A PROPERTY on the Killarney Road in Kenmare was the most expensive sold in Kerry this year.
Figures compiled by the Property Services Regulatory Authority in its newly released property price register reveal that the property sold for €775,000 on June 27.
The website uses stamp duty figures from the Revenue Commissioners and details are limited to price, address and date of sale meaning that property size and number of rooms are not included.
The Kenmare property was more than double the next highest properties sold in the south of the county this year. The second highest selling price was for Sika Lodge in Ballydowney, a stone-clad bed and breakfast property on the edge of the national park on the main Killorglin road which sold for €380,000.
The Killarney property matched the price paid for a property at Dereenacallaha, Kenmare, on April 10.
The figures are in sharp contrast to the cheapest property sold in Killarney with a property selling on Fleming's Lane for €68,000.
Meanwhile, South Kerry's next highest priced property was Beech House in Greenane, which went for €360,000 and this was followed by properties at Groin, Aghadoe (€348,524) and Gortagullane, Muckross, (€340,000).
The highest selling price in south west Kerry was in at Canuig, Ballinskelligs, which sold for €340,000.
Just six other south Kerry properties sold for €300,000 or above: Ashbury Lodge in Kenmare (€320,000) and properties at Gortnacarraige, Killarney (€310,000), Knockinane West, Killarney (€300,000), Bishops Lane, Killarney (€300,000), Derrynacaheragh, Bonane (€300,000) and Renard, Cahersiveen (€300,000).
Top price paid this year on Valentia Island was €270,000 for a property on Shore Road, Knightstown.
Killorglin's highest selling property, 3 Carran Court, Iveragh Road, also went for €270,000 in April, while the highest reaching Cahersiveen property was at Kimego East on May 3, selling for €180,000.
Milltown's highest selling property is listed at Glenellen and sold for €230,000 in August, while in Beaufort it was 10 The Orchard which closed at €230,000. Sneem's highest selling property was at Bohacogram which sold for €256,255. In Rathmore the figure was €120,000 for a property at Church Place.
Some 48 properties sold for over €200,000 in south Kerry.