Houe of the week: Pride of the parish at Glounthaune’s Parochial House

WELCOME to the heart of Glounthaune, and indeed welcome to New Glanmire... What?

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Builders back with a bang in Ballincollig

Tommy Barker hears of swift buyers demand for the renowned MOS Homes builders’ 210-house scheme, Heathfield, at Carriganarra.

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Time to head into the west with attractive Bishopstown semi-d

Tommy Barker finds much to recommend in a done-up semi-d in the attractive Cork suburb of Bishopstown.

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Limerick house has got class... period

Trish Dromey says high priced sales are rare on the Ennis Road, now is your chance to join the nouveau ‘niche‘.

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French-style farmhouse is pretty as a picture

Rural dwelling done by UK couple in style of old French farmhouse, finds Trish Dromey.

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Hotel plan for Cork's South Mall could be a banker

A NEW, multi-million euro boutique hotel is planned by one of the country’s most accomplished hospitality developer/managers, for Cork city’s South Mall, ...

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China link to off-market sale of 31-bed Clonakilty hotel

The 31-BED Clonakilty Hotel has been resold, in an off-market deal, for up to €1.8 million, to a hospitality investment group, in a deal reportedly backed by ...

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House of the Week: Hideaway home that worked for its living as a restaurant 30 years ago

Right now, on the food front, West Cork’s Ballydehob is having what can only be described as ‘a moment’, even if the area between Schull and Skibbereen ...

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Heaven in Ocean’s 11 setting in Crosshaven

Tommy Barker on the many plusses of a detached family home in a wooded setting overlooking Drake’s Pool.

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Two for one offer at former Variety Stores in Cork

An Edwardian shop addition to a Victorian terrace has been tastefully converted, with an apartment on each floor, writes Trish Dromey.

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Townshend is only the beginning for gilded setting in West Cork

Despite a €5m tag, there’s a quiet air of confidence about Seafield’s sale prospects, writes Tommy Barker.

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Trading Up: A selection of city and country trading up homes

We scan a selection of trading up homes in city and country...

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Splash of colour for Scilly money in Kinsale Harbour

A traditional fisherman’s ‘cottage’ pushes the boat out in one of Kinsale’s most desirable addresses, says Tommy Barker.

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Overseas investment company became Cork's largest private landlord in 2018

AN overseas property investment company acquired over 300 apartments in Cork in 2018, in two strong swoops for €67m combined - instantly making it the region’s ...

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Secret’s out about this scenic Kerry cottage

This remote quaint two-bed has views of, and is within earshot, of the waterfall at Kerry’s Gleninchaquin, writes Trish Dromey.

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House of the Week: Well-finished red-brick family home in Hayfield

Last year, and right through 2019 also, Cork’s Model Farm Road has been and will continue to be quite the busy-bee spot of new house building, assertive pricing ...

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Changes are ahead, but behind in Douglas

Changes are finally afoot over the back wall of 13 Rathmore Lawn, a pretty ‘standard issue’ three-bed semi-d, built in the mid-1900s and which has, ever ...

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Rooms with top coastal views in East Cork

Off to a flying 2019 start is the well-set Atlantic Villa, between East Cork’s Ballycotton village core, and its famed Cliff Walk.

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Starter homes: Tempting homes in east, west and north Cork

Starter homes across the east, west and north of the county.

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Building on positivity for first time buyers

First-time buyer activity and spend is up, reports Trish Dromey.

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Three new builds on the St Luke's block

Trio of new-builds at St Luke’s Cross may be among the city’s most engaging sales of 2019, says Tommy Barker.

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Shortages to continue in private rental sector

Private rental sector PRS is Prevalent, Relevant, Strong, says John Moran.

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Cork must stop comparing itself to Dublin and start creating

Cork as a city has the building blocks in place to develop to a sufficient scale to compete on the international stage with major developments across many sectors, ...

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Property market braces for a chilly new year

An under pressure market braces itself for possibly a chillier new year, Michael Daniels reports.

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Residential property machine moves a gear

Development is welcome in a market where with an undersupply in affordable homes, says Cian O’Donoghue.

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Out of town buyers to the fore for 2019

Land sales may be down in number, but they were up in value for 2018, writes Denis O’Donoghue.

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New homes take hold in Cork

The most active cohort of buyers remain the starter first-time buyer market, writes Paul Hannon.

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Blossoming of new homes market in Cork

The popularity of four-bed semi-detached homes, active first-time buyers, and fewer bidders in the resales market were notable trends in 2018, write Catherine McAuliffe ...

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Letting market lost thousands in volume

The Cork market has stabilised in many ways, but remains dysfunctional, writes Ann O’Mahony.

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Sellers should try to get the price tag right

The market is full of surprises, and vendors have to pay attention to guide prices, writes Tommy Barker.

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‘Big bucks’ buyers land serious spoils

Tommy Barker says the familiar addresses, predictable locations pulled the big money out of the bag in 2018. Here are the tops...

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