Your very own cottage in Tralee, County Kerry, for under $100,000.Daft

Just because the average asking price for a Dublin home is now close to $425,000, it doesn’t mean you should give up on your Irish homeowner dreams just yet.

You can still purchase a lovely home in Irish counties like Kerry, Limerick, Wexford, Roscommon or Donegal for less than $100,000, and you don’t have to be an Irish citizen to get in on the action.

Some of these charming properties may need a lick of paint, but the tradeoff is worth it. Who wouldn’t want to shack up on one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, just a short drive away from a bustling city or coastal village?

Here are five nice Irish properties that cost less than $100,000, as advertised on Daft.ie:

Tralee, Co. Kerry - $94,809

Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Tralee, Co. Kerry.

 

You’ll feel like the Rose of Tralee In this picturesque, pink cottage just on the outskirts of Tralee’s town center.

Features:

-Accessible to Listowel and North Kerry

-Rural setting yet close to Tralee Town and Kerry Technology Park

-Large Detached block built shed

-Mature and private garden

-Oil Fired Central heating

-Double Glazed Windows

About the area:

Tralee, the largest town in Co. Kerry, is on the northern side of the neck of the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee is well known for the Rose of Tralee International Festival, which has been held annually in August since 1959. The festival celebrates a female “rose” from each county, who can be deemed a “lovely and fair” role model to the women of Ireland.

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2. Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick - $89,236

Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick.

Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick.

Now this one’s a charmer.

Features:

-C. 1.2 St. Acre Site

-Oil Fired Central Heating

-Detached round roof galvanized shed

-Entrance porch

-Tranquil setting

About the area:

Ardpatrick is a small village in County Limerick. It lies at the foot of the north slopes of the Ballyhoura Mountains, on the edge of the Golden Vale. The beloved city of Limerick, the fourth most populous city in Ireland, lies right on the River Shannon. There are some wonderful schools and universities here.

 

3. Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford - $89,236

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Here’s a beautiful, spacious three-bedroom home within walking distance of the lovely town of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, not too far at all from Dublin.

The property, which is in great condition, boasts a backdrop of the historic Vinegar Hill, and has super primary and secondary schools in the area.

Features:

- Oil fired central heating

-Double glazed windows

-Spacious reception rooms

-Large back garden to rear looking outwards Vinegar Hill.

-Large front garden bounded by mature shrubbery with a side entrance to rear garden

-Open fireplace in the sitting room

About the area:

Wexford, which is connected to dublin by the national rail network, is a lovely and picturesque county. The cultural county is home to many music and theater groups, and hosts the internationally recognized Opera Festival every October. Enniscorthy is the second largest town in Wexford, and is quite easy on the eye. Enniscorthy patriots held an important role in the 1916 rising as well, so the town, especially Vinegar Hill, is a historical landmark.

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4. Frenchpark Village, Co. Roscommon - $97,628

Frenchpark Village, Co. Roscommon.

Frenchpark Village, Co. Roscommon.

This colorful cottage in Roscommon is just walking distance from all amenities in the lovely Frenchpark Village. Roscommon is in the true heart of Ireland (geographically) - so it’s as authentic as it gets.

Features:

-Excellent standard of finish throughout

-Priced to sell for quick sale

-Prime Detached 4-Bed residence.

-Standing on a corner site in an attractive, friendly estate

-Open fireplace

-Balcony

-Driveway

-Laid lawns

-Generous garden to rear, plus a garden shed

About the area:

Historically known as Dungar, Frenchpark is steeped in history and was actually the home of Douglas Hyde, the first president of Ireland. Roscommon is a lovely, quiet and friendly county that’s very proud to be from where they are.

 

5. Carrigart, Co. Donegal - $97,628

Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

This cottage is a serious steal for such a beautiful part of Ireland. Perfect for a holiday home.

Features:

- 3 Bedrooms

- “Deceptively spacious”

-Beautiful garden

- Rear vehicular access with parking

- Walking distance to village

-Timber flooring

- Ideal 1st time buy or holiday home

-Oil fired central heating

-Walking distance to Carrigart village and Downings coastal village

About the area:

The Carrigart home is ideally situated within a few minutes walking distance from the lovely Carrigart Village, and a few minutes drive from the gorgeous coastal town of Downings. Co. Donegal is one of Ireland’s most scenic areas. It’s largely Irish speaking - so it’s very authentic - and is well-known for its castles, rugged coastline and mountains. I’m ready to buy this one myself!

H/T: Daft.ie.