According to Daft.ie’s latest House Price report, South Dublin is Ireland’s most expensive location at €599,000 (£535,275) and a property right in the heart of the city will cost €335,000 (£299,345). But, where are the cheapest homes in Ireland? With the average Irish property being €254,000 (£227,000) – it’s clear there are bargains to out there if you’re willing to cast your net further afield. Therefore, today we’re taking a look at where to find the cheapest homes in Ireland.

1 – Easky, County Sligo

If it’s the fishing village lifestyle you’re after, consider Easky on Sligo’s Atlantic coastline. Spend time on the water, fishing or kayaking, or take to the surrounding hills or the Wild Atlantic Way for a good hike. The village has lots of places to make new friends and its very own Gaelic football team to support.

Typical prices

County Sligo has some of the cheapest homes in Ireland, with an average property price of €142,000 (£126,860). In Easky detached properties start from €69,000 (£61,670).

For the cheapest homes in Ireland that are city-based, set your sights on Waterford.

2 – Waterford City, County Waterford

For the cheapest homes in Ireland that are city-based, set your sights on Waterford. Located in Ireland’s ‘sunny south-east’, it enjoys the country’s best weather. Also, it’s home to historic sites and, of course, you’ll be able to deck out your new home with more crystal than you can shake a champagne flute at! Other perks include access to Blue Flag beaches and a quick ferry connection back to the UK.

Typical prices

According to Daft.ie, the average property price in Waterford City is €172,880 (£154,534). It’s possible to find centrally-located terraced houses starting from €110,000 (£98,333) and detached properties from €250,000 (£223,420).

Affordable, but pretty, areas of Ireland include Waterford

Dunmore East, near Waterford (Sue Burton PhotographyLtd / Shutterstock.com)

3 – Killala, County Mayo

For a peaceful life in an authentic Irish seaside village, Killala is an excellent choice. The village is located on Killala Bay, six miles from the town of Ballina. Spend your days lounging on Ross Beach, which has Blue Flag status, or exploring the villages historic sites, including Meelick Castle and Rosserk Abbey.

Typical prices

The median price in County Mayo according to the latest report by MyHome.ie is €155,000 (£138,577). Therefore, it’s just the spot for some of the cheapest homes in Ireland. In Killala, there are serious bargains available if you’re happy with an end-of-terrace. You might be lucky and find a fixer-upper for €70,000 (£62,540), but there’s more options from €117,000 (£104,540) upwards.

Easky, County Sligo

Waterford City, County Waterford

Killala, County Mayo

Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim

Greencastle, County Donegal

4 – Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim

While Carrick-on-Shannon is technically a town, it’s a very small one! Enjoy life on the town’s waterways, which are the gateway to exploring the whole country by boat. The town is also located just two hours from Dublin and from Belfast.

County Leitrim is Ireland’s cheapest county.

Typical prices

County Leitrim is Ireland’s cheapest county, with an average price of €132,000 (£118,000). In Carrick-on-Shannon expect to pay €147,000 (£131,300) and upwards for a detached property.

5 – Greencastle, County Donegal

For a lovely rural spot close to the beach and surrounded by Donegal’s unbelievable scenery, consider Greencastle. The town boasts a buzzing port and a lovely beach. Furthermore, you are located on the shore of Lough Foyle. Greencastle’s location allows you easy access to the coast, to the Wild Atlantic Way and to all the natural wonders of the Inishowen Peninsula.

Typical prices

The average property price in Donegal is €145,137 (£129,664). If you direct your search in Greencastle’s surrounds you’ll find detached cottages with views of the water from €150,000 (£134,000).

If you want a beautiful home in Ireland, you’ll need all your negotiating skills. Read How to Negotiate Abroad for some insider tips, written by a licensed realtor

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