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What else could I get for... this €249,000 former home of a Spanish Civil War veteran

We take a look at what €249,000 could get you around the country.

THIS HOUSE IN Glasnevin does not look out of the ordinary.

The single-storey two bedroom property looks pretty similar to all the other houses on Prospect Avenue.

However, No. 39 has an interesting history, having formerly been the home of Spanish Civil War veteran and part founder of the Communist Party of Ireland, Michael O’Riordan.

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Born in 1917, O’Riordan had a colourful upbringing, first joining Fianna Éireann and then later the IRA where he developed his interest in left-wing politics.

In 1937, he travelled to Spain with several hundred other Irish people to fight for the Spanish Republic against Franco’s army.

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He was injured by shrapnel a year later and was subsequently repatriated to Ireland. He remained politically active throughout the rest of his life and was frequently a controversial figure.

He passed away in 2006.

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The house itself is in close proximity to Phibsborough and Drumcondra. The home comes with two large bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and dining area and a family bathroom.

The interior of the house is in good condition throughout.

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Here’s what €249,000 would get you around the rest of the country…


For €265,000 you could acquire this modern four-bedroom in the west of Ireland.

The house sits in an elevated position and is surrounded by half an acre of its own land.

The property is described as being ideal as either a family home or a holiday home. Its description says it is “sure to impress all those seeking peace and tranquility in a superb setting”.

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This home certainly offers value in terms of size. The five-bedroom house is laid out over more than 2,400 sq. ft. and is on the market for €250,000.

The property also scores well for convenience, being only three minutes outside Limerick city centre, on the Old Cork Road.

Located at the back of a quiet cul-de-sac, the home has its own detached garage and comes with a fully modern interior.

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This semi-detached home is situated in the quiet Douglas area of Co Cork. On the market for €225,000, the three-bedroom is described as being an “ideal first buyer home or a family home”.

The property comes in turn-key condition and was recently renovated to a high standard. While being located close to Douglas village and Cork city centre, its cul-de-sac location ensures peace and privacy.

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