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What else could I get for the €295,000 home of... Lady Gregory's driver

We take a look at what around €295,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

THIS HOUSE STANDS an arm’s length away from history, having been the former residence of Lady Gregory’s coach man.

The home, in Gort, Co Galway, is close to the childhood home of the famous Irish dramatist and co founder of the Abbey Theatre. Lady Gregory was said to have a love for the Coole Park area.

The area was also celebrated by Noble Prize-winning poet W.B. Yeats.

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The house itself has undergone extensive refurbishment with a large amount of the original stonework preserved. While the interior is mostly completed, certain features are still required – including a kitchen, stairs and some tiling.

The property comes with two acres of its own land surrounding the house.

It is on the market for €295,000.

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Here is what roughly €295,000 would get you around the rest of the country…


This property is Carlow is on the market for €295,000. A large portion of it is built of stone, leading to it having been rather creatively entitled ‘The Stone House’.

The home is said to be in “spectacular condition” throughout, having had a modern refurbishment on its original structure. The four-bedroom comes with gas heating and has double-glazed windows throughout.

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This home in Galway is a six-mile drive away from the city centre and would suit a growing family. It has been designed to reduce its energy bill and work as efficiently as possible, with solar panels attached to the roof and a heat recovery system in place.

A big advantage is the property is in close proximity to Galway Bay. Thornberry, the estate it is situated in, is said to be a good environment for “any modern family”.

It is on the market for €295,000.

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This house is available for €250,000. Its appeal will be confined to a rather niche clientele, with it being located on the island of Arranmore off the west coast of Donegal, which has a population of around 600. 

The island grows in population during the summer months – with a large number of the properties used as summer homes. It is a Gaeltacht area and sees influxes of students at various times throughout the year.

It would suit someone looking for a change of pace to their lifestyle. Alternatively it might suit someone looking for an unusual holiday home. The house was finished in 2008 and has a central kerosene heating system.

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