One-third of Irish Americans have dreamt of living in Ireland and already this year the number of visitors from North America has increased by 13%.

Instead of just staying at a hotel what about buying your own?

In the first three months of this year 14 hotels were sold in Ireland, with a total value of over $53.6 million (€47m) and from searching the property websites it seems there’s still plenty on the market. What could be better than being part of Ireland’s tradition of the céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes).

Here is just a selection of the hotels on the market:

The Glenoaks Hotel

Where? Bishop O Donnell Road, Rahoon, County Galway

How much? $1,712,378 (€1,500,000)

What? Restaurant, bar, and 36-bedroom hotel


- Located on the main route from Galway City to Salthill— Proximity to National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway lends itself to being repurposed as student accommodation, subject to planning permission

- Ground floor of 504 square meters includes reception area, office, toilets, bar, dining room, kitchen, store, bar store, and cold room

- All 36 bedrooms located over first and second floors are en suite.

About the town:

This complex is located on the main road between Salthill and Galway City.

Salthill is a seaside area considered part of the city. The 1½ mile promenade over-looking Galway Bay attracts tourists all year round. Galway City itself is considered the cultural heart of Ireland. With a population of over 75,000 the city is a hub for the arts.

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Royal Spa Hotel

Where? Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

How much? $1,712,378 (€1,500,000)

What? 12-bedroom hotel with restaurant, bar and dancehall


- Overall area of 1,009 meters² / 10,861 feet²

- The hotel was built in 1832 and has been operating since— Property includes 12 bedrooms, a restaurant, a cafe, a bar, dance hall/ concert hall, reading area, office, large reception area and private living quarters.

- In the past the concert hall has seen acts such as Christy Moore, Finbar Wright, Planxty, Damien Dempsey, Damien Rice and many others perform.

About the town:

Lisdoonvarna is a spa town of 822 people (2002 census) in County Clare. The town is famous for its music and festivals, especially its match-making festival every summer.

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Bunratty Woods Country House

Where? Low Road, Bunratty, County Clare

How much? $855,863 (€750,000)

What? 14-bedroom guesthouse


- House has been run as a successful Bed and Breakfast but could be suitable for conversion into a Nursing Home, Medical Clinic, Cookery School, Health/Beauty Spa, etc

- Ground floor includes lobby, lounge and dining room, four bedrooms, linen room and boiler house

- There are 10 bedrooms upstairs and all are en suite

- The private quarters include the entrance hall, kitchen, and two bedrooms

About the town:

This County Clare town is located near the major tourist attraction, Bunratty Castle, and is located on the N18 national road, connecting Limerick to Galway. The settlement of Bunratty dates back to the Vikings in the 10th century.

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Milestone House B&B

Where? Dingle, County Kerry

How much? $769,836 (€675,000)

What? 11-bedroom hotel and private home


- Overall area of 297.3 meters² / 3,200feet²

- Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way

- Milestone House is a B&B on the edge of Dingle Town with eight guest bedrooms and a substantial private living accommodation of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private family lounge

- Capacity to sleep 22 guests

- House has views of Dingle Bay to the front and Mount Brandon to the rear

About the town:

Dingle is located on the Dingle Peninsula, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and is about 30 miles southwest of Tralee and 40 miles northwest of Killarney. The principal industries in the town are tourism, fishing and agriculture. The town is situated in a Gaeltacht region. Another thing of note about the town is the friendly dolphin named Fungi lives in the harbor.

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The Clonakilty Townhouse

Where? Clonakilty, County Cork

How much? $684,335 (€600,000)

What? 14-bedroom guest house and private residence


- Overall area of 7,000 feet² / 650.32 meters²

- 14-bedroom guest house plus a ground floor manager’s apartment and private off street parking

- Purpose built in the late 1990s this guest house is equipped with an elevator serving all floors

- Fitted with a commercial kitchen, a large dining room and an open plan reception / seating area- 12 double bedrooms plus 2 oversized family rooms on the top floor

About the town:

Clonakilty is located at the head of the tidal Clonakilty Bay and is surrounded by hilly country devoted primarily to dairy farming. The town's population as of 2011 was 4,700. It is an integral part of West Cork's tourist appeal and noted for its vibrant culture and night life.

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