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What else could I get for the €765,000 pricetag on this 18th century mill in Galway?

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

IF A PROPERTY HAS its own Wikipedia page, you sit up and take notice.

And this former mill has that very distinguished honour – and isn’t shy in letting you know about it.

The former mill was used as a feeding centre for the poor during the Great Famine, and has had a colourful array of owners since, at one point having served as a regional headquarters for ESB’s Rural Electrification Scheme.

In total, the property has 27 rooms – the majority of which are contained in the main residence of ‘The Mill’. These include five bedrooms, four of which are ensuite.

Galway mill 1 Source: daft.ie

The property is broken down into three separate residential units – the main Mill building, the caretaker’s residence and an external two-bedroom cottage.

Galway mill 3 Source: daft.ie

A feature that will be a big draw for potential buyers is the 180-degree panoramic view available from the top floor.

Galway mill 4 Source: daft.ie

The house is around 25 minutes from Galway city and sits in more than an acre of its own grounds.

Galway mill 5 Source: daft.ie

Overall it looks like not too bad a deal for €765,000 – as long as large, secluded old buildings are your sort of thing.

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


If you like the idea of living in a large house in the country but would prefer something a bit more modern, then this might be more your cup of tea.

The property is a bit more pricey, at €795,000, but sits in a beautiful location next to the Bandon River and is secluded by a forested area.

inishannon 1 Source: daft.ie

The house is over 3,300 sq. ft. big and has a number of features that make it stand out in the property market – including a gym, a swimming pool and a private cinema.

inishannon 2 Source: daft.ie

In its description, the house is said to appeal to buyers looking for perfection and privacy. While those selling the property are very keen to emphasis its seclusion, it also has the benefit of not being too far from Cork city and airport.

inishannon 3 Source: daft.ie

Its all very well having a swimming pool in your house – but would you use it?

Other features include a wine cellar, a private library and nanny apartment.

inishannon 5 Source: daft.ie


Look. Way down there. Can you see it? Way off – in the distance.

creadan cottage 1 Source: daft.ie

It’s a house – or more specifically, a cottage. The property’s big selling point are the thirty acres of grounds that come with it. These include a private beach, formal and vegatable gardens, and a traditional bell tower.

creadan cottage 3 Source: daft.ie

The property, which is described as a “single-storey period house”, is quite impressive in its own right. It comes with five bedrooms, three reception areas and an additional one bedroom annex.

creadan cottage 4 Source: daft.ie

If high ceilings and country living are what you’re after (and you’ve got €800,000 to spend) – this could be the place for you.

creadan cottage 5 Source: daft.ie


If all these big country houses are a bit much for your liking, you could always take the more urban option. For €750,00 you could get yourself this pretty stylish two-bedroom apartment in Dublin’s affluent Ballsbridge area.

dublin flat 1 Source: daft.ie

The property is fitted out with a top-of-the-range finish and is in a very desirable location.

dublin flat 2 Source: daft.ie

The property’s kitchen comes fitted out with space saving cabinets and the worktops are described as coming in a range of “exotic finishes”. It also has a coffee maker.

dublin flat 3 Source: daft.ie

The property has two large sun balconies that look out over landscaped gardens, although these don’t come included in the price.

dublin flat 4 Source: daft.ie


This home is known as ‘The Aquaduct’. It is unclear why this is exactly. It doesn’t look in any way like it would serve the function of transporting water. Nor does it seem to keep with any sort of Roman-styled architecture.

aquaduct 1 Source: daft.ie

All the same, it is a very nice property. It has six bedrooms and two reception areas. The modern fitting includes a central vacuum system.

aquaduct 2

Another appealing feature is that it has six and a half acres of its own grounds – which come with four stables, a tack a double garage.

aquaduct 3

The palatial country home also comes with electric gates and is fully alarmed – just in case you’re security minded.

aquaduct 4

Read: 5 properties to view this weekend… in Galway

Also: The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend

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