Ghost Estate Legacy


The entrance to The Paddocks, Kildangan, Co Kildare.

A paramedic had to hang out the window of his ambulance with a torch while dodging up to 40 potholes to reach an emergency in one of Kildare’s worst ghost estates.
…The Paddocks has been in darkness for five years. The sewage system was connected three years after it was built and the estate was left unfinished after the builder went bust. The receiver is in charge, and the council say they have no authority to carry out work because it is not in their ownership. In the meantime, the residents remain in limbo.

Ambulance Needed Torch To Navigate Kildangan Ghost Estate (Niamh O’Donoghue, Leinster Leader)

And how the development was promoted in 2006:

With only four houses to the acre, a generous landscaped open green area and a cul-de-sac layout young city folk are likely to find this development very tempting indeed.

There are four different house designs ranging in size from 127-205 sqm and in price from  €440,000 to  €550,000.


Paddocks At Prime Prices (Irish Independent, April 28, 2006)

(Leinster Leader)