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

23rd April, 2017
45 Rathdown Drive, Terenure, Dublin 6 is on the market priced at €1.6 million

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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