Moving to Ireland doesn’t have to break the bank, and in some stunning areas, real estate is still amazingly affordable. Check out these low-priced options.
Northern Ireland’s most northern County is a great place to find an affordable house. Many people in Donegal left for better economic prospects elsewhere when the economy tanked. Property values dropped in tandem with the population decline.
The lack of a major metropolis and the County’s isolation makes Donegal an attractive option for those seeking a quiet place to retire or spend their vacations. Dungloe, Ardara, Glenties, and Gweedore are some of the best places to find deals. Rathmullan, Downings, and Dunfanaghy are a bit more pricey, but they have more conveniences and are easier to get to, so it’s worth it.
County Leitrim is another inexpensive county that hugs the northern Atlantic coast and some of Ireland’s most stunning loughs. There is enough of a stunning landscape. In the east, towards Cavan, in Carrigallen, you’ll find the cheapest areas of Leitrim. Carrick-on-Shannon and other border towns in Northern Ireland are seeing an influx of British buyers looking to settle in Ireland.
County Cavan, to the east of County Leitrim, is also extremely inexpensive. It is around two hours drive from both Belfast and Dublin. This is a really out-of-the-way (but stunning) location, and houses there are rumored to be sold for less than they cost to build. Go west to places like Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, and Belturbet if stunning natural beauty is what you seek.
Easky, located on the Atlantic coast of Sligo, is a great option if you’re looking for a fishing hamlet atmosphere. Try your hand at fishing or kayaking on the lake, or go for a hike along the Wild Atlantic Way or one of the many nearby hills. There are many opportunities to meet new people in the community, and there is even a Gaelic football team to root for. With an average home price of €142,000, County Sligo is home to some of Ireland’s best real estate deals. Single-family homes in Easky begin at €69,000.
If you’re looking for a city dwelling in Ireland at a reasonable price, look no further than Waterford. The nicest weather in Ireland can be found in the sunny southeast of the country. In addition, there are many historical places to visit, and you can buy more crystal than you can shake a champagne flute at to decorate your new house. Blue Flag beaches and a fast ferry ride back to England are further benefits. The typical home in Waterford costs €172,880. Terraced houses in prime downtown locations can be had for as little as €110,000, while single-family homes can be had for as little as €250,000.
Killala, in County Mayo, is a great place to settle down if you’re looking for a quiet, traditional Irish fishing community. Killala Bay, around six miles from Ballina, is where you’ll find the village. Ross Beach, which has been awarded the Blue Flag, and the nearby ancient buildings of Meelick Castle and Rosserk Abbey are perfect ways to while away the day. If you’re willing to settle for an end-terrace in Killala, you can get a great deal. A fixer-upper may be found for €70,000 if you’re lucky, but prices start at $117,000 at the low end.
Carrick-on-Shannon may be considered a town, but it’s a tiny one! Make use of the town’s waterfront location as a starting point for a boat tour of Ireland. Dublin and Belfast may be reached from the town in roughly two hours. The average cost of a home in Ireland is €132,000, with County Leitrim being the least expensive. The starting price for a detached home in Carrick-on-Shannon is €147,000.
Greencastle is a beautiful rural area close to the seashore and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Donegal. The town is known for its beautiful beach and busy port. In addition, your location is just on Lough Foyle’s shore. From Greencastle, you may quickly reach the shore, the Wild Atlantic Way, and the amazing natural attractions of the Inishowen Peninsula. Donegal has an average home price of €145,137. Detached cottages with water views can be found in the area of Greencastle for as little as €150,000.