Dublin 1 Apartments was founded in 2009 by Kevin Gilroy during the economic recession. Kevin, a carpenter by trade, had previously bought both the main building at Middle Abbey Street and the four apartments in Mellor Court over two decades ago. He was using them as long-term lets at the time when, due to economic reasons, he no longer had any carpentry work.
A colleague suggested that he turn his accommodation into short-stay holiday lets instead and he hasn’t looked back since. Being a carpenter, he has turned Abbey Street from an old apartment building into the impressively refurbished Georgian house that it is today. In August 2015, Alicia came on board to try and help Kevin with managing the company. Together they now run the eleven apartments and enjoy meeting guests from all over the world who come and stay here.