our sales room at 106 Lower George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (unless previously sold).

Thomond House is a most impressive imposing detached two storey over garden level Victorian family home standing on approximately 0.39 acre. Internally the accommodation extends to approximately 423sq.m (4,553sq.ft). To the side of the property there is a detached two storey cut stone coach house. The property is currently listed as a protected structure under the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Development Plan 2016 – 2022 - Ref 1803. Thomond House boasts many original period features of the Victorian era including well-proportioned rooms; stucco work, original chimneypieces and sliding sash windows.

The façade of Thomond House is very typical of properties of the Victorian era, at garden level it is rusticated with the remainder finished in a most attractive red and pale sandstone coloured brick. There are granite steps leading up from the garden level to the front door with fanlight over, arched porch way, Corinthian columns to either side and mosaic patterned tiled floor. The façade of the two storey coach house is cut stone and red brick with granite quoins. The property has been in the same family for the last 30 years, however, it would now require substantial refurbishment and modernisation to bring it up to present day standards. It therefore presents a wonderful opportunity for purchasers to create a unique family home full of character and the adjoining coach house presents an opportunity for further development subject to the necessary Planning Permissions.

Internally the accommodation comprises at garden level of a laundry, workshop, unfinished bathroom and two large rooms which could be used as bedroom space or alternatively this level could be converted into a kitchen/family/dining space. At first floor level there is a gracious entrance hall, two well-proportioned reception rooms, one of which is dual aspect, the other overlooks the rear garden with a large bay window. The kitchen completes the accommodation at this level and there is a w.c. on the return. At second floor level there are four very well-proportioned bedrooms and a fifth room which could be used as an en suite or dressing room. The master bedroom here is en suite and there is a family bathroom on the second floor return. The coach house currently has both pedestrian and vehicular access with a cobbled floor and ladder up to a mezzanine level. There is a large garden store to the side of the coach house and to the rear of the property there are outhouses/sheds.

To the front and rear of the property there is gated pedestrian access. There is also vehicular access at the front of the house. The property stands on approximately 0.39 acre of mature wraparound gardens and benefits from a sunny southerly and westerly aspect to the rear and side. There is ample car parking to the front of the house and the rear garden is laid out mainly in lawn with planting and mature hedging and trees to the boundary providing screening.

Thomond House is situated in a small cul-de-sac to the end of Holly Park which lies just off Corbawn Lane in Shankill. Shankill is a well-established residential suburb that lies approximately 19km to the south east of Dublin City Centre. It is very well served by public transport links including Shankill DART Station and a quality bus route running through Shankill Village. Shankill Village and beach are within walking distance of the house.. It is in very close proximity to major road networks including the M50 and N11 connecting it with Dublin City Centre. There are a wide range of excellent primary and secondary schools in the vicinity to include St. Anne’s National School and St. Gerard’s and Rathmichael Parish Primary School.


Ms. Anne O’Sullivan
Mackey O’Sullivan Solicitors
10 Merrion Square North
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 661 5655


Tynan was an Irish Catholic nationalist writer and poet born in Clondalkin in 1859; educated at the Dominican Convent of St. Catherine, she began writing at a young age. She was married to an English barrister Henry Albert Hinkson and they had three children. She spent many years living in England and moved to Thomond House around 1912, at that time the house was known as Clarebeg.

She moved in artistic and literary circles and was friendly with W.B. Yeats, Charles Stewart Parnell and George Russell (Æ). She was involved in the Irish Literary Revival and was concerned with feminist causes, the poor and the effects of World War I

A prolific writer, she wrote more than 100 novels, 12 collections of short stories, reminiscences, plays and more than a dozen books of poetry

Thomond House features in her 1919 book entitled The Years of the Shadow. Chapter II is titled The New Home where Tynan reminisces in great detail about their move to the house; she comments that when they first arrived at Clarebeg it had been vacant for many years and the gardens and amenities were overgrown. Their ponies and furniture came over from England and she refers to Thomond as “a square suburban house which had nothing to say for itself except that it had a fine, lofty, well-proportioned room at the back, overlooking the garden, and in the eye of the South. From the bedrooms you could just see the top of the big Sugarloaf, a beautiful purple cone, above the trees.”

At that time Clarebeg stood on about two acres stretching down as far as the sea. The Tynan’s spent a great deal of time tidying the grounds and gardens which were unkempt and overgrown. They were brought back to life, with the family harvesting peas and new potatoes in May and July of their first summer there; friends commented ‘what a lovely garden’. The garden was full of fascinating flowers, plants and herbs including the striped York, Lancaster and Dorothy Perkins rose and an abundance of fruits treas. In the autumn of 1912 the artist and poet Æ visited Clarebeg and Tynan laments that he was a “big gentle man with the mild, wise, contemplative eyes and silky beard”; on this visit they walked together to the sea and back. On another visit Æ sat in the library and talked wisdom and beauty.

Tynan remembers the road along Corbawn Lane having no lighting and it was patrolled by a watchman at night. She says that this was due to the fact that the inhabitants of Shankill were determined not to be a township and wanted to keep the place ‘select’ and ‘old fashioned’. She corresponded with her friend W.B. Yeats from Clarebeg. In a letter of 17 December 1913 she writes to him asking for his address so she can send him two of her books, one being The Wild Harp. She says she hopes that he was not angry with her for using his letters in her work Reminiscences she had been afraid to ask permission in case Yeats had said no. Yeats features as one of the heroes in the book, at the end of the letter she asks him to come and see her if he is within easy reach.

