Despite rising property costs, there are still a few places in Ireland where you can find affordable homes.iStock

Residential property prices are skyrocketing in Ireland, but the good news is that affordable homes can still be found in a few counties.

The average price paid for a house in Ireland is €247,771 (approx.$277,397), according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which recently published its residential property index for April.  According to the report, prices of property in the nation have increased by 10.5 percent in the 12 months to April.

But the index showed that although property prices have increased all across Ireland, there are three counties where you can purchase a house for under €100,000 (approx.$111,957).

In Co. Longford the average house price is €88,837 (approx.$99,459); in Co. Leitrim, it is €97,637 (approx.$109,311), and in Co.Roscommon, €99,117 (approx.$110,968).

The most expensive place to purchase a home is Dublin, where house prices are up 8.1 percent, and the average home costs €389,895 (approx.$436,515).

In Leinster, Wicklow had the most expensive houses, costing an average of €315,013 (approx.$352,679), while in Connacht, Galway was the most expensive county — where a house can set you back €171,060 (approx.$191,514) on average. Cork had the most expensive homes in Munster, costing €212,005 (approx. $237,354).

Here are some affordable properties found in the three cheapest counties:

LONGFORD

20 Oaklands Dale, Ballinalee Road, Longford Town, Co. Longford 

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How much? €95,000 (approx.$106,359)

What? 3 bedroom, 2 bath, semi-detached house within walking distance from the town center.

Features:

- Spacious kitchen and dining area

- Living room with open fireplace and bay window

- Ensuite master bedroom

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15 Ash lawns, Clonbalt Woods, Longford Town, Co. Longford 

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How much? €99,500 (approx.$111,397)

What? 4 bedroom, 2 bath detached house

Features:

- Large living room with open fireplace and double doors throughout to kitchen and dining area with double glass doors to rear garden.

- Master bedroom is ensuite with a large box window

- All brick exterior

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LEITRIM

11 Crofton Court, Lough Rynn estate, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, N41 EH21

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How much? €80,000 (approx.$89,566)

What? 3 bedroom, 3 bath end of terrace house

Features:

- Courtyard setting in the picturesque estate of Lough Rynn Castle with Lough Rynn to the rear of the property

- Scenic location set on shore of Lough Rynn

- Located approximately 4km from Mohill town

- Common green area at rear of property

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14, Drum, Co. Leitrim

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How much? €100,000 (approx.$111,957)

What? 3 bedroom, 2 bath detached house

Features:

- Log cabin style house located in scenic lakeside development

- Close to fishing lakes and the Shannon/Erne Blueway

- Stone open fireplace and hearth

- Residents have use of tennis courts and the jetty’s on Drumcoura Lough

- Ideal holiday retreat

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ROSCOMMON

The Old School House Scrabba, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon

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How much? €100,000 (approx.$111,957)

What? 3 bedroom, 2 bath detached house

Features:

- Restored traditional old school situated on about 1.1 acres

- External cut stone façade

- Located about 8 miles from Carrick on Shannon and from Strokestown

- Open plan garage/workshop

- Large outdoor hot tub

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Ballinagard Road, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon

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How much? €80,000 (approx.$89,566)

What? Four bedroom, 2 bath bungalow

Features:

- Spacious bungalow with garage

- Accommodation includes reception hallway, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, back kitchen, utility/garage, 4 bedrooms, including 1 ensuite

- Tiled fireplace with mahogany

- Wooden floors

- Garden

For more information, click here.

 

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