Town and Country: What will €1.75m buy in Dublin and Galway?

A Victorian house in Ranelagh or a Clifden holiday complex in a converted coastguard station


Address: 28 Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Agent: DNG

This three-bedroom Victorian house extends to 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft) and is located in a most popular and convenient location between Ranelagh Road and Leeson Street.

While the property will benefit from upgrading, it is the potential to develop a mews to the rear – subject to planning permission – that will also attract buyers to the Ber-exempt property.


Address: The Coastguard Station, Sky Road, Clifden, Co Galway
Agent: Matt O'Sullivan Auctioneers


Dating from 1875, this coastguard station was converted into a holiday complex which has 16 bedrooms in total between six two-bedroom townhouses, a large three-bedroom officers’ house and a one-bedroom tower.

Perched on an elevated two acre site with superb maritime views, it has endless potential as a Ber-exempt family home, a boutique hotel or as it is for holiday rentals.

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables