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03-11-2020, 14:50   #1
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Who knows Lucan well

Hi there,

I am looking for a house below 350k and I have 2 options to consider. Can you please share some insight about the areas? Is it safe for a non Irish young family?

A. Colthurst Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
B. Mount Argus Crescent, Harold's Cross, Co. Dublin

Additionally, most of the options are in Lucan and on the below streets. Can anyone help if someone know Lucan well then they can tell me the streets which are worth investing and living.

I plan to stay in the house for 5 years and then will try to either sell or rent the house. Preferably selling. So please consider if it's easy to sell or rent at these streets.


1. Fforster Lawn, Ballydowd Manor, Lucan
2. Liffey Crescent, Lucan, Co. Dublin
3. Castle Riada Drive, Lucan, Co. Dublin
4. Griffeen Glen Crescent, Lucan, Co. Dublin
5. Foxborough Grove, Lucan, Co. Dublin
6. Castle Riada Avenue, Lucan, Co. Dublin
7. Moy Glas Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
8. Liffey Rise, Lucan, Co. Dublin
9. Abbeydale Rise, Lucan, Co. Dublin
10. Earlsfort Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin
11. Shackelton Park, Lucan

Can you please guide.

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Avoid Foxborough and Earlsfort for starters. A Google search will bring up plenty of court cases and incidents. I lived in another part of Griffeen Glen for a 4 years, liked it but definitely some of the roads are better than others. Personally I'm not a fan of the green beside Crescent.
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Avoid Foxborough and Earlsfort for starters. A Google search will bring up plenty of court cases and incidents. I lived in another part of Griffeen Glen for a 4 years, liked it but definitely some of the roads are better than others. Personally I'm not a fan of the green beside Crescent.
Hi, thanks. Do you have any feedback about Colthurst Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin?
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Hi there,

I am looking for a house below 350k and I have 2 options to consider. Can you please share some insight about the areas? Is it safe for a non Irish young family?

A. Colthurst Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
B. Mount Argus Crescent, Harold's Cross, Co. Dublin

Additionally, most of the options are in Lucan and on the below streets. Can anyone help if someone know Lucan well then they can tell me the streets which are worth investing and living.

I plan to stay in the house for 5 years and then will try to either sell or rent the house. Preferably selling. So please consider if it's easy to sell or rent at these streets.


1. Fforster Lawn, Ballydowd Manor, Lucan
2. Liffey Crescent, Lucan, Co. Dublin
3. Castle Riada Drive, Lucan, Co. Dublin
4. Griffeen Glen Crescent, Lucan, Co. Dublin
5. Foxborough Grove, Lucan, Co. Dublin
6. Castle Riada Avenue, Lucan, Co. Dublin
7. Moy Glas Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
8. Liffey Rise, Lucan, Co. Dublin
9. Abbeydale Rise, Lucan, Co. Dublin
10. Earlsfort Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin
11. Shackelton Park, Lucan

Can you please guide.

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Hi, can we get more insight I am sure many ppl will be knowing Lucan.
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Hi, can we get more insight I am sure many ppl will be knowing Lucan.
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Shackleton Park would be in the best location of all of those in my opinion - close to mature estates and not too far from the village etc. Seems to be a nice family friendly area and haven't heard of any antisocial behaviour there.
I'm not very familiar with the others so can't comment on how safe they'd be.
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Colthurst Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin (but Ballyowen Area)

I am interested in a house at Colthurst Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Its ranged at 340k and is nicely done 3 bed mid terrace next to the Ballyowen Shopping centre and the LIDL can be seen from the house but the house lane is walled from the shopping complex.

I want to know if the location is safe for a non Irish young family. As we intend to live in the house for few years and then sell or rent the house to a family. Do you think it is a safe location?

I thank you in advance if you can share your experience.
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Mount Argus is the best bet. Close to the city, near Rathmines etc. Would be great for resale or rental too IMO.

Lucan village is a lovely spot but terrible for parking and when schools empty or begin.... forget it. It is just houses after houses after houses. I know the place, my late mother lived there in Beech Park.

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Hi there,

I am looking for a house below 350k and I have 2 options to consider. Can you please share some insight about the areas? Is it safe for a non Irish young family?

A. Colthurst Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
B. Mount Argus Crescent, Harold's Cross, Co. Dublin

Additionally, most of the options are in Lucan and on the below streets. Can anyone help if someone know Lucan well then they can tell me the streets which are worth investing and living.

I plan to stay in the house for 5 years and then will try to either sell or rent the house. Preferably selling. So please consider if it's easy to sell or rent at these streets.


