It was 40 years ago, on May Day 1982, that Ballymore opened its first show house at its base in Ballymore Eustace in County Kildare, Ireland – aptly naming the company after the village in which it was founded.
Now, exactly four decades later, Ballymore has launched 80 new homes in Ballymore Eustace. Known as River Walk, the development sits on the banks of the River Liffey and features exciting new sustainable designs. All 80 homes will be energy efficient and built to a top A rating for energy efficiency, with well-insulated walls, floors, and roofs, as well as an air-to-water heat pump system that provides domestic hot water and efficient heating, serving wall-mounted radiators. Indoor air quality levels will be enhanced, thanks to mechanical ventilation.
Linda Mulryan, Deputy Managing Director at Ballymore, said, “River Walk is a long-awaited homecoming for us, some 40 years after starting our journey in Ballymore Eustace. The village has a special place in my heart and our primary goal with this development has been to ensure the village thrives in the future, not just by retaining its magic but by having the capacity to welcome a new generation of local people.”
Much thought has been given to the aesthetics at River Walk – with influences taken from the traditional Irish cottage fused with contemporary features. The architectural styles throughout the development celebrate the diversity of the architecture and work by local artists complements the interiors to demonstrate authentic modern Irish living.
Homes range from two-bedroom cottages with stunning interiors – including black granite worktop finishes in the kitchens, traditional painted panelling, traditional brass and enamel bathroom fixtures, and quality Irish craftsmanship throughout. Grand windows, open-plan living, volumetric space, striking lighting and luxury appliances, such as high quality Smeg fridge freezers, ensure the cottages also celebrate contemporary living.
River Walk will also cater for families with a range of three- and four-bedroom homes featuring contemporary kitchens, sliding door options and terrazzo style walling and flooring, as well as feature painted staircase balustrades with solid oak handrails. Linda continued: “As is the standard for all our developments, River Walk homes embody exceptional design and build. We have invested a great amount of time into tastefully integrating the new homes so that they are not only an extension of Ballymore Eustace but also a great addition to the historic village.”
River Walk is located minutes from the centre of Ballymore Eustace – and with Dublin just 45 minutes away. Future residents will benefit from walks and trails along the banks of the Liffey, while on the water, rowers, kayakers, paddle boarders and the odd wild-bather frolic. The surrounding area has a rich equestrian history, so bridle paths and horse facilities are close at hand. The area is home to numerous sporting ovals, outdoor courts, and even a water ski club, so local people can enjoy a range of leisure pursuits. River Walk is also the perfect community for families, with the local school and many of the village amenities just a short walk from the new homes.
The development is ideal for workers who follow a hybrid working schedule and want to embrace the tranquillity of the Irish countryside, while also living within commuting distance of Dublin. Ballymore is home to ‘The Hub’, a fully equipped co-working space in the village, which offers a state-of-the-art boardroom with video conferencing, a private phone booth, collaboration spaces, and photocopy and scanning needs for the modern remote worker. Residents of River Walk automatically become VIP members of ‘The Hub’ for their first year, which offers them the benefit of 30 complementary days to use the hub workspaces, as well as other exclusive discounts and benefits.
You can read more about the development in the Irish Times.