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A Perfect Balance
Located 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)
Riversdale 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

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