MCD’s Desmond and Downey snap up old social club for €1.5m

The Dun Laoghaire building will be converted into the music events business’s head office

26th July, 2020
MCD’s Desmond and Downey snap up old social club for €1.5m
The former Christian Institute building in Dun Laoghaire is to be the new head office for MCD Picture: Fergal Phillips

Music industry moguls Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey are the buyers behind one of Ireland’s oldest social clubs, it has emerged.

The couple plan to convert the 130-year-old former Kingstown Men’s Christian Institute building in south Dublin into their company head office. The building was acquired for around €1.5 million.

Desmond and Downey’s Gaiety Investments has applied to change its use from a social club to commercial office for use as...

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