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Robyn Woodman, head of Househappy Biz Dev, chatting with Summit attendees

With our funding announcement and new additions to our team, we’ve had quite the busy week around the Househappy office! But before too much time passed, we wanted to give all of our supporters a recap of our recent trip to Web Summit.

Dublin was a great opportunity to both meet others in the tech industry and check out other startups, as well as present Househappy to an international audience. During our two days at Web Summit, our booth was consistently packed with people looking to learn more about our platform and discuss how we believe Househappy can be a solution to many of the existing problems in the real estate industry. We received a variety of productive feedback, much of which reaffirmed that Househappy’s strength is the simplicity of our platform and the capability to search real estate visually.

The Summit ended with a a discussion with the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, co-founder of PayPal, and Chairman of SolarCity. We left Dublin feeling inspired, revitalized, and ready to keep building.

medium_3b457f2f-9775-4532-a57d-4f7b5561e6a3The Househappy team is sad to be leaving Dublin today! We had such an amazing few days at the Web Summit, we thought we’d commemorate our time here with another Property of the Week from Ireland.

Located in the heart of the Meath countryside in a village called Rathmolyon near the historic town of Trim, this Georgian castle dates back to the 1750s. Though it was initially a fairly modest home, the Tobertynan House was majorly upgraded in 1810 when the battlements and corner turrets were added by the owner at the time, James MacEvoy, a distinguished doctor and co-founder of the college of surgeons. The house has also been connected to a number of people with regal ties including Sir Bernard Burke and the 4th Duke de Stacpoole.

The Tobertynan House is a castellated structure with two stories over a basement of three bays with battlements. There are four magnificent cylindrical corner turrets and a three story battlemented addition to one side. The 7 bedroom, 3 bathroom home includes an entrance hall, drawing room, cloakroom, separate dining and breakfast rooms, and a wine cellar. Beside the house is a modern stable yard with 7 stables, a sand arena, and fenced turn out paddocks.

Though the home is in need of some repair and renovations, the bones of the house are pretty incredible. For $515,174 (€375,000), the Tobertynan House could fulfill anyone’s dream of being a king or queen––or at least living like one.

The Tobertynan House is listed by Ganly Walters.

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medium_13f0c086-3f2e-4836-ad8b-df54d93c0b69In honor of our upcoming trip to Dublin for Web Summit, we thought we’d showcase some of the local real estate.

One of our favorite posts is this 4 bedroom Donnybrook home not far from the city center. At 2,002 square feet, the house features a reception hall, drawing room, separate dining and breakfast areas, plus exposed beams and a charming verandah.

The best part is that it’s only 2 miles from the Web Summit venue––we may love Ireland so much, we simply decide to purchase it and stay forever!

134 Stillorgan Rd. is on the market for $750,000 and is listed with Michelle Berg of Lisney.

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Web Summit 2013, Europe’s largest tech conference, will take place on October 30 and 31 in Dublin, Ireland and Househappy will be there!

With over 10,000 attendees, Web Summit is a global gathering of the world’s leading thinkers and doers in technology. This year’s sold out Summit will feature more than 350 speakers ranging from founders, investors, CEOs, inventors, and designers. Big names include Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox; Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote; Kevin Rose, Digg founder and Google Ventures VC; and skateboarder turned CEO, Tony Hawk.

Househappy is one of 150 startups invited to attend the Summit’s 2.5 day STARTglobal event––what Forbes is calling “the new hot ticket on the tech conference scene.”

The event is described as “an annual gathering of…the world’s most exciting and disruptive startups.” Among last year’s invitees were Vine, Mailbox, Stripe, Waze, and Coursera.

Househappy is honored to be in such great company and we are beyond excited to be part of this year’s STARTglobal. We will also have a premium exhibition stand at the Summit, so come find us and say hello!