Dreaming of island life? There are homes for sale on Irish islands to suit any budget

You might have missed out on your chance to own your own island (for just €5,500,000), but if island life is calling you, there are a few gems on the market. The houses below are all in perfect condition, if the thoughts of a fixer upper on an island seems like too much hassle. Gorgeous views, lots of space and room to entertain — what more could you want?

Under €500,000

This stunning home on Inishbofin is a standout property on the island. It has been fully furnished and maintained throughout, and there is an original stone barn next to the house which has been restored. The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the sitting room has a fuel-burning stove and access to the outdoor decking area. €495,000


This three-bedroom cottage on Inishmore Island has been completely refurbished, with a new roof, new windows and underfloor heating. The house is just 100 metres from Kilmurvey Beach, and the sitting room has stunning views over Galway Bay. €475,000

Under €350,000

This house on Cape Clear off the coast of Cork has dramatic views over the south harbour of the island. The patio is a suntrap and the gardens are beautiful, and inside, the house is spacious and beautifully maintained. €325,000


This five bedroom house on Valentia Island boasts panoramic sea views over Portmagee Channel. The property has been immaculately maintained, with half an acre of landscaped gardens. The house was fully renovated in 2000, turning the attic into two bedrooms to make five in total. The bridge to Portmagee is just a three minute drive away. €250,000

Under €130,000

This house is a three bed, two bathroom semi-detached house on Achill Island, overlooking Currane Peninsula and The Currane Mountain.  The house has had some work done, with the PVC windows and French doors recently installed, as well as attic and cavity walls insulation and treatment to the hardwood timber floors. €129,000