Town & Country: What will €275,000 buy in Dublin and Connemara?

A one-bedroom apartment in Rathfarnham or a three-bedroom house on more than an acre in Inverin


Address 4 Cloragh Mills, Edmondstown Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Agent DNG

This one-bedroom apartment extends to 44sq m and overlooks Edmondstown Park and the Owendoher River. In turnkey condition, the property has a west-facing balcony plus residents’ and visitors’ car parking. Its location means shopping centres, and amenities such as golf courses and Marlay Park are on the doorstep.

Plus Ber of B3 and lovely grounds


Minus One bedroom


Address Tí Mhíl, Bantragh, Inverin, Co Galway

Agent DNG Martin O’Connor

This detached coastal property has lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Constructed in the 1930s and renovated in 2001, the three-bedroom property lies on almost an acre and a half and has outbuildings with further potential. It is close to beaches and lies within commuting distance of Galway city.

Plus Close to the sea and a good-sized site

Minus For a renovated house, the Ber of E2 is low

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

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