A Perfect Balance
at the foot of the Dublin Mountains c 5 Miles from the centre of
Dublin this location offers a perfect balance for people working
and socialising in the city but also seeking a healthy lifestyle
in the countryside. The surrounding area is an outdoor paradise
offering a wide variety of beautiful parks including Marlay Park,
St Enda’s Park and Bushy Park along the River Dodder. A selection
of long established golf clubs namely The Grange,The Castle, Edmondstown
& Rathfarnham as well as local Gaa, Soccer and Rugby clubs and
a myriad of other sporting and leisure facilities are close by.
Rathfarnham & Nutgrove Shopping Centres are located within easy
reach and The Village offers local shopping and restaurant facilities.
Less than 5 minutes from the M50 interchange at Scholarstown all
Larger Shopping Centres are easily accessible.
Within the grounds of Riversdale House located
close to the Historical Rathfarnham Village and on 1.2 acres of
Landscaped Gardens,Three Luxurious Detached Family Dwellings and
Three Mews Dwellings have being constructed in keeping with the
style and character of the old house. With their Pebble-Dashed Façade,
Casement Windows, Granite Sills, Natural Slate Roofs and Aluminium
Gutters,these homes combine the best in classical skills with modern
design and materials. Meticulous attention has been paid to detail
in the layout and features of each of these houses.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
House – the last home of poet W B Yeats is located just off
Ballyboden Road in a mature residential area of Rathfarnham about
7kms (4.5miles) from the city centre. W B Yeats took a 13 year lease
on Riversdale House in 1932 and lived there with his wife and children.
It was the setting for his last meeting with Maud Gonne in 1938
and an encounter with Eoin O’ Duffy in 1933.
Yeats is said to have found great solace at the house after the
death of Lady Gregory.Two of his poems – What Then? and An
Acre of Grass – are about Riversdale. Yeats was made a Senator
in 1922 and awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. Yeats
died on 28th. January 1939 at the Hótel Ideal Séjour
in Menton France but his body was not brought back to Ireland until
after the Second World War. He is buried at Drumcliffe Co. Sligo