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What else could I get for the pricetag on this... €2 million defence tower in Dalkey
We take a loot at what around €2 million would get you around the rest of the country.

PEOPLE COMPLAIN A lot about modern life.

Well – despite what you think about overdependence on technology and the price of a pint of milk – at least we don’t have to worry about a Napoleonic invasion.

Bartra Tower in Dalkey has come onto the market for €2 million and was originally built in 1804 to combat any potential invasion by the French military leader. Unfortunately, the home isn’t exactly big on space – having only one bedroom.

Ireland’s most expensive single bedroom property has extremely luxurious interior and a panoramic 360 degree view from its roof.

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The tower was built by the British Navy in anticipation of an invasion. In total it would have housed around 12 troops inside. A large mounted gun would have been located on its roof to cover attacks from all sides.

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The property was restored to a high standard in 2006 – during the height of the Celtic Tiger.

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For €2.24 million in Meath you could get yourself a lot of land. This plot is 447 acres – almost two square kilometres. The land goes up for public auction on 24 February.

This is an investment that would be suitable to someone with farming interests. The land is said to be “excellent quality tillage” and to have good road frontage surrounding it.

While potential buyers are required to have a specialist interest in agriculture – it presents value for money for someone in this area.

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On the market for quite a bit less than the watchtower in Dalkey (€1.3 million) – this waterside house in Cork has four bedrooms and amazing views of Cork harbour.

Cork Ferry Lodge also has its own guesthouse, which buyers would be able to rent out. All the buildings on the property are well secured with CCTV and alarms throughout the grounds.

Bespoke features of this home include a wine cellar and swimming pool.

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On the market for €2.75 million – this property embodies luxury. Located in the south Dublin suburb of Blackrock, the house has four bedrooms and was originally built circa-1930.

The interior of the home comes to 4,600 sq. ft. and has been “completely refurbished to exceptional standards”. Unique features include a silk stone staircase, bespoke glass doors throughout and its own landscaped gardens.

It also has its own study and utility rooms.

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