Is Glenties cottage the cheapest (and cutest!) in Ireland at just €45,000?

written by Staff Writer June 4, 2024

It’s possibly the cutest and cheapest cottage in Ireland.

This adorable stone-built dwelling set on almost an acre of land in picturesque Glenties can be yours for just €45,000.


It’s difficult not to think of the Mundy sisters and the Hollywood film Dancing At Lughnasa when you look at this cottage.

The one-time national school is in need of some love and repair but with beautiful views of the Bluestack Mountains it can be the perfect getaway.

It is located approximately 2.4kms from Glenties and 10kms from Ardara.

The historic cottage, set on 0.8 of an acre, is in within easy distance of the blueflag beach at Narin/Portnoo, the Bluestack Way and the salmon filled Owenea River.

It began life as a national school in the 1800s and later became a private residence and once boasted a traditional thatched roof.


If its walls could talk it would tell many stories of Ireland from bygone times.

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