What can you buy for €149,000 in Dublin or Clare?

Town and Country: An apartment in Clondalkin, or a house on a peninsula with a castle in Clare

Kilwarden Court, Clondalkin, Dublin (L) and Seanmhara, Muckinish, Co Clare

Kilwarden Court, Clondalkin, Dublin (L) and Seanmhara, Muckinish, Co Clare

 

24 Kilwarden Court, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

In a gated development, this ground-floor apartment in Clondalkin is 46.5sq m
In a gated development, this ground-floor apartment in Clondalkin is 46.5sq m

Agent: Ray Cooke Auctioneers
In a gated development, this ground-floor apartment of 46.5sq m (500sq ft) has a living room/kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom. Just off Boot Road, it is close to Clondalkin Village and amenities. Buses stop at the development and the nearest Luas is the Red Cow.
Plus: Outdoor space (although it is very public)
Minus: The bathroom juts into the living room

13 Seanmhara, Muckinish, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

13 Seanmhara, Muckinish, has views of the sea and the Burren
13 Seanmhara, Muckinish, has views of the sea and the Burren

Agent: DNG Brian MacMahon
This three-bed house is on the Muckinish peninsula, which it shares with Muckinish Castle. On the south side of Galway Bay, the house has views of the sea and the Burren. Accommodation includes a living room with fireplace and a kitchen/dining room with double doors to a patio. Upstairs are three bedrooms (one with an en suite) and a bathoom. Ballyvaughan is 4km away, and Galway city is just over half an hour from here. BER: D1
Plus: On the waterfront
Minus: The upstairs windows are small and off-scale