Future of Fernhill Estate up for discussion. Fernhill Estate was acquired by Dun Laoghaire County Council for €4.25million in late 2014, a huge discount on the €45m paid in 2008.
The Council have issued proposed plans for the estate and submissions or observations are welcome until Tuesday the 31st January 2017. Plans are on display in the council offices and are also available in Sandyford Community Centre at Lambs Cross.
Fernhill House and Estate, dates back to about 1723 and has evolved into a spectacular small estate extending to about 84 acres on the outskirts of Dublin City. The property is originally understood to have extended to about 110 acres and thus most of the property remains today with only about 26 acres now under separate ownership.
The property has been the home of relatively few families over a number of generations. Originally owned by the Darley Family, up to 1934, when acquired by the Walker Family. The Walkers sold the property in 2007 to Ciaran Larkin of Bee Bee Developments Ireland, who subsequently sold the property on to David Arnold in 2008.
The new proposed entrance to Fernhill will be at the existing entrance to Rosemont girls school on the Enniskerry Road. The council plan to demolish some of the more recent buildings on the estate. The council are also planning to add additional car parking and a host of new additions. Some of the key additions include Kitchen Garden, 400meter running track, landscaped walkways, playground and dog off leash area. The best way to describe the proposal is it will be a mini Marley Park. Which will be a huge benefit for residents. As I grow up with a view of the trees within Fernhill I am delighted to see the council turn the estate into a public park land. Let’s hope it does not take to long for the council to open the estate to the public.
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