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Kenmare stages a comeback in the market

RECOVERY in the new homes market started in Irish cities more than a year ago; now, a Kenmare holiday home is also showing evidence of a pick-up in Kerry pace.

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Carrigaline home is more than accommodating

Originally a four bed home, this home has been extended so it has many rooms to spare, says Tommy Barker.

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Old in Edwardian style with new feel in Model Farm Road, Cork

THERE’S A solid, repro Edwardian look to the houses at Hill Farm, out at Cork’s Model Farm Road. Now, one of the earlier builds, No 6 which dates to 2002, has come for sale on mature gardens, facing Hill Farm’s big green space.

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Beautiful gardens and features in Georgian Waterford home

This Georgian residence in Co Waterford has much of its original plasterwork and features, says Trish Dromey.

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Spacious Emmerdale in Innishannon worth a viewing

Generously-proportioned rooms, manicured grounds and stunning views on offer, writes Laurie O’Flynn.

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Two-times a charm for buyers in Ovens, Cork

Tommy Barker finds two similar properties with similar prices to tempt both investors and owner-occupiers.

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Rose Week sees viewing action at Tralee’s Schoolfield

It’s “a Tralee Rose, the pick of the bunch,” says estate agent Ger Carmody about this well-put together, all-singing, all-dancing Kerry home - and, as a former Rose of Tralee escort himself, he’s entitled to the assessment.

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Eyeing up the potential in Ramparts, Kinsale

An Carraig in Kinsale has spectacular views, and dramatic plans to enhance the house, writes Tommy Barker.

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Shanakiel home has double appeal with site alongside

There’s an appeal to home hunters either end of a long spectrum, at the end of a short terrace, at Cork city’s Shanakiel suburb by the 1870’s Gothic revival church St Mary’s.

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Tommy Barker returns to Parknasilla to learn about its heritage and designer

Is there an architect in any period of Irish history with as many hotels and suites to his credit, as Kerry’s James Francis Fuller? 

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This home has a private 25 acres slice of Ring of Kerry wilderness

Tommy Barker finds his breath taken away by this exquisitely set Ring of Kerry 2,800 sq ft hideaway.

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A proper, well-built family home in Glounthane, Cork

The last time No 38 Cois Chuain was on the market, it was a case of lean times, precious little confidence, even less cash, and a series of price drops needed to secure a sale.

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Classic Nordic log house in tranquil setting in Waterford

The owners of this unmistakably Scandinavian-styled log house near Kill village in Waterford ordered their home from a catalogue found in a doctor’s surgery.

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Dormer in Innishannon has royal touch

You’ll feel like the king of the castle in this quality home, says Tommy Barker.

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Well-designed four-bed in Glanmire back on market

A larger, 2,700 sq ft five-bed detached home at Crawford Woods had a swift sale last month with Sherry FitzGerald, making just under its €585,000 March asking price, to close in July at €570,000.

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Big family-friendly home in Cork village in full bloom

Tommy Barker on the merits of a family-friendly Cloghduv property.

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Two semis near Douglas village similar, but different thanks to old extension

Tommy Barker sizes up two semis of differing sizes in the same location near Douglas village.

 

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Red-bricked Woodland just a short drive back to the city

Tommy Barker makes tracks to a home off Cork’s strategic north ring road at Silversprings.

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Bring buckets, spade and cash to Sheep’s Cove

Trish Dromey dips a toe in a hidden cove and coastal offer with planning for a bigger three bed build.

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Living the green life near Dungourney

Trish Dromey reports on a home which was designed by an holistic architect to be environmentally sensitive.

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Touch of inspiration at  Oakwood Manor in Kenmare

Trish Dromey says there is plenty of overseas interest in a property that has had benefit of an interior designer.

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Number 43, Ballinlough, corners a nice market niche

Corner-set 43 Somerton Park has been renovated, but not extended, to a high standard. It’s got wide appeal, reckons Tommy Barker.

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Sunny Dún an Óir sits above coastal glories in West Cork

There’s a lovely, aloof setting, high above the beach and dunes and developed strip of Owenahincha, at Dún an Óir, Gortnagrenane.

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Mallow home is in a gated community and sits on a 0.7 acre site

This 4,600 sq ft home in a gated community in Mallow is also on a large site of 0.7 acres, says Tommy Barker.

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Fisherman’s cottage in Waterford is alluring

Marston Cottage is a real catch for anyone interested in angling holidays as Trish Dromey describes.

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Hard work already done in Glanmire cottage

As Tommy Barker discovers, from humble beginnings, a one-time modest hillside cottage above Glanmire is now something way more spectacular.

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Contemporary comfort in family home in East Cork

Imagination and elbow grease have combined to create this stylish and functional, contemporary family home.

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Reduced price may tempt buyers to take on project in Fermoy

With a newly reduced asking price of €205,000, Weston at Rathealy Road in Fermoy can be seen as quite a bargain.

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Older property in St Luke’s, Cork, oozes style

The second viewer who looked at 2, Ard Patrick in St Luke’s liked it so much that they immediately put in a bid of the €250,000 asking price.

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An option to whey up in Mitchelstown, Cork

This property clicked with Tommy Barker while photographer Denis Scannell had the task of saying cheese.

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