Meticulous Planning

Meticulous Planning

The key to creating modern housing that works not just for the future residents but also for the community at large.

What Our Customers Say

What Our Customers Say

"The quality of the build impressed us the most, not to mention the clever use of space"

Excellence in Planning Award

We are delighted to have been awarded the Excellence in Planning Award at this years  Property Industry Excellence Awards for Marianella.

Winter Planting

Winter Planting

How to create a beautiful garden for the long, grey and cold months ahead.

7 Steps to Buying Your New Home

7 Steps to Buying Your New Home

Buying a new home is a massive step for anyone, but at Cairn Homes we try to make the process as easy as possible.

Designing Your Dining Space

Designing Your Dining Space

Thinking about designing your dining space? This Q&A with our Design Manager Padraic Ward will set you on the right path. 

 

What is Demand Control Ventilation?

What is Demand Control Ventilation?

Demand Control Ventilation (DVC) is regarded as the most efficient way to balance indoor air quality and energy savings, which is why we use this technology in our houses and apartments.

Take a VR tour of Elsmore

Take a VR tour of Elsmore

Take a virtual tour of our new development of large 3 and 4 bed family houses in Naas.

Visit Marianella This Weekend

Visit Marianella This Weekend

Join us for the first public launch of our luxurious apartments and exclusive private residents’ clubhouse at our flagship development Marianella, in Rathgar. 

Marianella; A Calm Green Oasis Full Of History

Marianella; A Calm Green Oasis Full Of History

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A key component of living in Marianella is the wonderful outdoor space, which incorporates many of the 19th-century trees that exist on the site. Much work would have to go into preserving these magnificent trees on the site, but Head of Landscape Architecture Daibhí Mac Domhnaill saw these as less of a challenge and more as inspiration to create something truly special for Marianella.

“From Day One, Marianella offered something really fantastic. It was really a case of holding what was there and giving it the space to flourish. We did this by wrapping a park around the apartments, incorporating a lot of these old trees, and adding in features such as a play area, a small outdoor gym nestled in the trees, and some seating in the best suntrap in the grounds.” The legacy of a site like Marianella also has its responsibilities too, as Daibhí explains: 

“With Marianella, we are benefitting from the Georgian and Victorian residents of the original house who planted the conifers and the evergreen oaks, and it’s incumbent upon us to leave another layer of features that build upon that and provide a positive legacy for two to three generations at least. Part of this was to plant new trees to regenerate the tree cover on the site when the older trees come to the end of their natural life.”

A site like Marianella has much in common with the leafy setting of Rathgar, and it was important to come up with a design that would fit in seamlessly with its surroundings, as well as having its own distinctive character. “The approach to Marianella was definitely influenced by the local context, the tones and textures of the area, and drawing inspiration from that, whether that’s in the hard landscaping materials or the planting. But I believe that every new development is a new layer to the city, and should have its own accent and identity too, which you try to do through design and composition, but in a way that harmonious and respectful of the local context.”

But in the end, it’s about creating a space to be lived in, to be loved and to be cherished for generations to come. “What brings a smile to my face is thinking about the residents looking out on the gardens, and what the outside space will bring to their lives,” says Daibhí. “When the residents go in and out of Marianella, for example, coming home after work, I would hope that their spirits would be lifted by the beauty of the park and the courtyard gardens.”

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Elsmore launch

Elsmore launch

Limited release of our 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Elsmore this weekend.

What Our Customers Say

What Our Customers Say

"The very first time we saw Cairn houses in Ashbourne, we turned to each other and said, “This is home!"

Shackleton Park Information Suite

Shackleton Park Information Suite

Visit us at our Information Suite at Shackleton Park in Lucan this weekend for a new release of our 3 & 4 Bedroom family homes starting at €315,000

Shackleton Park Brochure

Shackleton Park Brochure

Download our new brochure for Shackleton Park, our highly popular 3 & 4 bedroom A-rated houses in Lucan.

Elsmore Information Suite

Elsmore Information Suite

An information suite will be open on site on Saturday 30th September, Sunday 1st October, Saturday 7th October & Sunday 8th October, from 2.30 to 4pm.

Parkside new limited release

Parkside new limited release

Launching Saturday 30th September & Sunday 01st October. Show house open from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Churchfields phase two launch

Churchfields phase two launch

Launching Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September, the latest phase of these hugely popular new homes in Ashbourne