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30 years’ experience

Ian Hopkins & Robbie Ward have a combined 30 years’ experience in the Residential Sales and Rental market. Our partner led and personable approach to offer ‘effective advice’ manifests itself in a genuine understanding of the challenges and emotions involved in selling a house and renting out a home. Our commitment is to ensure a smooth and hassle-free process for our clients.


Ian Hopkins
Ian Hopkins
Director – BSc (hons) Property Studies
Prior to completing a Degree in Property Studies in DIT Bolton Street in 2003, Ian was educated in Castleknock College, leaving in 1999. Having enjoyed college life for 4 years, reality came calling and Ian joined Savills for 5 years before taking things into his own hands by setting up Hopkins Property Consultants aged 26. Having seen the highs and lows of the residential property market during that period, Ian teamed up with Robbie Ward to establish Hopkins Ward Estate Agents in 2014.
087 9879834

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Robbie Ward
Robbie Ward
Director – BSc (hons) Survey
Robbie completed his schooling in Castleknock College in 1998. Immediately there afterwards commenced a 4 year degree in Property Economics with DIT Bolton Street. His first role was part of the family business, Philip J Ward & Associates, concentrating on residential valuations. From 2003 – 2010 Robbie worked in Lowe & Associates, Rathmines. Experience was gained in all residential aspects in particular letting/management and residential valuation.
087 9918403

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Live our Postcode

We are located at 207 South Circular Road and it is in this area we specialize.

Dublin 8 is to the west of Dublin city and includes the areas of Dolphin’s Barn, Inchicore, Islandbridge, Kilmainham, Merchants Quay, Portobello, South Circular Road and the Coombe.

It is becoming the top choice for the capital’s renters due to its old school character, hipster uprising and transport links. Access to the City and Docklands is quick and easy via Luas Red Line, Dublin Bus and Dublin Bikes. Residents here also have Heuston Station on their doorstep where you can catch a train to the west to Galway and to the south to Cork.

The sales market in Dublin 8 is very healthy, with purchasers drawn to the area’s green open spaces around Memorial Park and along the banks of the  Grand Canal. Phoenix Park is located in Dublin 8 which is the largest urban park in Europe. The area offers a wonderful range of period properties alongside 1940’s – current day designs. The former Griffith Barracks aka Griffith College Dublin is actually on the same road as our office, where you’ll find the historic conservation buildings built circa 1892.

A lot of new trendy coffee shops, pubs and eateries have opened up around the Dublin 8 area (one of our favourites is Noshington!) catering for the new wave of buyers migrating from Rathmines, Ranelagh, Harolds Cross and Terenure.

There are numerous colleges within this postcode making it a young demographic for city slickers. The neighborhood statistics show that 36% of households in Dublin 8 comprise of one person, 23% are house shares and 18% couples. The average age group is 16 – 35 years old*. *CSO Statistics

If you’re thinking of moving to the area there are some great amenities and attractions nearby. The most famous sites in Dublin 8 are the Guinness Brewery and Gravity Bar at St. James’s Gate, Christchurch Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, the Grand Canal, Royal Hospital Kilmainham and Vicar Street, which is host to many comedy acts and gigs.

We are currently in a very buoyant market with 4 out of every 5 homes coming on the market with us selling within 4 weeks. We believe we are set to enjoy a good market for the short to medium term and there is plenty of property for investors to choose from.

If you are in the market to sell or rent  your property, please get in touch. We love this area as much as your next purchaser and tenant does and this makes all the difference.

COMPANY history

The beginning

Founded as a two-person estate agency determined to make its mark on the local property scene by doing things differently.
Hopkins Ward offer a competitive commission structure keeping our office busy between the hours of 9.30am to 5.30pm.

the big move

In May we moved from our premises in Ranelagh, Dublin 6 to South Circular Road, Dublin 8.


Marks a change in branding for Hopkins Ward with the introduction of the HW design and a relaunch of our website.

digital first

As part of our digital transformation strategy, we have invested in technology to support our clients. Online bidding, digital viewings and property management systems are just some of the innovations in Hopkins Ward.


Serena Pelella
Amazing experience with the Hopkins Ward Agency. I've been in contact with Robbie and he's been nothing but a great and competent professional. From the moment we've engaged on the phone, the follow up emails, the apartment viewing you can immediately feel the difference between this agency and the rest. Buying a house it's a long and painful process - meeting agents that are prepared and so available to share information, it's a blessing! Thank you Robbie for the great experience so far!
Mary O
Professional and friendly. Lovely to deal with. Would recommend
Michael Walsh
Excellent experience selling an apartment with Hopkins Ward - Estate Agents. Ian did a professional job, found the right buyer, that closed in the time lines given. He also exceed the original asking price which was a nice surprise. Would highly recommend for such a personal, professional service when selling a property. Thanks
David Kinsella
Thanks to Robbie and team for giving me a 100% professional service in selling my house. I recommend to all.
Erica Gurnee
I’m a Tenant of Hopkins Ward and they are brilliant to work with. Always get back to me quickly which I really appreciate.
Stuart Morle
Robbie Ward provided me with a friendly and efficient service when I was searching for a new tenant for my property in Rialto. Highly recommended.
Colum Butterly
I recently used Hopkins Ward to let and fully manage my property in the Dublin 2 area. Robbie Ward was my point of contact from the beginning and still is for the management side of it. From the initial interaction of meeting him at my property, viewing follow up, and general availability/response time, I am more than happy and I cannot fault him. I would highly recommend Robbie to anyone looking for a professional full let and management service.

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