Year in review: Many buyers contemplating a move to the country

Despite ongoing restrictions that resulted in some virtual auctions, 2021 was a successful year for Coonan with strong sales of countryside homes, farmland sales and development land

Ladycastle in Straffan, Co Kildare is located beside the K Club and was sold by Coonan Properties in 2021 for €660,000

When 2021 began we were holding our breaths. Steeped in yet another lockdown, we were working and schooling from home and yet also hopeful that vaccination rollout might bring brighter days. On January 5, a 95-year-old woman was given the first vaccination in Ireland and thus began the slow but steady start of the year on many fronts.

The word ‘demand’ was a big one for us in 2021. Demands and guidelines from the government ...