A COUPLE OF weeks ago, we published a list of the most expensive houses for sale in Ireland.
Several people, who claimed they didn’t have eight or nine mill to drop on a gaff right now, requested a similar list of the cheapest houses in the country.
So here it is! Presenting the gaffs in Ireland you could get with a Celtic Tiger car loan, in descending order of price.
Our criteria were: the houses have to be not obviously derelict, not mobile homes, and in possession of all their doors and windows. Where two houses are the same price, we’ve decided that the one with the most bedrooms is cheapest.
7. Former garda station, Labasheeda, Co Clare (€20,000)
What you get for your money: One-bedroom, single-storey building with lovely views over the Shannon estuary. Includes an entrance hall with public reception, for those troublesome guests.
6. Three-bed house, Ballinamore Bridge, Co Galway (€20,000)
What you get for your money: A full 969 square feet, in need of repair and refurbishment. Priced “for a quick sale”. Cash buyers only.
5. Two-bedroom bungalow, Williamstown, Co Galway (€18,000)
What you get for your money: Country cottage with its own garden and outbuildings (in need of repair, apparently). New double-glazed windows and doors. “Excellent potential to the DIY enthusiast.”
4. Two-bedroom farmhouse, Elphin, Co Roscommon (€17,000)
What you get for your money: A ‘traditional two-storey farmhouse’ on 0.22 acres. Living room, kitchen/utility and two beds.
3. Two-bed detached house, near Castlerea, Co Roscommon (€16,000)
What you get for your money: One-storey cottage on half an acre, with sitting room and two bedrooms. “Partly renovated”. No mention of a kitchen, but sure what would you be doing in a kitchen.
2. Three-bed semi, Athlone, Co Westmeath (€16,000)
What you get for your money: Family home located right across the road from Athlone IT. Two reception rooms, private parking on your driveway. No central heating though and “extensive refurbishment” required.
1. Two-bed terrace, Granard, Co Longford (€15,000)
What you get for your money: The cheapest house in Ireland! A two-bedroom town house located just off the main street. “In need of refurbishment”.