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Dillon Garden's and one of the finest family homes in Dublin, on sale for €4.6 million

Peter Dowdall goes on pilgrimage to one of Ireland’s greatest gardens —now on the market at €4.6 million.

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House of the week: Rochestown, Cork, €690,000

Cork’s Rochestown suburb has been at the upper end of the ‘desireable locations’ list for quite a few decades now, certainly since the 1970s, growing in pace and scale every few years. 

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Picture perfect townhouse in Blackrock Road, Cork on market for €760,000

Once home to 11 bedsits, in 2011 No 2 Allevard was totally refurbished into a brilliant townhouse, as Tommy Barker discovers.

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This home near Blarney has excellent interiors and a huge lawn for lively kids

Tommy Barker reports on a fresh, modern, well-kept detached property on the market in Berrings.

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County charm and class in Carrignavar home in Co Cork

As an alternative to a modern semi in the city, this renovated farmhouse near Carrignavar a short drive north of Cork’s built up ‘burbs, offers space and scenery in the country.

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Vintage home off Model Farm Road, Cork, on market for €795,000

Tommy Barker revisits a house which he declared a project in 2012, and which has since been doubled in size to the highest specification.

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A rock-solid family home in Watergrasshill, Cork

A good share of Irish homes got faced or built in stone back in the 2000s: but, very few are completely done externally in stone, not to mind in Liscannor stone, and done also to such a high standard as the Stone House, Watergrasshill north of Cork. 

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This is a stunning lodge overlooking a beautiful beach in Rossbeigh, Co Kerry

A stunning lodge overlooking a beautiful beach is a true original, writes Tommy Barker.

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Detached 2,000 sq ft home in Carrigtwohill is immaculate, fresh and modern

There are many warm features to fire your imagination at 11, Ashdale Drive — from its hot hues to glowing red stove.

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A quality, upgraded semi-d near the Lough, Cork city

Built in the middle of the last century, this fine home is close to city centre and all amenities writes Tommy Barker.

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Trading up: Hawkes Rd, Bishopstown €365,000

Unprepossessing enough from the front, the detached four-bed home No 16 St Joseph’s Lawn, off Hawkes Road in Bishopstown, Cork, is well worth a look, says estate agent Timothy Sullivan.

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Trading up: Douglas Road, Cork, €335,000

A setting mid-way along Rosebank, between the two Douglas Roads, and within a walk of the city centre, and Douglas village, should draw keen family trading interest to Redthorn.

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Trading up: Minane Bridge, Carrigaline €330,000

First it was geese, out at the Lough in Cork City that appeared in photographs taken by estate agent James Colbert when he put a lovely period home at 2 Warburton Villas to market last month and which now has gone over its €325k guide, under offer now at €352,000 for a well-feathered nest.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €289,000

A rear extension, plus an attic conversion should put 52 Upper Glencairn on the radar of buyers looking to trade up with a growing family in Cork’s Glanmire, and greater region. 

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Starter home: Magazine Road, Cork, €235,000

No 4, Mount Saint Joseph’s View, on Magazine Road, in Cork, will appeal to first-time buyers, and investors capitalising on student rent demand.

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Starter home: Upper John Street, Cork City €140,000

Both first time buyers and investors have been viewing this three bed end-of-terrace house at 3 Curry’s Rock on Upper John Street.

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Starter home: Shandon Street, Cork City €135,000

€135,000 Shandon St house has ground-floor shop, says Tommy Barker.

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Cork set for multi-million euro retail rebuild

Cork’s premier main shopping thoroughfare is set for a second demolition and retail multi-million euro rebuild in the coming weeks.

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Phoenix House rising from crash with Regus

In hindsight, the name Phoenix House has proven particularly apt: rising from the crash, Cork’s €20m-plus Phoenix House third generation office building a mile from City Hall has secured its first, sizeable tenant, Regus — almost 10 years after it was built.

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Healthy return and room to grow in Nenagh Retail Park

A 158,000 sq ft retail park anchored by Woodies with six other tenants, and two undeveloped other sites, comes to market this week in a Tipperary town due 300 new tech job, guiding €2.6 million, which is well below build/replacement costs.

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Stunning beach-side bungalow in Fountainstown on market for €775,000

Distracting views are a feature of this quality beach-side home on a mature landscaped site, writes Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Boreenmanna Road, Cork, €750,000

Many eyes have been trained recently on the grounds of this new-to-market large family home, Rockville, at the very city end of the Boreenmanna Road, not much more than 500 metres from Cork’s City Hall.

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3 Orchard Road, Cork, is 0.6 of an acre and on market for €1.1m

Orchard Road was architect-designed in the 1950s, but now may have outlived its site value, says Tommy Barker.

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Two-bed suite at Trump International Golf links is guided at €300,000

Trish Dromey hears you could be onto a winner with this piece of Trump International Golf Links.

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Contemporary Glasheen home offers low-care and low-cost living

 

EASY, low-care and low-cost living is the lure at this modern-built home called Sandymount, on School Avenue next to — what else? — a national school, in Cork’s western suburbs near UCC and hospitals such as CUH and the Bon Secours.

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The owners of this renovated Youghal home bought it to fit their 350-year-old door

The owners of this renovated Youghal home bought it to fit their 350-year-old door, writes Trish Dromey.

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Old world charm meets new-build comforts on a water-aspected site near Glounthaune

What with better diet, and generally increased prosperity, today’s young citizens are typically half a head higher (or even a foot taller) than their preceding, parental generation.

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This home in Stonewell, Kinsale is worth a view

Houses prices in some parts of Kinsale are dropping jaws, so buyers might cast an eye over Stonewell, says Tommy Barker.

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Thatched home first sign of life on resurrected ghost estate in Waterford

The return to the market of this chocolate box thatched property at 12 St James Wood in Stradbally with a guide of €300,000, signals the resurrection of a development once described as Ireland’s prettiest ghost estate.

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Rochestown home is ‘deceptively spacious’ and has a relandscaped south-facing garden

The family owners of 60 Foxwood have been in occupation since the O’Brien and O’Flynn development was built up in Rochestown’s Garryduff back around 2000, but they haven’t sat on their hands since moving in.

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