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They still sell houses for €6.5m, don’t they?

Family behind Merlin Motors looking to sell their house. But it’s not any old gaff…

A FIVE-BEDROOM house for €6.5 million? Not any old five-bed mind – this one in Castleknock is on 25 acres of landscaped garden, a private pitch and putt course, tennis court, indoor swimming pool, gate lodge, massive coach house… oh here, look at the pictures. It’s the closest most of us will get to it…

(The house is owned by the O’Reilly family who own Merlin Motors.) Full specs here on

They still sell houses for €6.5m, don’t they?
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  • The coach house

    That's right. This is just the coach house out the back of Ashtown Lodge, River Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15. (Image:
  • The lodge

    And this is just the lodge out the front.
  • The main house

    Ashtown Lodge
  • The vegetable patch

  • The swimming pool

  • The kitchen

  • The kitchen (spot the wolfhound)

  • The secret garden

  • The private stream

  • The garden (part of it)

  • Dining room(s)

  • The sitting room

  • Another kitchen

  • The TV room

  • A bedroom

  • Another bedroom

(All images from, which is part of the Distilled Media Group. Journal Media Ltd has shareholders – Brian and Eamonn Fallon – in common with Distilled Media Group)

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