What can you buy in Connemara for €550k compared to Dublin?

It feels like everyone is leaving Dublin and moving back west at the moment. With working from home becoming a new norm- rural properties in Ireland are seeing a surge of interest from prospective relocators.

If you’ve got a healthy budget and a dream to move west out of Dublin- we might just have found your ideal rural retreat along the unspoilt Connemara coastline.

Dublin: 2 bedroom apartment, €550k

This Dublin apartment is high-rise living for those without a head for heights. The 2 bedroom apartment is on the first floor of Ardoyne House and perfectly located in Dublin 4- Herbert Park with its formal landscaped gardens, bowling green, tennis courts, playgrounds and playing fields is just across the road.

As well as the 36 acre city park on the doorstep, Ardoyne House benefits from it’s close proximity to Donnybrook, Ballsbridge, South Docklands IT Hub, Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square.

The Dublin apartment is conveniently located and bright but could do with a bit of modernising inside.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge and is on the market for €550,000. Click here for more photos and info.

Connemara: 4 bedroom cottage, €550k

If you can sacrifice the convenience of Dublin city living, this modern 4 bedroom cottage in the heart of Connemara comes in at the same price. You’ll get more than just a balcony here. This rural retreat doesn’t even just come with a garden. You’ll be the proud owner of 15 acres too.

This 4 bedroom cottage is situated on one of the most beautiful and unspoilt coastlines of the Wild Atlantic Way in County Galway. Located in Lettermullen, the most southern of the Connemara Islands which is linked by a series of bridges to the Connemara mainland. No need to worry about noisy neighbours here…

But, don’t be fooled by this home’s traditional exterior. This is a modern cottage home throughout.

There is underfloor heating on the ground floor controlled via internet and local room controls and the first floor is heated by oil fired radiators and the bathroom features electric underfloor heating. There is a solid fuel stove in the living room and a solid fuel feature fireplace in one of the downstairs bedrooms.

This modern Connemara cottage makes the absolute most of it’s coastal views over the Atlantic Ocean. It’s no wonder this property has already amassed 1000’s of views on

Listed by Remax Professional Partners and is on the market for €550,000. Click here for more photos and info.

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