Terraced two-bed tucked into D4 docklands for €425,000

Well-located home at the heart of a thriving community

  • Address: 14 South Dock Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4
  • Price: € 425,000
  • Agent: Hunters Estate Agent

Loved by lawyers and teeming with tech types and – soon, one hopes – theatre-goers, with paddleboarders and foodies stitched into a settled neighbourhood, Dublin’s south docklands host a range of amenities and workplaces that are never far from some body of water.

South Dock Street is part of the network of streets that criss-cross the area between Barrow Street and South Lotts Road. At the western end, near Boland’s Mills, many of the houses are single storey and one of these, a mid-terrace two-bed at number 14, is for sale through Hunters Estate Agents with an asking price of €425,000.

The brick front, with two double-glazed windows, faces south along Gerald Street, towards the Google building, and the solid grey door opens directly from the street into the living room.

Living room
Living room

A silver laminate covers all the floor area, which encompasses about 49sq m (527sq m) and the brick fireplace is painted white, toning into the walls. To the left, at the front, is a single bedroom, and a double bedroom opens off the other end of the living room. This looks out to the small rear yard, which is partly gravelled and has scope to be prettified with paint and pots. To the rear, set back slightly, is the new Bottleworks office building, on Barrow Street.

Up a step and past the built-in storage in the inner hall, the bathroom to the right has a bath with shower over, and a large inset mirror to maximise light. The BER is D1, which could be partly to do with the electric heating.


The kitchen is fitted with grey Shaker-style units at floor and eye level and simple subway tiles form a shallow splashback. Extra light comes in the half-glass door as well as through the window over the sink, and some neighbours have added rooflights.

Until recently this property was rented for about €2,000 a month, reflecting its proximity to so many workplaces. It’s also a short walk to town, the Dart and a range of buses, but residents who want to park a car on the street can apply to the council for permits.