Rural property prices bottom of the ladder
THERE is always a lot of focus on the top of the property market but one can learn a lot by looking at the bottom as well.
New figures from the endlessly fascinating property register throw up some extraordinary bargains all over the country.
A site in Seagull Park in Clogherhead in Louth sold for €10,000 last month but even that seems expensive compared to 6A Tom Clarke Terrace in the charming Co Cork town of Midleton which went for the curiously precise price of €8,888.16.
Even cheaper was Dean Lodge in the isolated but beautiful townland of Shanagolden in west Limerick which sold for €8,333.
The cheapest transaction of all took place in Glounanarrig in Macroom, clocking in at a meagre €6,348.
The revival in prices that is obvious in south Dublin these days obviously has some way to go before it lifts all boats.