Kinsale property prices surge by over 40% with Dublin 6 the most expensive in Ireland

Dublin 6 — which includes Ranelagh and Rathgar — is the most expensive place to buy a home in Ireland.

However, the postal district showing the greatest jump in residential property prices comparing the year to July 2015 to the year to July 2016 was Kinsale. The average price for a home in the popular Cork seaside town increased by a massive 40.5% from €255,714 to €359,259.

According to stamp duty returns filed in the 12 months to July, the average price for a property in Dublin 6 is €694,148 — the highest of any postcode in the country.

The second most expensive postal district is Dublin 4, with an average price of €648,855. This postcode includes areas like Ballsbridge and Donnybrook. Third most expensive is Eircode area A96 ‘Glenageary’, with an average price of €626,747.

The least expensive postal district in Dublin is Dublin 10, where households paid an average price of €154,717 for a dwelling in the year to July 2016. This region includes areas like Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard.

Outside of Dublin, the most expensive place to own a home is A63 ‘Greystones’ in Wicklow where the average dwelling price was €404,717, according to filings in the year to July of this year.

The second most expensive was A98 ‘Bray’ also largely located in Wicklow, with an average sale price of €363,907 in the same period.

However, not all of the most expensive postal districts were close to Dublin. Coming in third most expensive was P17 ‘Kinsale’ in Cork, with an average sale price of €359,259 in the year to July 2016.

Conversely, the least expensive postal district was F45 ‘Castlerea’ in Roscommon, with an average dwelling price of €72,350.

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