A Merry Christmas and a Happy, Exciting New Year at SeaGreen in Greystones

The festive season is well and truly upon us, and we would like to wish all of our buyers, past, present and future, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at SeaGreen in Greystones.

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We have had a very busy and rewarding year as we continue to build our development in an unrivalled location overlooking the village and the sea. We were truly delighted to build on this site to give our buyers all the benefits of a home in such a beautiful setting, while also being able to avail of a great lifestyle, and the superb schools, the area has to offer.

Our three-bed Portland, four-bed Wyndham and Bellevue, and our five-bed Somerby houses Have provided our buyers with A-rated energy-efficiency, so while we might hope for a White Christmas, we can be sure that it will also be a green one.

As with all of the Wood Group homes, we focus on sustainability and comfort combined at SeaGreen. Each of our houses features efficient heating systems including heat pumps, gas-fired and solar-enhanced heating, and photovoltaic panels that turn light into energy, while the thermostatically controlled radiators mean that these houses remain at an optimum and efficient temperature. This is great all year round, but especially cosy for those Christmas evenings with family and friends.

But we also work with our buyers to ensure they get the perfect house to call a home, in an ideal setting from which they can enjoy all that Greystones has to offer, whether that’s at Christmas, or in the glorious summer months by the sea.

Having broken ground in 2016, the first phase of the SeaGreen development of houses for sale in Greystones was ready in January and had completely sold out ahead of construction.

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Phase 2 saw a similarly huge level of interest as we brought more three- and four-bedroom homes to the market. As you can see from one of our flyover videos from early in the year, we had a lot of work to do to build our latest phase of development, starting with SeaGreen Avenue and SeaGreen Drive.

By the end of March, the development was starting to shape up nicely as our team worked tirelessly to construct these superb energy-efficient houses with the best materials on the market and get them ready in time for our buyers.

Blessed with good weather, by the start of the summer, the first ten houses on SeaGreen Avenue were near completion, and we continued to work on Numbers 11 and upwards while the foundations for the first houses on SeaGreen Drive were ready to be built on, as you can see here.

By the end of June, half of this street had begun to take shape, and the long summer days meant we were able to make great progress on the site, turning our attention to SeaGreen Park as September rolled around and we put the final touches to SeaGreen Drive.

The colder weather didn’t stop us, and we continued to turn this beautiful site into a high-quality development that comes closer to completion with every passing day. A look at our flyover video from November will show you just how much has been done since the start of the year, but we won’t be stopping any time soon because we are building for the future.

We are very excited about our next phase of development, planned for spring 2018 and called SeaGreen Gate. It will consist of four-bedroom semi-detached, mid-terrace and end terrace homes. We have taken the wishes of our potential buyers on board to tailor these new homes to their specifications, and have thus made many improvements to their design, resulting in what will be a new development of luxurious, energy-efficient houses to be proud of.

There will be more information about this latest phase coming soon, so keep an eye on our website and blog for further details.

In the meantime, have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

If you are interested in a home at SeaGreen in Greystones, register here:

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5 Great Christmas Activities In Greystones When You Buy A SeaGreen Home

Situated in a perfect location on the coast with a backdrop of mountains, the beautiful town of Greystones is a great home base for some wonderful Christmas adventures and festive experiences. In no particular order, here’s our top five favourite things for SeaGreen homeowners to enjoy in the area at the most wonderful time of the year.

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1 – Shop and Browse at the Harbour Christmas Market

The beautiful surrounds of The Boat Yard Gallery in Greystones harbour host the annual Christmas Market, featuring all things festive under the marquee. Open on weekends from 2nd to 17th December, stalls selling great gift ideas and tasty hot food will keep the yuletide cheer glowing, while live entertainment for adults and children alike will keep the yuletide atmosphere growing. Santa usually arrives in a suitably red fire engine before settling into his grotto, so make sure you behave.

When it gets a little chilly, or if you have finished your retail therapy, the Beach House pub is right next door, so you can go celebrate a job well done, and a day well spent.

