It’s back to school time again, but if you decide to buy one of the beautiful new houses for sale at SeaGreen in Greystones, when it comes to finding the right educational facilities for your children, you will be spoilt for choice.
This beautiful development by the sea offers not just the perfect location in which to raise your family, a thriving yet homely town, great transport links and an easy commute, and numerous indoor and outdoor pursuits to keep them active, it is also perfectly positioned within easy reach of several schools for all ages.
As well as wanting to have choices when it comes to finding the right school for your children, there is great peace of mind in knowing that they can get to and from there easily and safely, whether by foot, bike, in your car or by public transport, and the easy commute is just one of the numerous benefits of living in one of the beautiful, energy-efficient and luxury homes at SeaGreen.
With some schools just a five-minute walk away from your door and others along the DART line, there are numerous high-quality primary and secondary schools to choose from when it comes to giving your children, or future family, the education they deserve.
Two primary schools – the Gaelscoil, which works under both a Catholic and Protestant ethos, and an Educate Together facility – can be found adjacent to the SeaGreen development in Blacklion, Greystones, while the brand new TempleCarrig Secondary School has also recently opened its doors.
Just a couple of kilometres away in nearby Delgany is Delgany National School, a co-educational school under Church of Ireland management, which prides itself on its green approach and Discover Primary Science initiative.
For younger children, Greystones Community School opened its doors in 2015 to junior infants only but now caters for senior infants and, just this year, first class, and will expand year on year up to sixth class. Currently in temporary residence at Greystones Rugby Club, the school is set to move to a brand new building very soon.
For secondary school students, TempleCarrig Secondary School is also very close by, and though it is run by the Church of Ireland, it caters for students of every faith or non-religious background, while St David’s Holy Faith prides itself on not just the educational but physical, spiritual and social development of its pupils working closely with the family of each student.
Just five kilometres away in Kilcoole is Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, a co-educational, multi-denominational secondary school with a focus on mutual respect for all students.
Only slightly further afield, the prestigious Loreto Abbey in Dalkey is just a 20-minute DART ride away, and many of the students from Greystones make this trip together daily, making friends (and some noise) along the way.
For boys, half an hour away by DART in nearby Blackrock, there are the prestigious St Andrew’s College (pictured), which has a very international ethos, and the influential Blackrock College, and as with the girls, many students make the journey each morning and afternoon together.
There are so many excellent schools to choose from in Greystones and the surrounding area, so whether you have children in secondary school, primary school, junior infants or just want to plan ahead for the family you will have, SeaGreen is a great place to live and will offer all the education they will need and you will want them to have.
There are many key factors to consider when you are looking to buy that perfect home for your family, from energy efficiency to the level of specification you can enjoy. While the beautiful new houses for sale at SeaGreen in Greystones offers the highest-quality regarding each of these, another major factor in your decision to buy will be the location and ease with which you can commute to work and keep in touch with family and friends.
SeaGreen’s development of family homes in Greystones boasts a super location, situated as it is right beside the sea, overlooking the thriving yet cosy town, and with a stunning backdrop of the Dublin/Wicklow mountains, so it feels like a comfortable and tranquil spot to enjoy an enviable lifestyle. And yet it is so close to the places you need to get to, if you travel to work, want to pay a visit to your family, or want to meet up with friends.
If you work in one of the surrounding towns, or in Dublin city centre, you will be surprised by how close Greystones actually is to your workplace or to the city amenities you want to avail of. You can even see the UK on a clear day!
Greystones has a superb transport network. This means your commute to Dublin city centre is quick and easy, leaving you with ample opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones.
If you travel by DART, you will be able to avail of the fact that Greystones is the first (and last) stop on this coastal transport option, so you will be pretty much guaranteed a seat when you embark in the morning. That fantastic view all the way into the city is also something to enjoy on your 50-minute journey.
Intercity trains also serve Greystones, and will get you into work in the same amount of time.
Dublin Bus also serves Greystones well, with the 84 brining you to the city centre in under an hour, while if you prefer to mix it up, you can hop on the 184 bus to Bray DART station, and hop on the train from there.
If you need to get to the airport, or just enjoy a bus route to the city with fewer stops along the way, the Aircoach is a great option, with frequent journeys every day taking around an hour.
If you prefer travelling by car, Greystones is very well-served by the road network, with the N11 and M1 ensuring quick and easy access to the city centre within 45 minutes, Ballsbridge within half an hour, Dundrum Town Centre within 20 minutes, Sandyford Business Park within 22 minutes and The Park retail Centre within just 18 minutes.
The school run is also extremely comfortable, with several high-quality primary and secondary schools close by and those further afield easily reached by public transport.
Its proximity to the city means Greystones is a perfect place for Dubliners to consider moving to and finding the ideal home for a growing family. Loved ones are always going to be close by, and easily accessible by a number of transport options, so there will be no concerns about not seeing the people who matter most to you.
