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3 fixer-uppers in Co Galway for under €100,000


by Megan Burns
06th Jun 2020
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These three properties in Co Galway offer great value for someone that’s willing to take on a project. 


Many things have changed during the pandemic, but one thing that’s become obvious for a lot of people is that they can work remotely with no issues. If you’ve found that this is the case for you, and your company looks likely to allow remote work to continue, you’re perhaps reconsidering your options of where to live.

Where before the all important commute time was a huge factor in deciding where to buy, perhaps you’re now seeing an opportunity to relocate to one of Ireland’s more rural areas. These have multiple benefits, but the value to be had in house prices is certainly a big attraction.

If you’re keen to tackle a fixer-upper, there’s even better value to be had. Here are three properties in Co Galway under €100,000 that show just how far your money can go.

Cloghans Hill, Tuam, €70,000

houses under €100,000

This two-bed bungalow would be ideal for those who don’t want too major a project, as it seems it would need only cosmetic improvements. Set on 5.69 acres with several outbuildings and an orchard, there is also plenty of land should the buyer wish to extend. Just 9 miles from Tuam, the house has a rural location but with urban conveniences nearby.

Bunnahown, €42,500

houses under €100,000

If you really want to get away from it all, this property not only has beautiful, rugged views, it’s also located close to Galway’s coastline and the Wild Atlantic Way. The house itself will need extensive refurbishment. While there are three bedrooms, they are all located in a rear extension that no longer has a roof, but this house has huge potential to make a great family home.

Duniry, Kylebrack, €70,000

This large, four-bed house is in need of extensive refurbishment, but could become a wonderful home in the right hands. It comes with several stone outbuildings on a half-acre site which could be used for storage, or perhaps converted to an office space. Located 50 minutes from Galway city, it also has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.


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