“At Marianella in Dublin 6, downsizers from the locale's red-bricked period streetscapes have access to the kind of upmarket facilities once reserved for five-star hotels: the residents' clubhouse at the Rathgar development has a gym with an on-site personal trainer, a wellness suite with a steam room and sauna, a lounge, a cinema room, a concierge service, and a meeting room.

The complex is being built on an 8.1-ac site off the Orwell Road that was home to a Redemptorist monastery for almost 100 years. Cairn Homes spent €40m in 2015 on buying the Marianella centre, chapel, seminary and grounds. The eponymous new Marianella retains the mature trees in the development's park, as well as a 200-year-old gate lodge.”

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