Carbery Island, West Cork: Buy your very own house and seal and otter colony off the west coast of Ireland...no seriously.PrivateIslandOnline

Millions among the Irish diaspora across the world dream of one day owning a little piece of Ireland to retire to or as a spot to vacation, but what about your very own fantasy Irish island.

While Ireland’s property prices appear to be on the up once more it might be time to get creative and take a look as what unique dream home destinations might be up for grabs.

We decided to check out what islands were on the market off Ireland following the interest in the news that Inishdooey Island, off Donegal, was up for grabs and then there was the Dunvillaun Beg Island, Belmullet in Mayo. Both these undeveloped islands sold for under $200,000. Think of the possibilities!

Check out these amazing listings we found online, listed in order of price from highest to lowest:

Carbery and Cold Islands



Location: Dunmanus Bay, West Cork
Development: Developed
Price: $1,547,680
Size: 34.00 Acres / 13.76 HA

Features:
- Four-bedroom, two-story West Cork stone house, recently constructed, on Carbery island.
- Beach with floating landing pontoon,
- Cold Island, to the east of Carbery, is little more than scattered rock outcrops (with some grass) of around 4 acres. It is home to a seal and otter colony.

Mannions Island



Location: Dunmanus Bay, West Cork
Development: Non-developed
Price: $185,722
Size: 4.00 Acres / 1.62 HA

Features:
- Picturesque island located just 200 meters from shore and a few minutes from a newly constructed pier.
- Five minutes walk from Durrus Village.
- The island is 60 percent fertile.
- There are no buildings or structures on the island.

Staff Island



Location: South Western shore of Upper Lough Erne
Development: Non-developed
Price: $193,227
Size: 0.25 Acres / 4.15 HA

Features:
- Off the southwestern shore of Upper Lough Erne near the Knockninny Quay area.
- Idyllic retreat of accessible, unspoilt woodland
- Pleasant for walks or barbecues.

Mermaid Isle



Location: Kenmare Bay, County Kerry
Development: Developed
Price: Upon request
Size: 25.00 Acres / 10.12 HA

Features:
-  Located 6.75 miles west of Sneem.
- Three-story, three-bedroom c. 4,500 sq. ft. house with two outdoor hot tubs.
- Separate one-bedroom 700 sq. ft. cottage.
- Main house includes kitchen/dining area, library, fitness room, laundry, studio, offices.
- Cottage includes kitchen, conservatory, and bedroom with open fire and sitting area.
- Property includes two-car garage, workshop / boat garage, seal rookery, perfect ocean water swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving location, waterfront sitting area and a mature garden.

Inis Bhreac



Location:
Baltimore Harbour, West Cork
Development: Partially developed
Price: Upon request
Size: 134.00 Acres / 54.23 HA

Features:
- Also known as Spanish Island
- The island lies on the starboard side, on the back passage to Carbery's Hundred Isles
- There are some ruins of former dwelling houses on the property.

Source: Private Islands Online.