Gerry Ryan’s widow Morah moved into her new seaside apartment last weekend with two of her children.
And it seems her radio host Lottie won’t be short of babysitting opportunities, as she lives in a similar apartment nearby.
Friends reveal that Morah was keen to stay in the Clontarf area of north Dublin, where the Ryans lived in a manor house for over 30 years, as she wants to help Lottie with their one-year-old baby Wolf and also look after her elderly mother who lives in Location.
“Wolf is Morah’s pride as he is her first grandchild,” reveals a friend.
“Morah wants to stay close to her family as Lottie lives in the area while Bonnie has an apartment further north in Harmonstown which is a short drive away.
“She also helps care for her own elderly mother who lives in the same area. She is really looking forward to moving into the new apartment as everything is completely new to her.”
Morah has downsized to move into her new abode.
Three of Morah’s five children, Lottie, Rex and Bonnie, have all married their partners in recent years and have their own marital homes.
Morah’s youngest children, Elliott and Babette, had until recently shared the Clontarf home with their mother.
Morah is believed to have bought a three bedroom apartment to house her family.
Overlooking a courtyard, this 107m2 three bedroom apartment is set in a glass scheme some of which overlook the sea on Clontarf Road.
One of the bedrooms is ensuite and there is a separate bathroom and (kube) kitchen/living room with access to a terrace shared with one of the bedrooms. There are two underground parking spaces.
The Ryans’ Georgian townhouse originally went on the market last year for €2m but after failing to sell it had its asking price reduced by €150,000 to €1.85m.
After selling for the second price, the five-bedroom period home on Castle Avenue was withdrawn from the market before being put up for sale again in February for a price of €1.59m.
The Sunday World recently revealed the exact amount that Ryan’s former home sold for – €1,525,000.
The DJ, who died in 2010 at the age of 53, shared the home in the north Dublin suburb before the couple split in 2008. The proposed sale surprised many as the Ryan family had many treasured memories there.
The majestic end of Georgian terrace house was built circa 1760 and has been extended and renovated to impeccable modernity.
As well as the house in Clontarf, Gerry is also said to have invested in apartments in Dublin’s Docklands.
Former artist Morah, to whom Gerry left the entire €1.3 million estate in his will, is now in a relationship with musician Don Mescall.
The singer has sold his home in Greenwich, London, and plans to spend more time at his studio in Co Cavan.
Gerry’s sudden death in April 2010 shocked the nation.
He was one of RTE’s highest-paid stars at the time, and it turned out he was under tremendous personal, financial and professional stress just before his death from heart failure.
https://www.independent.ie/news/excited-morah-ryan-moves-into-new-clontarf-apartment-to-stay-close-to-bonnie-and-lottie-41883982.html Excited, Morah Ryan moves to a new apartment in Clontarf to stay close to Bonnie and Lottie