Permission granted for 569 homes in new Dublin suburb

Clonburris to be fourth location in Dublin where Cairn Homes will build new homes within strategic development zones

Cairn Homes has been granted planning permission to build 569 new homes in Clonburris, Dublin 24.

The homes are part of the first phase of its new housing scheme in the Clonburris strategic development zone, a new suburb located 13km from the city centre targeted to eventually provide homes for 25,000 people.

Having sold more than 6,000 new builds since 2016, Cairn is active on more than 20 residential development sites nationwide. The company will commence construction and expects to deliver homes in the first phase of its 5,500 mixed-tenure scheme in Clonburris by the middle of 2023.

Clonburris will be the fourth location in Dublin where Cairn will deliver new homes within strategic development zones. It will exit Adamstown this autumn having completed about 1,100 properties, and is currently constructing over 300 units in Cherrywood.


This first phase of Clonburris will see the construction of the 569 homes, incorporating 173 houses, 148 duplexes and 248 apartments.

The new suburb will be serviced by existing and enhanced public transport infrastructure, including two train stations on the soon to be electrified Dublin-Kildare rail line.

There will also be eight new schools, creches, public buildings, and 90 hectares of public parks and amenities.

The Government recently approved a multiannual funding package of more than €200 million to assist the early delivery of the significant infrastructure needed to create the new town. Cairn said it will make a €40 million investment in matched funding to this infrastructure cost in addition to increasing the delivery of social and affordable housing to 20 per cent.

Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley said the company will be the lead developer at Clonburris “where we will build 5,500 of the total 9,000 new homes planned over the coming years”.

“Our aim is to create a large, vibrant and sustainable new community on our city’s doorstep,” he added.

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson is an Irish Times reporter