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02nd Oct 2019

You can buy this private island in Cork for less than a house in Dublin

Olivia Hayes

Way less. WAY, waaaay less.

We can’t afford a house, but we might be able to afford an island.

Just think about it; your own private island to do whatever you want. Sure, you might have to travel across the sea to get a pint of milk, but you also have the very-tempting situation of nobody bothering you. Ever.

Whether you like the sound of that or not, there’s an island off the coast of Cork for sale and it’s going for €150,000 which we think is a rather great price.

You could buy two or three of these islands for the same price as one house in Dublin.

The 4 acre island is called Mannion’s Island and it’s located in Dunmanus Bay, West Cork.

According to Coastal Homes, “it’s within 200 metres of the foreshore and just a few minutes from the newly constructed pier, which is 5 minutes walking distance from Durrus village.

“The island is approximately 60 percent fertile with this area south facing with a small sheltered cove to the east of the island.

“There is no house, building, structure or ruin on the island,” but sure you could build one yourself, right?

If you want to get away from the rest of the world, this could be your chance, lads.