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Rory McIlroy to sell off €2.5m mansion

IF YOU had up to €3m to spend, would you prefer Rory McIlroy's luxury home or an island off the Mayo coast?

Amazingly, the island in Mayo's Clew Bay can be snapped up for not much more than the asking price for Rory's sprawling Co Down property.

McIlroy, currently battling it out with Tiger Woods and others for the $10m (€7.65m) FedEx Cup in Atlanta, has spoken of the "gut wrenching" decision to sell his home in Northern Ireland.

Located at Moneyreagh, close to Belfast, the five-bedroom property includes a practice area with a putting green, driving range and gym.

Estate agent Rodgers & Brown has put a £2m (€2.5m) price tag on the house, which is set on 14 acres.

World No 1 Rory (23) now spends most of his time in the US, along with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, where he plays most of his golf.

Meanwhile, a private island once owned by an RTE secret millionaire is on the market for €2.85m.

Inish Turk Beg in Clew Bay was bought a decade ago by Irish-Egyptian businessman Nadim Sadek, who spent an estimated €9m developing it. Receivers are now trying to find a buyer for the property.