It now costs more to buy a property close to the sea.

A new report from the property website Daft.ie reveals the price of a home close to the coast has risen by an average of 23% since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Homes in Kilmore Quay in Wexford and Dunmore East in Waterford have seen even bigger price hikes, while the Renvyle/ Letterfrack area of Co Galway and Lahinch in Co Clare saw price increases of 39%, compared to before the pandemic.

The coastal town of Louisburg in Co Mayo saw a 25% increase in house prices, with almost 22% in Enniscrone.

Speaking with Midwest News this morning Dr. Tom Gillespie, Environmental Economist with NUI Galway and author of the report, says the report shows that people clearly do like to be beside the sea....

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