28 Sept 2022

Memories – 40 years – House prices up by 20% per year


AVERAGE house prices in Limerick have been rising by over 20 per cent per annum over the past three years. 

However, more detailed figures for 1975 reveal a slight drop towards the end of the year. 

The statistics, issued by the Department of Local Government, do not give a reason for this drop – whether it is due to lack of job opportunities encouraging people to come to Limerick or because people do not have the money to move. 

During 1972/73, the average gross price of a house in Limerick was £5,867.

But the following year, the price had jumped by 22 per cent to £7,181.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.