PROPERTY

Former Esso station near CUH hospital on sale for €1.3m

A CORK city suburban site — with a long planning and sales history, as well as one-time high hopes of development — has come up for sale, right next door to the sprawling Cork University Hospital (CUH) campus.

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Biggest pub sale bar none in Ballincollig

WHAT’S probably the biggest bar complex outside of Cork City centre has come up for sale in boom-town Ballincollig, with a price tag to match.

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Major development at ESB headquarters appealed

Appeals have been lodged in relation to planning approval for a major mixed development at the ESB headquarters near Dublin City centre.

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Option for anchor to rein in Innisfallen

THERE’S a chance to add a further €100,000 a year in rent to the existing rent-roll or to further develop/redevelop for a possible main anchor tenant, at Killarney’ s Innisfallen Mall.

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Two of a kind in Kinsale

TWO big Kinsale offers come to market independently this week for receivers — one being 95 acres of spectacularly-sited land at Pregane, next to where a €200m golf resort development was proposed a decade ago.

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Forging a modern twist on converted family home in Co Kerry

This unusually converted family home started off as stables for local landlords in 1880, writes Trish Dromey.

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House of the week: Ballintemple, Cork €495,000

Marble Hill House is, quite simply, steeped in sport, says Tommy Barker.

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Half the garden, ‘half’ the price in Douglas, Cork

Glencorran, in Douglas, is now marked way down in, as it’s back, on a smaller site, says Tommy Barker.

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Walk-in Watermeadow in Crosshaven, Cork

Tommy Barker visits No 6, Watermeadow, a spacious, bright new build that’s top quality and has water views.

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Starter home: Rathpeacon, Co Cork €195,000

Family-friendly bungalow has plenty of garden space for child’s play.

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €179,000

Trish Dromey says a duplex on Cork city’s Blackrock is finding suitable for interest from first-time buyers but it could also suit an investor portfolio.

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Trading up: Curraheen, Tralee, Co Kerry €365,000

A Tralee buyer looking to trade up for more space and better views might like Bay View at Curraheen, five kilometres from town.

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €390,000

It’s not yet extended or added to in any significant way, but Marneil holds promise for all of that now - or in a few years time - , and is good enough and clean enough to move into straight away. 

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €195,000

Looking for a project? Look no further than this detached home in Ballinlough Road, Cork City.

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Trading up: Riverstick, Co Cork €385,000

Within a week of going on the market, No 19 Brookdale in Riverstick got an offer in excess of the asking price of €385,000

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Motor dealer’s drive is on after finding perfect location

PEOPLE looking for a new car quickly get used to calling to lots of garage forecourts.

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A new-bourne identity for Cork’s Woodford bar?

IS THERE a market yet for a pub sale in Cork city, significantly over the €1m mark? A bar in an historic building, long associated with wine and spirits company Woodford Bourne, aims to find out, as the Woodford Bar comes to market seeking a new Bourne identity.

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View former TV shop ‘on’ Cork City’s pretty Parliament Bridge

The former Maddens TV shop, at no 5, Parliament St, is to let in Cork City

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Hospice’s change of use to college is not planning exempt

The change of use of the former Marymount Hospice building at St Patrick’s Hospital on Cork’s northside, to a third-level college, is not exempt from planning requirements, An Bord Pleanála has decided.

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Too few houses being built, says CIF in Cork, so a shortage is inevitable

Cork city and county are crying out for new houses and major infrastructural projects, so as to head off shortages in future, say senior figures in the region’s construction industry.

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Ownership of property in Ireland still ‘going overseas’

Ownership of Irish property will continue to go overseas in 2015, according to estate agents, DTZ, who this week hosted regional briefings in Cork and Limerick.

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Cold-storage warehouse to heat up the Cork market

A business and property briefing this week, by DTZ Sherry FitzGerald, Cork, billed the industrial sector as “the weakest link, with speculative development unlikely for the next few years.”

