Hub of development targets commuters
Blackrock, the seaside village just to the south of Dundalk, has become a hub for developers catering to first-time buyers priced out of Dublin. At Seaview Square, the latest section of Cnoc na Mara, developer Shannon Homes is selling three-bed terraced homes in the region of €225,000.
Each house has a striking facade finished in brick, with tall windows that reach from the ground floor right up to the vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom. The fitted kitchen and bedroom wardrobes are supplied by Kube Interiors. A3-rated Cnoc Na Mara is a 50-minute drive to the M50.
Close to Blackrock, prices at Knockshee start at €195,000 for a two-bed terraced house and at €215,000 for a three-bed version. Each of the brick-and-plaster fronted houses has a tarmac driveway and a cobblelock path out front, a patio and garden to the rear, and a shaker-style kitchen.
On Dundalk's Carrick Road, meanwhile, some 82km from Dublin city centre, commuters can buy a two-bed terraced home at the Mount Hamilton scheme for €197,500. The three-bed terraced properties start at €205,000, with three-bed semis from €235,000 and four-beds from €250,000. Further south, in Drogheda, a buyer with a limited budget could get a three-bed semi for €260,000 at Liscorrie. A four-bed semi costs from €290,000. Drogheda's train and bus stations are close by.