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Significant increases in property prices

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By Ted Healy of DNG TED HEALY

The latest house price report from property website daft.ie turns up some interesting, if not unsurprising, facts on the market.

It looks at the first quarter of 2022 (Jan – Mar) which shows significant price increases and continued supply issues.

Housing prices rose by 2.4% on average during the first three months with the average listed price nationwide in Q1 now €299,093, up 8.4% on the same period in 2021 and just 19% below the Celtic Tiger peak.

The increase in Munster (outside the cities) was 13.3%.
Just 10,000 homes were listed for sale on March 1, during 2019, the average number of homes for sale on the market at any one time was just over 17,500.

Inflation in housing prices remains high – as has been the case consistently over the last decade, increasing prices reflect a combination of strong demand and very weak supply. Significant increases in the cost of construction have simply added to this.

Some interesting key points to note were that almost half of those looking to buy, but not straight away, cited the need to save for a deposit as a key factor in delaying home purchase.

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Roughly four in five respondents cite the lack of homes as a factor in delaying home purchase.

The number of homes on the market continues to fall. The total number of properties available to buy nationally on March 1 was just 10,047, down by almost 2,000 from the same period last year and the lowest on record in a series dating back to January 2007.

In the Munster region, listed prices increased by an average of 2.7% between January and March, up 13.3% year-on-year.

Annual price inflation in Munster is above 10% again after a record level of annual inflation in Q1 of 2021.
Supply of properties in the Munster region is at a new low, with just over 2,800 properties on the market in Munster on March 1, down from 3,618 on the same date a year ago.

"On a local level, supply of properties in the Killarney area remains at an all time low," Ted Healy said.

"As a result we are experiencing a sharp rise in prices being paid for well located second hand properties. With limited new construction expected in the short term this trend is unlikely to change. We have a list of buyers eager to purchase property in the Killarney area but unfortunately the properties simply are not available. We would be delighted to speak to anyone considering selling their property and can be contacted on 064 6639000 or killarney@dng.ie."

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Godley fourth in National Ploughing competition

By Sean Moriarty Four years on from his last appearance at the National Ploughing Championships, Shane Godley continues to move up the ranks in his age group. The Killarney Ploughing […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Four years on from his last appearance at the National Ploughing Championships, Shane Godley continues to move up the ranks in his age group.

The Killarney Ploughing Association member last represented Kerry in the Under 21s in 2018 when he placed sixth in the two-furrow conventional class in the national competition.

Last week at the 2022 National Ploughing Championships at Rathinaska, County Laois he placed fourth in the under 28 age group for the same category.

“Weather conditions for both the ploughing days was very good but the ground was very hard,” he said.

Club mate Mike Brosnan from Gortalea, finished 20th in the ‘Vintage Mounted’ class. They were the only two members of Killarney Ploughing Association to compete at the event.

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Public invited to inaugural ‘Call of the Wild’ events

By Michelle Crean   It’s not often members of the public get a safe close up look at the native Red deer – but soon they can with two days of events […]

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It’s not often members of the public get a safe close up look at the native Red deer – but soon they can with two days of events at Killarney National Park. 

This year marks the inaugural ‘Call of the Wild’ autumn gathering – the highlight of the Killarney National Park nature calendar – and it takes place on Saturday and Sunday October 15 and 16.

The programme will be presented by the Conservation Rangers of National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), led by Danny O’Keeffe, District Conservation Officer.

Killarney National Park was the first National Park in Ireland, it encompasses 10,000 hectares of diverse ecology, ancient oak and yew woodlands – the most extensive covering of native forest of international importance, the famous Lakes of Killarney, the monastic 6th century Innisfallen Island, Muckross House and Killarney House and Gardens. There the renowned native Irish Red deer – the largest and only native species with a continuous presence in Ireland since the end of the last Ice Age (c.10,000 BC) – live.

Paudie O’Leary was the Head Conservation Ranger at Killarney National Park, and sadly passed away unexpectedly in August 2012. This year to honour Paudie’s memory, Divisional Manager Killarney National Park, Eamonn Meskell, will deliver the inaugural Paudie O’Leary lecture at Killarney House Auditorium on Saturday October 15 at 3pm.

Other events include Autumn Dawn Watch, Photographic Workshops, Children’s Autumn Watch with Killarney National Park Education Centre based at Knockreer House, Autumn Night Watch, and an informal discussion of the work of NPWS Conservation Rangers chaired by Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell.

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Saturday October 15

7.30am: Autumn Dawn Watch Gathering takes place. National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) local Conservation Rangers meet at Knockreer Gates (opposite St Mary’s Cathedral) walking tour observing native Irish deer, flora and fauna during the autumn season.

Early morning self guide photographic opportunities within Killarney Demesne – observing and photographing the annual rutting season from a safe distance on designated paths.

10am: Autumn Photographic Workshop with photographer Micheál O’Sullivan at Ross Castle. For bookings: info@killarneyphototours.ie/mobile 087 6290556.

10am – 2pm: Children Autumn Watch: Killarney National Park Education Centre, Knockreer House, Scavenger hunts, beginners bushcraft, nature games and a look at the mammals of Killarney National Park.
3pm: The inaugural Paudie O’Leary lecture: Killarney House and Gardens Auditorium delivered by Divisional Manager NPWS Killarney National Park: Eamonn Meskell: Bookings: Reception 01 539 3620.
7.30pm: Autumn Night Watch: Killarney National Park (NPWS) Conservation Rangers to meet at Knockreer gates (opposite St Mary’s Cathedral) bring a head torch/suitable clothing.

Sunday October 16

7.30am: Autumn Dawn Watch Gathering: National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) local Conservation Rangers. Meeting at Knockreer Gates (opposite St Mary’s Cathedral) – walking tour observing native Irish deer, flora and fauna during the autumn season.

Early morning self guide photographic opportunities within Killarney Demesne – observing and photographing the annual rutting season from a safe distance on designated paths.

10am: Autumn Photographic Workshop with photographer Micheál O’Sullivan meet at Ross Castle. Bookings: info@killarneyphototours.ie/mobile 087 6290556.

2pm: Autumn Watch Scattering: Muckross School House: informal discussion with NPWS Conservation Rangers on their work in Killarney National Park – chaired by Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell.

For further information and updates: www.facebook.com/killarneynationalpark.

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