House prices across Ireland have risen over 7% this year, with the average house now costing €269,000. But it will come as no surprise to anyone when we say… what you get for your money differs wildly depending on where in Ireland you’re looking to buy. So what does the average house look like in Cork compared to Dublin?
1 bedroom cottage, The Liberties, Dublin 8
Clondalkin is one of a shrinking number of neighbourhoods left in Dublin that could reasonably be described as ‘affordable’. This traditional working class area of the capital city is famously home to market traders, family run businesses and the Guinness brewery.
19 Maxwell Street is a cosy cottage for sale, bang on the national average price of €269k. The one bedroom property features an open fireplace, modern kitchen and modern laminate wood flooring. Once you’re inside you’d easily be fooled into thinking you’re somewhere in the Irish country, rather than Dublin city centre.
This city centre cottage has generated a lot of buzz, having been viewed nearly 2000 times in the first day of it being put on the market.
3 bedroom bungalow, Mayfield, Cork
33 Iona Place is set on a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of all the shops, schools and services this popular residential suburb of Cork city has to offer. Downstairs you’ll find a charming living room with a solid fuel fireplace, which is a adds both warmth and character to the ground floor.
This 3 bedroom bungalow also enjoys a private garden to the rear- something in hot demand, especially after a year of lockdowns. The front garden is equally well maintained with lawn and concrete paths enclosed by mature hedging and iron railings.