The Irish economy is on the up and up, finally, but there are still some bargains to be found on the property market. Here we put together a few of the cheaper homes on the market around the country.

For about $100,000 in Ireland right now you can snap up homes with up to three or four bedrooms, especially in areas like Donegal and Roscommon, but we decided to look at the very bottom of the market. These are a selection of the cheapest homes on the market right now, starting at $16,000.

Yes, these houses need a lot of tender loving care but think of the potential! A little home away from home. Somewhere to call your own in the Irish countryside?

Forget about the American dream. Maybe you could actually afford a little bit of Irish heaven?

What do you think?


Where: Duagh, County Kerry

Price: $16,000

What: One bedroom bungalow


- Detached traditional cottage

- Located on 0.45 hectares (1.11 acres)

- Located along the main Listowel to Abbeydeal (Duagh) Road approx. 3 miles from Listowel

- Panoramic views of the rolling countryside

- Accommodation includes kitchen, living room, and en suite bedroom

More information here.


Where: Brosna, County Kerry

Price: $18,200

What: Detached two-bedroom house


- Located on 1 acre

- Views of the surrounding countryside

More information here.


Where: Hollymount, County Mayo

Price: $21,400

What: Detached three-bedroom house, with one bathroom


- Property sits on a site of circa 0.46 of an acre and extends to circa 800 square feet

- Needs substantial renovation both internally and externally

- Accommodation comprises of entrance hallway, sitting room, living/dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom

More information here.


Where: Lisacul, Castlerea, County Roscommon

Price: $26,800

What: Detached one-bedroom house, originally the local schoolhouse


- Overall floor area 1,200 square meters (12,917 square feet)

- Property includes two large classrooms with cloakrooms

- Outdoors includes enclosed school yard outbuildings

More information here.


Where: Drumkeeran, County Leitrim

Price: $26,800

What: Detached two-bedroom house


- Old country cottage on circa 1 acre in need of total renovation

- Rural location only 2.5 miles from Drumkeeran village

- Cottage with all land 7.8 Acres €50,000 ($53,000)

More information here.