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The Old Rectory in Douglas is classical yet contemporary

APPROPRIATELY, there’s a view still to be had down from the wooded grounds of 2, Carrs Hill, to the exquisite spire and grounds of St Luke’s Church in Cork’s Douglas — the in-spired view is relevant, because this house was for most of its life the rectory that housed the various clergy and their families.

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Ballydehob farmhouse shows what happens when east meets west

PEOPLE are lured from all over the world to the beauty spots and hideaway havens of West Cork and, to a lesser extent, to East Cork.

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Waterford is taking its cues from Bilbao

Regeneration of Waterford receives a boost with recognition of its Medieval Museum, says Marjorie Brennan.

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Brade makes the grade in Union Hall, West Cork

Juggling day-to-day professional jobs back in Cork city, and now with young children, means the owners of this Union Hall home have had to move closer to the big smoke, so they’ve decided to re-offer up this upgraded farmhouse to a much-improved market.

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Macroom home is a world-class conversion

The vendors of this mid-Cork farmhouse conversion are world-travellers who brought back more than souvenirs from their travels abroad....they even brought back stone for their renovtations, along with some lofty ideas for their homefront.

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Jamesbrook home is full of eastern promise

Cork harbour homes are attracting a lot of attention from UK buyers with a powerful pound, says Tommy Barker.

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Well Road home draws on its garden features

Former home of artist Gladys Leach has great gardens and access to a virtually private park, finds Tommy Barker.

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Great charm in Drimoleague farmhouse

Tommy Barker says carpenter owner worked well at this venerable West Cork courtyard cluster.

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Return of Rochestown des-res

The guide for this substantial four bed detached home indicates a resurgent market, writes Tommy Barker.

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Slice of sylvan serenity in Glanmire, Cork

This cottage’s private rural, river setting has great grounds for a unique family home, writes Tommy Barker.

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When it comes to buying, strategy can triumph over any market conditions

THE property market nationwide is undisputedly in recovery mode; some areas are recovering with more gusto than others but overall, the trajectory is positive. 

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Work in progress on millionaires row in Killarney

Trish Dromey hears there is phenomenal interest in this Killarney elevated property at Ardagh, needing completion.

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1950s South Douglas Road home has modernising touches

THERE seems to be an extra bit of width to the four-bed family home called Soubirous, on Cork’s South Douglas Road, most likely called after a 19th century French Christian mystic and visionary at Lourdes.

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Ladysbridge home in Cork worth a look

 

Trish Dromey hears how this traditional farmhouse, and its stylish extension, could suit modern living.

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Georgian home offers chance to step back in time

Period property was carefully renovated to retain unique features, says Trish Dromey.

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To the waters in the wild of Ballingeary

Renovated farmhouse is ideal home for those who want peace and tranquility.

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Modern family-friendly home in Montenotte, Cork

Tommy Barker finds a Seventies home in the suburbs which has been cleverly and tastefully opened up.

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Super semi in Blackrock, Cork with lots in store

A spacious and modern Cork city suburban semi-d is ticking all of the ‘Trading Up’ and relocation boxes.

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Traditional tranquility in Fennells Bay, Cork

This quaint old cottage has spectacular views over Cork Harbour and sits on a surprisingly large, private site.

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Oldest house in Cork’s Marina has just come to market at €1.15m

Lee-facing Northcliffe retains many of its 300- year old features and is tastefully decorated and well-maintained throughout, writes Tommy Barker.

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Carrigaline house has hidden depths

Tommy Barker says this tastefully finished house really grows on you with each visit.

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A gem of a house in Tivoli, Cork

Tivoli’s Cahernane is set where Cork’s monied classes colonised a sunny hillside, writes Tommy Barker.

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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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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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