Wednesday 18 September 2019

4 of a kind... Average-Priced Properties in Ulster

Ardee Road, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, €192,000

The detached bungalow on Ardee Road, Monaghan
The detached bungalow on Ardee Road, Monaghan

Asking prices in Monaghan are higher than in any of the Ulster counties south of the border, according to figures released this week by

The average asking price of properties in Co Monaghan now stands at €163,719, having risen by 12.4pc in the past year.

2 Stanley Terrace
2 Stanley Terrace

This detached bungalow on Ardee Road - none of the houses have names or numbers, according to the selling agent - has 180sqm of living space and is located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Carrickmacross, only 400m from the centre of town. There is a footpath and street lighting along the route. The property has four bedrooms and one bathroom, a sitting room, living room, kitchen and dining area.

The house is said to have been beautifully maintained, and the large rear garden with side access allows for the possibility of new owners applying for planning permission to extend. Features include uPVC double-glazed windows, and a floored attic area.

In the 2011 census, Carrickmacross had a population of 4,925, making the market town the second-largest town in Monaghan.

The town, which originally grew around a castle built in 1630, is known for lace-making, Carrickmacross lace being worked in an individual style devised in 1820. The Carrickmacross Lace Co-operative maintains the tradition to this day.

9 Orchard Drive
9 Orchard Drive

The local GAA club is Carrickmacross Emmets, while the soccer club is Carrick Rovers. The town has three primary and three secondary schools.

Agent: REA Gunne Carrickmacross (042) 9661303

Middle of Monaghan

2. Stanley Terrace in Monaghan town is an attractive, four-bedroom period house dating from around 1830. The facade is in red-brick with yellow brick reveals. It comes with 108 sqm of living space, and there is one bathroom. On the ground floor is a kitchen/living room and a utility room. There are two bedrooms on each of the first and second floors, but the large bedroom on the first floor could be used as a reception room. The uPVC windows are double-glazed and the house has oil-fired central heating. There is an outbuilding for storage, private parking in the yard, and a large garden.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Gallagher (047) 71461

No 54 The Birches
No 54 The Birches

Detached in Donegal

3. The average asking price in Donegal is €142,499 according to the latest report. This was an increase of just 1.9pc on the previous year. No 9 Orchard Drive in Donegal town is a three-bedroom, detached house located in a small development within walking distance of the town centre, and is described as being suitable for investors or first-time buyers. There's a kitchen/breakfast room equipped with a built-in dishwasher, fridge and freezer and a separate utility room. There's a guest lavatory downstairs and a family bathroom upstairs. The property has oil-fired central heating, and a BER of D1. Outside there's a private rear garden.

Agent: DNG Billy Johnston (074) 972 1144

Comfort in Cavan

4. The average asking price for properties in Cavan was €147,026 at the end of the second quarter, according to No 54 The Birches in Drumgola Wood, is a four-bedroom, semi-detached of 120sqm. The location is convenient for Cavan town, Cavan General Hospital, Loreto College and St Patrick's College, in an area popular with families, a quiet cul-de-sac with off-street parking and a large garden. There's a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has oil-fired central heating and a BER of C2.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Declan Woods (049) 438 0038

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