PROPERTY

Ovens family home has got all the bare necessities

Tommy Barker says this exceptional family home has been seasonally set up to show it off at its very best.

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House of the week: Maryborough Hill, Cork €580,000

THE GARDENS are just coming into their own at Kingscourt, a detached bungalow amid the blossoms, on a fabulous acre along Cork’s Maryborough Hill, beyond Douglas.

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A touch of old class in Kinsale for €1.35m

Tommy Barker enjoys the privacy that the aspect of Kinsale’s Old Rectory bestows and reflects on the history of this charming, elegant classic.

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Clonkeen property would suit Cork-Killarney commuting couple

AN OPPORTUNITY for green valley living is offered at this sheltered and secluded property at Clonkeen, just a few miles west of the Cork Kerry county bounds.

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Replacing the old with the new in well-built Crookstown home

 

Tommy Barker says the name belies the stature of this modern home.

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Two-faced charmer in Castletownshend, West Cork

Tommy Barker says Castletownsend’s Tot’s Cottage has something different going on behind its facade.

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Trading up: Skibbereen, West Cork; €450,000

Called the Sycamores, this modern family home’s on a smashing four-acre plot of ground, with paddocks, just off the Baltimore Road a mile or so out from Skibbereen in a quiet setting.

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Trading up: Garryvoe, East Cork €385,000

It’s bucket and spade time again as summer beckons — and estate agent Barry Nagle of Global Properties has a coastal Co Cork home up for grabs, ideal for the largest of families.

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €375,000

Now about 60 years old, this detached four-bed family home in Cork called Curra has an interesting back-story.

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Trading up: Maryborough Ridge, Cork €375,000

Hot on the heels of the sales of 10 out of 15 new homes left at Maryborough Ridge comes a family home resale, where a four-bed semi-d at 23 Edgewood, within the outer-Douglas scheme, is guided at €375,000 by Glenn O’Connor of DNG Creedon.

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Michael Buble defends that questionable booty pic

Michael Buble stirred up a whole lot of controversy after sharing a picture of a seemingly oblivious woman’s bum in a pair of tight shorts. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Starter home: Eagle Valley, Wilton €250,000

Tommy Barker says this family home on the edge of the city’s suburbs has a back garden with a country field boundary for a rural connection.

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Starter home: Summerhill South, Cork City €255,000

There’s a lovely, bohemian sort of feel to this terraced red-brick Victorian home, on Frankfield Terrace, near Cork city centre, by the Capwell Road bus depot.

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Starter home: Owenahincha, West Cork €95,000

Priced within reach of first-time buyers at €95,000, Strand Cottage will have an obvious appeal to holiday-home hunters, given its setting, by a Blue Flag beach.

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Starter home: Roman St, Cork City €60,000

The former home of a Lord Mayor is tiny, but it’s centrally located.

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An industrial revolution

OWNER-occupiers are to the fore in inquires about warehouse units priced from €100,0000 to €600,000, according to specialists, Lisney, saying the range of offers at Little Island Cork shows a pick-up in activity.

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Ballincollig is a banker

STRONG, five-yearly rental increases, with the next hike due in summer, 2016, underpin the attractiveness of a bank building investment, in Cork’s redeveloped Ballincollig Town Centre.

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Superb residential rental investment opportunity

An investment opportunity with six modern residential properties built 10 years ago is on offer off Spring Lane, in Cork city’s Blackpool employment hub.

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Economist says government spend must be on capital projects and not on public sector pay

If Government is ramping up spending in the run up to a 2016 election, it should be directed at capital projects, rather than public sector pay.

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Trading up: Shanakiel, Cork €520,000

The houses at Cork’s Ashboro, up in Shanakiel and above Sunday’s Well, are big blocks of homes: in fact, it’s nearly a surprise to find that houses here like No 8 Ashboro have ‘only’ 1,900 sq ft inside in them.

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Trading up: Tivoli, Cork €350,000 (site only)

Select new house developments are just underway in Cork city in locations like Church Road, Blackrock, and Feirm Bawn in Wilton, each for a handful of new homes - but there’s also sites for one-offs, if you know where to look.

