PROPERTY

House of the week: Ballycotton, Co Cork, €175,000

It’s 20 years this month since Ballycotton in East Cork was in utter upheaval, during the filming of the Hollywood movie Divine Rapture, starring Marlon Brando, John Hurt, Johnny Depp, Debra Winger and Angeline Ball. 

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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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Carrigrohane Castle on sale for €2.5m

Carrigrohane Castle, the Co Cork former childhood family home of convicted fraudster Breifne O’Brien, has been put up for sale, ending more than 40 years of occupation by the O’Brien family.

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Haven Lodge a big house a slice of haven

Newly listed with agents Global Properties is Haven Lodge, one of the largest family homes around in the greater Ballinhassig area, a 15-minute spin west of Cork city and airport.

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Brandon boasts maturity and privacy to appeal all

BRANDON at Kilcoolishal, Glanmire offers half an acre of sheltered, mature gardens and the space to trade either up or down.

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Bright, well kept gem at Ritaville, Cork

Called Ritaville, this Sunday’s Well detached home has a trump card or two up its sleeve – in fact, it’s got something like gem status in local terms.

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A banker on South Mall for €495,000

A sub-€500,000 price will surely attract investor interest to a South Mall, Cork City centre office investment.

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Video: Tony Montana’s ’Scarface’ mansion is for sale and we want it

Got a spare €33.2m lying behind the couch cushions? Well if you do, you could become the owner of a piece of Hollywood history.

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The former Ursuline convent in Blackrock, Cork, where 14 two-bed units, eight one-bed units, and five penthouses are set to go on sale. Pictures: Denis Scannel

Little piece of heaven at old convent in Blackrock, Cork

A historic convent in a Cork suburb which has been converted into 27 apartments, including five penthouses, is for sale as one lot guiding €3.75m price tag — nearly 14 years after it left religious order hands.

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A totally redone, inside-out job in Sunday’s Well house

New owners of elevated Sunday’s Well house opened it up within, instead of extending, says Tommy Barker.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Irish property sales and prices achieved in 2014

More than 40,200 residential sales were recorded in 2014 — the highest level of property sales since the register was introduced in 2010, writes Seán McCárthaigh.

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Ahakista, West Cork has seen a surge in enquiries from prospective British house buyers.

UK’s sterling performance for house sales in Ireland

UK buyers are poised to fuel a mini property boom in parts of Ireland.

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The palatial Adare Manor. It is believed JP McManus paid in the region of €30m for the hotel and golf resort.

To the manor born: JP buys Adare for €30m

Limerick multi-millionaire and philanthropist JP McManus has been officially announced as the new owner of Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort.

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Waterford Castle hotel sells for more than €6m

A Waterford-born businessman who has lived in Australia for the last 30 years has emerged as the successful buyer of Waterford Castle, paying over €6m for the luxury hotel, set on an island on the River Suir just below the city.

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Soccer star Roy Keane's seven-bedroom detached house in Ipswich, Suffolk, has been sold for €3.9m. Keane, now assistant Ireland manager,bought the luxury home while manager of Ipswich Town FC.

Roy Keane sells Ipswich home for €3.9m

Cork legend Roy Keane will be feeling a little more flush today after his former Ipswich home was sold for a cool £3m (€3.9m).

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Sweet start to year for Munster property market

Munster’s property market has kicked off the new year with an €18m apartment complex sale in Cork City, bought by UCC, along with a €1.35m coastal house sale in West Cork.

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Lodge with big appeal

The charms of No 4 Coolmore Lodge have not been lost on flocks of house-hunters intent on a new pecking order, writes Tommy Barker.

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West Cork property is sure to float your boat with a vastly reduced price

THIS coastal, stone home at West Cork’s Poulnacallee has been on the market before, but now has a vastly reduced price, another change of agent as well as more land, to woo those in pursuit of a country life and boating on the doorstep.

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How Glandore’s Violet Garden got the Green and Vernon touch — on the QT

Green Property’s Stephen Vernon has swooped on one of West Cork’s loveliest spots, he tells Tommy Barker.

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Starter homes: Boreenmanna Road, Cork €225,000

Sq m: 130 (1,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms:3/4 Bathrooms: 2
BER rating: N/A

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Blarney buy first of many?

THE new owner of Blarney Golf Resort, Tommy O’Gorman, hopes to buy several other Irish hotels, if they offer similar good value and prospects.

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On the Waterfront

A mixed-use development site with completed first phase in West Cork’s top tourist hub of Clonakilty is for sale with agents Lisney for €1.2m.

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Own a piece of history

One of Cork city’s oldest hotels, the Victoria Hotel on St Patrick Street, is for sale by tender in April.

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Lifting spirits: Fathers lift and bounce, and this makes their children smarter, stimulating brain neuron growth.

Different styles of play benefit children's growth

Mum’s play is gentle and face-to-face, dad’s play is physical and robust, but both serve crucial educational purposes, and create an emotionally balanced child.

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Not run of the mill: Rineen, West Cork. €165,000

Hug the scenic and wooded coastline between Union Hall and Castletownshend, in West Cork, and there’s every chance you’ll stumble across Rineen.

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Value aplenty for three-bed mid-terrace property in Knockraha

Impeccable finish inside, and long rear garden to relax in, Tommy Barker reports

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City semi a real location winner

Houses around Cork City’s Hartlands Road can be bought by a range of buyers, from traders up and down, to traders in, and investors too have had their way, given its proximity to UCC, but the asking price on the road’s old-style semi called St Bernard has it on the radar of first-time buyers now too.

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The house on Grene Park Farm

Stately home on 155 hectares

Many of us would not be averse to picking up an old stately pile, like this one at Grene Park, Dundrum, should we have won last week’s Lotto. Good land in a good location is always a sound investment — even if fine houses in the country lost some of their allure some time around 2008.

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Tended inside and out

Worth a visit for house hunters looking for land and a well-speced home, writes Tommy Barker

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Castlejane Woods rear and garden

Spoiled for choice

Two bungalows may have the same price, but the attractions are different. Tommy Barker takes a closer look

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