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What else could I get for the... €595,000 pricetag on this castle in Galway

We take a look at what €595,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

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HOW COOL WOULD it be to tell your friends you live in a castle?

This one is on sale in Galway for (a not unreasonable) €595,000 and dates to the 15th century – thought to have been built around 1480 by the De Burgo family.

Interestingly the castle was shelled by a British gunboat during the 1916 Rising to disband rebels who had assembled there to march on Galway city in tandem with the uprising in the capital.

According to its description, the property was purchased and refurbished by an American attorney 22 years ago. Prior to this it had stood in ruins for two centuries.

Its asking price includes all of the property’s furniture and fittings – putting it in turn-key condition for any potential buyers.

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Inside it has a total floorspace of more than 3,000 sq. ft, with three bedrooms across three floors and a range of living spaces.

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Here is what €595,000 would get you around the rest of the country… 


This four-bedroom house in Waterford is on the market €550,000. The detached property sits on its own 0.7 acre site with a south-west facing garden to its rear that comes with mature shrubbery and a stone wall border.

An appealing feature is that the house makes use of the attic area with a Stira folding staircase leading up to it. One of its four bedrooms comes with an en suite and gas central heating is fitted throughout.

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This end-of-terrace property in Drumcondra, on the market for €625,000, has three bedrooms with an attic space that can be used as a fourth. It has more than 1,200 sq. ft. of floor space laid out over three storeys and a south-facing garden to its rear.

Originally built around 1884, the house’s interior has been maintained to a high standard and any potential buyers would be able to move in straight away. The property’s kitchen has a number of bespoke features, including stained-glassed worktops and double patio doors that open out onto the garden area.

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This Georgian period property, on the market for €600,000, looks fairly unassuming from its exterior but has undergone a unique renovation. Its extension to the rear sees a modern, curved-glass section to the top of the house, maximising on the amount of light that is able to get in.

It is located near to the coast in the desirable area of Castletownshend Village, with the view from the rear offering spectacular views of the sea. Of its four bedrooms, one comes with an en suite.

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