Housing - Our Estates
The Iveagh Trust owns and manages circa 1,400 units of social rented accommodation across 7 estates in Dublin city & suburbs. All of the housing owned by the Trust is allocated to people in housing need who qualify for social housing. In delivering these services, we work closely with Local Authorities. Day to day issues relating to tenancies are handled by on-site Estate Managers, reporting to our Director of Housing.
Kevin Street is the oldest and largest Iveagh Trust estate. Built between 1894 & 1901, with significant additions between 1935 and 1949, and again later in the mid 1990′s, the Kevin Street estate now contains 474 units, making it one of the largest apartment complexes in Ireland. Blocks A – N of the Kevin Street Estate are protected structures. Trustees have always sought to safeguard the future of these fine buildings, investing whatever resources were available to enhance tenant comfort and ensure they continue to form an important part of the architectural heritage of Dublin City.
Kevin Street is home to approximately 1,500 people, with a broad tenant mix. Many residents are now second and third generation Iveagh Trust tenants who have strong connections to the estate, helping to foster a stable community.
An elected Residents’ committee meets with the Trust’s Director of Housing every 6 weeks to discuss any issues that arise on the tenant’s behalf. A dedicated team of live-in Estate Managers and Caretakers together with dedicated external contractors are on hand year round ensuring smooth management of the estate and providing a quality service to tenants.
Estate Manager: Nobby Hanlon
Deputy Estate Manager: Martin Loughnane
Bull Alley & Moyne House
Built between 1895 & 1905, the 8 blocks that make up the Bull Alley Estate contain 214 apartments. A further 28 apartments were added in 1987 with the redevelopment of a disused wing of the Iveagh Hostel, later named Moyne House after Bryan Walter Guinness, 2nd Lord Moyne. The Bull Alley estate formed a key part of a major programme to regenerate the area between St. Patrick’s Cathedral & Christchurch circa 1900, eradicating slum like conditions and providing vastly improved, affordable housing for Dubliners.
All of the buildings that make up the Bull Alley Estate are protected structures. An extensive 6 year refurbishment programme was recently completed returning these fine Edwardian buildings, which add much to the arthitectural fabric of Dublin City, to their former glory. Almost every element of the complex was renewed, offering residents new levels of comfort.
An elected Residents’ committee meets with the Trust’s Director of Housing every 6 weeks to discuss any issues that arise on the tenant’s behalf. As with all of the Trust Estates, a dedicated live-in Estate Manager together with caretaker staff are on hand year round ensuring smooth management of the estate and providing a quality service to tenants.
Estate Manager: Rose Rooney
Mount Anthony is a sheltered housing scheme for older people that supports independent living with a range of communal facilities and a nurse’s station on site.
The first phase of development at Mount Anthony, consisting of 40 units for the elderly, officially opened in November 1962. Provision for the elderly was to become a major concern of the Trust. Futher development was undertaken as finance became available, finally resulting in the provision of 112 units by 1973.
Significant further expansion and modernisation commenced in 2009, providing 61 one bed apartments, through conversion of existing units and new development. There are now 145 units in total at Mount Anthony, providing modern, safe accommodation for older people in a sheltered setting.
A dedicated Tenant Liaison Officer is available to assist residents with any day to day issues they may have. Weekly tea parties, film & book clubs, bingo and other activities are hosted in the estate community room, while organised day trips around the country are also an important feature of life at Mount Anthony.
A visiting nursing service is availabe to tenants aiming to ensure their well-being and that they maintain their independence for as long as possible.
A dedicated live-in Estate Manager and Caretaker together with dedicated external contractors are on hand year round ensuring smooth management of the estate and providing a quality service to tenants.
An elected Residents’ committee meets with the Director of Housing every 4 weeks to discuss any issues that arise on the tenant’s behalf.
Estate Manager: Martin Loughnane
Officially opened in June 2005, the Applewood Estate in Swords, Co. Dublin was the Trust’s first venture outside the Dublin City boundary.
The development comprises 110 apartments; a mix of 1 & 2 bed apartments, together with 3 bed duplex townhouses.
Working in partnership with Fingal County Council, nominations were taken from their housing waiting list to ensure a sustainable mix of families, individuals & single parents.
An elected Residents’ committee meets with the Director of Housing every 2 months to discuss any issues that arise on the tenant’s behalf.
Estate Manager: Peter Fenlon
Clongriffin + Marrsfield
Development at Clongriffin, Donaghmede in North Dublin formed part of a wider effort to construct a new suburban town with a range of facilities to the north of Dublin City.
The Trust let the first of its 75 units off Grange Road in October 2006.
Adjacent to the Clongriffin site, 55 units at Marrsfield were acquired under a leasing scheme with Dublin City Council and have been under the management of the Trust since 2008.
Estate Manager: Peter Fenlon
Officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin & the Minister for Housing in October 2010, work on Elveden House was completed in April of the same year. The development comprises 50 units; a mix of 1,2 & 3 bed apartments and townhouses with communal facilities including laundry, community room, children’s play area and 2 retail units.
The development was named in tribute to Viscount Elveden, Arthur O.E. Guinness, a Trustee of the Trust since 1936.
Working in partnership with Dublin City council, nominations were taken from their housing waiting list, including some from the local area, to ensure a sustainable mix of families, individuals, single parents and people with disabilities.
Estate Manager: Nobby Hanlon