In the latest edition of the blog, our travel correspondent Daniel O’Connor looks at the latest developments in Dublin.
Ballyferriters Holiday Homes is the latest development to open on the island of Ireland.
The property is set to open for a second time in the city this month, and will also feature a cinema.
The site of the current Ballyferrierie holiday home has been occupied since December and is currently being converted into a cinema room.
The development is part of a wider redevelopment of the former Ballyverie property, which includes the opening of an Irish Cinema and a Ballyberrierie restaurant.
This new cinema is the largest cinema in the area, and the first of its kind in Ireland.
It will be one of the largest in the world, with seating for up to 8,500 people.
Ballyherries Holiday Home is a unique design, but the first on the market in Dublin, it’s also one of Ireland’s largest home development projects, and it will be located at the northern end of the Bally Ferriter estate.
Dublin is now a more than 300km drive from the southern Irish city of Limerick, and its proximity to the south means the island has become the Irish capital of the north.
The Ballyfferrierie estate is home to some of Irelands oldest surviving buildings, including the famous Dubliners House.
It was built by the Earls of Ballymore in the 14th century.
The house was converted into an inn in the 20th century, and is now owned by the Irish Society for Antiquities (ISA).
Belfast’s city centre is home a host of holiday homes for people in Dublin’s Inner City, as well as a number of smaller ones in the inner suburbs.
There’s also a Bickell holiday home, a holiday house in Cavan, and a home for the elderly in Clonmel.
Here’s our favourite Irish holiday homes in Dublin (with photos).
A house in Clonsmel, Dublin, Ireland.
Photo: Daniel O ‘ConnorDublin has long had a reputation as a hot spot for holiday home development.
But despite a strong economy, the number of holiday houses in Dublin has declined over the past decade, with only two new homes for sale in the past 12 months.
This has been attributed to the high cost of living in Dublin and the impact of a lack of planning and investment in this area.
The new BallyFerriter holiday home is just one of a number that will be open in the coming months.