Town & Country: What will €695,000 buy in Kilkenny and Dublin?

Two homes, one price: A four-bed detached house on the outskirts of Kilkenny city or a two-bed apartment in the heart of Ballsbridge


Address: 2 Dunmore Park, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny

Agent: Savills

Dating from 1996, this four-bedroom detached house lies in a private enclave of 10 houses on the outskirts of Kilkenny city. Extending to 220sq m (2,368sq ft), the property has a large west-facing garden and a Ber of C1.

Plus: Fine sized house on a good site


Minus: The garden would benefit from further planting


Address: 16 Lansdowne Wood, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Agent: Hunters

Nestled off the leafy tree-lined avenue of Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne Wood is a boutique development close to Herbert Park, Sandymount Strand and the Aviva Stadium. This second-floor apartment has two bedrooms, extends to a generous 103sq m (1,109sq ft), has Ber of B3 and benefits from a southwest-facing balcony.

Plus: Location is highly desirable

Minus: The property does not have a separate utility room

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables