Posted by: marthabernie | October 2, 2014

SORRENTO TERRACE and DALKEY ISLAND, DALKEY, IRELAND

One of the great things about writing a blog is that you get to see the stats of what people search for, what the most popular posts are, and what countries people are living in when they look at your blog.

One of the most popular searches is Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland.  It is known as Millionaires Row and is the most expensive row of houses in all of Ireland.  My earlier posts about Sorrento Terrace and Dalkey give its history and also talks about some of the people who have lived there over the years.  Neil Jordan currently lives in the one on the far end.

The houses were built in the second half of the 19th Century, and the above photo was taken about 1910.  That’s the railway line in front (now the DART) and Dalkey Island in the background.  You can see the Martello Tower on Dalkey Island just to the right of the houses.

I was in one of these houses the first time I was in Ireland.  I went with the friend of a friend to an auction where they were disposing of belongings of the woman who had lived in the house, now deceased.  I bought a silver candlestick and some old linens that were in a drawer.  The views from inside the house were spectacular as the back of the house looks out over Killiney Bay, which is often likened to Naples Bay in Italy.  The house went on to be sold for 750,000 Irish pounds in 1991.  The last one sold went for more than 15 million euro.  I have a collection of old views of Sorrento Terrace over the years, and I will post one now and then.  Check back often!


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