• The price of an average three-bedroom semi-detached house in Co Mayo fell by 4% over the past year, to €153,500 - according to a new national survey by Real Estate Alliance.

    Prices in Castlebar fell by over 4% over the past year to an average of €153,500, while Westport prices fell by 6.7% to €235,000 in the last year.

    The survey also shows that, despite fears of a downturn in the market during the Covid-19 crisis, the price of an average 3-bed semi in Mayo remained unchanged over the past 3 months.

    Local estate agent Robert McGreal of REA McGreal Burke Castlebar and Westport says Covid-19 restrictions have had an impact on the volume of sales, but pricing is steady and business has been encouraging since they reopened.