Castlemartin House, the former family home of Sir Anthony O’Reilly in Kilcullen, Co Kildare, looks like being the most expensive sale of 2015.
With the year drawing to a close, MyHome.ie decided to look back on some of the biggest sales of the year with the €26.5 million paid for the estate so far leading the way.
Purchased in January by Irish-American billionaire and owner of Humewood House in Co Wicklow, John Malone, it is easily the most expensive one-off sale recorded in Ireland this year.
The second largest sale was in Dublin where 1 Sorrento House in Dalkey sold to a US bidder in the summer for €10 million, having come on the market for €12 million in 2013.
Also selling for €10 million was Courtown Demesne in Kilcock, Co Kildare. It was bought by developer Luke Comer.
Another notable sale was the €7.5 million paid for the former Canadian Embassy at Strathmore House in Killiney, which was bought by entrepreneur Dr Joe Elias in February.
Most of the year’s other notable sales also came early in the year, including Boystown House in Wicklow and Tulira Castle in Galway, which both sold in February.
The full list of highest one-off sales per county is below, as per the Property Price Register.
- Carlow: Park Gate, Tullow – €800,000 – September 14th
- Cavan: Belamont Forest, Cootehill – €2,050,000 – July 24th
- Clare: Apt 2, Kincora Hall, Shannon – €700,000 – April 22nd
- Cork: Lisnalee House, Barrington South Avenue, Blackrock – July 31st
- Donegal: Old Fort Stewart, Ramelton – €1,197,000 – May 15th
- Dublin: Sorrento House, 1 Sorrento Terrace, Sorrento Road, Dalkey – €10,000,000 – June 25th
- Galway: Tulira Castle, Ardrahan – €2,200,000 – February 10th
- Kerry: Muckross Park Hotel and The Reserve, Killarney – €1,000,000 – June 18th
- Kildare: Castlemartin House, Kilcullen – €26,500,000 – January 30th
- Kilkenny: 14 Foxes Covert, Mount Juliet, Thomastown – €1,335,000 – March 20th
- Laois: Caoard House, Rosenallis – €4,246,000 – October 5th
- Leitrim: Macken, Leitrim Village – €324,000 – August 26th
- Limerick: Castle Oliver, Ardpatrick, Kilmallock – €2,600,000 – August 10th
- Longford: Kilteyreacher Lane, Ballinalee Road, Longford – €300,000 – April 8th
- Louth: Baltrasna House, Ardee – €1,075,000 – June 5th
- Mayo: Partry House, Castlemorris – €825,000 – July 8th
- Meath: Rathaldron Castle, Navan – €1,620,000 – February 9th
- Monaghan: Tullyherim, Monaghan – €500,000 – July 28th
- Offaly: Bellair House, Ballycumber – €530,000 – March 27th
- Roscommon: Drumminmore, Rooskey – €500,000 – April 2nd
- Sligo: 46 Laurel Lodge, Ard Finn, Sligo – €1,900,440.50 – October 1st
- Tipperary: Kilteelagh House, Dromineer, Nenagh – €1,350,000 – May 25th
- Waterford: Waterford Castle, The Island, Ballinakill – €1,575,000 – March 10th
- Westmeath: 1 Birch House, Riverview – €1,550,661 – October 2nd
- Wexford: Ard Gaoithe, Ballinamona, Kilmuckridge – €692,000 – February 2nd
- Wicklow: Boystown House and Estate, Blessington – €6,350,000 – February 9th