in ,

Here are the 10 most expensive houses for sale right now in Ireland (starting at €5m+!)

1. The Abbey Leix Estate, Abbeyleix, County Laois

Following a spectacular restoration, Abbey Leix is one of the most important country houses in Ireland. The 9 bedroom mansion was originally built in the late 1700’s and is surrounded by over 1000 acres of private estate. The mammoth country pile includes ancient woodlands, 10 estate lodges and cottages, a stud farm and outbuildings, private gardens, frontage to the River Nore and a 1 mile long tree lined driveway…

Inside the main house, which was redesigned in an Italianate manner in around 1860, you’ll find 3 main rooms that show off the views across the parkland as well as a more intimate family suite of rooms.

This is, unsurprisingly, one of Ireland’s hottest properties right now- having been viewed over 100,000 times on

Listed by Colliers and Sotheby’s. Click here for more photos and info.

2. Bushey Park, Enniskerry, County Wicklow

This is a rare opportunity to buy an Irish country home that enjoys the best of both worlds- surrounded by picture postcard rural scenes and yet just 13 miles/ 21km away from Dublin city centre.

Famous previous owners of the 8 bedroom home included Chris de Burgh who in the mid 90s commissioned London based interior designer Simon Kingi to redesign much of the interior- modern additions include advanced security features, integrated sound systems, an indoor pool complex, Georgian style stabling, garage and workshops.

Listed by Sotheby’s. Click here for more photos and info.

3. Seafield House, Donabate, County Dublin

Seafield House is a romantic country house built in the 1730’s and set in it’s own 80 acres of beautiful Irish countryside. The 8 bedroom Palladian mansion is a rare find in Ireland- offering so much private and rural space but being just up the road from Dublin city centre and Dublin international airport.

Inside, you enter into an extraordinary entrance hall, which runs the full width of the building, linking the building to the gorgeous surrounding countryside and creating a magical space of light, and drama.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald and Sotheby’s. Click here for more photos and info.

4. Summerhill, Killiney, County Dublin

Summerhill is a magnificent, detached Victorian residence located on Marino Avenue West which enjoys spectacular sea views within an exclusive and private position overlooking Killiney Bay, Sorrento Terrace and Dalkey Island.

The 7 bedroom property is surrounded by 5 acres of private grounds that include a long sweeping driveway past a tennis court, golf putting and chipping green, manicured lawns, feature waterfall and pond- as if sea views weren’t enough!

Listed by Lisney and Sotheby’s. Click here for more photos and info.

5. Sopwell Hall, Ballingarry, County Tipperary

Sopwell Hall sits in the middle of it’s own private estate of 300 acres. Along with traditionally laid out parkland and mature woodlands… the new owners will be able to boast about also owning a 16th century Irish castle. That’s a hard boast to beat.

The 10 bedroom country house was originally built in 1745 and retains almost all of it’s beautiful original Georgian features.

Listed by Colliers and Sotheby’s. Click here for more photos and info.

6. Mount Alverno, Dalkey, County Dublin

Mount Alverno is a unique and contemporary family home which has been built in one of Dalkey’s most exclusive neighbourhoods- famous for sea views across Dublin Bay.

You’ll find no signs of a Georgian country house here- this 5 bedroom detached home has been built to fit in with a modern luxurious lifestyle. Artistic marble tiling has been used throughout the property, coupled with unbeatable sea views from it’s elevated position- Mount Alverno is a wow house throughout.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald. Click here for more photos and info.

7. Monte Alverno, Dalkey, County Dublin

Unlike it’s neighbour above, Monte Alverno is a very traditional and historic grand house. The 6 bedroom home was originally built in 1835 and restored in 1895 and has seen many distinguished and famous residents and guests over the years.

The gardens, which cover just over 1 acre, make the most of the sun by being south facing and include a greenhouse, private wooded walkways and an outdoor swimming pool.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald. Click here for more photos and info.

8. High Cross, Dartry, Dublin

High Cross is a grand Victorian detached house on one of Dublin’s most prestigious roads. This 6 bedroom will make a beautiful family home on the outskirts of town.

The inside of High Cross is packed full of period character with high ceilings and large sash windows that fill every room with natural light.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald. Click here for more photos and info.

9. Montebello House, Killiney, County Dublin

Montebello House is a jaw dropping Italianate style Victorian house that has been beautifully maintained inside and out.

The 4 bedroom house is set amidst mature and well stocked gardens that extend to about 3.65 acres. The stunning gardens also provide complete seclusion and privacy and is all securely positioned behind electric gates.

Killiney is a well know and sought after address in the Dublin area, near to Dalkey Town Centre (which is full of popular restaurants, bars and shops). The area is also popular for it’s peaceful coastal paths and walks around the hills of Killiney and Dalkey- all just a short distance away from the house. Nearby transport facilities include the DART, bus routes, LUAS at Cherrywood and the M50 and N11.

This is one of Ireland’s hottest properties on the market right now. If Montebello House doesn’t turn your head (or at the very least slightly raise an eyebrow) nothing will.

Listed by Lisney. Click here for more photos and info.

This property is also featured in: 10 of our absolute favourite houses from the past week on

10. Rockview, Dalkey, County Dublin

If your dream is to live right on the Irish coast, and to be honest why wouldn’t it be, you’re going to want to see this dramatic house for sale in Dalkey…

Rockview is a stunning 6 bedroom Victorian house with direct shoreline access and views out across Dublin Bay and Dalkey Island. These sea views are hard to beat in a house so close to Dalkey town centre (a short walk) and Dublin City centre (10 miles/ 16km north).

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald. Click here for more photos and info.

We’ve found the perfect cottage to shelter in from the Covid storm:

You should absolutely be dusting your houseplants (and 4 other tips to stop you killing all your indoor plants this winter)