What will €280,000 buy in Dublin and Clare?

A traditional cottage in Killaloe or a three-bedroom duplex in Citywest


Address 3 Belfry Crescent, Citywest, Dublin 24
Agent Sherry FitzGerald
This three-bedroom duplex has the benefit of a good-sized garden, accessible from the living room on the ground floor. Bedrooms consist of two doubles and a single, so the duplex also has income potential. The property lies close to Citywest Shopping Centre and the N7.
Plus Three bedrooms and a good-sized garden
Minus Potential congestion if commuting by car to the city centre daily


Address Orchard Cottage, Ballybroughan, Ogonnelloe, Killaloe, Co Clare
Agent Harry Brann Auctioneers
This two/three-bedroom traditional dormer cottage on a 0.3-acre site seven kilometres from Killaloe has been fully refurbished. Details such as exposed stone walls with a large hearth add to its charm along with seasonal views of Lough Derg. The property extends to 118sq m and has a mezzanine that could work as a home office.
Plus Charming old cottage
Minus BER of E2 could be chilly in winter

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

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