Town & Country: What will €350,000 buy in Dublin and Co Kerry?

Two homes, one price: A three-bed semi in Santry or a converted hospital in need of renovation in Kenmare

TOWN

Address 46 Shanliss Avenue, Santry, Dublin 9

Agent Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra

This 80sq m (861sq ft) house, located on a quiet, mature tree-lined street, has three bedrooms. It has side access to a generous rear garden, which has a garage, and offers an opportunity to extend, subject to planning. The property is just off Santry Avenue so is an ideal location to schools, Dublin City University and recreational facilities.

Plus Close to good transport networks

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Minus Ber of G will need addressing

COUNTRY

Address Dromneavane, Kenmare, Co Kerry

Agent Sherry FitzGerald Daly

This historic property was constructed as a hospital, and then operated as a military barracks until it was turned into a private house in 1952. With five bedrooms over two storeys, the property extends to 195sq m (2,094sq ft) and lies on almost an acre within a short distance of Kenmare town. It is a protected structure and will require renovation.

Plus Charming old pile near Kenmare

Minus Needs work and building costs are high

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

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