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What else could I get for... the €1.1 million pricetag on this castle in Offaly

We take a look at what €1.1 million would get you around the rest of the country.

OCCASIONALLY CASTLES COME onto the market around Ireland.

While perhaps not the most practical places to live, buyers might be drawn in by their history and their rental potential.

Cloghan Castle in Offaly has more history than most. It is around 600 years old and archaeological digs have turned up artefacts on its grounds dating back more than 1,000 years.

During the 17th century it also served as a military outpost for the Cromwellian troops.

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The property comes onto the market in liveable condition with five bedrooms. These are spread out over the first and second floors while its ground floor makes up its living space.

It also has the benefit of its expansive grounds, which extend to more than 150 acres.

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Here is what around €1.1 million would get you around the rest of the country…


Kiltimon Meadow in Co Wicklow has five bedrooms, three of which comes as en suites. Throughout the house it has received a high-quality finish. The kitchen comes with handmade solid timber units and its living area comes with what is described as an “imposing fireplace”.

Beside its high-quality finish the home also comes with spaces that would not be found in an ordinary family home. These include a library and a steam room. 

It is on the market for €1.2 million.

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Bun Na Speire sits next to Caragh Lake and is in close proximity to Carrantuohill, the highest peak in Ireland. The home has been architecturally designed to incorporate elements of wood, slate and stone. In total it has almost 3,000 sq. ft. of floor space with four bedrooms.

A big draw for potential buyers are the gardens surrounding Bun Na Speire. These incorporate mature trees and shrubs said to give “a colourful display all year round”.

It is on the market for €1.1 million.

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This Victorian property in the highly sought after area of Dún Laoghaire comes onto the market in turn-key condition. It has been finished to a high standard and is said to be perfect for “modern family living”.

Features inside the home include its high ceilings and period plasterwork. Completed in 1861, it contains a number of its original features while having been fully modernised.

It is on the market for €1.05 million.

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