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Programme 2

Pat Barry - South Circular Road, Dublin

Pat's grandparents bought the house on South Circular Road in 1924 and Pat has lived there all his life. A home to three generations of the same family the clutter has piled up over the years. Its current condition puts Pat off inviting friends to visit and he would really love to have a functional sitting room and a guest bedroom for his relatives.

Pat worked as a post office driver for twenty five years before his retirement, a keen pigeon fancier Pat used to cycle to races with his pigeons on the back of his bike. He's still in contact with racing crowd but no longer attends races, due to his arthritis.

His childhood friend Rita Gill lives around the corner and every week herself and Pat go to their local pub. Despite the fact they have been life long friends, Rita has never been inside Pat's house until now.

As Fiona and the team start to clear out the house they uncover some interesting items, including newspapers from 1962, childhood toys and even Pat's old ration book. Pat approaches the chance to de clutter his home with gusto. His motto becomes: "From now on, everything must go."

With a limited budget of two thousand euro, Interior Designer Fiona Wilson and the Desperate Houses team try to remove three generations of clutter in just three days.


PROGRAMME 2 - Pat Barry - South Circular Road, Dublin

Fiona Wilson
Dublin Based
Contact via email @

Ivan Duggan
All Building/Carpentry work
Dublin area

Classic Cars Ireland (Ireland)
Rico Peter
Villa Alba
Clohass, Enniscorthy
Co. Wexford
Tel.(IRL): 00353 (0)53 9237892
Mob.(IRL) : 00353 (0)879 818726

Patrick Howard Antiques
52 Francis Street
Dublin 8
01 473 3399

Oxigen Environmental
Merrywell Industrial Park
Ballymount Road
Dublin 12
01 4600 999

Electrcian Paul Mc Auley @

O'Meara's Camping Centres,
Unit 5, Sunshine Industrial Estate,
Crumlin Road,
Dublin 12.
01 4534070

Stillorgan Decor
Guest Room
Dulux Matt Emulsion 90 GG57/146 (Teal)
Dulux 30 YY58/082 Satinwood (Taupe)

Living Room
Dulux 00NN31/000 Satinwood (Charcoal)
Rustins black gloss
Dulux Ruby Fountain 2 (07YR10489)

Living Room
Wallpaper Plain (B & Q)
Wallpaper Red (B & Q)

Guest Room
Wallpaper Chocolate (Woodies)
Wallpaper Floral (B & Q)

Oxfam Home
Unit 3 79/88A Francis Street
Dublin 8
01 402 0555

Pat and Fiona
Pat and Fiona