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Trading up: Togher, Cork €315,000

This three-bed bungalow by Cork’s Lough and a SuperValu takes up just one-twentieth of its site — so, there must be scope to do more with it?

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Trading up: Ballinlough, Cork €295,000

Homes around Cork’s Ballinlough suburb have made a strong price recovery in the past several years.

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Plain sailing with ship-shape beauty at Tanglewood in Currabinny

Inspired by the sea, stunning Tanglewood is a perfect place to drop anchor, says Tommy Barker.

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Suburban home with period charm at Lislee on Pouladuff Road

Lovely Lislee has had lots of work done, says Tommy Barker.

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Haven Cottage is holiday bolt-hole with great views of Ballyshane beach

Tommy Barker views a charming cottage by Ballyshane beach, a haven by name and nature, and could be even more with its 1.25-acre site.

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Terrace hits the heights

You can be sitting pretty in this elevated St Luke’s Cross area period home, says Tommy Barker          

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A slice of Scandinavia in Dromcollogher, Limerick

A four-bed hardwood house shipped from Sweden nine years ago is now up for sale, writes Trish Dromey.

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Quality space all round in Passage West property

Tommy Barker visits No 20 The Highlands, Passage West, with rare garden space and a quality revamp inside.  

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Ovals offers touch of style and space in Rochestown Road area

Set in a small, well-maintained scheme, this ideal family home has lots to offer, says Tommy Barker.

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Thatched cottage in Dingle will make you stone glad

A super-sized modern take on the traditional thatch cottage on the Dingle peninsula is a holiday home with a twist, says Trish Dromey.

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House of the week: Myrtleville, Cork, €350,000

The setting, the sea, the sunny aspect, the swimming holes beneath the sloping terraced grounds - just some of the features that combine to make Ceann Mhara a very special buy.

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Prime Waterford property deals

TWO prime Waterford City investments worth €13.5m — one next to where Wetherspoons have acquired a 4,000 sq ft city footprint for a new bar — are new to market for a local family of investor/owners.

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These are the new shops and restaurants coming to Cork city centre

RETAIL activity has strengthened in the past 18 months, and notably now in Cork city centre. Increasing employment is restoring consumer sentiment and driving retail sales, as evidenced by the notable pick-up in occupier demand.

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All sorts at Allsop auction lots

ELEVEN student apartments developed in a 48-unit scheme on the site of Cork City’s old, famed Arcadia Ballroom, by Kent Railway Station, and with a rental income of €125,0000 per annum, are to go under the auction hammer with Allsop later this month: the former Section 50 units (the tax reliefs have now expired) are priced at €825,000, or less than seven years’ income.

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Fairy Valley in Durrus, West Cork €1.2m

The 84-acre Fairy Valley has two modern houses, farm land, ponds and Dunmanus Bay views, says Tommy Barker.

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Youghal ready for a nice seachange?

 

This 1860s hospitable family home on the Front Strand at the seaside resort has been given purposeful new life, says Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Monkstown, Cork €360,000

The Vesey, or DeVesci, family owned estates of many thousands of acres in Irish counties, from Cork to Laois (where they had over 15,000 acres), and back in the 1800s they owned a swathe of land in Cork’s harbour area, between Monkstown and Passage West.

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Trading up: Ovens, Cork €230,000

A long, useful back garden, rising up in tiers behind No 4, The Willows, in Cork’s Classes Lake, is a bonus for a family looking for an affordable home, in a popular, modern development, around Cork’s Ballincollig and Ovens suburbs.

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Trading up: Knocklong, Limerick €495,000

Set in the midst of Limerick horse country, this detached property at Knocklong offers a good range of facilities both for horse owners and for their animals.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork €279,000

Attic rooms have been created at 11 Frankfield, a detached early 1980s bungalow on a corner site, within a long-settled development up by Frankfield Golf Club, on the hills fringing Cork city and Douglas.

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Trading up: Amberley, Grange €260,000

There’s a useful, extra-sized front drive up to the immaculate bungalow home at 14 Amberley, in Cork’s Grange suburbs above Douglas — there’s enough parking here for a fleet of cars, or a bus.

