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Average House Prices In South Wicklow To Rise By Up To 7% In 2020

The 'How Much is Your House Worth?' guide to the property market highlights house type, condition and loan availability as new factors influencing prices.

The report suggests Brexit has affected buyers in Donegal, with prices rising by 12 per cent, after falling 2 per cent last year.

While in South County Dublin, prices are down 3 per cent.

The most expensive place to buy a house is Dublin 6 where a home will set you back an average 850,000 euro.

The average price for a three bed semi detached house is €262,000 in locations including Wicklow Town, Arklow, Ashford Rathnew and Aughrim.

The Irish Independent says new properties in Wicklow accounted for around a third of overall sales in 2019, more than double the national average.

In Wicklow, prices in the final quarter of 2019 were 4% lower than a year previously, compared to a rise of 6% seen a year ago.

The most expensive property purchased in Ireland last year, was also in Wicklow, believed to be more than €20 million for the 5,000 acre Luggala estate. The register only records the value of the home and immediate gardens which it puts at €11.6 million.

In Dublin, prices in the third quarter of 2019 were 1% lower than a year previously, compared to a fall of 3% seen a year ago. The average house price in the capital is now €366,000, 26% below peak levels.

In Ireland housing prices fell by 1.2% during 2019, the first calendar year recording a fall in prices since 2012, according to the latest Daft.ie Sales Report released today by Ireland’s largest property website, daft.ie. The average price nationwide in the final quarter of the year was €250,766, 2.4% lower than in the third quarter and 1.2% lower than a year ago.

In Dublin, prices fell by 1.2% during 2019, while in Galway city, prices were unchanged on a year previously. In the other main cities, prices were higher, with year-on-year increases of 0.8% in Cork, 2.9% in Limerick and 3.3% in Waterford. Outside the cities, prices were also falling, by between 0.8% in Munster and 2.6% in Connacht-Ulster.

Average list price and year-on-year change – major cities, 2019 Q4

  • Dublin City: €366,153 – down 1.2%

  • Cork City: €278,021 – up 0.8%

  • Galway City: €290,449 – unchanged

  • Limerick City: €199,911 – up 2.9%

  • Waterford City: €180,650 – up 3.3%


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