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Three houses and special gardens at West Cork seaside spread

Our family were probably the first tourists in Baltimore,” quips Stuart Musgrave, as he prepares to sell his family’s current base on Cove Road in this appealing West Cork village, known far and wide, and over the seas, for its tourism, sailing, ferries and fishing.

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St Patrick’s Hill home has pana-ramic sights...

 

Tommy Barker has high hopes for No 7a/Edmonton on St Patrick’s Hill in Cork.

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House of the week: Douglas, Cork €490,000

SOONER or later, every housing estate undergoes renewal - a changing of the guard, and that was the case when this Douglas house, Elyan, or No 15 Ballincurrig Park, last came to market, at peak-value time, in 2006.

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1970s split-level bungalow in Watergrasshill has a built-in church organ

HOPING to avoid the need for an organ transplant is the vendor of this North Cork family home, which is called Camlin and located at Mitchelsfort, near Watergrasshill.

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Trading up: Dunmanway, Cork €395,000

A whole lot of property comes with lofty Knockduff House, a few miles north of Dunmanway, in a scenic but inland section of the region.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €595,000

No 6 Jamesmount was last offered for sale two years ago, in great order, guiding €610,000.

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Trading up: Dungarvan, Co Waterford €295,000

Spacious, close to town and in show house condition is how selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds describe this four-bed house at 3 The Paddocks in Dungarvan.

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Trading up: Rathpeacon, Cork €575,000

Now 25 years old, Belmont House at Cork’s Rathpeacon is “stylish, spacious and secluded,” says its selling agent Frank Walsh, of O’Mahony Walsh of this 2,800 sq ft home, on a site of 1.5 acres which includes a tennis court, and an elevated patio with views to Blarney Castle in the distance.

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Starter home: Fenells Bay, Cork harbour, €60,000

Tommy Barker says imagination is the key when it comes to doing something magical with this derelict chalet/house near Crosshaven.

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Starter home: Charleville, Cork €79,000

A price guide at €79,000 might mean some love in the air at this North Cork home - appropriately in a scheme called The Pastures, in Love Lane, Charleville.

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Starter home: Wilton, Cork €275,000

There’s more than what first greets the eye for buyers, or viewers, at 154 Eagle Valley, in Cork’s suburban Wilton.

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Starter home: Cork City, €134,950

There’s huge character, as well as internal and external appeal, to the apartments at Bridge House in the very heart of Cork city. 

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Kinsale’s Carlton House: Developed at a cost of €35m, for sale at €4.25m

Kinsale’s Carlton House hotel, developed by Gable Holdings in 2006 on a wooded 90 acre site overlooking Cork's scenic Oysterhaven Bay at a then-reported cost of €35m, is now for sale with Savills, for receivers, guiding €4.25 million.

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Cork’s Quay leads to the kingdom

heritage building on Cork city’s elegant North Mall which sold at auction to a co-operative housing group in 2008 for €1.36 million is back on the market, now guiding €425,000, after some further building conservation and conservation roofing work.

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Six-floor Bon Secours hospital plan approved

The major extension proposed for the Bon Secours Hospital, in Cork City, has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.

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20 acres of zoned land in Glanmire for €1m

While white smoke is still awaited on just who has been the victorious bidder on a valuable Cork city six-acre suburban housing site at Cleve Hill, Blackrock Road, agents DTZ bring a larger, but lower profile, housing site to market.

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Lovetts’ restaurant serves appetite for top temples in Cork

The sale has closed on the former Lovetts’ restaurant in Cork’s suburbs, for 20% over its guide. 

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Grand, Victorian Woodville House is on the Blackwater and has eleven peaceful acres

WITH the daffodils just popping up now among the anemones and snowdrops in its front drive, and under old chestnut trees, Woodville House is a River Blackwater treasure, and an early-season Munster market arrival.