The same goes for expats considering a move home to Ireland who want to be close to family and the lifestyle they have become used to abroad, but also secure a home that offers the comfort and space to begin the next phase of their lives.
As for maintaining your social life, the quick journey time to the city and amenities such as Dundrum Town Centre mean you can keep up the lifestyle you wish, though you may very quickly see your family and friends visiting you a lot more in your scenic and comfortable new surroundings in Greystones.
The beautiful surroundings at Greystones offer a chance to take a step back from the hectic pace of Dublin city life while still being close enough to avail of everything it has to offer, so you can really enjoy the best of both worlds.
If you would like to secure one of the beautiful high-quality houses at SeaGreen, you can register your interest below:
People look for many things when they are searching for the perfect place to buy a house. They want a good location, comfortable surroundings, space for their family to grow, good local amenities and facilities, and the ability to turn that house into a home tailored to their preferences. Increasingly, people are also looking for a high-quality energy-efficient house that represents good value, helps keep the environment clean and saves on future bills.
The SeaGreen development of houses for sale in Greystones delivers on all of these considerations. The perfect seaside location, an on-site team for tailored specs, luxury fittings and superb local amenities mean this is a great place to call home, whether you are buying a three-bedroom Portland, four-bedroom Bellevue or Wyndham, the five-bedroom Somerby, or one of the great new houses in our upcoming autumn 2017 phase of development.
This upcoming phase of development goes even further to deliver the perfect home for you. Each of these top-quality houses will be built to hold an A2 Building Energy Rating (BER).
A BER is based on the calculated energy performance and associated carbon dioxide emissions for the provision of space heating, ventilation, water heating and lighting under standardised operating conditions. The characteristics of the major components of the home including dimensions, orientation, insulation, and space and hot water system efficiencies are used in the calculation. SeaGreen’s upcoming high-spec phase of development will all carry an A2 rating.
This is the second highest energy-efficiency rating possible (only a few individual builds or specifically renovated homes in Ireland have an A1 rating), as is explained here by the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI). It means these exclusive houses will offer great value for those who buy them, and help you to avoid the new home costs you might otherwise face.
Apart from being kind to the environment with low carbon emissions and providing real sustainability to keep the Greystones area beautiful, that value comes in two ways.
Firstly, this new phase of development at SeaGreen will see each of the houses increase in value over time because of the BER rating it holds. Homes with a good BER rating are worth a lot more than those that have an inferior rating, and a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) shows people are willing to spend up to 10% more to buy a house with high energy-efficiency because of the inherent values and cost-savings attached to them.
That is where the second aspect of added value comes in – cost savings. All of the SeaGreen houses use top-quality materials and technology to enhance sustainability, asBill Quigley from NuTech Renewables, who work with SeaGreen on this development, explains, and the upcoming A2-rated houses are built with the highest-quality roof and wall insulation, triple-glazed windows and top of the range energy-efficient fittings to minimise the costs of energy supply such as hot water and electricity, while maximising the benefits to you and your family.
A2-rated houses see energy bills costing a fraction of the costs other house owners face, with costs coming to just a third of those faced by even a B1-rated house, while emissions would also only be a third of those in B1-rated houses.
As explained by John the on-site electrician at SeaGreen, the state-of-the-art heating and electricity systems in these houses will see your energy bills kept to a minimum as you enjoy year-round comfort without the rising costs. Thermostatically controlled radiators will be heated by highly-efficient natural gas boilers, while a heat pump will use waste air to produce continuous hot water. Solar panels on these houses will also provide free electricity to heat water, while that top-quality insulation will keep the house warm when it’s cold, and cool when it is hot, as Fran the roofer shows here.
Having an extremely energy-efficient house also means you will be far ahead of current energy regulations, so you will have essentially future-proofed your home, meaning you can enjoy the benefits such a BER rating brings for many years to come.
Low energy bills, clean, green living, the added value of your home thanks to the best energy-efficiency rating, and the high-quality development in a beautiful location – the reasons to buy one of these superb upcoming SeaGreen houses for sale in Greystones just keep adding up. Register your interest in these homes here:
SeaGreen, offering premium homes within walking distance of exemplary schools
When you’re thinking of moving with your family, or planning to have children in the future, it’s vital to live in an area that provides easy access to excellent schools. A school within walking distance of home is always preferred, remember the old adage, ‘The best school is the one nearest you!’
The stunning new Greystones housing development, SeaGreen, offers the perfect solution. SeaGreen offers new 3, 4 and 5 bedroom traditional family homes in the middle of what ought to be called The Smartest Town in Ireland, simply because of the wonderful choice of primary and secondary schools available.
Now that you know how much choice there is for your children’s future in Greystones, it’s time to choose the schools that will best suit your family (and future family)! Below is some information that might help you in your research, as well as the best contact to speak with in each school, if you want to find out more.
