Fortgranite Estate on c. 341 Acres,
Baltinglass, County Wicklow

The sale has been announced of the Fortgranite Estate, Baltinglass, County Wicklow through joint selling agents Jordan Town and Country and Knight Frank.  

An historic country estate for sale in the first time in its history, Fortgranite is home to the Dennis family, direct descendants of Jonathan Swift, the eminent 17th Century satirist and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Set in about 341 acres of pasture, parkland and formal gardens to include a stunning arboretum, Fortgranite is entered through a romantic and impressive toy castle Regency gate lodge designed to replicate the family crest, and the boundary is largely walled. The avenue meanders through beautiful parkland up to the main house, which sits majestically with fine views over the estate.

Fortgranite House is an imposing and historic country house built in the 1720’s, remodelled in the 1870’s and upgraded in 1969. It is square in plan with a recessed bay to the front and a projecting and imposing Doric portico. The main house has exceptional proportions throughout and comprises approximately 11,802 sq. ft. / 1,096 sq. m of living accommodation. The entrance hall gives a wonderful sense of arrival and has an attractive open fireplace which has an ornate timber surround and mantlepiece. The drawing room and morning room which interlink are fine entertaining rooms and have fabulous views through a large bay window over the formal gardens, a lake and arboretum. The library is atmospheric and has a beautiful marble fireplace.

The first and second floors are reached by a magnificent sweeping staircase which is a wonderful feature of the inner hall in the centre of the house. On the first floor, there are six principal bedrooms and two bathrooms with fine views over the parkland and gardens, there are a further four bedrooms and two bathrooms to the rear of the house. On the second floor there is a school room and further bedroom. The lower ground floor which would originally have been the service floor for the house includes a series of rooms which have great potential for utility rooms, games rooms and offices.

Externally, at the rear of the main house, is an unusually large traditional range of outbuildings, currently used as various stores which have the potential subject to the necessary permissions for a variety of purposes. Beyond the first range of buildings is a further assortment of traditional buildings, stables and coach-houses, which are currently used by the farming enterprise. Further down the yard is a collection of modern buildings, which form the hub of the working dairy, which currently has facilities for a 200 cow unit.   The land is all in permanent pasture with tremendous shelter and piped or natural water supply to all fields.  Land is laid out in about 20 divisions, there is an internal road network giving easy access to all divisions.   At the head of both the front and back drives, providing additional security, are two small gate lodges, both of which have one bedroom. There are two further properties known as The Steward’s House and Herd’s Cottage on the estate. 

Surrounding the main house and radiating through the parkland are mature gardens which include a lake with island and a water feature, former lawn tennis court and an exceptional array of some of Ireland’s finest collection of Rhododendrons and living trees which have been collected over the years by generations of the Dennis family. These are recognised in the Tree Council’s Tree register of Ireland.

The Fortgranite Estate is in the beautiful Wicklow countryside just over 5 km from the town of Baltinglass and near the border with County Carlow and County Kildare. Baltinglass is situated on the famous River Slaney and has a good range of local services. The town and the surrounding area boast many natural, archaeological and built heritage sites. Of particular note is the remains of Baltinglass Abbey, first built in 1170 on the site of an earlier church and now a National Monument. Despite being situated in a wonderfully rural location, Fortgranite is easily accessible to Dublin which is only c.70km away.

For further information or appointment to viewing contact the joint agents Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country 045-433550 or James Meagher of Knight Frank 01-6342466, the Agents are quoting an asking price of €3.5m.

“Lissadell, Blessington Road, Naas, Co. Kildare”

Jordan Auctioneers are delighted to present “Lissadell”, an attractive and spacious detached bungalow on a circa 0.26 of an acre on the edge of Naas Town Centre.

Located on the Blessington Road and within a very short walk of Main Street, “Lissadell” benefits from spacious accommodation, a detached garage and is surrounded by mature gardens which are south-west facing to the rear.

Approached via a recessed entrance to a tarmacadam drive, the property extends to c. 1,820 sq.ft. (169 sq.m.) of well proportioned living accommodation with entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, diningroom, utility room, 4 bedrooms, showerroom and en-suite with a conservatory to the rear overlooking the large private rear garden.

Outside there is a garage and boiler house with the site enclosed by mature trees and hedges.

Naas has a wealth of amenities including a superb selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, schools, leisure facilities and public transport with bus and rail services providing direct access to Dublin, the M7 and M9 Motorways both within easy reach.

An ideal family home within walking distance of everything Naas has to offer.  The property is an Executor Sale and is being sold by Public Auction on Wednesday 13th June at 3pm in Lawlors Hotel, Naas. Jordans are guiding €420,000 and viewing is strictly by prior appointment 045-433550.


Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents have just been instructed in the sale of Griesemount House, Ballitore a delightful Georgian house built in the 1800s by the Shackleton Family (the Antarctic Explorer Ernst was a grandnephew of the original George Shackleton).  The vendors have lived in Griesemount for over 35 years having bought it from Sarah Van Stade mother of Frederica Van Stade the world famous mezzo soprano.

They have greatly improved the living accommodation as well as adding a sunroom/breakfastroom.

Containing over 420 sq.m. (4,526 sq.ft.) of living accommodation it is now a perfect and manageable family home.

The accommodation includes 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfastroom, 6 bedrooms (3 ensuite), main bathroom, laundry and storage rooms.  To the rear is the old Coach Yard/Mews house which includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and reception room (c. 1,265 sq.ft.).

Griesemount is situated just outside the Village of Ballitore very easily accessible via the M9, 16km Kilcullen, 22km Newbridge, 35 km Naas, 66km Dublin City and 74 km Dublin Airport. 

There are many original Georgian features with the stairwell at the centre of things and all rooms leading from there.  Refurbished sash windows have working shutters, timber panelled doors, fanlights and Georgian cornicing, centre roses and floor tiles.

There are formal drawingroom and sittingroom, period fireplaces, corniced ceilings and recessed sash windows.  Bright kitchen overlooks the garden with wonderful views of the River Griese and the sunroom which is a more recent addition has access via French doors to the terrace and gardens.

Griesemount stands on 3.5 acres of gardens and grounds including a few paddocks and overlooks the River Griese.

There are many mature trees including beech, oak and Spanish chestnut and the second largest tulip tree in Co. Kildare.  There is also a lovely walled garden currently the home of a few geese and hens.

For sale by Private Treaty Jordans are inviting offers in excess of €850,000, viewing strictly by prior appointment, phone 045-433550.


Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to bring to the market a splendid 220 acre farm for sale by Public Auction.  Ardrass is a superb farm situated in a much sought after location about 1 km from Straffan Village and 2 km from Celbridge.

The farm is all in permanent pasture and described by the selling agents as ‘top quality land, with great shelter, superb views and extensive frontage onto 2 roads, it also has frontage on the River Liffey’.

Paddy Jordan of says that the farm ‘would make an ideal stud or dairy farm with its limestone base & classification as ‘Elton Series’ in the Soils of Co. Kildare ,there is also potential to construct a house & yard on the various lots (subject to obtaining the required planning permission)’

The property is to be offered for sale in a number of lots:

LOT 1:  c. 67 acres.
 This lot has extensive road frontage and is bounded by the River Liffey.  Laid out in 3 divisions with great shelter, it has wonderful views towards the Dublin Mountains.  Its location beside Straffan Village makes it a good long term investment.  Guide price is €12k.

LOT 2:  c. 87 acres

This lot has extensive frontage onto the Celbridge Road and is laid out in 6 divisions with tremendous shelter. This lot joins Lot 3 and is across the road from Lot 1.  Guide price is €10k - €12k per acre.


LOT 3:  c. 67 acres

This lot joins lot 2 above and has extensive frontage on the Clane/Celbridge Road.  Laid out in 10 well sheltered divisions with tremendous shelter.  It includes St. Patricks Hill, believed to have some sand and gravel deposits.  There are some superb views particularly towards the east and west.  Guide price is €10 - €12k per acre.

LOT 4: Entire

The property will be Auctioned on the 18th June 2018 at 3pm in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth (unless previously sold). Further information is available from Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh of the selling agents.

Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold 10 acres of agricultural lands close to Ballybrittas, Co. Laois by Public Auction on Thursday last for an exceptionally high price of €177,500.

Before an attendance of about 15 people bidding was lively throughout. The property opened with an offer of €100,000 and with 3 active purchasers up to €155,000 the property was placed on the market. Two parties fought it out before the hammer dropped at a price of €17,750 per acre to a local farmer.

The property was located just off the old N7 National Primary Route between Monasterevin & Portlaoise approximately 2.5km from Ballybrittas and 3.5km from Killenard. The entire was all in permanent pasture with mains water supplied but had been sterilised from future development as part of an historic Planning Application.

Speaking after the Auction Clive Kavanagh said the ‘land had generated substantial interest from the outset and although Planning Permission would be difficult to obtain it is likely a local based person with strong connections to the area might be able to achieve a favourable outcome’.


Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold yesterday at Auction a 1 Acre residentially zoned development site on the Green Road, Newbridge under the hammer.   The sale generated considerable interest according to Liam Hargaden who were guiding €400,000 for the property.  There were 4 bidders in the room with the offers commencing at €300,000 with very active bidding culminating with a sale price of €620,000.

Liam Hargaden confirmed that there is great interest in residentially zoned land particularly within the commuter belt with access to the good road and rail infrastructure.


Jordan Auctioneers are delighted to offer this fine detached property to the market. Located on the edge of Portarlington, close to the train station (10 min walk) the property was originally built in 1955 and has a gross internal floor area of approx. 205 sq.m (2,206 sq.ft). The property is approached via a recessed entrance with electric gates and is surrounded by 5.76 acres comprising mature gardens and an enclosed paddock.

