The Irish Independent l Don’t miss the boat in Silicon Docks

The Irish Independent, Friday, April 7th 2017 

It’s a well established fact that apartments in Dublin’s docklands are handy for employees of Google, Facebook, Airbnb and so on. Hence the nickname Silicon Docks.

What is less well known is that the docklands is also a convenient address for fans of the ancient Chinese pastime of Dragon Boat Racing.

The Irish Dragon Boat Association’s website describes the origins of the sport, in which competitors race boats with elaborately carved dragons’ heads and tails, in the third century BC.

The seventh International Dragon Boat Regatta takes place in Dublin this September at Grand Canal Dock, and if you had an apartment at Grand Canal Wharf, on South Dock Road, Dublin 2, you’d be in a position to get right in the thick of it.

Number 57 Grand Canal Wharf is on the fourth floor of the block and has a balcony facing east, towards Dublin Bay. The apartment also gives you access to a roof garden, for when you want a 360-degree view.

It’s a roomy enough 700 sq ft in size and has been recently refurbished, with upgraded bathrooms and Farrow & Ball wall paint.

There are two bedrooms, the master with built-in sliding wardrobes and an en-suite, and the second bedroom also with built-in wardrobes. The main bathroom has a bath and shower.

There’s one main living area – an open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room, with a floor-to-ceiling window in the living area giving onto the balcony. The kitchen has integrated appliances and there’s a separate utility room off the entrance hall.

Number 57 comes with a designated parking space and management fees are €2,600 a year. The selling agent Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100 suggests it could bring in rental income of €2,200 a month. The asking price is €425,000.

The Irish Independent, Friday, April 7th 2017 

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