1. Fforster Lawn, Ballydowd Manor, Lucan
2. Liffey Crescent, Lucan, Co. Dublin
3. Castle Riada Drive, Lucan, Co. Dublin
4. Griffeen Glen Crescent, Lucan, Co. Dublin
5. Foxborough Grove, Lucan, Co. Dublin
6. Castle Riada Avenue, Lucan, Co. Dublin
7. Moy Glas Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
8. Liffey Rise, Lucan, Co. Dublin
9. Abbeydale Rise, Lucan, Co. Dublin
10. Earlsfort Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin
11. Shackelton Park, Lucan

Can you please guide.

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I've been in shackleton from phase 1. Great community, no issues outside of the normal stuff. We've recently had a Lidl open in the estate also. The quality of the houses is good, and any issues I've had were dealt with quickly.
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I am interested in a house at Colthurst Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Its ranged at 340k and is nicely done 3 bed mid terrace next to the Ballyowen Shopping centre and the LIDL can be seen from the house but the house lane is walled from the shopping complex.

I want to know if the location is safe for a non Irish young family. As we intend to live in the house for few years and then sell or rent the house to a family. Do you think it is a safe location?

I thank you in advance if you can share your experience.
I know the area well and would say that it is safe for you, absolutely. There are other factors that you should consider, for one the shops attract an amount of antisocial behaviour like any would in a densely populated area. For there in particular, the local teenage street traders tend to gather over behind the pay as you go laundry which would be close to the wall separating the shops and estate. Traffic can build up on the road outside particularly towards the shops/traffic lights as it is very poorly laid out. The shopping complex attracts more traffic than the lights system can cope with.
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I know the area well and would say that it is safe for you, absolutely. There are other factors that you should consider, for one the shops attract an amount of antisocial behaviour like any would in a densely populated area. For there in particular, the local teenage street traders tend to gather over behind the pay as you go laundry which would be close to the wall separating the shops and estate. Traffic can build up on the road outside particularly towards the shops/traffic lights as it is very poorly laid out. The shopping complex attracts more traffic than the lights system can cope with.
Hi @Vikings, thanks. What do you suggest about Fforester Park? I am getting a 2 bed at 267k. The house overlooks a green belt and then the main road and lidl can be seen from the house. Is that something which will be safe for an Asian, and rentability and selling in few years?

Your answer will be helpful.
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Hi @Vikings, thanks. What do you suggest about Fforester Park? I am getting a 2 bed at 267k. The house overlooks a green belt and then the main road and lidl can be seen from the house. Is that something which will be safe for an Asian, and rentability and selling in few years?

Your answer will be helpful.

For rentability, the 2 options that were disputed might be among the best, reasonably sized houses and a number of access roads to different directions, mostly semi detached. Terraced can be a bit restrictive, as can only a 2 bed for renting, depends, may just be as well to sell though as renting isn't all its cut out to be from a landlords perspective. I wouldnt have thought Earlsfort is terrible and Foxborough is large enough, mostly ok, wouldnt say there is much anti social behaviour from within, some, probably no more than other areas. There does seem to be a gathering of questionable looking young people hanging around the shops near colthurst, otherwise Id have thought Colthurst is ok also. I would say a diverse background of owners/occupants, so from the perspective of not originally being Irish, Id say no problems at all.
There are probably nicer areas, but its fairly well catered for in terms of schools and facilities, meant to be a swimming pool being built, but there is a good one near in Clondalkin too.
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Harolds cross would be much better than any of the lucan estates.
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Harolds cross would be much better than any of the lucan estates.

As built up as Lucan is, its still suburban, not sure what facilities there are for kids in Harolds Cross and depending on the particular location, I wouldnt say that it is a great place for young kids, ie very built up, lots of traffic AND it depends on where the OP might be travelling to and from, Id say Harolds Cross might be nicer if you can get a nice property, but they wouldnt come cheap, so for the same price, Id hazard a guess you'd get a lot less, and possibly not in a as modern a condition regarding electrics etc, Traffic is pretty bad anywhere in Dublin, but even in Lucan its only localised to certain bottlenecks (exept at peak when its busy everywhere), I cant imagine Harolds cross is better, and Id think it is much worse for traffic.
Id say Harolds Cross (specific location dependant) might be better for someone without a young growing family, plenty of facilities at/near Lucan, or easily accessible in a car, and reasonably well catered fro in terms of buses.
Some of the places the OP mentioned will be nicer than others, Id say most have a fairly diverse background or no concerns of that kind of thing, so no issues there, but Id think Lucan might cater for a younger family better, thats just my opinion.
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