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
24 Kilwarden Court, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
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
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