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Luxurious home of famous judge goes on the market for €2.45 million

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 14/04/2018 Galen English
a large brick building with grass in front of a house © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

The luxury home of the late Mr Justice Robert Barr has been put on the market for €2.45 million.

Judge Barr headed the Barr Tribunal into the fatal shooting of John Carthy at his home in Abbeylara by the Gardai.

He also dealt with a number of cases linked to the IRA.

But now his son Anthony, who is also a judge, is putting the house which has been home to five generations of Barrs up for sale.

a house on top of a lush green field © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

His father, who died in 2016, had lived in the house with his wife Mary and five children.

The stunning property on Kerrymount Avenue in Foxrock is in a quiet area but it used to be considered practically in the countryside.

a living room filled with furniture and a bed in a bedroom © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Heather Lodge, Kerrymount, Foxrock, Dublin. Pic: Myhome.ie

Judge Anthony Barr told The Irish Times it was “was literally on the edge of the countryside” when he was a boy.

‘I remember horses in a field at the end of the road.

a room full of furniture © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

‘The only bus, the 63, was called a phantom bus because it came so rarely.

‘Kerrymount is still a quiet, country-like road but transport has changed dramatically now with the M50 and Luas nearby’.

a room with a red rug © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

The seven bedroom property boasts almost 3,000 sq feet and still retains a number of original features including doors with brass plates, servant bells in the kitchen, windows, fine fireplaces and gloriously high ceilings.

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