Derelict house on Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4


Joyce’s dad bought it in 1914, you idiot.

(sorry, I just miss the completely unprovoked outbursts from the edge on here)



That is also a different house to the OP.


A friend (yes a friend!) rents in a house in this area which is owned by the IRFU. Apparently a huge proportion of the houses around Ballsbridge and particularly on Lansdowne Road and Shelbourne Road are owned by the IRFU. Out of curiosity does anyone have any further info on the amount of properties that the IRFU own in the area? The rent in the house that i’m talking about hasn’t been raised since 2001…


Gerry Thornley at the Irish Times might!

seriously - I’m sure he’d be interested to know the IRFU is not maximising its assets (your friend mightn’t appreciate it)

I’d heard they’d bought a lot [prior to the boom] in order to make redeveloping Lansdowne Road easier; surprised they still have them


Believe it or not, it’s actually lived in! I used to live a few doors down from spooky old number 58. They’re reclusive and very odd. Norman Bates vibes. They don’t pay pay for electricity or bins so house is permanently dark, and front garden is periodically filled with rubbish bags giving an even more abandoned feel.

Basically I think they inherited the house from their parents about 20-25 years ago and through a combination of probable mental health issues/general weirdness the place has gone to absolute shite. It actually has by far the biggest back garden on the whole road because it’s located on the bend in the road, so the garden fans out getting wider towards the back as it meets the DART line to the rear. Shame really because it’s totally overgrown.

The car in the driveway you can see on Google streetview– which in all my years on the road I never once saw move– was burned out a couple of years back and removed.


I walk past this house frequently and it looks completely derelict, broken windows, tatty curtains, overgrown etc. Given some of the lovely renovations on the road I went on a google search arriving here.

I was shocked to find a poster saying people lived in it. After weeks of cautiously walking past expecting to see a face staring back at me from an upstairs window, as I walked by last night I saw somebody at the front door.

A sorry state of affairs as the house clearly isn’t inhabitable.