GREYSTONES / DELGANY PRIMARY SCHOOLS
St Kevin’s National Schoolis a Catholic primary school for boys and girls from junior Infants up to sixth Class. St. Kevin’s strives to value the contribution of all its students, respects their uniqueness and responds to their individual needs in a caring and supportive way. The Principal is Scott Vance who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012876660.
St Laurence’s National Schoolis also a co-educational primary school that caters to children from junior infants to sixth class. The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupils in its care.The principal is Catherine Coveney who can be reached at email@example.com or 012876198.
St Brigid’s National Schoolhave a mission to provide the highest quality education for all students, in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help students achieve advancement. The principal is Sr. Kathleen who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012876133.
St Patrick’s National Schoolis under the patronage of the Church of Ireland and its characteristic spirit is a reflection of the ethos of the Church, incorporating a balance of faith and culture. The principal is Eileen Jackson who can be reached at email@example.com or 012875684.
Loreto Abbey Dalkey, one of Ireland’s most prestigious girl’s schools is set on visually spectacular grounds. Teachers and staff know each girl individually and strive to provide each one with a rounded education, offering a wide range of curricular and co-curricular choices. The school is only a 20 minute DART ride to Dalkey, from Greystones and lots of children from the school make this commute every day together. The deputy principal is Mr. Bernard O’Boyle who can be reached at 012718904.
Delgany National Schoolis a co-educational school under Church of Ireland Management. There are just over two hundred pupils ranging in age from four to twelve years. There are twelve full time teachers and a number of part time specialist teachers. The school is proud to be recognised for being an active and green school and has also excelled in the National “Discover Primary Science” initiative. The principal is Patricia Conron who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012876904.
GaelScoil Na gCloch Liath is a co-educational, all-Irish, interdenominational primary school set up in 2008 under the patronage of the Foras Pátrúnachta, to cater for the demand for all-Irish primary education in the local area. The school operates under a joint Catholic and Protestant ethos, creating an understanding and acceptance of Catholic and Protestant modes of worship. The principal is Eoghan O’Muirgheasa who can be reached at email@example.com or 012010718.
Educate Together is a multi-denominational primary school in Greystones that welcomes children of all denominations, creeds and nationalities. The principal is Catherine Sadlier who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012871817.
Greystones Community School is a brand new primary provision for the Greystones area that opened its doors for the first time in September 2015, taking in Junior Infants only. However it will soon expand year on year up to 6th class. The school is currently based in temporary accommodation at Greystones Rugby Club but will eventually move to a brand new building. The principal is Rory Kinnane who can be reached at email@example.com or 0874007442.
GREYSTONES / DELGANY SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Temple Carrig Secondary School is proud of its links with the local community and seeks to build on those links. The Board of Management of Temple Carrig Secondary School is also mindful of the Church of Ireland ethos of the School which permeates all aspects of the education of their pupils, however pupils are welcome from widely differing faith traditions and many come from backgrounds of no faith at all. The principal is Alan Cox who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012873610.
St David’s Holy Faith acknowledges that parents and guardians are the primary educators and works in co-operation with the student and the home to help each individual pupil reach his or her potential. They view education as the development of the whole child, not just intellectual development but also the pupil’s physical, social and spiritual development. The principal is Mary O’Doherty who can be reached at email@example.com or 012874800.
Colaiste Chraobh Abhannis a co-educational, multi-denominational second level school that believes in the pursuit of educational excellence in a community where mutual respect prevails. The principal is Shane Eivers who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012870198.
ON THE DART LINE SCHOOLS
The 8 o’clock DART from Greystones station on any weekday would provide a very interesting social study into teenage behaviour! You’ll notice that groups of school going passengers make very discerning carriage choices as they make their way to their morning classes, so look out for the Willow Park and Blackrock carriage, or the St. Andrews carriage, or the Loreto or Holy Child Dalkey girls all together in another! Taking the DART to school from Greystones for the first time is as simple as the ABCs, just follow someone in a uniform like yours!
Here’s just a short note of two choices from the DART:
St. Andrew’s College is one of Ireland’s most prestigious boy’s schools, with a distinctly international ethos. The school is only a 35 minute DART ride to Blackrock, from Greystones and lots of children from the school make this commute every day together. The principal is Peter Fraser who can be reached at email@example.com or 01 288 2785.
Blackrock College is one of Ireland’s most prestigious boy’s schools, and the Blackrock College Union is famed for its strong support networks for graduate alumni. The school is only a 35 minute DART ride to Blackrock, from Greystones and lots of children from the school make this commute every day together. The principal is Alan McGinty who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 288 8681.
SeaGreen will be launching its new 3 and 4 bedroomed homes in the spring and will provide the perfect new home in the most perfect place to raise a well-educated family! Keep in touch for updates and more information at www.seagreengreystones.ie