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High mews prices reflect the spec - and the cachet of Dublin’s resurgent Ballsbridge

Thursday of last week, a gathering of building surveyors, QSs and estate agents in their professional body the SCSI heard that their attendance - of 1,250 diners- for a black-tie function was “a very good barometer of the growing confidence in the economy and our industry.”

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Early 1980s-built Glounthaune property has an inverted floor plan

Set on the hills above Cork’s Glounthaune village, Glenacre is a perfect property for a buyer seeking to move up the property market.

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House of the week: Mount Oval Village, Cork €465,000

The quite incredible view from Rowan Hill is what sold house number 85 to its vendors just last year. Now, with an unexpected work move and promotion, they have to bid it adieu — less than six months after they moved in.

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Trading up: Johns Hill, Waterford €235,000

A very sympathetic, easy-on-the-eye restoration job has been done at 11 Eldon Terrace, in Waterford city.

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Trading up: Ovens, Cork €465,000

“If I had a dozen of them, they’d all sell, there’s huge demand for houses like this around Ovens - and no supply,” says Norma Healy of Sherry FitzGerald.

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Trading up: Farranlea Park, Cork, €280,000

That estate agency buzzword ‘potential’ will be on the lips of those coming to view Genesta. ‘Potential,’ definitely, and sure you might as well throw in that other professional favourite, ‘location,’ because that’s just as valid. 

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Trading up: Spur Hill, Cork, €450,000

There’s a country setting, but suburban conveniences almost to hand, at this detached home called Belmont.

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Starter home: The Lough, Cork City €195,000

1 Leafdale looks country cottage-ish, but is a city suburban pad with some charm, in a Lough-side setting near UCC, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €225,000/€275,000

Come west along for choice, says estate agent Peter Skuse of two quite different family home offers, with €50k in the price difference, and which he has just lined up in Ballincollig.

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Wide interest in holiday scheme in need of completion

Two dozen holiday homes on the Ring of Kerry’s famed Waterville are up for sale with Lisneys, acting for a receiver, in one lot, guided at just €21,000 each.

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SCSI president tells members of building bounce-back

The country needs more office space, more urban housing, increased construction activity and employment — and greater investment and activity at a regional level, Patricia Daly, president of the 5,000-member strong Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) told last week’s annual dinner, attended by 1,250 guests.

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Art going in architecture on Patrick’s Hill

CORK CITY will have a new landmark design building later this year, in one of it most prominent settings - half way up the vertiginous St Patrick’s Hill. A school redevelopment there has been designed by the winners of the 2015 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey.

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Plenty of scope and potential uses for solid retail unit

A large retail unit in the heart of Cork city’s North Main Street, with a distinctive cut limestone front facade has come up to let.

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PLANNING NOTES: Decision due on change from retail to office use on Cork’s Lavitt’s Quay

Cork City Council is to decide by the end of this week whether or not to permit office use at a quayside, outdoors shop to allow an educational authority to expand its offices.

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Pivotal point property at the Kinsale Road roundabout

BACK at the commercial market’s height, land in key Cork suburbs was fetching €2.5m/3m an acre.

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County taverns on offer following city centre pub sale

Following on the sale of a city centre bar in Cork, close to the proposed new convention centre at South Gate Bridge, estate agent Con Nagle of Global Properties has a bar in Cork county offered next on his books, with a second similar due to follow in the coming weeks.

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Rents of €8.8m lure in Midlands shops disposal

SIX shopping centres, including the largest in the Midlands, have been put up for sale in one lot, guiding at €115 million. The mix, in one lot only and called the Cornerstone Portfolio, has almost 170 shop units plus 150 apartments, and 670,00 sq ft of retail in all.

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Bridging the gap in Mahon’s office demand

Cork’s Mahon/Skehard suburb will soon have a new, €50m office development, in six blocks, — but, meanwhile, a smaller, 3,000 sq ft space is to let at Bridge House, Skehard Road, via estate agent Rob Coughlan, of Cohalan Downing.

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Healthy prognosis back at BlackrockHall

It’s business as usual at the BlackrockHall Primary Care Centre on Cork’s Skehard Rd; its owners have taken over management following the liquidation of the Allied Medical business.

