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This €1.35 million Georgian manor was once handed off for £200 to a Cromwell soldier

We take a look at what €1.35 million would get you around the rest of the country.

BELIEVE IT OR not this 36-acre Georgian manor house and parklands in Kilkenny once changed hands for just £200.

This happened in the 17th century, when one of Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers, Captain Sir George Askew, received Uppercourt Manor from the Shee family in place of the money that they owed him.

You would be unlikely to get such a bargain today, with the property on the market for €1.35 million. It has 17 bedrooms in total along with 36 acres of its own grounds.

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Through much of the 20th century the property served as a secondary school. It was bought by its current owners around ten years ago and they have gone to great lengths to restore it to its former glory.

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Here is what around €1.35 million would get you around the rest of the country…


This five-bedroom, known as Moyveela, overlooks the Salthill Promenade and although it requires modernisation, it is said that it still “retains its charm, character and fine features”.

Built around 1936, it was one of the first properties built in the area. Houses in this locality are said to be more desirable as, while their location ensures peace and privacy, they are also only a 2 km walk from Galway city centre.

It is on the market for €1.5 million.

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This Rathgar property is just off of the Zion Road – one of the most sought after streets in the locality. This puts it within walking distance of the villages of Rathgar, Ranelagh and Terenure. It is also a short walk to LUAS connections that run into the centre of Dublin.

The five-bedroom has 2,400 sq. ft. of floor space with a mature planted garden to the rear and ample parking space to the front of the property. Of the five bedrooms, one comes with its own en suite bathroom and another with its own en suite shower room.

The property is on the market for €1.5 million.

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‘Glenbeigh’, close to Naas in Co Kildare, has the stature of a Georgian- or Victorian-era property, although in reality was only constructed ten years ago. The house is just a short drive to Naas village and gives good access to Dublin through its proximity to the N7.

Inside the property has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms spread out over more than 7,000 sq. ft. Its interior has a number of bespoke features including solid-wood flooring and an indoor swimming pool. The property also has 1.3 acres of its own grounds.

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