In Chapter XVII Tynan recalls their last days in Shankill, the household in Clarebeg was entirely female including her daughter Pamela. Her son and husband were living in the West of Ireland and her elder son in England; thankfully he had not been selected to enlist for the War as he was not strong enough. The Tynans spent their last Christmas in Clarebeg in the winter of 1914 and headed west to join the rest of their family soon after.


  • First Floor
  • Arched Porched Entrance
  • with granite steps leading up to it, mosaic tiled floor, Corinthian columns to either side and fan light above front door
  • Reception Hall (4m x 2.2m)
  • with dado rail, ceiling coving, ceiling rose and arch through to the
  • Inner Hall (2m x 6.1m)
  • with arched sliding sash window, over door pediments and ceiling coving
  • Reception Room 1 (4.5m x 6.1m)
  • with rouge marble chimneypiece with slate hearth, original wide timber floor boards, dual aspect windows (shutters intact), ceiling coving, ornate ceiling rose, fitted shelving, architectural salvaged radiator
  • Reception Room 2 (6.35m x 7m)
  • with original wide timber floor boards, bay window overlooking the rear garden, grey veined white marble chimneypiece with cast iron arched inset and slate hearth, picture rail, ornate cornice work and ceiling rose
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.7m x 5m)
  • with dual aspect sliding sash windows, fitted kitchen units, one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, slim line Zanussi dishwasher, Hotpoint washing machine, Samsung American style fridge/freezer, Whirlpool electric oven, five ring gas hob, recessed lighting and ceiling coving
  • Hall Return
  • with steps leading down to garden level and digital alarm security panel
  • Shower Room
  • with tiled floor, fully tiled walls, painted timber wainscoting, step in tiled Triton T80 corner shower, w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, extractor and wall mounted electric fan assisted heater
  • Second Floor
  • Landing
  • with ceiling coving, hatch to attic and digital security alarm panel
  • Lobby
  • Bedroom 1 (4.7m x 5.1m)
  • with dual aspect windows overlooking the front and side of the property (shutters intact), architectural salvaged radiator, black marble original chimneypiece with cast iron inset and slate hearth, picture rail and ceiling coving
  • Dressing Room (2.4m x 3.5m)
  • with twin arched sash windows overlooking the front and ceiling coving
  • Bedroom 2 (4.8m x 4.6m)
  • with black marble chimneypiece with cast iron inset and slate hearth, architectural salvaged radiator, sliding sash window overlooking the front, picture rail, ceiling coving and door to
  • En Suite Shower Room
  • with cork tiled floor, step in tiled shower with oversized tray, w.c., bidet, wash hand basin set into vanity unit and timber panelled walls
  • Bedroom 3 (3.3m x 4.9m)
  • with corner wash hand basin with tiled splashback, sliding sash window overlooking the rear (shutters intact), original marble chimneypiece with cast iron arched inset, architectural salvaged radiator, picture rail and ceiling coving
  • Bedroom 4 (4.9m x 3.7m)
  • with dual aspect windows (shutters intact), marble chimneypiece with cast iron arched inset, architectural salvaged radiator, picture rail and ceiling coving
  • Bathroom
  • with steps up from the landing, bath with shower hose, wash hand basin, w.c., hatch to attic space, part timber panelled walls and timber panelled ceiling
  • Garden Level
  • Hall
  • with door out to the side garden
  • Room 1 (6.9m x 4.7m)
  • with quarry tiled floor, access to the front garden via entrance below the front steps and store area
  • Laundry (4.4m x 1.97m)
  • with Belfast style sink, door out to the garden, fuse board, electricity meter, Bosch washing machine and Hotpoint dryer
  • Inner Hall (5.7m x 3.5m)
  • with quarry tiled floor, door out to the rear gardens and red brick arch leading through to
  • Reception Room/Bedroom 5 (5.9m x 4.9m)
  • with timber effect floor, bay window overlooking the rear and white marble chimneypiece with cast iron inset and tiled hearth
  • Shower Room
  • plumbed for shower suite with wall mounted w.c., wash hand basin, tiled floor and window overlooking the garden
  • Workshop (4.4m x 3.9m)
  • with sliding sash window overlooking the garden and cast iron fireplace with arched inset
  • Coach House
  • with original granite walls surrounding it, cobbled forecourt and gated access to the rear garden, 4.6m x 8.3m (15'1" x 27'3") each level, with attractive stone and brick facade, pedestrian door, vehicular door and ladder leading up to loft/mezzanine
  • Garden Store (12.9m x 3.2m)
  • with concrete floor, breeze block walls and a corrugated iron and perspex roof


The property is approached via a pedestrian and vehicular gate to the front of the house. There is ample off street car parking to the front. It stands on mature gardens and grounds extending to approximately 0.39 acre which wraparound the entire property and benefit from southerly and westerly orientation. High trees and hedging to the boundary provide screening and privacy.

BER Details

BER: Exempt

Contact Details

Address: 106 Lower Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Telephone: 01-280 6820 or you can also email us at

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