Characterful jewel-toned Victorian near Ranelagh village

Number 38 Anna Villa in Ranelagh, Dublin 6 boasts a wealth of original features, including high ceilings, ornate ceiling coving and multiple fireplaces

38 Anna Villa, Ranelagh, a late Victorian semi-detached residence with plenty of original features

It’s a case of swings and roundabouts when it comes to how Ranelagh in Dublin 6 was named.

The area was known as a village called Cullenswood at least 600 years before it became incorporated into Dublin city in the 19th century. It became known as Ranelagh after the opening of the public park Ranelagh Gardens in Chelsea, London in the late 1700s. The Chelsea venue was built on lands owned by the Jones family, ...