County Limerick shack is Ireland’s cheapest home

Gerard Fitzgibbon

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Gerard Fitzgibbon

THE PROPERTY sharks were well and truly swimming around West Limerick this week following the discovery of what is thought to be Ireland’s cheapest home - a dilapidated shack in Carrigkerry which is on the market for just €10,000.

THE PROPERTY sharks were well and truly swimming around West Limerick this week following the discovery of what is thought to be Ireland’s cheapest home - a dilapidated shack in Carrigkerry which is on the market for just €10,000.

The two-room prefabricated house, which sits on one acre of land near Glensharrold, just outside the village on the Athea road, has been the subject of a number of enquiries from potential bidders since it was discovered on property website Daft.ie.

The sale of the property, which has no toilet or septic tank, is being handled by Michael Liston of Liston Auctioneers in Newcastle West. He told the Limerick Leader that while the house itself may not be much to look at, a number of keen bargain hunters have already expressed an interest in the property.

“It’s one of those old pre-fab houses, probably dating back to the ‘60s. But it isn’t much, and to be honest it’d probably have to be demolished by whoever bought it. But it has power and road access, and it comes with a nice bit of land which is probably the biggest draw.”

The property was previously owned by a bachelor who recently moved into Carrigkerry village.