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The Elysian in Cork is set for full occupancy by the end of the year

EIGHT years after construction on Ireland’s tallest apartment tower the Elysian finished up, and its fit-out began.

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Eight tall, three storey townhouses in Kinsale on market for €235,000

Tommy Barker reports on the launch of a development in the harbour town that’s been years in the making.

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Family home in Ballinlough, Cork, is in a superb location in a quiet cul de sac

A Ballinlough semi-d in great nick ticks all the boxes for suburban house hunters, writes Tommy Barker.

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Cork city home transformed from dark and traditional to stylish and interesting by artist and builder

Trish Dromey visits an artist’s and a builder’s home makeover close to Cork city centre.

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WATCH: A home of the highest standard of design and finishes in County Cork

A serene home in countryside south of Cork city offers room to manoeuvre for buyers, says Tommy Barker.

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Fronting Caragh Lake, this property has stunning views in Co Kerry

With magnificent scenery and an abundance of creature comforts, this is a perfect place to look for peace.

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18th century Georgian house in Waterford is an affordable seafront buy at €795,000

Kya deLongchamps visits a classic 18th century Georgian house with gorgeous gardens beautifully incorporated into its seven acres.

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Ancient and modern home in Innishannon on market for €1.15m

Tommy Barker explores a historic but thoroughly updated home on good farmland at the gateway to West Cork.

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Four-square grace in Clonakilty, Cork

OVER 200 years after it was first laid out, Clonakilty’s Emmet Square is back with a bang, and historical resonances.

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Period era home in Cork city’s Sunday’s Well requires some fresh perspective

WHOEVER gets to buy 19 Sunday’s Well Road will have to take a view on it — once they get the view, they’ll get the urge, and the big picture.

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Stone-front dormer in sleepy setting in Ovens, Cork

Four-bed is 10 minutes from Cork suburb of Ballincollig on 0.8 of an acre, says Tommy Barker.

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West Cork Victorian-era house is gorgeous. Period

Trish Dromey reports on a Victorian-era house nestled in the hills of Ballineen, West Cork.

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This unique family home in West Cork was originally built for Lord Bandon

WOW! talk about a long haul, and a long, aisle-like hall, all rolled into one incredible, architectural Gothic revival package, with the most unassuming of names.

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Last of four top-end, new homes in Douglas, Cork offered at a cool €1m

Even back in the boom days of the early to mid 2000s, there weren’t too many new house schemes launched in Cork with homes priced at €1m. 

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A tidy scenic island shelter in Baltimore Harbour, West Cork

The chance to own a tidy slice of a scenic West Cork island Reenaroga, with bridge access, near Baltimore, has come to market. 

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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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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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