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What else could I get for... Sir Walter Raleigh's €275,000 castle in Cork
We take a look at what around €275,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

THIS CASTLE IN Co Cork would take a serious renovation effort.

While it comes onto the market with no roof or interior, it will appeal to individuals with a sense of history.

The building has passed through some famous hands in its time. It dates from the 13th century and was once in the possession of Sir Walter Raleigh, the man credited with popularising tobacco in England.

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The castle sits next to an estuary and Belvelly Bridge. Planning permission has already been granted for it to be restored and it is thought that the building should sleep up to 12 people when finished.

It is around five miles from Cork city and is on the market for €275,000.

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Here is what roughly €275,000 would get you around the rest of the country…


For a house hunter looking for something a bit more convenient, this property in Galway comes ready to move into and is on the market for €255,000. The property makes the most out of its available space with a Stira ladder that leads to its attic space.

The cul-de-sac this home is situated in is just a short walk from the Gateway shopping centre which contains all the required amenities. The area of Knocknacarra is around ten minutes by car or forty five minutes driving to Galway city centre.

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This large, modern house in Wexford has more than 2,000 sq. ft. of floor space and comes onto the market for €289,000. Unusual for a property of this size, the home has been designed to preserve heat and energy – with a BER rating of B2.

The four-bedroom house has four large double bedrooms, the biggest of which comes with an en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The downstairs area has two reception rooms with an additional study.

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This property in Cabra on the north side of Dublin comes onto the market for €249,000. The two-bedroom is situated around a short bus ride away from the centre of Dublin and has all the necessary amenities within walking distance.

Inside, the home has two bedrooms and a spacious downstairs area. It also has walled-off front and rear garden spaces.

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