Of course, the Christmas market is just one place in Greystones to get some fabulous gifts. The town itself has a number of top quality stores offering designer fashion, jewellery, art and interior décor, so you can get your hands on some beautiful presents, for your loved ones or for yourself.

2 – Take the Plunge on Christmas Day

As with many good traditions, we are not sure when, or why, the annual Christmas Day Swim in Greystones first took place. What’s not in doubt, though, is that this is a fun family activity to help blow off the cobwebs, and really shows the community spirit and devotion to an active lifestyle you will see all around in this seaside town.

Every year, more and more people gather on Greystones South Beach late on Christmas morning to take a dip in the chilly water, whether for a good cause, a dare, or simply to join in with the fun.

It’s a real party atmosphere, despite the unpredictable but usually freezing weather, and its gaining popularity, as you can see from the accounts of last year’s brave bathers.

3 – Make it Magical with the Irish Fairy Trail

Christmas is of course a magical time of year, but you can make it even more enchanting with a family visit to nearby Russborough House in Blessington to walk the Irish Fairy Trail.

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The sheltered grounds here are a beautiful setting to walk around and enjoy the fresh air, but it’s also a well-kept secret that Lady’s Island is the home of Faylinn the fairy and his friends, who have lived here for three centuries.

Your children will love roaming the beautiful parkland and taking part in the magical fairy trail, where they can see often-hidden fairy houses, learn the fairy language, enjoy fairy games and puzzles, and learn about the natural flora and materials the fairies use in their jewellery.

It’s a completely free and wonderful way to spend a memorable day your whole family will enjoy at this magical time of the year.

4 – Get Festive at Powerscourt

Also close to Greystones and easily accessible thanks to the great transport networks that make the commute so easy from Greystones, is the impressive and beautiful Powerscourt Estate, which becomes even more beautiful as Christmas approaches. The whole family can soak up the festive atmosphere as they follow the star walking along the fir trees along the main avenue and around the 47 acres of the stately home, but your children will love visiting Santa’s animals at the Garden Pavilion’s stables.

There they can meet cute pygmy goats, miniature donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, and of course, some of Santa’s deer.

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Talking of Santa, children can meet the man himself at Avoca in Powerscourt House up until 23 December, when he has to leave to get ready for a busy Christmas Eve. You can relax in the Terrace Café or get some gifts in the great shops, while the children meet Santa and his elves, before finishing the day with another look around this beautifully scenic winter wonderland.

5 – Get Cosy at Home

Of course, one of the best things about the festive season is being able to spend time relaxing at home with your family, and the houses at SeaGreen are designed to offer you the cosiest and most comfortable living spaces you can find.

These A2 BER-rated energy-efficient houses ensure you are kept warm throughout the cold winter months, while still keeping your energy bills extremely low. The state of the art heating system with thermostatically controlled radiators heated by highly-efficient natural gas boilers, a heat pump that produces continuous hot water, and top-quality insulation, mean you can stay cosy while the weather outside turns colder.

Our three-bedroom Portland, four-bedroom Bellevue and Wyndham, and our five-bedroom Somerby homes are providing many families with the best possible place to spend Christmas. We look forward to having many more families join the SeaGreen community in our exciting new phase of development next spring, knowing that next Christmas they will be able to enjoy all that SeaGreen, and Greystones, have to offer.

If you would like to register your interest in this new phase, contact us here.

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Building For the Future With Efficient and Sustainable Living in the Comfort of a SeaGreen Home

As with all of our developments, the houses for sale at SeaGreen in Greystones have been built with a focus firmly on not just luxury and high-quality features, but on energy-efficiency and sustainability.

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This sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, from the design of our houses and neighbourhoods, to our commitment to using only the best quality features that help reduce environmental impact, leaving the smallest carbon footprint while giving you big savings on running costs.

With an A2 energy rating, our three-bed Portland, four-bed Wyndham and Bellevue, and our five-bed Somerby homes are as energy-efficient as you can get in a modern development. Based on the feedback we have received from buyers, we know that people are looking for high-quality, energy-efficient houses that represent good value and savings on future bills, while helping to keep the environment clean.

