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What else could I get for the €2,950,000 property where... Henry Ford's grandfather worked
We take a look at what around €2,950,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

THIS PROPERTY IN Cork looks like something out of a Disney film.

It sits in front of sweeping landscaped gardens, and was built in a simplified French-chateau style more than 150 years ago.

The property’s grounds extend to 30 acres and the estate has been home to a number of notable former residents.

Located on part of the Lissenlan Estate is the Henry Ford Ancestral Site – dedicated to the American industrialist credited with revolutionising car manufacturing. The connection is that Ford’s grandfather John Ford used to farm on the estate – and his father was born in the local area before emigrating to the United States.

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Vintage Ford vehicles are on display around its grounds which are occasionally used as a wedding venue.

Its gardens are said to “take advantage of the natural features of the West Cork landscape”. They also feature sections of the River Argideen which have good opportunities for salmon and sea trout fishing.

It is on the market for €2,950,000.

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Here is what roughly €2,950,000 would get you around the rest of the country…


This home in Terenure is a six-bedroom Victorian property that has been maintained to a high standard. Its location in Dublin 6 is much sought after, and is within walking distance of Rathgar village.

The home has maintained a number of its original period features including high ceilings, detailed cornicing and marble fireplaces. The six-bedroom will also appeal for its close proximity to some of Dublin’s most prestigious secondary schools.

It is on the market for €2,950,000.

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Killiney has been in the news a lot in the last week due to the controversy surrounding a home repossession.

This house, called Abbeylands, is in the same area and sits in an elevated position which gives it a view of Killiney Bay across to Bray Head. While the building is more than 150 years old, dating from the Victorian period, it had its wiring and plumbing refitted only 9 years ago.

The property’s garden comes with a ‘feature apple tree’, which is said to be as old as the house. Permission is in place for the house to be extended by around 500 sq. ft. to the side and the rear.

It is on the market for €2,950,000.  

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This house on the Cork/ Kerry border comes onto the market with 35 acres of its own grounds. The local area is said to be renowned for its scenic beauty and vibrant culture.

It is also said to be an ideal location for boating enthusiasts, being only a short distance away from Glengarriff bay, a sheltered harbour which leads out to the Atlantic Ocean.

Interestingly, Lugdine Park is currently owned by Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara, the Irish-American film actress and singer. The property has been a private retreat for her for forty years.

It is on the market for €2,095,000.

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