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Joycean ties and the Portobello effect in Dublin 8 – Featuring 28 St Kevin’s Parade

28 St Kevin’s Parade, Portobello, Dublin 8

A two-bed redbrick off South Circular Road with a link to James Joyce’s Ulysses is a villa-style “upside down” house that was given a partial makeover before its current owner bought it in 2015. Number 28 St Kevin’s Parade – an L-shaped street that runs from Lombard St West to Clanbrassil St, in what was once Dublin’s Jewish quarter – has all the basics: plumbing, electrics and heating (it has a combi boiler). It was modernised says the owner, who has lived there comfortably for three years, but he assumes new owners will want to revamp the house – the downstairs in particular could be upgraded. Now the 86sq m (926sq ft) terraced two-bed is for sale for €575,000 through agent Owen Reilly.

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