House prices in Ireland continue to grow by 9.4% year-on-year. And the highest concentration of property millionaires is in south Dublin – 609 live in Dalkey, followed by Blackrock (576) and Foxrock (540).
Herbert Park in Ballsbridge – Ireland’s most expensive street
Dublin leads the way as the most expensive location on the market in Ireland, the average asking price in Sandycove is now €787k, followed by Foxrock €759k, Mount Merrion €748k and Dalkey €693k.
The most expensive street in capital of Ireland is Herbert Park in Ballsbridge, which has seen no fewer than five properties changes hands for €3m or more in the last 18 months.
Herbert Park is named after Sidney Herbert (1810-1861), the father of the Earl of Pembroke who, in 1903, offered the site to Pembroke Urban District Council for development as a public park. The famous Dublin International Trades Exhibition was held on the site in 1907, housing exhibits from the British Empire.
Thereafter the lands were developed as a public park. The existing duck pond was constructed for the exhibition of 1907 to house the ‘Canadian Waterchute’, but little else remains of the original buildings. Herbert Park is an amazing tourist attraction and is loved by locals. It is one of the most popular parks in Dublin City Centre. This large park is an ideal place for families, couples or individuals to visit. Whether it’s for a picnic, game of footy, jog or casual walk this park will surely meet your needs.
With stunning scenery and a popular kid’s playground, Herbert Park is a perfect family attraction and is one of the best places in the area to go with kids.
What’s most expensive location on the market outside of the Irish capital
Outside of Dublin, the quaint village of Enniskerry – which straddles the Wicklow/Dublin border is the most expensive area to buy a property, with an average house price of €495k.
North Wicklow features highly on the list with Delgany and Greystones weighing in with average prices of €387k and €357k respectively.
In Munster, Kinsale is the top location (€309k) with Cork Commuter town Rochestown (€297k) completing the top two. In Connacht-Ulster, Kinvara €257k, Oughterard €219k and Virgina €196k occupy the top slots.
By the way, not so far from Ireland is Bond Street in London – home to some of the most expensive retail space in the world. Whether you want to splash out on the very best in designer clothes or just love luxury window shopping, Bond Street and Mayfair are the ideal places to go for some extravagant retail therapy.