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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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Thatched home first sign of life on resurrected ghost estate in Waterford

The return to the market of this chocolate box thatched property at 12 St James Wood in Stradbally with a guide of €300,000, signals the resurrection of a development once described as Ireland’s prettiest ghost estate.

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Rochestown home is ‘deceptively spacious’ and has a relandscaped south-facing garden

The family owners of 60 Foxwood have been in occupation since the O’Brien and O’Flynn development was built up in Rochestown’s Garryduff back around 2000, but they haven’t sat on their hands since moving in.

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New book takes a look at the life and times of the aristocracy in the Georgian houses of Ireland

IF THE past is a foreign country there are few places more alien than the aristocratic world of Ireland’s Georgian age, the decades from 1715 to 1840, when the ascendancy — in the words of historian Roy Foster — ‘laid ostentatious claim to the land’.

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Artist Jean Usher sells work-of-art home in Waterville

Trish Dromey is impressed by an artist’s renovated and extended cottage in picturesque setting. 

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VIDEO: Have the perfect retreat in Schull home for €1.35m

With its immense character, Grove House has been the perfect retreat for writers, artists, gourmands, and music lovers, writes Tommy Barker.

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New house scheme rises from the (cr)ashes in Conna village

Tommy Barker reports on a kick-started new house scheme in the north Cork hinterland of Conna village.

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Plenty of room in this bright semi-D in Rochestown

Tommy Barker discovered lavish space inside and out close to all amenities in this semi-detached home.

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This old landmark building in Limerick has been surprisingly and carefully modernised

Trish Dromey reports on an old landmark building which has been surprisingly and carefully modernised.

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Buyer, beware when buying property from a receiver

 

Solicitor Karen Walsh highlights the additional caveats you must live by when buying property from a receiver.

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This €1.2m rebuilt home has the best views in Kinsale

Tommy Barker visits a rebuilt former council house with lofty vista and price tag at Kinsale’s Ardbrack High Road.

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East Cork Georgian mansion on market for €1.8m

Trish Dromey reports on an 18th Century Georgian mansion which comes with extensive equestrian facilities.

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This 4-bed Lehenaghmore home has stand-out interiors and contemporary kitchen

BACK with a spring in its step is this bright and superbly finished 2,600 sq ft home at 4 Ardross, Lehenaghmore, on the southern hilly fringes of Cork City. 

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Garden key to Tembani appeal in Glasheen Road gem

Tommy Barker finds Glasheen Rd gem’s tranquility and aspect is worth beating a drum about.

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Dip an oar into Westbury on Beaumont Drive

Tommy Barker finds a house that ticks the boxes for traders-up and traders-in at Westbury on Beaumont Drive.

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Do a double-take on spring-suited site in 'the Ballyorban triangle'

Tommy Barker discovers a four-bed home that comes with a second three-bed guest bungalow and stables.

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