Make Carrickfern your home away from home

Carrickfern’s high-flying owners are selling up and heading home to Canada, hoping to take with them happy memories of times spent at their West Cork home, bought only a few years ago, reports Tommy Barker

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The Kinsale property guaranteed to attract a lot of attention

The second phase of a major development in Kinsale will attract a lot of attention writes Tommy Barker.

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Substantial home in Limerick with sought-after address

Trish Dromey admires a five-bedroom modern build with a sought-after address in Bloomfield.

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Browningstown property is both fun and funtional

No 16 Browningstown Park East is a turnkey family home with a funky twist in a top location, writes Tommy Barker.

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House of the Week: Aghabullogue, Co Cork

Having worked as an estate agent in the vast expanse of Texas, there was no way the woman of this house was ever going to build small, or put up with pokey rooms, when she returned to her native Cork, writes Tommy Barker

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Boots adds to chemistry of St Patrick Street

A WELL-SET St Patrick Street Cork city retail investment directly opposite the completed and fully occupied Capitol mixed use development, which is let to Boots Chemists and earning a current annual income of €540,000 is for sale, guiding €5.75 million.

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Rendezvous Bar on the market for €1.25 million

WILL one of Cork city’s longest established suburban bars have a rendezvous tryst with development fates?

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Current market signals interest in Cork's multifamily unit sector

THE imminent sale of the Elysian tower development to an as-yet unconfirmed international fund, with 217 fully let apartments and commercial units at what’s understood to be a 5% return, may see a snowball effect of REITs and funds interested in Cork city’s multi-family unit sector.

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City Quarter offices move to full occupancy

BOUNCING back towards full occupancy is Cork’s City Quarter office and retail/restaurant investment, sold last year for €14 million to private clients/investors with MC2

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Cork city block has rent-roll of €40k a week

A Cork city apartment development with shops and parking, developed at a boom- time cost of €50m before going into a protracted receivership, is now on offer to Irish and international investors, guided at €28m, with a mix of 127 apartments — all of which are rented out — and some commercial space.

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Cushy at Glounthaune's Cois Chuan - upmarket too

Big is beautiful in this Glounthaune scheme where No 24 could be your doorway to heaven, says Tommy Barker.

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Three homes in one offers country living not so far from the city

Tommy Barker views a well-built 1970s home which has benefited from two significant extensions. 

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House of the Week: 3 Brookfield Villas, College Road, Cork

WHAT’s the collective noun for multiple medics? A delivery of doctors, or an outbreak of obstetricians? A coven of consultants? Can any location get closer to the action than bustling College Road itself?

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What sites to behold on Blackrock Road

There’s a dearth of house sites left in Cork’s affluent suburbs. It’s conquer and divide, says Tommy Barker.

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Home on the range in Tuosist, Co Kerry

This 1950s-built cottage is set against a mountainous background, writes Trish Dromey

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Great potential in gilded area

Tommy Barker profiles a home in a posh part of Cork that, while modest in size, offers scope for serious expansion.

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Location fuels interest in perfect starter home

A €240k home in Rochestown is just five minutes from schools and amenities, writes Trish Dromey.     

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A rustic romance in Kilrush, Co Clare

Trish Dromey uncovers an exquisite cottage restoration in Co Clare that is now back on the market.

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WATCH: Breathtaking views at Breakheart Hill

The Coach House replacement has a cool, calm and very contemporary feel, writes Tommy Barker.        

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House of the Week: Tánaiste's former Cork home gets contemporary makeover

It’s only about two years since No 1 Abbottswood Downs was last for sale, but, for those who viewed back in 2015, and who might still be looking for a well-located family home (or, just curious) it will feel entirely different if they come back, now that it’s freshly up for sale once more.

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€100m invested across Cork City

OVER €100m has been invested off-market, across three low-key retail deals, in the heart of Cork City, at Opera Lane, Merchants Quay/Marks & Spencers Shopping Centre, and St Patrick’s St.

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High-flyer deals at Cork Airport Business Park

INVESTMENT sales at Cork Airport Business Park are lining up for take-off, and landing, with increased regularity.

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Cheque out this former bank on North Main Street

A number of bank investments have come to market, with 17 branches nationwide valued at €28.5m, including the Bank of Ireland branch in Mallow, valued at €3.2m, while in Cork, two former bank branches have also come to the open market with Cushman & Wakefield.

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House of the Week: A small spot on the edge of Skibbereen

Even small spots like Rossnagoose, on the edge of Skibbereen in West Cork by Abbeystrewery, can look out on wider global horizons than their elevated physical setting might normally allow.

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Diverse development at Silversprings, Cork for €250,000

Cork city and suburban housing development was never really known for diversity and the broadest range of house types: it’s been pretty much repetitive designs and semi-ds aplenty, for decades, to be honest.

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Browningstown property priced at €425,000

There’s been loads of work done to this three-bed suburban Cork home called Killona, everything, in fact bar an extension.

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Varied target market for Turners Cross property

The target market for 24 Derrynane Rd, in Cork’s Turner’s Cross, is varied: it could suit a trader in, a trader down, or a first-time buyer, especially given its €285,000 asking price.

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Family home in Maryborough Hill, Cork priced at €545,000

Time to saddle up: Saddlefield is back up for the taking. An imaginatively recreated and extended original cottage, on 0.6 of an acre at the top of Cork’s Maryborough Hill, this family home last came to market in the first half of 2013, guiding €379,000. 

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Three open views planned for Frankfield home close to everything

58 Alderbrook in Frankfield won’t be hanging around long, with a guide price of €275k, writes Trish Dromey.

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Mount Oval property in Rochestown priced at €250,000

In the ever popular Mount Oval development in Rochestown, this two-bed, mid-terraced house at 44 Clonlea is new to the market with a guide of €250,000.

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No 49's neighbourly relations in Blackrock

Will No 49 sell as well as recent deal at No 50, asks Trish Dromey.

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First-time buyer property on Ballyhooley Road, Cork City priced at €170,000

This two-bed, terraced house at 15 Harrington Square, Ballyhooly Rd, Cork, is said to be quaint and comfortable as well as fully and tastefully refurbished.

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The old ones with modern flourishes are the best

Eskbank on Cork’s Old Blackrock Rd dates back 150 years but has modern flourishes, says Tommy Barker.

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Midleton town deal package packs a punch

A RENT roll of €72,000 a year from six tenants, plus 22 vacant business/industrial units stretching to almost 100,000 sq ft of buildings on over five town acres, is on offer for the all-in sum of €750,000.

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13-bed Crawford House on Cork's Western Road priced at €625,000

In one of the first hospitality offerings of the year, CBRE Cork is offering Crawford House B&B on Cork’s Western Road in a private treaty sale. 

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Trading up: We scan a selection of trading up homes around the country

Trish Dromey reports on homes in Glanmire, Rathpeacon, Crossbarry, Glasheen.

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High calibre Cork City apartments like The Sherkin, Lancaster Gate are a rare find

Apartments of this high calibre are rare within the confines of Cork City, writes Trish Dromey

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Ovens home is all spruced up and ready to go

End-of-terrace home is just the ticket, writes Trish Dromey

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Huge first-time buyer interest in stylish, modern harbour home in Monkstown

Monkstown three-bed house that has been extended and thoroughly modernised comes with a high B2 energy rating, writes Trish Dromey.

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House of the Week: Stunning views and gardens in Glounthaune home

With beautiful views and a beautiful garden Trish Dromey, checks out this Glounthaune on a hill. 

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