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A spectacular home in Youghal, Co Cork.

This Youghal three-storey townhouse has been modified and furnished to the highest spec, writes Trish Dromey.

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Vivacious home with vivid colouring at Friars Walk, Cork

Trish Dromey reports on a Cork city home that has been tastefully reworked, renovated and refreshed.

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Plunge into luxury at Killaloe, Co Clare

With a hot tub, sauna, and Shannon views, Cloonfadda has a high level of creature comfort, says Trish Dromey. 

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Two up, three down at No2 The Square, Ballincollig

Tommy Barker visits a contemporary townhouse complete with basement in the heart of Ballincollig.

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River views at sizeable seaside Youghal, Co Cork home

A BALCONY with views of the River Blackwater, a good address and generous sized accommodation were enough to secure a very early bid for this detached house on Quarry Road in Youghal.

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Cork's Pic du Jer back in vogue thanks to great location

THERE’S been a steady run of sales in Cork’s unusually named Pic du Jer, a network estate of semi-ds built in the mid 1900s in Ballinlough: it’s called after a high, 1,000m peak called Pic du Jer on the edge of Lourdes in France, which can be summited by a 100 year old funicular rail carriage.

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Put down anchor in Cregg, Glandore

This small-holding offers another opportunity to buy in picturesque Cregg, Glandore, writes Tommy Barker.

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Expect the unexpected from Kildimo, Limerick

Lift the latch and individuality comes jumping out at you in this rustic cottage, says Trish Dromey. 

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Fresh-to-market Crosshaven offer is ‘all about the views’

Apartments filled from port to starboard with view of boats at moorings, marinas and a boatyard or two.

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Stationed somewhere special in Clonakilty, West Cork

The sandstone-faced Victorian rail station which served Clonakilty rolls to market, says Tommy Barker.   

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Six tips for home hunters in 2016

Architect and recent first-time buyer David Sheridan offers his hard-won tips for home hunters in 2016.

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Lettings market key in 2016

It is imperative to stop the loss of essential rental accommodation, says estate agent Sheila O’Flynn.

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Housing crisis should be the focus of next year

Housing Campaign needed, says Tommy Barker.       

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Housing shortage 'trickle' sees prices rise for first-time buyers

Supply shortage underpins price rises for first-time buyers, finds Trish Dromey.

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Affordability most important factor for Cork buyers in 2015

Location is certainly high on the list of importance, but 2015 buyer feedback suggests location has been overtaken by affordability, says Michael O’Donovan.

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The state of play for country estates heading into the new year

Sterling and dollar strength is delivering a boon in sales, says country homes estate agent Michael H Daniels

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Lisnalee is top sale of the year

The south-west bucked national trends with rises in 2015 house prices. Tommy Barker looks at the biggest sellers.

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Cork is a city on the up heading into 2016

IT jumps out of the Price Register as a €52 million sale for its residential element alone - Cork’s Elysian Tower has been a highly-visible barometer in both regional and national terms of hopes in boom times, dashed ambitions in the economic collapse, all the while personifying the ups, downs and now the ups once more.

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Life will come full Circle at four-bed detached at Broadale

Four-bed detached in Broadale, in Douglas, has a substantial garden and a new kitchen, says Tommy Barker.        

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Home in Cork's Thornbury Heights is the right vintage

The vendors of the family home Estoril, just off Cork’s Rochestown Road in Thornbury Heights, have been in situ at this Mc Inerney-built four-bed semi-d since it was first built in 1985: in fact, they were the very first people to move into either end of this Thornbury development, thirty years ago.

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Foxglove Cottage, West Cork is a real charmer

Century-old Foxglove Cottage has been lovingly renovated, and extended, in West Cork, says Trish Dromey.

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Tournore Gardens house in Dungarvan is stunning inside and out

 Pretty on the outside, it’s the colour in the hall which also draws interest, says Trish Dromey.

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Beautiful seaside views at home in Union Hall, West Cork

This West Cork home with gorgeous sea views is sure to attract plenty of interest, writes Tommy Barker

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Cutting your cloth in property? Kilmackillogue, Kerry might suit

Trish Dromey says the tailor might be long gone, but his Beara Peninsula cottage has been tastefully dressed up.

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No 12 St John’s Avenue, Limerick is quite a catch

 

This quirky end-of-terrace in Limerick city retained its character but is well updated, writes Trish Dromey. 

 

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Generous and well kept inside and out at Douglas village

There’s just over 2,000 sq ft of home on offer at this Grange, Cork, bungalow at 6 Arbour Court, part of the 1970s Grange Heights scheme of bungalows and two-storey detacheds — and, the site’s big too.

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A gem on offer at St Clare’s Avenue, Cork City

Tommy Barker on a recently upgraded house of two styles close to all the facilities of Cork’s urban life.

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Cast a warm eye on Kinsale's Ben Bulben

Named after Sligo’s majestic mountain, this Kinsale bungalow is a sight for sore eyes, writes Tommy Barker.

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Leisure at the Lough Derg dwelling

Boating on Lough Derg is made easy for the owners of Turl House near Mounshannon — it comes with large boat shed, a stretch of land running down to a private jetty and a boat house on the lake.

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A selection of house types in a peaceful woodland setting at Brookwood, Crosshaven

There are quality woods inside, and outside, at Blackberry Cottage, in the woodland scheme of one-off homes called Brookwood. 

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