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Spending a summer in Ireland by the sea is millions of people’s dream, but right now it need not cost quite as much as you might think, especially for our cousins in the United States.

Right now in Ireland, despite ongoing growth in the property market, house prices remain 38% below what they were at their peak in 2007. This, coupled with the fact that the dollar remains relatively strong against the euro, means that there are still some bargains to be had.

These might not last for long though. Ireland’s Central Statistic Office reports that prices once again racked up double digit growth in April, of 15.8%. A somewhat tamer result than the 16.8% surge in prices recorded the previous month.

Ireland boasts of 1,970 miles of scenic coast, which snakes from savage rocky cliffs and inlets with crashing ocean waves into calm, glassy bays adorned by golden sands. The sound, smell, serenity and proximity to lively coastal life should be a draw for anyone.

Celebrating our little island we decided to take a look at some properties for sale around the coast of Ireland all for under $108,000 (€100,000).

From Donegal to Wexford, here are some gems for sale by the sea:

Greencastle Cove Leisure Homes

Where?

Greencastle, County Donegal

How much?

$44,962 (€41,500).

What?

Three-bedroom, two-bathroom wooden home.

Distance from the sea?

Located in an active fishing village.

Features?

- Part of a gated leisure park of 55 leisure homes on a 10 acre landscaped site.

-Compound includes a football pitch, tennis courts, a children's playground and an on-site restaurant, The Cove.

- Property provides access to a communal area and associated facilities to include a shop, laundry area, reception area, games room, indoor and outdoor play areas, football pitch, tennis court, basketball court, restaurant and takeaway and function room.

More info here.

Loop Head

Where?

Kilbaha, County Clare

How much?

$48,789 (€45,000)

What?

Detached two-bedroom, one-bathroom

Distance from the sea?

“Set in the picturesque coastal setting”

Features?

- Property is located in the rural countryside with views of the local area

- In the nearby village there are two pubs/restaurants, a church, playground and picnic area

- Nearby Kilkee town offers a wider range of services and amenities

- Cottage requires renovation work, but there is excellent potential for expansion

- Includes a selection of outbuildings that are adjoining the residence and could also be converted into further living accommodation

- Property is set on a spacious site

More info here.

Glebe

Where?

Kinlough, County Leitrim

How much?

$53,324 (€49,000)

What?

Four-bedroom, one bathroom, detached house

Distance from the sea?

8 miles from the coast

Features?

- Set on circa 1 acre at the end of a lane way

- Located less than 4 miles from Manorhamilton which offers all amenities.

More info here.

Knopogue

Where?

Ballyduff, County Kerry

How much?

$64,169 (€59,000)

What?

Detached two-bedroom, one-bathroom house

Distance from the sea?

“Short walk to the beach at the Cashen”

Features?

- The dwelling is a stone built structure well over 100 years old, and features traditional high ceilings

- Overall floor area: 65 sq. meters (700 sq. feet)

- Views of the Cashen river mouth and the sea and a short walk to the beach at the Cashen

- Located on a long narrow site with extensive road frontage on the access road to the Cashen beach

- Located c. 2 kilometers from the local village of Ballyduff, with its shops, pubs, schools, sports field and other amenities. Tralee ( 11 miles) and Kerry airport ( 20 miles) are accessible by car

More info here.

Coastguard Station


Where?

Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford

How much?

$65,225 (€60,000)

What?

Terraced two-bedroom house with one bathroom

Distance from the sea?

“Overlooking Rosslare Harbour pier and enjoying scenic coastal views”

Features?

- Original red brick construction with slate roof and in need of complete refurbishment

- Situated adjacent to Rosslare village and is within minutes walking of all immediate amenities

- Shared access and incorporates a garden detached from the residence

More info here.

East End

Where?

Drimoleague, County Cork

How much?

$70,701 (€65,000)

What?

Semi-detached two-bedroom house with one bathroom

Distance from the sea?

“Access to a small local river from the back garden” and 11 miles from Bantry coast

Features?

- The property is in excellent order having been redecorated in the last few months

- Enclosed garden to the front keeping the property back from the street and a very easily managed garden to the back with separate access from the side of the house

- Conveniently located in the village of Drimoleague

More info here.

Bartra Green

Where?

Killala, County Mayo

How much?

$85,926 (€79,000)

What?

Semi-detached two-bedroom house with two bathrooms

Distance from the sea?

“Views of the Atlantic coast”

Features?

- Overall floor area 88.53 sq. meters (953 sq. feet)

- Excellent location to the village and all of its amenities including shops, churches, school etc. Easy access to Ballina town, approx 8 miles.

- Many leisure facilities in the area such as angling, etc

More info here.

Cahermore Holiday Village

Where?

Inishcrone, County Sligo

How much?

$87,002 (€80,000)

What?

Apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms

Distance from the sea?

“Situated in this popular seaside town of Enniscrone”

Features?

- Overall floor area: 59 sq. meters (635 sq. feet)

- Cahermore Holiday Village is a quiet development which includes a tennis court and parking

- Located less than five minutes walking to Enniscrone pier and beach and a short drive to the golf club

More info here.

The Tower

Where?

Swilly Road, Buncrana, County Donegal

How much?

$92,400 (€85,000)

What?

Semi-detached two-bedroom house with one bathroom

Distance from the sea?

“Stunning views of Lough Swilly”

Features?

- Overall floor area 83.6 sq. meters (900 sq. feet)

- Formerly a coastguard station, from 1880 to 1923, this three-story property extends to some 900 sq ft in total

- Stunning views of Lough Swilly and is within walking distance of the town center

More info here.

Moore Bay


Where?

Kilkee, County Clare

How much?

$96,705 (€89,000)

What?

Semi-detached three-bedroom house with two bathrooms

Distance from the sea?

Within walking distance of the coastal town of Kilkee

Features?

- Situated on the main Carrigaholt road and located in the holiday home development of Moore Bay

- Externally the property has a tarmac driveway at the front and a spacious garden area to the rear

- Kilkee has attractions such as its mile long horseshoe bay and blue flag beach, Waterworld, golf, fishing, etc

More info here.