Ireland Enjoys Over $569 Billion in Residential Home Sales Annually

Ireland Enjoys Over $569 Billion in Residential Home Sales Annually

Residential News » Dublin Edition | By Monsef Rachid | May 29, 2019 8:16 AM ET

Combined Home Purchase Transactions up 6.4 Percent Year Over Year in 2019

According to a new report by, Ireland home prices are currently growing by 5.9% year-on-year and in 2019 there are on average 11 properties sold nationwide every week that are worth €1m or more.

The highest concentration of property millionaires is in Dalkey with 936, followed by Foxrock (540) and Mount Merrion (230).

By location, the most expensive markets are all in Dublin. The average asking price in Mount Merrion is now €850k, followed by Foxrock €834k, and Sandycove €752k. By comparison, the average asking price nationwide is €261k.

Outside of Dublin, Enniskerry in Co. Wicklow is the most expensive market with average property values of €638k, In the other provinces, that distinction falls to Kinsale in Munster (€395,000) and Kinvara in Connacht-Ulster (€326,000), again in each case the most expensive market in their region by some distance. The cheapest market in the country remains Ballaghaderreen in Roscommon, where with the average property value at just €97,000, it remains the only market in the country where property values are below €100,000.

The most expensive streets outside Dublin include:

  • Scilly Hill, Scilly, Kinsale (€2,550k)
  • Glounagillagh, Caragh Lake, Killorglin (€2,178k)
  • Cuan Ban, Colla Rd, Schull (€2,100k)
  • Hill Crest Manor, Newport, Tipperary (€2,043k)
  • Athgarvan House, Newbridge, Kildare (€2,000k)
  • Rooska, Ardbrack, Kinsale (€2,000k)
Commenting on the findings, Ronan Lyons, economist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the Wealth Report, said "Ireland's two million homes are worth over €500bn. This marks an increase of just over €30bn in a year. While the bulk of that comes from changes in property values, a growing share of the change in Ireland's property wealth is coming from new construction. On average last year, Ireland's stock of homes grew in value by €84m per day - with €15m of that coming from new construction."

Raychel O'Connell of said: "Dublin continues to be the area where most million-euro plus properties and property millionaires are in Ireland. However, the most expensive residential sale so far this year was Kilfinnan Castle, Glandore, Co. Cork which sold in February for €5,732,000."

In terms of overall value, based on the 1.7m occupied dwellings in Ireland, the combined total residential property value in the country is worth just under €510 billion (€509,545,818,902). That is up from €479 billion a year ago or €84 million per day.

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