Have to move to cork for a year for work.
Want to live somewhere nice near work (wilton / bishopstown) but not in an area surrounded by students (Cork university also near).
So does anyone know the area and what do they think of these places:
Cardinal Court, Wilton
Sarsfield Road, Wilton
The Cornfields, Wilton
Garran Darra, Wilton
Bridgefield Grove, Bishopstown
The Headlands, Wilton
White Oaks, Wilton
GOing down next wk house hunting so looking to narrow down my search!
To be honest students are everywhere but more likely just around the university. A lot of medical/dental students live in Wilton as close to CUH.
Cardinal court - don't like it
Sarsfield Rd - has a lot of old estates on it
Cornfields - big apartment block. Look pretty nice but already starting to wear a bit
Woodhaven - newer estate
Garrane Darra - look lovely but apparently a bit cramped
Bridgefield grove - dont know it
Headlands - used to live in one - pretty good noise wise but be careful which one you get as when I lived there about half of them were subsiding and needed huge poles to support them to be sunk into ground
White Oaks - estate to my knowledge, is full of kids
I live in the area so let me know if I can help at all.
, thanks a mill.
Gonna go down next wk to have a look. Will prob go for an apartment. Will only be there monday to friday so dont want to be worrying about upkeep of house with garden etc.
Will be working in CUH and some ppl had mentioned garrane darra to me, and it would be convenient too. Will check it out anyway.
Thank you so much
That's really helpful ditzy
Garrane Darra/ Eagle Valley are great location wise for CUH, but as the OP said, it does get quite cramped. I lived there for over three yrs (in Eagle Valley) and it's a nice estate to live in - quiet and safe etc.
Forgot to say I lived in Eagle Valley as well and it's nice. The whole estate is largely rented out and a huge proportion of the renters are CUH staff. You will always be able to find a room to live in there. If you want a whole place to yourself, Garrane Darra (within the same estate) may be better. If going for Eagle Valley, the end of terraces are nicer than the mids - can hear a lot between the mid terraces.
Eagle valley is a lovely quiet, safe place to live. so close to everything-Wilton shopping centre, bus routes, CUH, Togher, Lidl etc.
i'm not familiar with the actual estates you have mentioned but I do know that whole area is very student/ rented accommodation but if you are only going to be staying for the year then what the harm....
I second the stay away from the Headlands. We lived there for a year in a ground floor apt, totally horrendous mould and cracks in the walls!!
What about some of the older estates on the Bishopstown side, Uam Var Ave and Melbourne?? A lot of the Wilton side by Sarsfield Roundabout are student orientated.
Mrs Princess Sparkle
I too lived in Eagle Valley & liked it. The traffic down the hill used to be horrendous in the morning though! Maybe it's changed since 2002 when I lived there though. More recently I lived in Dúnvale & then Curragh Woods, both in Frankfield- have to say I much preferred that area. Might be another option if you don't like Wilton & still very close
little miss giggles
I live in a one bed apt outside the city in a tiny village called halfway(ya, that's a real name!!) - but it's perfect!!
It's only ten min drive to wilton - I shop there,eat and drink there and go to gym there. Yet get to come home to the peace and quiet of the countryside. Best of both worlds.Will be very sad to have to rent it out when I get married this year. But will be living with my husband then - oh that's so exciting!!