32 Whatley Place, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin A94HH24Sale Agreed

2 Bed Apartment 72 m² / 775 ft² Sale Agreed D2


It is very easy to see why Whately Place is so popular with both those looking to downsize from a larger home for convenience purposes and from people looking for an easy commute to work. Located only minutes from the Stillorgan Luas & village and comprising beautifully maintained landscaped grounds, Whately Place is consistently favoured by those looking for a convenient location close to shops & regular bus routes. Clonmore Park is 5 minutes walk away and St Laurence O' Toole Church is also only a couple of minutes walk away.

Apartment No. 32 Whately Place is beautifully presented by its owner. A tastefully tiled entrance hallway offers an abundance of deep storage cupboards off and leads to the very spacious open plan reception area which is open-plan between the living and dining areas. There is a seperate kitchen off. A corridor off the living room also offers two bedrooms, both double, the master of which has an ensuite off and both enjoy fitted wardrobes. There is also a large bathroom too.

Overall this home is ideal for someone looking for an energy efficient home, easily maintained with all conceivable amenities within walking distance.

Landscaped communal gardens surround the development, with many of the orginal estate walls still in place. There is ample secure parking and the scheme is covered by CCTV also.

Of course it is also great to see Whately Place carrying on the heritage Stillorgan is rich in. Below is some history on Richard Whately, who Whately Place is named after, thanks to www.historyireland.com. Another great place to find information on the Grand Homes of Stillorgan is www.youwho.ie

Richard Whately was possibly the strangest archbishop Ireland has ever known. An eccentric Oxford professor of political economy, he was appointed Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin in 1831 and remained in office until 1863. A new biography by Bryan MacMahon, Eccentric archbishop: Richard Whately of Redesdale, has just been published by the Kilmacud–Stillorgan Local History Society and was launched on 16 March 2005 in St Brigid’s Church, Stillorgan.

Whately had a profound influence on the development of the national school system, acting in effect as chairman of the board that administered the system. He also wrote many of the texts that were used in Irish schools, and later adopted for schools in England and elsewhere. His influence was so significant that he has been termed ‘the head schoolmaster of the Irish people’. His best-known textbook, an introduction to economics called Easy lessons in money matters for young people, was translated into Japanese, Maori and Armenian. Whately was also known as the founding father of economics in Ireland. If the government had followed the advice of Whately’s Commission of Inquiry into Irish Poverty in 1836, there would have been no Poor Law and no workhouses in Ireland.

Whately’s life was dogged by controversy. Regarded as an uncouth buffoon by Anglo-Irish society, his eccentricities and gruff manners were notorious. At the dinner table, he had a habit of contorting his legs so much that his foot could often end up in the lap of the unfortunate person sitting beside him—usually another dignitary. Once, when a very ill clergyman asked his archbishop for permission to go to New Zealand for his health, the reply was: ‘By all means go to New Zealand—you are so lean that no Maori could eat you without loathing’.

He antagonised fellow Protestants by supporting Catholic Emancipation, by condemning all forms of proselytising, by advocating a government grant for Maynooth seminary and by supporting the national schools. He was seen by many Protestants as the enemy within, yet Catholics came to regard him as a devious proselytiser. Catholic archbishop Paul Cullen carried out a sustained campaign against Whately, and ultimately all his schemes turned to ashes and his great spirit was broken.

Richard Whately lived in Redesdale House, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, for almost 30 years, rejecting the lavish comforts of the archbishop’s palace in St Stephen’s Green. He loved to walk in the secluded gardens of Redesdale,Stillorgan. and to experiment with grafting plants. In 1857 Whately entertained the celebrated explorer Dr David Livingstone in Redesdale. Both men shared a passionate commitment to ending slavery. Whately’s three daughters and his son became published authors. His wife was a well-known public figure involved in philanthropic work for the poor of Dublin, and became associated with some of the more extreme evangelicals.


Entrance Hall 2.75m x 1.25m. With tiled floor and abundance of storage cupboards.

Living Room / Dining Room 5.35m x 4.78m. Large open plan area with Bay window. Coving to ceiling. Mantlepiece.

Kitchen With floor and eye level fitted units. Tiled floor. Appliances.

Rear Hall 2.85m x 1m. With accommodation off.

Bedroom 1 3.95m x 2.6m. With fitted wardrobes and ensuite off.

Ensuite 1.75m x 1.55m. With shower, wc & whb.

Bedroom 2 3.95m x 2m. With fitted wardrobes.

Bathroom 2m x 1.7m. Bath, toilet and wash-hand-basin. Tiling.

Outside Private courtyard area immediately outside door for use by this apartment. Enclosed landscaped grounds with
lawns and ornamental plants with communal areas comprising landscaping and ample resident and guest parking areas.


Brian Dempsey

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