Thinking of splurging on an Irish holiday home? Here's five to consider

Thinking Of Splurging On An Irish Holiday Home? Here's Five To Consider
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As the August bank holiday weekend draws to a close and staycationers return home, many will be feeling the post-holiday blues.

After enjoying a long weekend of sampling the food in West Cork, or enjoying the scenery in Mayo, investing in an Irish holiday home may not seem like such a bad idea.

So, if your weekend away has left you wishing of a home where the sea is on your doorstep, here are five of's offerings:

1. Sail away in Kinsale


Staring in Cork, this two bed townhouse in Oysterhaven is a 15 minute drive to the town. Right on the water's edge, the property is located in a gated development with six other townhouses- if you have €275,000 to spare.

2. Escape to the hills of Donegal


This detached three bed, two bath house in north Donegal is for someone who really wants to get away, as far as they can get. A 45 minute drive north of Letterkenny, looking across the water at Malin Head, there's not must further north you can get for €159,000.

3. Decamp to the sunny south-east


Wexford gets the best of the Irish weather, so if you want to make the most of the little bit of sun we do get, this three bed bungalow in Castletown might be for you. For €250,000 you could be visiting Kilgorman beach every day of your holidays.

Kilgorman beach. Image:

4. Kickback in the Kingdom


Kerry has long been the ultimate Irish holiday destination. With plenty to see and do, whether it be in Dingle, Kenmare or Killarney, Kerry is so many people's go-to for a reason. If you want to make you trips to the west a more permanent feature, this three bed, one bath bungalow in Ballybunion is going for €139,500.

5. Relax in the wilds of Connemara


This all stone bungalow just outside Ballyconneely in Galway has two bedrooms and is on the main road to Roundstone. This €250,000 property is an hour and a half drive to Galway City if you go east. If you go west, it's next stop: New York.

Heightened Interest

Managing director of, Angela Keegan says demand for holiday homes has risen dramatically over the past few months as renters looked to get away to the south-west in particular.

"We did an analysis in June and we saw a threefold increase, so three times greater than this time last year. West Cork was a hotspot: Rosscarbery, Skull, Clonakilty, Kinsale- they are all up between three and five times.

"Other areas that we have seen an increase in holiday home activity is Dungarvan, up fourfold, Rosslare Strand, up threefold and then in the west, Westport had two and a half times the interest in holiday homes."

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