EVERYONE 365 days have passed in which Irish people have faced sky-high prices and a housing crisis that has continued to spiral.
No wonder the capital is ranking The worst cities for finance and housing this year like Dublin also came in last third in terms of local cost of living.
But TV star Maggie Molloy brought a little cheer to Ireland in 2021 as she explores some of the nation’s cheapest homes.
The Cheap Irish Homes presenter first bought her own home in the early 2000s for just €80,000 when she was 23 years old.
This prompted her to create her Instagram account, Cheap Irish Homes, which now has 141k followers.
Here, DARA BROWNE looks at the top 10 counties that have managed to keep housing prices low and affordable – with one having only €8,000.
On January 15, Maggie discovered a cottage located in Cloghvoolia in Co Cork for sale for just €8,000.
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The RTE star shared a snap of the derelict house with her followers. The roofless stone wall house is located next to a forest full of green trees.
Found on the housing website Daft.ie, the property measures about 0.88 acres. However, this list is no longer available.
The next cheapest home in Ireland is a 25,000 euro remodel from the 1950s located above in Carron, Co Clare.
The two-bedroom bungalow has a fireplace, one bathroom, PVC windows, plumbing for the kitchen sink, modern-style electrical wiring and a septic tank in the large rear garden.
Despite the lack of flooring, expert Maggie – who discovered the property in October – said “even without a home on the land, it’s a good price for a piece of land!”
The current offer for this Clare cottage is €60,000 and is located on a small plot of land with separate outbuildings, just 13 km from Ballyvaughan and 16 km from Kinvara.
And with historic sites, stunning views, Ailwee Caves and the Cliffs of Moher on your doorstep, this home also boasts excellent transport connections and primary and secondary schools.
In March, Maggie ventured to Sligo, where she found a beautiful affordable home about half an acre with both ESB and water.
For just €27,500, the Carrowgarry house is, as Maggie puts it, in “good dry condition”, which she guessed is down to the sealed roof.
The spacious home comes with a fireplace and features blue walls in the living room, with some beautiful red, glossy brick work on another wall.
This property is no longer for sale.
In early January, Glendubh in Mayo emerged on the real estate scene full of potential, with a cost of just 40,000 euros.
Maggie describes this detached home as “nothing magical”, with an acre and stunning views of the Ox Mountains just outside the door.
It was a small two-story building just behind the main house, however the property is no longer for sale.
September’s find is a “diamond in the rough” house located on 0.75 acres of land in Mohill.
For 30,000 euros, homeowners can enjoy a traditional three-bedroom apartment with two chimneys – which means it’s likely the main fireplace will have a fireplace in the back room and an open fireplace in all three.
In an Instagram post, Maggie explains: “This means you have several ways to heat every room if your budget is tight and don’t use central heating.
“The roof looks like a corrugated iron roof, a roof that’s perfectly fine to live in if you’re on a tight budget and if it stops the water from coming out that would be a huge bonus to the condition of the inside of the house. “
The sale of this house has been agreed.
Another Leitrim estate hit the market just three weeks ago for €55,000.
Completed, the country house boasts four annexes facing the rear of the main house, a massive rear garden, a spacious living room and kitchen.
Analyzing the house Leitrim, Maggie predicts a septic tank and water supply for the house due to the presence of a toilet.
She added: ‘The lights and switches inside, although old, have historically had an electrical connection here which will save you a pack during a remodel as you may not need to pay for it. for any new poles.”
Although no longer available for purchase, a home in Donegal in Culdaff was for sale for just €35,000 in April.
Set on an acre, the cottage has two beds, a kitchen, a living room, bathroom and sink, with lots of promising features.
The bathroom, the kitchen sink, the modern wall outlet and the fact that it’s dry inside are “all big pluses” for Maggie.
Maggie discovered a beautiful property in Bollingbrook, Co Tipperary in August for €39,950, however this home is no longer available.
Sharing some moments of the property, Maggie said: “This is absolute paradise! Set on about 2.45 acres not far from me in Co Tipperary, it’s so quaint and unique, I’ll love it forever forever and I wouldn’t even care how much it was to save it.”
Lismakeigue in Co Galway is listed for €40,000 before going to market.
The house has its original contents, bay windows, an intact looking roof and lots of side works. This beauty sits on a private road less than half an acre and is fully wired.
Over the course of the past year, Roscommon has proven to be a great county to find affordable homes in Ireland, with three of Maggie’s finds costing less than €48,000.
A property in Tully, now no longer for sale, boasts a whopping 15.9 acres of land for just €45,000.
At Cloonfinglas, buyers can get two properties – a derelict white building with a red roof and a small house – for 45,000 euros.
They sit on an acre of land and are surrounded by vast forests.
These properties, formerly a shop and a house with fully adjacent annex buildings, are still available through Daft.ie.
The seller is advising any interested buyer to view the properties and all interested parties to conduct their own investigation into the operation of all equipment, fixtures, fittings and services.
Meanwhile, a giant 0.81-acre house in Ballinlough costs just 47,500 euros.
Surrounded by tall trees, a small stone front wall, rickety iron gates and original interiors, this original stone farmhouse features a main water and septic tank.
The farmhouse for sale includes a porch, large kitchen, dining room, living room and two double bedrooms on the first floor.
A stunning four-bed, one-bathroom house in Castleisland Co Kerry is currently on sale for €50,000.
This remarkable hotel in the middle of a terrace is located on three floors and offers direct access to Main Street.
There is an entrance hall, a former retail space on the ground floor, three rooms on the first floor and three more on the second floor.
The property has been uninhabited for a number of years and is in very bad condition for repairs inside and out, according to the listing.
There is a small enclosed area at the back of the house that can only be accessed through the property or through a right of way for the townhouse.
Electricity, water, sewage, electricity are all located near the house.
During the summer, Maggie raved about store interiors, flagpoles, shutters, and natural light.
In January, Maggie discovered another stunning home in Kenmare, Co Kerry for €55,000.
Set on about an acre, the massive farmhouse features a large living room and fireplace, plenty of storage space, gorgeous blue-tiled floors, plenty of natural light, and quirky additions that make Add personality to the character.
This property is no longer valuable.
https://www.thesun.ie/money/8090515/property-cheapest-homes-ireland-top-counties/ Top 10 counties with cheapest property in Ireland in 2021 with an area costing just 8k euros