U2 Player Plays At Lord Of The Manor - And Why Not?

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4.20.02 - Irish Independent

U2's Adam Clayton is no stranger when it comes to playing Lord of the Manor, and why would he be, with a beautiful Georgian mansion and 17 acres to play with?

The rock star and former fiancee of supermodel Naomi Campbell has called Danesmoate in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, ''home'' for over a decade. During that time, he has lavished attention on the Kellystown Road property, with the addition of a top-class security system and soundproofing of his studio following complaints from neighbours.

At the beginning of March this year, the bass player was granted permission from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to carry out alterations to a 19th Century estate cottage on his land. Back in 1998, the protected structure had a one-storey extension added to it. Now Clayton is seeking to demolish this extension and build a new single-storey extension in its place.

Clayton has also made at least two attempts, one in 1997 and one in 1999, to purchase 4.5 acres adjoining Stackstown Golf Course and bordering the grounds of his estate. Orchard Auctioneers were the agents for the land at the time, but it was never actually sold.

The club may well decide to begin marketing the valuable plot, given that the market has picked up substantially since the beginning of the year. A price of around EURO850,000.

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