A piece of Irish farriery history is on the market.
Boyne’s Forge, one of Dublin’s last remaining blacksmith forges, is on the real estate market with a €350,000 (approximately $391,515) price tag, according to the Independent. It’s the first time the property, which is considered to be a high-profile location at Macken and Pearse streets, has been on the market in more than 75 years.
The forge has been in the Boyne family for 3 generations where shoes were made for horses that delivered goods throughout the city. John Boyne, who trained 17 apprentices including long-time United States Equestrian Team farrier Seamus Brady, was the head Royal Dublin Show farrier for 40 years and shod the Irish show jumping team horses. Boyne joined Brady as an inductee of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in 2019. Boyne passed away in 2009.
The 93-square meter (approximately 305 square feet) property includes a warehouse/store that is zoned to “protect and/or improve the amenities of residential conservation areas.”
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