That is why we aim to provide the same level of energy bill-saving quality to our latest phase, which will be ready in spring 2018.

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Our houses are all built with the best quality materials, as Bill Quigley from NuTech Renewables, who work with us on this development, explains. Our dedicated team also works extremely hard to create comfortable homes with outstanding high-spec features that will last for generations, so you can enjoy living in this perfect location today, while being safe in the knowledge that they will be just as energy-efficient in the future.

To achieve this environmentally-friendly goal, we utilise efficient heating systems, including heat pumps, gas-fired and solar-enhanced heating, as well as photovoltaic heating panels that turn light into energy. As standard, all of the heating features are controlled by electronic and thermostatically controlled radiators, so the homes are always at an optimum and efficient temperature, no matter what time of the year it is.

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Our high-spec insulation and high-performance triple-glazed windows ensure no energy or heat is lost and that any excess can be stored until it is needed, cutting down on waste and again, helping the environment.

This sense of future-proofing the houses at SeaGreen, and keeping this beautiful part of Ireland green, extends to our upcoming phase of development. These homes will also include new energy-saving features such as remote heating a nd lighting controls, and cabling for electric vehicles on every house as standard. Electric cars are becoming more popular and may soon be a common sight on our streets, which is good news for the environment, and we feel, a perfect fit with the green philosophy we bring to all of the houses we build.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers grants to people who buy an electric car, so those who do so and who buy one of the houses in our latest development, will not only be environmentally sound, but will save on both home energy bills and on motor tax and running costs too – something to think about when making the easy commute to Dublin or the surrounding areas.

Apart from enjoying the great lifestyle you can avail of by living in this beautiful development in Greystones, the huge benefit of a SeaGreen house is that with its A2 energy rating, you will be far ahead of energy regulations, and can look forward to a comfortable and sustainable family life well into the future.

If you would like to register your interest in this latest phase of development at SeaGreen in Greystones, you can do so here:

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Enjoy An Easy & Comfortable Commute From Your Home At SeaGreen In Greystones

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.

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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.

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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:

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The Benefits Of Buying A Super Energy-Efficient House At SeaGreen’s Upcoming Phase Of Development In Greystones

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.

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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.

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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:

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Watch Your New House At SeaGreen In Greystones Turn Into Your Home

When you  decide to buy your new house, we know it is difficult to visualise what it will look like and really start planning your future until you see the build actually progress from plans on paper to building site, before it eventually becomes your new home.

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Just as we enable homebuyers to work with our dedicated team at the SeaGreen development to tailor their new house just as they would like it to be, we also want to let people see how their home is taking shape, to help turn the hopes and dreams you have for the future into a reality.

Here, we offer a glimpse into the development to show homebuyers and those thinking about owning a home in this  perfect location in Greystones, just how the build is growing, so take a look at your new home’s progress below!

There are many things to consider and many things to look out for in a new build to make sure it is perfect for you. You want it to become more than just a house, but a home for life.

We’ve created a  check list of new house must-haves to ensure your Seagreen home will be the perfect place to live, whether you opt for one of our beautiful three-bedroom  Portland homes, our four-bedroom  Bellevue and  Wyndham homes, or our five-bedroom  Somerby homes.

Whichever house type is right for you and your family, you can be sure that each is built to the highest standards, is energy efficient and fitted with the most up to date and  luxurious features, so you can enjoy watching your family grow in comfort and style.

 

 


Phase 2 SeaGreen Launch Announced for 22nd and 23rd October

Launch to showcase NEW ‘The Bellevue’ 4 bed detached

Wood Group Homes are delighted to announce the phase 2 launch of SeaGreen, available to view on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October from 12 – 2pm.

Following the sell-out first phase of SeaGreen earlier this year, Wood Group Homes are now releasing a small selection of The Bellevue, a NEW 4 bed detached house which is a contemporary interpretation of a classic design – taking inspiration from the Burnaby to the south of Greystones.

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The Bellevue house type is a very attractive double fronted house with a very large triple aspect kitchen and living room. The Bellevue typically sits on corner sites and enjoys views across Greystones with some benefiting from views out to sea.

