Tag Archives: Empty Gaffs

This morning.

Unidentified location, Cork city.

Frank O’Connor writes:

How is this not a home?

It’s a real character home, in an old part of the city, part of a terrace that is about 200 years old, so it has significant heritage value also.

Very sad to see it decay in this way.

The reality is our government & local authorities deliberately allow properties to stay vacant & go derelict in a housing & homeless crisis.

Would they rather have people homeless than take the chance of prices dropping on their watch?


Thanks wickedfairysad

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Seatown Road, Swords, County Dublin

Mark writes:

Anyone know why these 10 gaffs around the corner from Fingal County Council have been vacant for the past 4 months given the housing crisis we are currently experiencing?

They nearly all have cars parked outside them to make them look inhabited too.

They were originally owned by the solicitor Mr Shannon before Nama took them over.

Fingal Lettings & Property is currently looking after them and there is talk that they may have passed hands many times over the past 8 years…


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Florence Road, Bray

Anony writes:

Palatial and empty gaff with shop on Florence Road, Bray [County Wicklow]. Derelict for yonks and literally around the corner from the four vacant houses on Eglinton Terraces you featured last week…


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Milverton, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Grace Garvey writes:

My dream home, Milverton on Herbert Park, has been lying idle for four years now.

It was bought at auction in 2013 for €4.6 million by a solicitor on behalf of a mystery client and has been shuttered up since.

It’s a gorgeous Edwardian house that’s beginning to show some signs of neglect (The photo above doesn’t do it justice).


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Eglinton Road, Bray, County Wicklow

Anon writes:

In Eglinton Road, in Bray there’s four vacant houses, all two-storey gaffs with converted basements. They have been vacant for years. They back on to a Wicklow County Council site that’s set to become a shopping centre…


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