The statisticians have done their work and the news is good! Property prices in Ireland (outside Dublin) are currently 35.7 percent lower than they were during the boom times.

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office of Ireland show that while property prices in the year, from 2015 to this May, have risen by 6.9 percent, at a national level, prices are nowhere near what they were at the peak of the property market, in September 2007.

What does this mean for the average Joe Soap looking to own their little slice of Ireland? Well, there are still bargains to be had on the market.

This month we decided to take a look at what €125,000 ($139,230) and we were pleasantly surprised.

Here's what we found on

Bramble Cottage

Where? Spanish Point, County Clare

What? Detached house with two bedrooms and one bathroom


- Located on 0.5 acres

- Panoramic sea views

- Close to Spanish Point, short drive to Mullagh, Quilty and Miltown Malbay

- Well maintained home (internally and externally)

- Property comprised of galley kitchen, living / dining room, bedrooms, conservatory, bathroom.

About the town:

Spanish Point is a village in the parish of Milltown Malbay in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. It is one of the better surf breaks in County Clare. Its name refers to the wrecking of some ships of the Spanish Armada off the coast.

99 Upper Church Street

Where? Listowel, County Kerry

What? Terraced two-bedroom house with one bathroom


- Close to all the town's amenities

- Private south-facing garden at rear with vehicle access from lane-way

- Property comprises of entrance hall / living room, lounge, kitchen, outdoor store room, bedrooms, and bathroom.

About the town:

Listowel is a heritage town and a market town in County Kerry, situated on the River Feale and located 17 miles from the county town of Tralee. The population of Listowel town is 4,823 according to the 2011 census.

The town is sometimes described as the "Literary Capital of Ireland" and a number of internationally known playwrights and authors have lived there, including Bryan MacMahon and John B. Keane.


Where? Pontoon, County Mayo

What? (Unfinished) Detached house with four bedrooms and two bathrooms


- Unfinished stone build

- Elevated location

- Located next to Lough Cullin and Lough Conn, great for fishing trout salmon and course.

About the town:

Pontoon is a lakeside village situated between Lough Conn and Lough Cullin, and near the town of Foxford.

5 College Row

Where? Letterkenny, County Donegal

What? Three bedroom terraced house with one bathroom


- Within walking distance of Letterkenny town

- Property comprises of an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathroom.

About the town:

Letterkenny is known as the Cathedral Town and is the largest and most populous urban settlement in County Donegal. The town has a population of 19,588 and is located on the River Swilly in east Donegal. Along with the nearby city of Derry, Letterkenny forms the major economic core of the north-west of the island of Ireland.

Boyle O'Reilly

Where? Drogheda, County Louth

What? Terraced house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms


- Located close to Our Ladies of Lourdes Hospital and the MR motorway network.

- Accommodation comprises of a hall, sitting room, lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, family bathroom and three bedrooms (including en suite master bedroom).

About the town:

Drogheda is, traditionally, an industrial and port town in County Louth on the east coast of Ireland, just 35 miles north of Dublin. According to the 2011 Irish Census, there are 30,393 people living in Drogheda town.