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There will also be a further release of the 3 bedroom semi-detached houses, The Portland, and 4 bed semi-detached houses, The Wyndham, which sold out so quickly earlier in the year.  Many of the first residents have moved in over the last month.

Pricing for phase 2 has now been released, as follows:

• The Portland Three Bed Homes 109 sq m / 1,173 sq ft From €420,000
• The Wyndham Four Bed Homes 137 sq m /1,475 sq ft From €470,000
• The Bellevue Four Bed Homes 140 sq m / 1,506 sq ft From €530,000

In order to reserve a home in SeaGreen a booking deposit of €10,000 will be required in cheque or draft form made payable to Margetson & Greene solicitors, together with proof of finance and your solicitor’s details.

 

For all enquiries, please contact Sherry Fitzgerald New Homes on 016671888.

 


Behind The Scenes Shopping Trip with Interior Designer, Eily Roe

Take a look at some of the behind the scenes from an exciting shopping trip with SeaGreen interior designer, Eily Roe.

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Eily first took us to ‘Stone and Tile Studio Greystones’ where she was selecting tiles for the bathrooms in SeaGreen. She is choosing simple designs that will appeal to a lot of people. She also pointed out a bathroom tap that she thought would be a great fit for the SeaGreen show house, with its contemporary and ‘on vogue’ style.

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Next stop with Eily was to select some carpets for the house at ‘Brereton Carpets Greystones.’ She had already chosen some nice pink and blue fabric for one of the bedrooms in the house, so was looking to get some curtains to match this, with nice vibrant shades of blue as one of her choices. Eily really wants to mix it up with colours and patterns for the carpets to create a fun and welcoming vibe in the house, using excellent quality Ulster carpet.
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For our final store visit with Eily, she took us to ‘Ryle & Company’ in Kilmacanogue, where she showed us the upholstery fabric she had already pre-selected for a really big L shaped sofa in the living room of the show house. The fabric she had chosen was a lovely dusty pink, to compliment the soft and warm paint colours she has selected for the house, in order to create an inviting atmosphere.

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The prospective purchasers of these new SeaGreen homes will have the pleasure of spending a day with Eily Roe themselves, so she can help you with the aesthetic for your new home and choosing your finishes throughout the house.

Don’t forget to register your interest for phase 2 of SeaGreen homes now at www.seagreengreystones.ie


Greystones – Ireland’s newest premier foodie town

When you’re thinking of moving to a new area, it’s important to consider not just the home you will own, but the area you will live in. What type of lifestyle can you expect to enjoy in your new surrounds? Where will you spend quality time together as a couple, or with friends? What time of entertainment and dining options are available to you?

Originally a small fishing village, Greystones is now one of Leinster’s most thriving coastal towns and offers a wonderful seaside lifestyle, a mere 45 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Alongside boutique shopping, international standard sports clubs, scenic walks and beach activities, Greystones is also fast becoming a contender as one of Ireland’s premier foodie towns.

Surrounding the harbour front and Main Street, the restaurants of Greystones enjoy a reputation for serving delicious, top quality food with a great atmosphere. Chefs are fortunate to have the highest quality ingredients available from several local producers, all within the ‘Garden of Ireland’.

We have compiled a list of some of the most celebrated restaurants in the area below, for you to try.

The Happy Pear

T: (01) 2873655 E: bookings@thehappypear.ie

Renowned across Ireland, The Happy Pear started out as a veg shop on Greystones Main Street but today includes a family-run natural food store, a wholefood café and an evening restaurant, all in the same great location.  Brunch and lunch are served to discerning diners daily, while the evening restaurant opens on Friday and Saturday only, from 6pm – 10pm, offering an exclusive cuisine experience. Dishes on the evening menu include

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The Three Q’s

T: 012875477 / E: info@thethreeqs.com

The Three Q’s is a regularly award-winning restaurant where traditional dishes such as wood pigeon and duck are offered alongside North African delicacies like baked Moroccan fish with chickpeas, tomatoes and coriander. The owners, three local Greystones brothers, have endeavoured to offer carefully prepared food using the best quality and local ingredients. They also have a strong belief in making menu items from scratch where possible, including their jam, ketchup, mayonnaise, stocks, sauces and breads. A brunch favourite for locals, the creamed porridge made with Baileys and toasted almonds is a must-try.

