West’s awake like never before as buyers scramble for coastal properties

As a result of lockdown and remote working, coastal homes along the Atlantic seaboard are being snapped up as soon as they go on sale

The Box overlooking Dog’s Bay in Roundstone, Co Galway sold for almost double its guide price at auction

Galway auctioneer O’Donnellan & Joyce has recorded an exceptional year of sales of coastal properties along the west of Ireland since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March 2020.

With remote working now the norm for many people across the country, many of those previously working full time in the capital set their eyes on the west and the beauty they have on their doorstep.

“The last year has seen properties being snapped up along the ...