What's behind 45 Iona Road, Glasnevin?

Literally. When you look at it on Google maps there’s this huge concrete site behind it. What is it? Just derelict?
myhome.ie/1621080

It’s funny I was just reading about this place. It was in today’s IT property section

irishtimes.com/newspaper/property/2011/1020/1224306120158.html

Dale camp :wink:

It used to part of the Smurfit group of factories . It shut down around 2000 and has been lying disused ever since . Its amazing , considering the location that it was not developed for residential property during the boom years . The factory next door is also part of the Smurfit group . That closed about 2006 . It used to be owned or may still be owned by Green Property .

You can see it here in 2005 - pre knocking.
maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,715271,736614,7,0

Right, thanks. It’s massive. It’s a shame its concreted and not just left green if it’s been there so long.

I used to work there . Happy days . It made the public service look like a sweat shop !

So THAT’S where they hid the WMDs.

Given the iona road house that sold for over €700k in that auction, I’m surprised they’re not looking for more for this house - although it does seem in line with prices before that anomaly. Either the one that sold at auction was in fantastic shape or someone got completely screwed by bidding frenzy…

Apparently the auction price was a bit of an a anomoly alright. Post auction coverage included it as one of the properties whose sale price was anything but a bargain 8DD.The house about 5 doors up from no. 45 was asking a price of 445k during the summer so maybe that is a more realistic price for the area! Wouldn’t much fancy looking out my window to see that graffiti on the site behind no 45 :confused:

All evidence points to bidding frenzy.

Finally - just went sale agreed: myhome.ie/residential/brochu … -9/1621080

I’d be interested to know what it went for. Anyone have any info?

Comparison of property prices on Iona Road over the last decade or so
independent.ie/lifestyle/pro … 28870.html

Some data from our brand new shiny price register (current askings look optimistic)

29/01/2010 €952,599.00 12 Iona Road, Glasnevin
16/04/2010 €1,395,000.00 94 Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
28/07/2011 €560,000.00 54 iona road, glasnevin, dublin 9
19/08/2011 €525,000.00 43 Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin, Dublin 9
05/09/2011 €710,000.00 48 Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
20/02/2012 €610,000.00 40 Iona Road, Glasnevin
19/06/2012 €515,000.00 45 Iona Road, Glasnevin

And off IR
03/09/2010 €366,000.00 69 Iona Villas, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
10/08/2011 €408,000.00 59 Iona Villas, Glasnevin
27/01/2012 €520,000.00 57 Iona Villas, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
07/10/2011 €545,000.00 13 Iona Park, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Dublin 9
08/08/2012 €555,000.00 21 Iona Park, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Dublin 11
21/12/2010 €370,000.00 3 iona Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

so applying actual figures to what the newspaper’s reporting

March 2012 – A 155sqm four-bedroom semi, 45 Iona Road, sold for in the region of its €575,000 asking price.

515k is in the region of 575k ?

July 2011 – A three-bedroom, 204sqm semi 48 Iona Road sold at auction for €710,000, almost double its €360,000 guide price.

auctions - for all their faults can be at least somewhat transparent markets.

February 2006 – A four-bedroom semi, 12 Iona Road, set a record for a four-bed semi on the road after selling for €1.56m.

resold 2010 for 952k (39% fall)