What will €395,000 buy in Dublin 8 and Tipperary?

Town and Country: A Kilmainham apartment or a four-bed in Cashel

404 Kilmainham Square, Dublin 8

Agent Hunters Estate Agent
On the site of a former Nestlé factory, opposite Kilmainham Gaol, this three-bed, two-bath apartment measures 80sq m (860sq ft). Inside are a kitchen with utility, a living/dining room, a bathroom and the three bedrooms, one of which has an en suite. The livingroom and bedrooms have access to balconies. There is an underground parking space, and the service charge is €1,537 a year. BER: C1
Plus Balconies off the livingroom, via floor-to-ceiling doors, and the bedrooms
Minus The exterior design does not live up to the development's romantic name of the Old Chocolate Factory

Old Road, Cashel, Co Tipperary

Agent Sherry FitzGerald O'Dwyer & Davern
A walk away from the centre of Cashel, this 390sq m (4,198sq ft) house is opposite a sports field. It has a grand entrance comprising a double-height hall with stairs up one side and a chandelier overhead. Beyond are a kitchen/diningroom, with glazed doors to the garden, and a sunroom. There are four other reception rooms, one with a fireplace and one with a wood-burning stove. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two of which share an en suite and one which has a bathroom of its own. Spiral stairs lead to a floored attic with two Velux windows. There is a garage. BER: C1
Plus Grand, double-height hall
Minus The additions to the front and side upset the symmetry and massing of the house

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan, a contributor to The Irish Times, specialises in architecture, design and property