Isle be there
Though Lettermore is technically an island in the Connemara heartland, it has none of the inconvenience as it's linked to the mainland by a series of bridges.
Ti Ann George is a traditional lofted cottage on 11-and-a-half acres of land on the island. The house dates back to the 1800s, but in recent years it's been extended and renovated, including reroofing and rewiring.
The front door leads directly into the sole reception room – a sitting room with an open fire. There's also a kitchen/dining room measuring 12'6" by 11ft.
Apart from those rooms, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. However, there's also a loft with skylights and gable windows that could be converted.
Beside the property is a public quay where boats can be moored. There's also easy access to local beaches. Tí Ann George is for sale for €195,000 through DNG Martin O'Connor in Oughterard (091 866 708).
IT'S A SHAW THING
Synge Street is one of the more storied of Dublin city centre addresses. It's the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw, and the site of the famous 150-year-old CBS whose past pupils include Flann O'Brien, Gay Byrne and Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh.
Number 4 Synge Street is a fully renovated and extended terraced house on two levels. Steps lead down from hall level to a large kitchen/dining room/living room measuring 14 feet by just over 25 feet, which has a large skylight and doors to the back garden.
The rest of the internal accommodation of 1,022 square feet consists of three bedrooms, two of them en suite, and a main bathroom.
Agent Lisney (01 638 2700) is handling the sale for €695,000.