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Chakra by Japiur

T: 012017222

Chakra by Jaipur is a cut above the rest when it comes to Indian cuisine, and certainly one of the most popular restaurants in Greystones. Each dish is artfully crafted and guests enjoy a welcoming environment with stylish decor and immaculately turned out waiting staff. Consider dishes like aubergine fritters, tossed in roasted pepper with onion rings, mustard & ginger dressing; or lobster poached in butter, fresh turmeric & coconut veloute, served with tomato rice, and you get the idea.

The Hungry Monk

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A local favourite, The Hungry Monk restaurant is one of Greystones oldest and best restaurants, operating since 1988. Supporting local farmers and fishermen, the restaurant boasts a choice of eight different varieties of fish on the menu per day in the summer months and in winter, the menu offers wild game such as mallard, pheasant and venison. Diners enjoy The Hungry Monk for a buzzing atmosphere, pleasant service, wonderful food, and a superb wine list.

The Pigeon House

T: 012877103

The Pigeon House Cafe is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an eclectic menu for what promises to be exciting dining experience. Award-winning Chef, Brian Walsh, brings with him his philosophy of using high quality, local produce to create the dishes for his menus. Dishes are also inventive and fresh, such as chicken ballotine with chestnut tarragon mousse, gubeen chorizo and cocoa bean cassoulet.

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The Beach House

T: 012874623

The Beach House bar and bistro offers simple fare than the other restaurants mentioned, but deserves an honourable place in the list for its history, unrivalled location and brilliant atmosphere, combined with tasty food served by friendly staff. Situated right in the picturesque harbour of Greystones, The Beach House was first established in 1850 and is a family owned and operated pub since that time. Over the years, The Beach House has provided a welcome stopping place for locals, tourists, fishermen, hikers and hill walkers alike. It’s a fantastic sun-trap and people watching spot during summer and offers live music and entertainment all year round. A great place to get to know the locals if you’re new to the area.

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Greystones Harbour

Wood Group Homes has announced the coming launch of SeaGreen, a new homes development situated in the highly sought-after locale of Greystones. Unrivalled in its setting, location and quality, SeaGreen will be one of the most exciting developments to be launched in South Dublin / North Wicklow in recent years.

SeaGreen will be launching its new 3 and 4 bedroomed homes in the spring in a location that offers new homeowners the ‘keys to the community’ with an unrivalled lifestyle on their doorstep, and less than one hour from Dublin city centre.


School around the Corner

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.

SeaGreen adjoins two newly completed primary schools, the GaelScoil and an Educate Together, as well as the newly opened and much-anticipated TempleCarrig Secondary School, all in Blacklion, Greystones.  While other exemplary schools such as Loreto Abbey Dalkey, St. Andrew’s College and Blackrock College are only a short DART trip away, starting from Greystones station just 15 minutes’ walk from SeaGreen.

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 School is 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 stkevin.ias@eircom.net or 012876660.

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St Laurence’s National School is 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 office@stlaurences.ie or 012876198.

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St Brigid’s National School have 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 office@saintbrigidsgreystones.com or 012876133.

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St Patrick’s National School is 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 admin@stpns.ie or 012875684.

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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.

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Delgany National School is 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 delganyns.ias@eircom.net or 012876904.

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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 ofig@gscl.ie or 012010718.

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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 contact@greystoneset.ie or 012871817.

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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 greystonescns@kwetb.ie or 0874007442.

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 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 info@templecarrigschool.ie or 012873610.

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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 info@stdavids.ie or 012874800.

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Colaiste Chraobh Abhann is 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 reception@colaisteca.ie or 012870198.

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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 information@st-andrews.ie or 01 288 2785.
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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 info@blackrockcollege.com or 01 288 8681.
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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