Look to No 6 in award-winning Emmet Square, Clonakilty

Clonakilty, West Cork  €185,000

Look to No 6 in award-winning Emmet Square, Clonakilty

Today is Waterfront Marathon Day in West Cork’s Clonakilty town, where its three different course lengths blitz out around its bays and byways too.

But, for the lazier among us, a townhouse at 6 Emmet Court is sheer town centre convenience, just minutes from the revamped Emmet Square (see aerial pic, centre, from Collins Press’ ‘Cork, a View Above’, by Dennis Horgan) , where a new Michael Collins’ museum is due to open at Easter.

And, it’s also just a few minutes’ leisurely stroll from main strips like Pearse Street and Ashe Street, while the N71/bypass road is just to the south. Selling agent Noel O’Donovan of Hodnett Forde stresses the convenience of the location of No 6, guiding at €185,000, which he notes “is within a low density private development of quality homes.”

He feels there’s will be investor interest as well as private buyers, and those private buyers could come from the first time buyer segment as well as from traders-down or more traders in, moving from outlying rural areas to town services for advancing years, or just to give up the car.

No 6 has an enclosed side garden, rear access (and parking) and internally has three bedrooms with one en suite, as well as a main bathroom, and ground level guest WC. Other rooms include sitting room, kitchen/dining area, plus utility. It’s just around the corner from Emmet Square, which last summer won a prestigious RIA Public Choice Award It was taken on as an anniversary Clonakilty 400 Project, which saw revamps of both Astna and Emmet Squares, overseen by Cork Co Co architect Guilia Vallone.

And, right on the Georgian square, a large end-terrace home, previously lived in by Michael Collins and acquired two years ago by the local authority, is to become a museum telling stories of Ireland’s struggle for independence, focusing on Tadhg an Asna and the 1798 rebellion; with O’Donovan Rossa covering the late 19th century, and Michael Collins covering the War of Independence, the Treaty and the Irish Civil War.

VERDICT: A more private Treaty.

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