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Renowned Property Overlooking Famous ‘Forty Foot’ Swimming Spot Is Sold to Irish Buyer

14th November 2023
The Battery with its old fortifications next to the famed Forty Foot swimming hole
The Battery with its old fortifications next to the famed Forty Foot swimming hole Credit: Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty Dalkey

The storied Battery above the Forty Foot in Sandycove has a new owner, as The Irish Times reports.

With a price tag of €3 million, the three-bedroom home created on the site of a former Dublin Bay military installation was sold this past July to an Irish buyer, a year after it was put on the market.

At the time, the move prompted a local campaign calling on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to buy the property to “provide space and facilities” for bathers at the famed swimming spot while also “serving to protect our historical and architectural heritage”, as previously reported on

But even the new owner will have to abide by the rules of the architectural conservation area in which the Battery is situated, not to mention that its boundary wall is a protected structue.

The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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