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The 7 most expensive houses for sale in Ireland right now

Finally! A way to spend your millions.

HEY, WE CAN dream. Right? Can we dream?

7. Fernhill House, Stepaside, Co Dublin (€5,000,000)

What you get for your money: A 26-room house including six “principle bedrooms” and an undetermined number of “staff bedrooms”. Plus an estate with its own arboretum, which used to be a tourist attraction. However, the whole thing requires “considerable refurbishment”.

6. Capard House, Rosenallis, Co Laois (€5,500,000)

What you get for your money: A 13-bedroom Greek Revival mansion on 100 acres of land, built in the 18th century. Includes hot tub and jacuzzi room, a banqueting hall, games room and a library.

5. Ashtown Lodge, Castleknock (€5,950,000)

What you get for your money: No fewer than three houses with a total of 20 bedrooms, indoor 57ft swimming pool with steam room, your own orchard, floodlit tennis court and five stables. Plus “ample parking”.

4. Myrtle Lodge, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow (€6,000,000)

What you get for your money: A 185-acre country estate with a six-bedroom period house in the middle of it. Plus two other houses and a barn, just in case you want to switch things up a bit. And there’s a tennis court!

3. Tulira Castle, Ardrahan, Co Galway (€6,500,000)

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What you get for your money: Well, a castle. Originally built in the 12th century and progressively added to since. Includes a Great Hall with a 40ft ceiling and columns of Irish marble, seven bedrooms, a medieval tower with its own chapel, and 90 acres of mature woodland.

Oh, and a large ornamental lake.

2. Courtown Demesne, Co Kildare (€10,000,000)

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What you get for your money: Just the 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms in the main house alone, plus an extra three houses dotted around the grounds (386 acres) for good measure. All the usual trimmings like a swimming pool, tennis court and so on. Plus 30 stables, a cross country course for the horses, two duck ponds and “scope for a large private shoot”.

1. Sorrento House, Dalkey (€12,000,000)

What you get for your money: Six bedrooms, six bathrooms plus “further accommodation within the Gate Lodge”. Uninterrupted views across Killiney Bay from most of the rooms. Two acres of gardens. A 20ft “plant room” in the Summer House – for all your plants, obviously.

Note: These are the most expensive houses for sale on the open market, from our scan of property websites. Does not include private sales or houses whose price has not been publicly declared.

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