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home exchange

What else could I get for… the €850k pricetag on the Italian Ambassador's former home

We take a look at what that amount of moolah could get you around the rest of the country.

BREAK OUT THE Ferrero Rocher – you, sir or madam, could well be going to the ambassador’s reception.

This rather regal looking home in Meath is the former residence of Italy’s ambassador to Ireland. The property was a diplomatic residence for more than thirty years, from 1974 until 2010.

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Built in the 1790s, the Georgian home sits in 14 acres of its own grounds and has an enclosed court yard and stables.

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Amedo Guillet, the former occupant, was known around the Kentstown area of Meath simply as ‘Ambassador’ and was one of Italy’s most decorated war heroes – having fought in the Second World War and Spanish Civil War.

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The home is on the market for €850,000.

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Here is what the same pricetag would get you around the rest of the country…


Built only ten years ago, ‘Reengaroga’ in Co Cork has a lot to recommend it to potential buyers and is on the market for €850,000.

The property’s three bedrooms each come with attached en-suites. The modern building has plenty of off-street parking and is in close proximity to Douglas Village – which has all of the usual amenities.

The property’s kitchen comes fitted with granite work tops and a granite fire place.

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Set in Dublin’s Ballsbridge, this home has recently been refurbished with what is described as an “Art-Deco” feel.

The four-bedroom property has a private south-facing garden and gas central heating throughout. The three on-street parking spaces included will also appeal to someone looking to set up their family home in the capital city.

The house is on the market for €850,000.

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This property, know as ‘Carrigfern’, is on the market for €850,000 and has its own swimming pool.

The spacious house is built across almost 6,000 sq. ft. and comes with five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Walking distance from Wexford town centre, the home boasts having “the best of both worlds”, with electronic gates offering “total peace and privacy”.

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