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Starter home: South Ring, Clonakilty €525,000

BIG site, small house, and the very best of beach views are all in the mix here in West Cork’s South Ring, by Clonakilty Bay.

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Mediterranean flavours beckon in St Luke’s Cross, Cork

There’s a touch of the exotic to this 1850 sunny property in St Luke’s Cross, writes Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: St Luke’s Cross, Cork €420,000

Cork city’s St Luke’s Cross area is getting back to gentrification: visiting many of the homes here, on fine sunny days, you appreciate its enduring appeal.

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Co Clare guesthouse has wide appeal with childhood connections

 

Trish Dromey says this Kilkee guesthouse in Co Clare will have wide appeal with its childhood connections.

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Lyre’s worth landing in Skibbereen

Tommy Barker on a stand-out example of laid-back 21st century living pleasures off the beaten track.

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Superbly finished family home is a rarity in west Cork market

An ‘exceptionally-well finished’ property comes to the market just outside of Clonakilty, says Tommy Barker.

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Osterley is best up front

Extended five-bed has small rear garden, says Tommy Barker.

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Tipperary home could be your castle

Trish Dromey says these character-filled solid properties, near Cashel, will be a big draw.

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Site and bungalow in Douglas Wins hands down

Tommy Barker hears this Mount Elma property on the back of Donnybrook’s hills in Cork is ‘going to fly’.

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Trading up: Bishopstown, Cork €495,000

Some of the bigger, and better, homes in the Cork suburb of Bishopstown are in the various parts of the expansive development called Bishopscourt.

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Trading up: Aherla, Cork €450,000

The several dozen houses out at Bridevalley, in Cork’s Aherla, are big, wide builds, and when it comes to No 29, it has extras on the side, and on top.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Cork €385,000

A lovely acre. That’s what the extended 1950s family home called Aisling Géarr stands on, above Glanmire village, a short distance from Cork City, with glorious views stretching back to Sarsfield Court Hospital, away in the distance, across a valley.

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork €375,000

Pitched as much at traders down as traders up — or just those keen on a strong location — is this bungalow called Inish, on Cork’s Well Road.

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Starter home: Wilton, Cork €115,000

This one-bedroomed unit has generous living accommodation and is easy on the eye, fitted out with oak-flooring and tasty touches.

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Starter home: Pouladuff Road, Cork City €275,000

Tommy Barker says a suburban house benefits from space — in and out.

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Planning notes

Cork City Council is awaiting further information from developers of the proposed reworking for residential use of a former bakery site in Togher.

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Concrete ‘block buying’ in Cork

Two waterfront apartment blocks in Cork’s suburban Rochestown, totalling 50 units, are up for sale in one lot, with a guide price of €6.75 million, or an average of €135,000 each. They come to market at time of proven and competitive demand for multi-let investments.

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Cork City to open its doors so all can view city's architectural highlights and gems

Following in the footsteps of Dublin and Limerick, and dozens of other cities around the world, Cork is to host an ‘Open House’ weekend of its architectural highlights and gems.

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Case of delayed cheer at Carraig na bhFéar pub in Cork

It could be a case of delayed gratification for whoever buys the residential licensed premises Carrig House and who wants to get stuck in behind the beer taps — the place is leased for another year.

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Mosman’s architectural beauty in Douglas is back in the race

Tommy Barker says the big money is on Mosman’s architectural beauty in Douglas.

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Tasty and spacious offering in Kinsale, Cork

As Kinsale’s market ascends with the onset of Spring, Tommy Barker views this tasteful and spacious offering.

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Parknasilla gem is waiting to be woken from its slumbers

Sixteen acres of land, some interesting history and a scenic location in one of Kerry’s best known tourist spots should make Askive House in Parknasilla very attractive to foreign buyers.

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Well-tended gardens in Carrigaline make for a very attractive retreat

 

THE name, Bramble Cottage, is a bit of a misnomer: this south Cork dormer home is big, comfortable, and well finished — and its half-acre plus of shrubbed and sheltered gardens are bramble free, tended, minded and even hide a well-sheltered 35’ long polytunnel.

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Modern detached home in Tramore with classic touch

Trish Dromey says there is an option of almost three acres of land with this superb, modern detached Co Waterford home.

