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Riverdance founders’ beautiful waterfront home in Dublin on the market for €9,500,000

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Danes Hollow offers breathtaking panoramic views (Photo: Ganley Walters)

RIVERDANCE founders Moya Doherty and John McColgan have put their beautiful five-bedroom coastal Dublin home on the market, 16 years after building it.

The pair – who rose to prominence in the mid 1990s when they brought Riverdance to the stage – look to make a healthy profit on the home they originally purchased for £900,000 in 1997.

Danes Hollow, Baily, Howth is on offer to potential buyers for €9,500,000, boasting panoramic sea views, landscaped terrace gardens and close links to Dublin city and the airport.


Take a closer look at the property with this footage

Danes Hollow, Baily, Howth, Co. DublinGanly Walters are honoured to present ‘Danes Hollow’ to the market. An exquisitely presented Arts & Crafts style, waterfront residence with uninterrupted views over Dublin Bay and beyond. This outstanding home is situated in the exclusive and private enclave of Baily, Howth, County Dublin.

Posted by Ganly Walters on Thursday, April 14, 2016


The family home contains formal reception rooms, luxurious bedrooms, a library and double French doors leading onto the veranda – with waterfront views of Dublin Bay.

The bespoke kitchen leads onto to the orangery while there are two sets of spiral staircases leading to the first floor. Here, the master bedroom suite is one of the most impressive rooms – with a private balcony, two dressing rooms and a master ensuite bathroom.


Leisure facilities at the house include a swimming pool with a hot tub, a sun bathing terrace, a gym and wine cellar.

The house – in the exclusive neighbourhood of Baily – can be accessed via electronic gates and a winding driveway down the hill to the house, where there is plenty of discrete parking spots, so as not to interrupt the views.

Designed by renowned British landscape designer Michael Balston, the landscaped gardens surround the home, with the separate Shell House – covered with plants – containing an oak panelled office, kitchen and washroom.

Producer Moya Doherty with John Mc Colgan pictured at the announcement that Eircell, the mobile phone operator, will sponsor the gameshow, 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' 13/7/2000 Pic Paul Sharp/
Producer Moya Doherty with John Mc Colgan (Photo:

Dublin city centre is just a 20-minute drive away with Dublin International Airport located a similar distance away.

The agents Ganley Walters said: “Whoever buys this property doesn’t even know that they want it. It’s when they see it for the first time that they will know.”

Scroll through pictures of the house in the gallery below


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