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A spectacular home designed — and built — by the occupants

IT’S ALWAYS good for any architect to win an award, but the Best Emerging Practice Award recently given to Co Limerick-based Liston Architecture is particularly sweet. 

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House of the week: Waterfall, Cork, €530,000

There’s horses for courses out at Old Abbey, in Cork’s Waterfall: not only is the area home to a well-known riding school, Greybrook, but it’s also popular with hunts.

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Waterford home is a hot-buy, sauna included

 

Trish Dromey says this five-bed detached in Ring could be your cha-ching purchase. Check out those views.

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Togher home has plenty of space both inside and outside

Extended on both levels, this home has plenty of space both inside and outside, says Tommy Barker.

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Great interior style in Spa family home

This spacious and comfortable Tralee house with sea views stands out with stunning interior features, writes Trish Dromey.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €360,000

There’s a wide trading-up market around Cork’s Glanmire that No 57 The Paddocks is going to appeal to.

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Trading up: Garryduff, Rochestown €275,000

There’s now 1,250 sq ft of family living space at the three-bed home 41 Foxwood - and, in addition, there’s an attic conversion, with two Veluxes, for storage or for some higher order uses. 

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Trading up: Garryduff, Rochestown €275,000

There’s now 1,250 sq ft of family living space at the three-bed home 41 Foxwood - and, in addition, there’s an attic conversion, with two Veluxes, for storage or for some higher order uses. 

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Trading up: Ahakista, West Cork €100,000-plus offered

Mere decoration won’t do much to improve this Ahakista West Cork house, called the Anchorage — it’s as close as you’ll get to sinking beyond rescue.

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Starter home: Lissacaha, Schull, €140,000

Traditional farmhouse on three acres comes with barn and old stone buildings but needs upgrades and money spent, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €219,500/235,000

Muskerry Estate “is still the original and still the best-located estate in the now thriving town of Ballincollig,” says Con Nagle of Global Properties, who is busy doing viewings on two three-bed semis here.

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Starter home: Fossa, Killarney €170,000

A simply stunning Killarney location is the main attraction with Gortroe House, at Fossa. 

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Starter home: Carrs Hill, Cork, €220,000

Modern well-maintained two-bed townhouse is in walk-in condition.

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Lots to go for at property auctions

AUCTIONS step back into the sales fray in early 2015, with Allsops set to auction more than 220 lots later this month, while Iam-Sold is now stepping up to at least 14 auction events this coming year, moving now to Dublin after establishing in Galway and Cork/Munster in 2013/14.

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Cork’s River Lee Hotel shows off €500,000 patio upgrade

EVEN years after it was built, Cork’s River Lee Hotel has spent €500,000 on a patio upgrade, adding an indoor-outdoor room which enhances its Leeside setting.

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Wide interest in Waterville holiday scheme in need of completion

Two dozen holiday homes on the Ring of Kerry’s famed Waterville are up for sale with Lisneys, acting for a receiver, in one lot, guided at just €21,000 each.

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New stores get footholds in Limerick’s Crescent centre

A pre-Christmas let to Butler’s Chocolates was the icing on a good year for Limerick’s Crescent Shopping Centre: it has entered 2015 with six new key brands in place

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Former Charleville school attended by Eamon de Valera for sale

A north Cork former CBS school which was attended by Eamon deValera has had its listing as a protected structure reversed, to allow it be redeveloped.

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The back windows of the Mahon home have been boarded up after it was broken in to and damaged.

Idle Cork council house vandalised after €30k revamp

A council house which underwent an estimated €30,000 refurbishment before Christmas was left vacant for months afterwards, broken in to and damaged.

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Ilen bank property: Cape Cod meets Cape Clear in West Cork

Tommy Barker visits Ilen River bank home of departing banker, AIB’s Chief Executive David Duffy, after its latest €1m-plus drop.