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House of the week: Douglas Road, Cork €695,000

It’s been a while since a house in Cork’s Knockrea or Woolhara Parks have come to market - certainly not since the upper end of the market began its climb back out of the doldrums of the last seven years.

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Converted old coach house in Carrigaline is a gem

Elaborate, underfoot tile mosaic is composed of marble and polished agate in colourful, 1,700 sq ft stone building, says Tommy Barker.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €345,000

There’s a triangular green area in the cul de sac section of Mount Oval Village’s Kilbrody, facing No 38 which is now for sale.

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Trading up: Ahakista, West Cork €345,000

There’s an arc of shelving, shingle beach just beyond a small, scenic Sheeps Head holding of land for sale near West Cork’s Ahakista, a remote peninsula spot put on the map by the holiday presence of Graham Norton.

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Trading up: Ballinhassig, Cork, €425,000

There’s lots of building and home to be had at Glengarra, an extended bungalow with granny flat, at Rigsdale, Ballinhassig, west of Cork city. 

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Trading up: Crosshaven, Cork €345,000

Want to go roaming around Crosshaven for a rewarding house project? This detached house called Dromainn could fit the bill, if you are prepared to do basic enough upgrades.

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Starter home: Moneygourney, Douglas €275,000

Three-bed in Fort View, near Garryduff, is pristine, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Cobh, Cork €180,000

 

Commanding Cobh views over the Victorian town’s elegant architecture and promenade, extending out over the many islands of Cork Harbour.

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Starter home: South Douglas Road, Cork €95,000

It’s no longer quite a snip, but there’s good interest in this former hair-salon, in Cork’s suburban Douglas.

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Starter home: Ballincollig, Cork €170,000

The address is Newgrange, but the only thing subterranean about No 14 is its basement level car-park.

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Job growth in construction is ‘building’

The tide is turning quickly — the country again needs building professionals to meet the demands of the uplift in construction.

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A beginning of the end?

A house building site of 1.8 acres, with full planning for 15 new homes and with 12 of them started, is for sale on behalf of a receiver, guiding at €875,000

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Safe bet on building for let on Cork’s South Mall

A building on Cork’s South Mall up for let could be a good bet — previous uses have include a stockbrokers on the ground floor and a casino on its upper levels.

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Redevelopment of Fox and Hounds site gets go-ahead

A redevelopment of the Fox and Hounds site, in the northside Cork City suburb of Ballyvolane, has been approved by Cork County Council.

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Rise to the challenge in Kilkenny

Following a very recent ‘sale agreed’ on the 19th century seven-bed Tralee area guesthouse Glenduff House, on 6.7 acres for c €500,00 via agents DNG Stack, comes another guest and bar business — with an even longer pedigree.

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Midleton hotel is reaching ‘four’ a star as investment continues

A €1m investment has boosted business at the Midleton Park Hotel in east Co Cork.

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Adventures in green building

The University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England, is home to one of Europe’s largest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

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Style, substance and lots of space in Glanmire’s Crawford Manor

With plenty of space on three levels, and plenty of bedrooms, No 5, Crawford Manor, is a well-laid-out family home almost with rooms to spare, says Tommy Barker.

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Cobh Harbour vistas bring prospects to light

 

An 1850s family home overlooking the water is in need of a thorough renovation to restore it to its original glory, writes Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Carrigaline, Cork €1 million"

Retiring champion jump jockey Tony McCoy has quite a bit to thank Summerfield in Cork’s Carrigaline for.

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1970s look is still hot in Abbey Road, Kilcrea

Architect-designed Gadshill was cutting-edge and has an impressive BER rating of B3, says Tommy Barker.

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Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €365,000

It’s called The Berries, and that — in the Cork slang parlance — is exactly what new owners of No 15, Linden Avenue, aka The Berries, may well exclaim.

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Trading up: Ballinakill Downs, Waterford; €295,000

Spacious and well located near the Dunmore Road in Waterford, No 25 The Brambles is a bit different from the standard house of its size. 

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Trading up: South Innishannon €385,000

An angled hall and corridor links the two rectangular blocks of this four-bed family home called Rhiannon, a mile or two south of Innishannon, and about a 20-minute drive west from Cork city.

