Former home of Lillis and Cawley for sale at €1m


THE FORMER home of Eamonn Lillis and his wife Celine Cawley, over whose death her husband was convicted of manslaughter two years ago, has come on the market.

The asking price for Rowan Hill, the home the couple shared on Windgate Road, Howth, Co Dublin, is €1 million.

The High Court ruled last month that proceeds from the sale of assets jointly owned by the couple should be evenly distributed between the Cawley estate and Lillis after costs of a court action in February are deducted.

The court action was taken by their daughter Georgia and Ms Cawley’s brother Christopher and sister Susanna, who asked the court to prevent Lillis from securing any interest in assets worth more than €1 million which were jointly owned by the couple.

These assets include an apartment in Tramway Court, Sutton, Dublin 13, worth an estimated €190,000, and investments and bonds worth about €68,000.

Lillis was convicted two years ago of his wife’s manslaughter at their home in December 2008 and is serving a sentence of six years and 11 months.

Property Team JB Kelly is handling the sale of the five-bedroom house on Windgate Road, set on an acre of sloping secluded gardens.

Hidden behind automated gates, Rowan Hill is part-bungalow with a two-storey timber-clad extension to one side. It has been cleared of all its furniture.

Describing Rowan Hill in its brochure, Property Team JB Kelly says “thought and careful planning went into the development of this handsome property, making it one of the most desirable to come on the market for some time”.