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Stand-out arts centre a reality in Skibbereen

West Cork Arts Centre’s new, €3.5m, 10,000 sq ft Uillinn building is a feature in Skibbereen, says Noel Baker.

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A soft-top luxury model in Kenmare

Last of trio of thatched houses in Sheen Falls, Kenmare, has five-star hotel accommodation says Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Lislevane, West Cork €185,000"

Estate agent Damian Murray has been blessed - twice - with a West Cork home sale now called the Old Priest’s House - even though a priest never lived in it.

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €275,000

Set just before where the Ballinlough Road narrows considerably at its city end before the cafe Joup is the semi-detached home Priordale, built 70 years ago but upgraded and renewed since, in fits and starts.

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Trading up: Maglin Road, Ballincollig, €380,000

There’s a very good site size — one-third of an acre — with No 7, Glincool Drive, within a walk of shops, schools and services in Cork’s busy Ballincollig.

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Trading up: Passage West, Cork €295,000

ALL the basics are present and correct at the detached dormer bungalow home 4 Avondale. Now, though, a decor update would lift it all to a fresher, more modern feel.

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Starter home: Blackrock Road, Cork €225,000

City proximity, some original class features and opposite Ashton School.

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Starter home: Grange, Douglas €245,000

 

Semi-detached ‘hip’ dormer is a few steps above the bland rental norm.

 

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Data bank will monitor Cork property market for first time

AS IRELAND’S property investment market returned to new highs with 40% overall Y-O-Y returns for the final quarter of 2014, Cork city’s property investment market has also been tracked and benchmarked internationally for the first time ever.

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Heat expansion from new restaurant by Midleton’s Iceland

Hot spicy food - by way of a fourth Ramen Asian street food restaurant - is set to ok up next to an Iceland store, in East Cork’s Midleton Distillery Lane’s €30m development.

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Construction workers told of impending €3bn State spend

 Irish Water “ready to get shovels in ground” in projects worth €1.3bn, builders hear

 

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Transport company refused permission to convert former Hormann site

Latest planning notes and updates January 2015

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Retail property market recovers in cities

A MAJOR UK-based retail expo comes to Dublin next month for the first time, as the Irish retail market shows signs of recovery from the economic slump.

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Just what the patients wanted at the Mercy Hospital, Cork

Carol O’Callaghan visits the new family room at the Mercy University Hospital’s Children’s Leukaemia Unit.

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City life goes up a notch or two in Montenotte, Cork

 

Tommy Barker finds period features intact in a property which housed just four families over two centuries.

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €215,000

High stone walls line Churchyard Lane in Cork’s Ballintemple, but the duplex apartments at Templehill House manage to overlook them in any case. 

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork, €325,000

Many hundreds of apartments got built in the ‘noughties’ in and around Cork city and suburbs, but only a fraction of those were designed for full-time, owner occupation.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €400,000

East meet west in the suburban Frankfield, Douglas scheme Parkgate – the sizeable 1990s development by O’Flynn Construction is divided up into East and West Avenues.

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Trading up: Cobh, Co Cork €370,000

There’s a sweep of estuary vista from the Great Island, Cork home called Woodside - it could as easily be called Waterview.

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Starter home: Windmill Road, Cork City €195,000

Tommy Barker says No 14 Frankfield Villas has three bedrooms, views of hills and sports fields, and scope at the rear for play or gardening.

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Starter home: Timoleague, West Cork, €149,000

Huge heritage and history lies on the doorstep of West Cork’s Timoleague village - but 4, Station Road is a modern interloper.

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Starter home: Carrignavar, Cork €230,000

A full modernising overhaul has been done on the bungalow called Shalom, within a walk of Cork’s Carrignavar village.

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House of the week: Crosshaven, Co Cork, €275,000

CASTLEPOINT Court might be a modern enough build, but these three-storey houses owe something to the layout of Victorian or Georgian terraces — and the views from here are classic Cork— pure Crosshaven.

