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Ciara joined Bagnall Doyle MacMahon in 2022, following 4 years with Lisney in Dublin and 13 years working in the London market.

A graduate of UCD with a Bachelor of Social Science degree and Masters in European Studies, she found her way into property in 2004 and completed a Masters in Real Estate in Kingston University, UK with Distinction.

Ciara is a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors where she is a Registered Valuer.

Ciara has extensive valuation and professional services experience in both the UK and Irish markets and has worked across all sectors. She has undertaken valuations for a range of purposes, for a variety of clients including financial institutions, property companies, private investors and developers. She has advised both landlord and tenant clients on rent reviews, lease renewals, lease regears and restructures, across all asset classes.

Ciara grew up in Sandymount and spent all of her spare time in Railway Union Sports Club. As one of six children (she has 5 brothers), Ciara was usually the last to be picked for the ultra-competitive 3-vs-3 sibling games of hockey or cricket which accounted for many broken windows at home. She went on to play representative hockey and cricket for the Irish underage teams before having to choose between the sports. She went on to achieve 156 caps for the Irish hockey team and played in European Championships, the 2002 World Cup and Olympic Qualification tournaments.

Her playing days are long gone and instead she now spends her time coaching the next generation of sports stars in Railway Union, including her two young daughters.

What is your favourite restaurant in the city?

I love food so can't choose one! But I'm partial to Kites, Ananda and FXB's. Family favourites are our locals - BuJo, Petes and Marios.

What is your dream car?

I'm not really into cars - maybe a Classic Mini.

What is your favourite word or phrase?

Eh?

Do you have any unusual skills or talents?

The inability to leave a party - does that count?

What is your favourite building?

Love the London landmarks, especially Tower Bridge.

Who is one person, dead or alive you would want to sit on a plane with to Australia?

Elton John - for some entertaining stories and a sing song!

What is your dream vacation place that you've never been to?

Japan.

You are forced to carry a boombox for the rest of your life and you can only play one song. What song would you pick?

Don't stop me now by Queen.

You are forced to eat the same meal for dinner every day. What dish would you choose?

So long as there is a potato element, I'd be happy.

Which celebrity would you want to play you in a movie about you?

Uma Thurman.

What movie could you watch back to back?

The James Bond Box Set.

What is the most adventurous thing you've ever done?

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.

Who was your favourite celebrity crush?

Not sure Nick Barmby would count as a celeb? If not, Morten Harket of A-Ha fame.

What's your favourite pastime?

Hanging out with my friends and family - it was the main reason we moved from London.

What is something on your bucket list?

Inca Trail in Peru.

What's your favourite thing about Dublin?

It's home.

If you were stuck on the Lusas for the day, who from the office would you want to be stuck with?

I'm only in the door so don't want to offend anyone yet!

How many languages do you speak?

Only one - and now desperately trying to recall my Irish knowledge for my daughter's school homework.

What was your favourite toy/pastime as a child?

Playing sport.

What's your favourite season and why?

Spring - days are getting longer and my birthday falls in April.

If you had to choose another country to move to, which would it be?

Italy.

If you could go to any concert which would it be? Artist could be dead or alive.

The Beatles.

What is something you can't live without?

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

What is your favourite holiday?

Anywhere that I can lie by the pool and read my book with a few hours peace and quiet.

What is your favourite international airport?

Dublin - the excitement of getting away/coming home.

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