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Programme 5: Dalkey

In this week's programme, the penultimate of the series, Dermot finds himself the dream job. Liz and Malcolm Currie live in a large four-bedroomed house in Dalkey, on Dublin's southside. The house was constructed in the 1960's by a builder who visited America and was inspired by the Californian architecture he found there. It took him ten years to build, but what he created was an exclusive development of 39 unique houses in a tiny Dublin suburb.

All of Dublin Bay can be seen from the front of their house but the area where Liz spends most of her time is seriously lacking. She loves cooking and entertaining but the kitchen is dark, cold and has no views whatsoever. Can Dermot help the Curries make their house into a dream home?


Fact Sheet

Main Contractor:

Ernart Brick and Stone Craft Limited,
1A Parkwood Lawn,
Old Bawn, Tallaght,
Dublin 24
Contact: Ernie 087 284 0548
Phone: 01 452 4383

Sub Contractors:

ABWOOD Forest Fencing Limited,
Timore, Newcastle,
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 01 281 0109
Fax: 01 281 9725
Contact: Breiffni Doyle 087 919 2781

Landscape Design,
Earthworks Landscape,
Contact: Gavin Martin 087 638 3417

Philip Maher 086 605 6063

Heating and Plumbing
Curran Heating and Plumbing
Contact: Declan Curran 087 217 2377

Classic Colour
Contact: Andre 01 4930 049 / 087 241 0046

Kitchen Fitter
Achill, Co Mayo
Contact: Alan Gielty 087 268 3512


National Garden Exhibition Centre,
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 01 281 9890

Builder Suppliers
TJ O'Mahony and Sons Ltd.
Ballymount Road, Dublin 24.
01 450 8488

Tool Suppliers

House of Lights,
Unit 24, Egan Centre,
Upper Dargle Road,
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Contact: Sinead Egan 01 286 6025

Solid Surface Ltd.
Unit 5E Convoy Enterprise Centre,
Convoy, County Donegal.
Tel 074 91 47773
Mob. 086 8095808
Fax.074 91 47774

Kitchen World,
Unit 3, Egan Centre,
Upper Dargle Road,
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Contact: Jonathon Lawless/ Noel Quigley 01 286 3216

Professional Services:

Thomas Garland & Partners
Civil and Structural Engineers
Sean Quigley
01 4964 322

Michael Nolan Associates
Quantity Surveyors,
1 Maywood Grove,
Dublin 5
Telephone/Fax: 01 851 1405

01 459 7828


Dermot with Malcolm and Liz Currie
Dermot with Malcolm and Liz Currie