Gracious Rathmines residence offers buyers a variety of uses

In a prime location between Rathmines and Portobello Bridge, the period townhouse could be restored into a family home or used to generate rental income

No 28 Rathmines Road Lower: This 285 square metre three storey over basement period residence is on the market guiding €1.5 million

The south Dublin suburb of Rathmines has always drawn inhabitants, whether from its 12th century past as a ring fort following the Norman invasion of Ireland to gaining township status in 1847, as a 19th century spa destination, or a refuge for those escaping the squalor of the city centre during the mid-1800s.

In more recent history, it was a hotbed for revolutionaries of the Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War, and over ...