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Mooreen House, a Hidden Ireland gem in suburban Dublin – Real Estate Photography

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I shot this lovely house a little while back for a private client who wished to rent it for functions and weddings. I mainly used wide-angle lenses with a longer lens for some detail shots. Most of the rooms were done with a two light setup, combining flash with daylight. At the processing stage it was decided to maintain the warm feel of the lighting that some of the ambient light had produced on the day rather than going for a colder, neutral look.

Hidden Ireland

It’s also a guest house and one of the gems in the Hidden Ireland collection. Despite its suburban setting just off the N7 at Newlands Cross, the busiest traffic artery in Ireland, its set back far enough from the road to give a sense of seclusion and peacefulness.


The house is notable for its architecture; plans for Mooreen were published in America in 1932, winning the ‘House of the Year’ title that year. “A full-size replica was built in Macy’s New York department store. While very much designed for modern living, the interior cleverly combines the grandeur of former times with a modern economy of space, all in authentic Art Deco taste.” The owner, Nuala Price, has spent thousands of hours maintaining and transforming the grounds into what they are today. The carefully landscaped gardens feature large planter boxes and a substantial glasshouse which manages to produce a small crop of grapes every year. On the northern side of the estate lies a large pond which hosts a pair of swans, which can be observed from the gazebo.

The O’Rahilly, 1916

Nuala brings her own sense of history to Mooreen as she is the grand-daughter of The O’Rahilly, one of the few 1916 leaders killed in action near the GPO. He died from his injuries off Moore St. in Dublin, and is commemorated there by a very moving plaque on a side street which has since been named in his memory. #1916rising

Art Deco

While intended for 20th century living the interior cleverly combines the grandeur of former times with a modern economy of space, all in authentic Art Deco taste. Today this is reflected by the original contents which combine with the building to form a family home of considerable elegance and charm. The house, with a newly built cottage using all the latest insulation techniques for additional guests, is set in 20 acres of beautifully maintained private gardens and woodlands.”  Hidden Ireland

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