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Cash in on Georges Quay bank offices

Bank-related group Certus are pulling out of Cork city offices they had only moved into just 16 months ago, as part of a downsizing move, as it prepares to shed 30% of its workforce and shuts offices in Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Limerick.

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It’s lovely, and fair price for Tralee’s Fels Point - one among many

Cork, Kerry and Limerick hotels are among a portfolio of seven profitably trading Irish hotels being sold as a bundle, or individually, by Nama in the so-called Crystal Portfolio, valued all-in at €35m and totalling over 830 beds.

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Kerry seaside holiday home scheme guiding at €1.2m

A Kerry seaside holiday home scheme with 11, large well-built homes with stone facades is for sale for a receiver, guiding €1.2 million, while local reports also suggest the imminent sale of a local hotel or two, to US-based buyers.

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Two Cork land parcels and office building on offer in Passage West and Glanmire

A trio of properties being offered for liquidators in Cork include two land parcels, one in Cork harbour’s Passage West for house building the other in Glanmire, for warehousing, along with a Wilton office/retail building totalling 11,000 sq ft.

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Cork city school-yard can be used as pub outdoor dining area

Cork City Council has allowed retention permission for the use of an old city-centre schoolyard as an ancillary to a pub.

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Dripsey Castle House to become €2m family home

Dripsey Castle House and its demesne of 110 acres has been sold for a sum close to its guide price of €2m.

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Thatch-topped rural hideaway in Conna, Co Cork

With similar winsome references to the 300-year-old cottage it replaced, this millennium-built recreation on two acres in East Cork marries the old with the new with a host of modern features and four en-suite bedrooms, writes Tommy Barker.

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Tipperary eco-home build has a new rhythm of life in Cloughjordan

Oliver Moore completes the story of his self-build in the mould-breaking village of Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, where the emphasis is on community and sustainability.

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House of the Week: Ballincollig semi-detached for sale at Coolroe Meadows

It’s moving on time for the owners of No 44, The Close, Coolroe Meadows who, despite extending to the back and adding an attic extensions, seem to have outgrown this family home. 

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Ballincollig, Cork €380k/€450,000

It’s open viewing time this month out in Ballincollig, Cork, with agent Norma Healy, who had lots through the doors of No 12 Chestnut Crescent in the Ovens Classes Lake development on Saturday.

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Limetrees, Douglas €385,000

There’s lots and lots to like at Southwinds, or house No 3 on Limetrees Road, just east of Douglas village, off Rochestown Road.

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Ardrostig, Cork €495,000

This house called Hillcrest, near Dunnes’ Bishopscourt in Cork’s was only built in the 1980s, so shouldn’t need any huge sums spent on it - it just needs discretionary modernising in its decor and some contemporary updates.

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Moneygourney, Douglas, €250,000

Launched the week before Christmas and first shown to viewers the day after Little Christmas, 94 Fort Hill, Moneygourney in Douglas is expected to go sale agreed before the end of January.

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Mid terrace makeover for three-bed in Blackpool, Cork

Trish Dromey catches up on a smart property market home makeover.

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South Parish, Cork City €160,000

A slice of real Cork history comes with 19 Red Abbey Square, a period end-terrace home in one of Cork city’s oldest settings, next door to a ruined 14th century Augustinian abbey tower.

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Mayfield, Cork €150,000

There’s considerable scope at the detached three-bed Mayfield bungalow called Celedene which carries a €150,000 AMV with agent Sean McCarthy of ERA Downey McCarthy.

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Last chance to buy into niche development at Cork’s Evergreen Road

Seven homes in Cork’s South Parish offer modern comforts in an old city quarter, and the last one’s now on offer, writes Tommy Barker.

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Capitol cinema site ripe for ‘Developments’

DEVELOPER John Cleary hasemerged as the preferred bidder for Cork city centre’s prime Capitol cinema site on Grand Parade, and aims to build a mix of big-box retail units, aimed at the likes of Zara and Forever 21, and fourth generation offices on the site which links back to Patrick’s Street. 

