Ireland has long been a dream destination for Americans and every year a massive number of tourists coming to the Emerald Isle hail from North American. But imagine instead of staying in hotel you could build yourself a dream home.

With the dollar remaining strong and Ireland’s property market still recovering from the financial crash there are still some relative bargains out here. Although many of these large houses might need a bit of revamping and that little touch of magic the potential to build amazing holiday, or dare we say permanent, homes in Ireland is massive.

Check out some of our top picks on the Irish property market right now for under $55,000 (€50,000):


Price: $55,000 (€50,000)

Where: Tuam, County Galway

What: A row of terraced houses, 9 bedrooms,


- Row of terraced properties located on the main street in Milltown comprised of living accommodation, bar and retail area with nine bedrooms overhead

- Opposite the famous Finn’s restaurant

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St Mullins Road

Price: $55,000 (€50,000) Sale by auction

Where: Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

What: Terraced house, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms


- Overall floor area 186 square meters (2,002 sq. feet)

- Property comprises of two adjoining town houses

- Located in the center of Graignamanagh, adjacent to the river

- Property requires modernization and refurbishment

More info here.

37 Fairgreen

Price: $55,000 (€50,000) Sale by auction

Where: Dromore West, County Sligo

What: Semi-detached four-bedroom house


- Approximately 35km west of Sligo Town

- Two story beneath a pitched roof, garden at rear, off-street parking

- Overall floor area 115 square meters (1,237 sq. feet)

More info here.

Coral Strand House

Price: $55,000 (€50,000) Sale by auction

Where: Carraroe, County Galway

What: Detached seven-bedroom house with ground floor retail unit


- Located in Carraroe village, on the west coast of Ireland, located approximately 42km west of Galway city.

- Local amenities include Coral Beach, Connemara Isles Golf Club together with a range of shops, bars and restaurants

- Two story beneath a pitched roof, Off-street car parking

- Overall floor area 186 square meters (1,991 sq. feet)

More info here.

2 Gort An Oir

Price: $55,000 (€50,000) Sale by auction

Where: Lispole, County Kerry

What: Detached four-bedroom house


- Located in Lispole, a Gaeltacht village, approximately 41km east of Tralee

- Local amenities include Lispole GAA Club, shops, and restaurants

- House is two-story, beneath a pitched roof with gardens to the front and rear

- Overall floor area 148 square meters (1,600 sq. feet)

More info here.