House prices in Co Leitrim are up 42%, and by over 20% in Sligo in the past year.

That's according to the latest report from, which shows demand for housing outside the main cities is skyrocketing, as supply plummets.

The asking price for houses increased by almost 10 percent nationally in the past year.

Leitrim showed the highest price increases at 42%, with the average three bed semi now at €157,000.

It's still only half the national average price of a new home, which now stands at €311,000.

In Mayo, house prices rose by 3.7% in the past year to an average of €245,000 according to this report, with a 4.2% increase in Galway where a 3-bed semi now costs an average of €245,000, and in Roscommon, prices are up 10% to an average €115,000.


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