Rental prices in Ireland have officially reached their highest level ever. The average rent in Ireland is now $1,172 (€1,077) with prices highest in Dublin. The report the price of rent has increased to beyond that of the Celtic Tiger period. This is largely down to a lack of properties on the market also. The study showed there is only 3,600 properties listed for rental right now, which is down from 6,000 in 2014. Sadly all of this is “having a disastrous effect on social cohesion as well as on Irish competitiveness” and the study also notes that “the complete absence of any meaningful level of construction over the past five years is a systemic failure in desperate need of policy solutions.”

All that aside we decided it’d be fun to take a look at what is on the market around the country. The average prices around Ireland differ from area to area but here’s a breakdown of the highlights:

Dublin - $1,715 (€1,580)

Cork - $1,180 (€1,087)

Galway - $1,044 (€962)

Limerick - $936 (€862)

Waterford - $798 (€735)

Rest of the country- $829 (€764)

*The index is based on asking rents for properties advertised to let on

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Here's our rundown of what's available around the country:

578 North Circular Road

Where: Dublin 1

Price: $1,085 (€1,000)

What: Two single-bedrooms, one-bathroom flat


- “Furnished,” “compact” flat on the top floor

- Newly refurbished building

- Accommodation consists of a hallway, lounge / kitchen, two single bedrooms, shower room.

- Suitable for two people maximum.

- Minimum lease of 1 year

- Includes parking and washing machine

- Cable television and internet available

For more information click here.


Hook Head

Where: Churchtown, Fethard-On-Sea, County Wexford

Price: $1,085 (€1,000)

What: Five-bedroom house with two bathrooms


- House comprises of five double bedrooms and two bathroom, hallway, kitchen / dining / living room area, patio with decking, large utility room and back garden.

- One mile from Hook Head Lighthouse

- Views from house across Hook Head

- No minimum lease

For more information click here.

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Atkins Hall

Where: Lee Road, Cork City

Price:  $ 1,138 (€1,050)

What: Two-bedroom one bathroom apartment


- Furnish apartment with two double-bedrooms

- Minimum lease of one year

- Building was constructed in 1852 to the design of William Atkins, a distinguished architect of his day. The building is the longest in Ireland.

- Building has views of the River Lee

- Second-floor apartment

- Assigned parking is also included

For more information click here.

Upper Fairhills Road

Where: Claddagh, County Galway

Price:  $1,193 (€1,100)

What: Two-bedroom house with two bathrooms


- Two bedrooms (1 single, 1 double) and two bathrooms

- Minimum lease of one year

- Carport for off street parking and on street parking with permit

- Located close to Salthill Promenade

- Cable television and Internet available

- Includes washing machine and microwave

For more information click here.

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Where: Athlone, County Westmeath

Price:  $1,085 (€1,000)

What: Five-bed house with five bathrooms


- Furnished

- Minimum six month lease

- Detached house, 15 minutes from Ahtlone town and 15 minutes to the M6 motorway

- c 270 sq.m of accommodation including three reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, guest WC, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, recreation room, utility room and guest bathroom

For more information click here.