Always dreamed of moving to Ireland or owning a holiday home there but convinced you could never afford it? Here are just 10 out of many Irish properties on the market right now for under $60,000.

Whether you want to live smack dab in the middle of the Irish countryside or in a quaint, historic town like Cobh; whether you’re looking for a small fixer-upper or a bigger turn-key townhouse, there’s an affordable option for you.

Which house would you pick? Share your thoughts in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

Derry, Eyrecourt

Where? Derry, two miles from the village of Eyrecourt, Co. Galway.

How much? $25,000 (€22,000)

What? 1 bedroom, semi-detached house on 0.865 acres

Features: Living room with open fireplace; peaceful rural setting on a quiet country road; onto both main road and also a side road offering the possibility of separate site potential; in need of some renovations.

About the area: Eyrecourt is a small village in Co. Galway, 40 minutes from Galway City and two hours from Dublin. The village sits on the Beara-Breifne Way, a popular walking and cycling route, and is near the historic Eyrecourt Castle.

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Carrownedan, Co. Mayo

Where? Carrownedan, Killasser, Swinford, Co. Mayo

How much? $36,900 (€32,500)

What? One bedroom traditional cottage plus stone granary on 0.5 acres.

Features: Traditional three room cottage; stone grain house; picturesque rural elevated location; 30 minutes from Ireland West Airport at Knock; in need of total refurbishment

About the area: Killasser is a small village just outside of the town of Swinford, which sits on a tributary of the River Moy. Each summer, Swinford is home to a highly popular five day festival called Siamsa Sráide Swinford (Fun in the Streets of Swinford), which features music, dancing, history walks and a busking competition.

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Ballyconry House

Where? Ballyconry, Lisselton, Co. Kerry

How much? $56,800 (€50,000)

What? Three bedroom detached cottage on 0.42 acres

Features: Two open fireplaces; Living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom on the first floor; two large bedrooms on the second floor; attached storage area at back of house with two additional storage rooms; close to Ballybunion town.

About the area: The property is less than five miles from Ballybunion, a beautiful coastal town offering plenty of amenities, stunning beaches and the world renowned Ballybunion Golf Course.

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Leggatinty Lodge

Where? Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon

How much? $56,800 (€50,000)

What? Three bedroom cottage

Features: Bungalow cottage on the outskirts of Frenchpark Village; three bedrooms; garden at front of house; chicken coop and storage shed at back

About the area: Frenchpark is a small village in Co. Roscommon, located along the N5 road. It was the birth place of Douglas Hyde, the first president of Ireland. The nearby French Park Estate, the former home of the Barons de Freyne family, is a local attraction.

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Anville Court

Where? Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

How much? $56,800 (€50,000)

What? Three bedroom terrace house

Features: 1,000 sq ft; located at end of a row of terrace houses; three bedrooms; two bathrooms; small enclosed garden; private parking spot.

About the area: Ballinamore is a small town in Leitrim, 12 miles from the border with Northern Ireland. Its Irish name is Béal an Átha Móir, meaning "mouth of the big ford.” The Yellow River flows past the town and the Shannon-Erne Waterway is nearby.

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Ara, Claremorris

Where? Ara, Claremorris, Balla, Co. Mayo

How much? $56,800 (€50,000)

What? Three bedroom cottage on 0.78 acres.

Features: Three bedrooms; living room with fuel range; property also includes a cow barn, a hay shed and two small out houses.

About the area: Balla is a small town at the center of Co. Mayo. The nearby town of Claremorris has the distinction of being the fastest growing town in the county, having experienced growth in population of 31% between 2006 and 2011, bringing the total population to 3,979. Recent additions to the town include a shopping center, a leisure center and a six screen cinema.

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Where? Bailieborough, Co. Cavan

How much? $56,800 (€50,000)

What? Three bedroom semi-detached cottage on .6 acres.

Features: Entrance porch, bathroom, kitchenette, living room, 3 bedrooms; close to town and local amenities.

About the area: Bailieborough is the second largest town in Co. Cavan, with a population of 3,908. The town has a lively Main Street, and the surrounding area offers many lakes and nature walks. Historic Bailieborough Castle is also an attraction. Dublin is just a one-hour drive away via the M3 Motorway.

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16 Roches Terrace

Where? Cobh, Co. Cork

How much? $56,800 (€50,000)

What? Five bedroom terrace house

Features: Five bedrooms; two bathrooms; end of terrace house; back yard; needs some refurbishment; splendid views of Cobh Town and Harbor (see main article image).

About the area: Cobh, formerly the famous port of Queenstown, is one of the most historic and picturesque towns in Ireland, with a bustling tourism industry and cultural scene. Cork City is 15 miles away, and Cork Airport is a less than 30 minute drive.

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Lower Main Street

Where? Foxford, Co. Mayo

How much? $56,800 (€50,000)

What? Three bedroom terrace house

Features: Two floors; three bedrooms; two bathrooms; open fireplace with back boiler; recently added extension; enclosed back yard; 20 minute drive to West of Ireland Airport at Knock; close to the River Moy.

About the area: Foxford lies on the River Moy, which offers excellent salmon fishing. Foxford has a railway station. The Foxford Way is a popular hiking route with archaeological sites, lakes and rivers. The Foxford Woolen Mills are also a popular attraction.

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Which house would you pick? Share your thoughts in the comment section.