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Cork retail deals at a TK Maxx?

RETAIL developments in Cork in the coming months suggest the marketing of the Wilton Shopping Centre, in a portfolio offer, and TK Maxx opening up in the former Tesco unit in Douglas Shopping Centre.

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Further information sought on Douglas Wetherspoons

The proposed conversion of a former bank building in the Cork suburb of Douglas to a Wetherspoon’s pub is the subject of a further information request from planners. 

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Change-of-use sought for a Meadows & Byrne

The founding premises of homewares specialist store, Meadows & Byrne, in Cork City’s Academy Street will only be vacated and leased to restaurant chain, Nando’s, if planning is secured for change-of-use.

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Cloyne Cork house sale has garden attractions

A recent price drop comes with distinctive Belmont House on two and a half acres, says <B>Trish Dromey.</b>

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A sound trading up option in Cork’s Waterfall

<B>Tommy Barker </b>says buyers get a second chance to get into Waterfall estate west of Cork city suburbs.

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Repairing homes after fires can be a burning topic

Once the fire brigade intervenes, a house can be left with water as well as smoke damage, says <B>Caroline Delaney.</b>

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Sixties architecture at Blackrock's Dundanion Court

There’s a stealthily growing appreciation of Modernist architecture in Ireland, and abroad, and now another chance to buy into an award-winning 1960s housing scheme in Cork’s Blackrock has come along.

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Kinsale’s Ardbrack property has it all

Trish Dromey hears about a property in Kinsale that has it all —superb location, stunning views and great size.

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Heron’s Wood home is Carrigaline House of the Week

A CONSIDERED, and well-implemented, side and part-rear extension, is part of the description given to 8 The Oaks by its selling agent Michael O’Donovan, of Savills.

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Douglas Road, Cork €310,000

And the last shall be first? The highest numbered house in Baltimore Lawn, No 20, is the first one you meet on the way into this niche, cul de sac park off Cork city’s Douglas Road.

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The Lough, Cork €500,000

You have to look beyond the existing house at 34 Hartlands Road to see where the €500k value is: it’s in the back garden.

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Cape Clear Island home for  €160,000

Had a Happy Isthmus? West Cork’s Cape Clear island is in two solid masses, linked by a narrowed section of land known as an isthmus between its north and south harbours - and that’s where this Cummer home now up for sale is set.

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Summercove, Kinsale €325,000

Set in almost a courtyard setting, the period era Revatto Lodge and Studio in Kinsale harbour’s Summercove is a manageable buy - for the location.

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Blarney home tells of extra storey

<B>Trish Dromey </b>finds affordable options with agents Coldwell Banker.

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Rochestown, Cork €205,000

Although it’s only 750 sq ft, No 97, Rowan Hill is a comfy pad, and easy to buy and to keep for a single person or a couple. 

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Shopping around for a house in Glanmire priced at just €95,000?

<B>Trish Dromey </b>says recently vacated clothes store on residential terrace in satellite community can easily be returned to its former use as a home.

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Rising tide lifts coastal West Cork properties

<B>Tommy Barker </b>says you can really get away from it all in splendorous isolation overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

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Starbucks to open first Cork city centre store

GLOBAL coffee giant, Starbucks, is to open its first Cork City centre store, at no 39 Princes Street, a few doors away from the famed English Market.

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The Overdraught bar is ‘paid’ and will soon re-open with a steakhouse menu

The Overdraught has been cleared — or, at least, the bar/restaurant of that name is set to return to business.

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That’s Zamora: wine-and-food restaurant opens on Academy St

Cork’s Academy Street and its adjacent Huguenot Quarter is coming out of recessionary doldrums — and is becoming a foodie quarter: a slew of new restaurants has arrived, with more to come.

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DTZ sees dual-market scenario in Cork office sector

A dual market scenario is emerging in Cork’s offices sector, according to a just-released report by agents DTZ.

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