COLLIEMORE ROAD [PHOTOGRAPHED A FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE 2008 PROPERTY CRASH
When I visited in April 2007 I photographed at random and did not pay much attention to the upmarket homes so the area may look less impressive that it is in reality.
Colliemore Road has/had some well known residents including the film director Jim Sheridan who placed his seafront modern abode Martha’s Vineyard on the market for €8m.
Victorian Cliff Castle, owned by former Blacktie boss Niall O’Farrell and according to a local that I spoke to the rent was, if you were interested, Euro 10,000 per week.
Broadcaster Vincent Browne sold his seaside six-bedroom home Atlanta on Coliemore in 2011 for €2.6m and during the boom years, Elsinore, the period house where U2 recorded one of their albums was offered for €5.7m.
One of Ireland’s grandest homes, Victoria House on two acres, is located on Coliemore. The house features a large fairytale tower and was offered for sale at auction in 2001 by the Lenehan hardware dynasty but failed to sell but in 2014 it sold for €5.5m.