RTÉ One, Tuesday 8.30pm
About the House

Programme 11

Rathmines, Co. Dublin

 It’s been almost a year since Tony and Joan Hennessy began the refurbishment of their terraced house in Rathmines. While things have fallen behind a little, Project Manager Mike is happy that he is finally getting the chance to put his gardening skills into practice! Duncan talks to Tony, Joan and their architect son Derek about delays, regrets their future in their new Dublin home. Also in Rathmines, Duncan meets NSAI’s Sean Balfe to talk about the importance of insulation and the various products on the  market.

 Una McQuillan is in Sutton, County Dublin to visit a beautiful open plan house on the beach front. She meets architect Ross Cahill O’Brien who explains to her how he completely transformed this house seven or eight years ago to suit the needs of the current owner.

In Dublin city centre, Duncan is visiting new high spec social housing on York street. He meets some residents whose families have been living on York street for generations and talks to the architects involved about the future of social housing in Dublin.

And in another part of the country, Duncan visits a completely different type of housing; Milltown Malbay in County Clare is Ireland’s first ‘E-town’. Duncan talks to some of the people involved and sees how living and working in the same area can make life a lot easier.

 For more information on Tony and Joan’s house upgrade and extension, please contact the following:

Derek Hennessy Architect
0404 66681

Mike Carter 
Spic and Span Construction
26 Kingsbry
Co. Kildare

Tim Dunleavy Joinery
Co. Kildare
045 897115

Dominic Byrne
053 9255667

Irwins Import Ltd
Timber Flooring and Tiles
Co. Monahan
042 9740278

John Mullins
Plumbing and Heating
01 6409768

Select Roofing Ltd
John Kinsella 
086 8754408

Surface Bathrooms
Ahsfield Ind estate
Kill Ave
Dun Laoighre
TEL: 01 6637803
FAX: 01 6637823

Garden Stone
Brian Cross,
Stone Mad  
Ph 087 3285020  

For more info on the house in Sutton, visited by Una McQuillan, contact:

Cahill O’Brien Associates
Ross Cahill O’Brien
4 Crosthwaite Park South
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin
Ph. 01 2301905

For more info on York Street Social housing contact:

Dublin City Council
Ph. 01 222 2222

Sean Harrington Architects
01 873 3422
E: info@sha.ie

For more information on Shannon Development’s E-Town contact:

Paul Ryan,
Shannon Development
Tel: 061-710338/ 061-710349