The residence sits on an elevated setting giving excellent views eastwards towards Killenard and the Wicklow Mountains. The house, although in need of some modernisation has been very well maintained throughout with several large reception rooms and a total of 5 bedrooms. Outside there are two car ports, garage and a range of stores in addition to a limestone Coach House (with 2 stables) which would be ideal for conversion into a studio, granny flat, workshop or office.

Approached through a recessed entrance with electric gates the landscaped garden comprises lawns, flower beds and shrubs all enclosed by trees and hedges providing a haven of peace and tranquillity. There is a garage, various stores and 2 car ports.

The property’s location makes accessibility to the city extremely easy with frequent daily train services (3 per hour at peak times) getting you into town in less than 40 minutes. In addition to this the 5 star Killenard Hotel is only a couple of minutes from the property offering golf & leisure centre facilities. The historic Emo Court and grounds are also close by and this is a fabulous amenity. In addition the property is also directly across the road from a mature deciduous wood, open to the public. 

Jordan’s are quoting offers in excess of €350,000 and further information is available from Clive Kavanagh of the selling agents on 045 - 433550



(Tenant not Affected)

Jordan Auctioneers & Chartered Surveyors are bringing to the market a superb investment which includes a Town Centre Retail Investment Premises in a prominent and highly visible location on Edward Street in Newbridge Town Centre, directly opposite Penneys and close to Whitewater Shopping Centre and beside AIB. Edward Street is the commercial heart of Newbridge Town Centre and benefits from a significant passing footfall which has increased significantly through the refurbishment of Penneys.

The property comprises a two storey over basement mid-terrace building providing for a fully fitted Convenience Store and ancillary storage/office accommodation measuring 364.1 sq.m. (3,919 sq.ft.). Internally, the ground floor provides for a modern Convenience Store including deli counter and off licence, storage in the basement, with ancillary kitchen (incl. dumb waiter to deli), office, storage and staff facilities at first and second floor.  The building is fitted to a high standard with rear access to a shared laneway and a small storage shed.  

The property is for sale by Public Tender with the completed tender documents to be returned to the offices of Coughlan White & Partners Solicitors, Moorefield Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, not later than 3pm on Wednesday 6th June 2018 in an envelope marked “Spar Premises, Edward Street”.

Full details are available from Jordan Auctioneers and Chartered Surveyors (045 433550 / with viewing strictly by appointment through the sole selling agent.  Guide price €850,000.

58 Acres at Ladytown &
48.75 Acres Mooretown, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold two strategic land holdings located between Naas and Newbridge extending to an area of almost 107 acres for sale by Public Auction on Wednesday last. The combined selling prices represent a figure of almost €20,000 per acre.

Before an attendance of about 25 people the first property offered for sale was 58 acres of lands at Ladytown with a small 3 bedroom cottage. Bidding opened at €800,000 with several active purchasers, the property was placed on the market by Auctioneer Paddy Jordan at €900,000 and with no further offers was subsequently declared sold.

The second lot comprised 48 acres at Mooretown and this property opened with an initial bid of €600,000. Several parties remained involved before being eventually sold for €1,175,000 which is a figure of just under €24,000 per acre.

Neither of the properties are currently zoned but they are close to a number of existing Industrial / Commercial developments and there is the possibility of some future potential. The properties benefited from good access to the M7 and this will be further improved with the completion of the Sallins Bypass and Third Lane from Naas South on the N7.

Speaking after the Auction Paddy Jordan of the selling agents explained that there had been ‘exceptional interest in both holdings considering the prime location, accessibility and the quality of the lands. Most of those interested were taking a medium / long term view and included land bankers, pension funds and wealth management agencies.

Both properties were bought in trust by Solicitors acting for undisclosed clients.



This is a ideal investment opportunity with three high profile retail units on the Main Street with large open plan retail accommodation and separate pedestrian side access to the stores at the rear.  Located opposite the Whitewater Shopping Centre and Courtyard Shopping Centre with multi-storey carpark with tremendous pedestrian footfall.   Other retailers closeby include Penneys, TK Maxx, Michael Murphys Furniture, Dunne Stores, Specsavers, Post Office, Banks, Credit Union, Vanity Fair and many more.

The entire is currently fully occupied generating a rental income of €43,200 per annum with the unit sizes as follows:

Unit 1:             c. 935 sq.ft.
Unit 2:             c. 917 sq.ft.
Unit 3:             c. 870 sq.ft.

All three shop units have store rooms to the rear with a separate pedestrian access, which we are not including in the square footage of the units above.

The property is for sale through Stephen Talbot of Jordan Auctioneers who is guiding €400,000 and can be contacted for further information or appointment to view on 045-433550.

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