House of the week: Terenure four-bed steeped in history
Built on land bequeathed to a Tory MP, this Dublin 6 home offers 300 square metres of bright, contemporary living space
Built in the early 19th century, 45 Rathdown Drive was once part of the Bushy Park estate in Terenure. The land was held for a century and a half by the descendants of Tory MP Robert Shaw, who was granted more than 100 acres as a dowry on his 1796 marriage to Maria Wilkinson, the daughter of a wealthy merchant.
Rathdown Drive is just down the road from the modern incarnation of the estate, which was sold off...
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