The architectural blueprint for Mooreen House, published in 1932 in America, was so successful that it was awarded the title of ‘House of the Year’. A full-size replica was built in Macy’s New York department store. While very much designed for modern living, the interior cleverly combines the grandeur of former times with a modern economy of space, all in authentic Art Deco taste. The owner, Nuala Price, is a consummate hostess. She brings her own sense of history to Mooreen since she is the grand-daughter of The O’Rahilly, one of the few 1916 leaders killed in action near the GPO.
While intended for 20th century living the interior cleverly combines the grandeur of former times with a modern economy of space, all in authentic Art Deco taste. Today this is reflected by the original contents which combine with the building to form a family home of considerable elegance and charm. The house, with a newly built cottage using all the latest insulation techniques for additional guests, is set in 20 acres of beautifully maintained private gardens and woodlands.
There are two Dublin Light Railway stations and several bus stops within easy walking distance. The Dublin Orbital Motorway is just over a kilometer away, and the airport less than 30 minutes drive. The owner can justly claim her place in Ireland's history since her grandfather, The O'Rahilly, was one of the few 1916 leaders killed in the fighting near the GPO.