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Trading up: Douglas, Cork €325,000

‘This’ll do us fine.’ You can imagine many viewers with that quip at this three-bed semi-d called Thistle Dún, especially after they survey the sheer size of the back garden. 

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Starter home: Turner’s Cross, €85,000

 

Cork City house needs upgrade, but is only €85,000, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Kenmare, Kerry €249,000

 

Tommy Barker says the price pruning on Rose Cottage should see interest blossom on the four-bed with views over Kenmare Bay.

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Starter home: Togher, Cork €185,000

This three-bedroomed family home at 27 Sandown Crest, Togher, in Cork is located in a cul de sac estate near CUH. 

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Draghi "turning the euro into the lira"

A hotel that found itself ‘underwater’, and which had to be bailed out by foreign money, was an apt spot for economist, David McWilliams, to expound on matters financial.

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Cork's 19th century Ursuline Convent set for redevelopment

CORK’S 19th century Ursuline Convent is going to be a trophy buy — for whoever gets to buy and finish it out — with a ready market afterward for both sales and rentals.

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A true cottage industry

Cork’s longest-running food emporium, Cinnamon Cottage, has come up for sale in its 21st year of cooking and trading.

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Offices for €950,000 in Fermoy not run-of-mill

An office scheme of two inter-linked blocks, totalling 33,000 sq ft on 3.5 acres, has come for sale in the North Cork town of Fermoy.

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Multinational EMC’s major Cork plant to be extended

Planning approval has been granted for an extension to data-storage multinational EMC’s major plant in Ovens, Co Cork.

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There’s a healing feeling in Saob Orchard near Killarney

IF HOUSES were capable of feelings, Saob’s Orchard near Killarney would probable be Zen-like and very calm.

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House of the week: Douglas Road, Cork €325,000

Knockrea Lodge is an unusual offer, in a great suburban setting, bursting with greenery and spring growth, dotted with old beech trees and seating areas.

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Life’s a beach with stunning bungalow in West Cork

A gem of an extended house in an extraordinary coastal setting is set to make a splash both here and abroad, says Tommy Barker.

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Heights of luxury in Aghadoe lodge

Top-notch Aghadoe Lodge has lots of quality house for the money, says Trish Dromey.

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Dormer in Coachford is ‘Peake’ value

Three-bedroomed Coachford bungalow of 1,740 sq ft has sunroom and price of €260,000, says Tommy Barker.

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Firville House has four acres by Mallow Racecourse

YOU can see the final bend and five-furlong straight at Mallow Racecourse from the upstairs bedrooms of Firville House.

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Trading up: Castlepark, Kinsale €200,000

The setting’s the star at April Cottage, a ground floor two-bed home/investment by the sea, a marina, a beach and a bar — all in Kinsale harbour to boot.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork €320,000

Set at the back of the Woodlands development in Cork’s Frankfield suburb is this one-off bungalow, on a stand-alone quarter acre site, and it’s called Elm House.

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Trading up: Ballinakill, Waterford, €270,000

A good residential address near the Dunmore Road should garner interest for this detached bungalow, No 18 Woodbury, Ballinakill Court, in Waterford.

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Trading up: Glanmire, Co Cork €450,000

This detached, four-bed house, No 1 Glyntown Road, Marwood, in Glanmire, has much to impress trader-uppers around Cork: it has space, gardens, electric gates and a hilly site with views back to the city.

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Starter home: Donnybrook, Cork €220,000

Up and over the hills of Donnybrook, but only a short hike back to suburban Douglas and its amenities, is Greenvalley, where the three-bed semi-d No 23 The Green is up for sale.

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Starter home: Tivoli, Cork €170,000

Apartment market shows signs of price recovery, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Mount Oval, Cork €295,000

A well-kept three-bed home, with a very long and tiered back garden at 69 Ard Keale in Cork’s Rochestown is going to appeal in particular to first-time buyers. 

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Starter home: Cathedral Road, Cork €170,000

Set behind Cork’s Church of the Ascension is a townhouse development called 20 Chapel Field, set off Cathedral and Presentation Roads, close to the Orthopaedic Hospital.

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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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