By Con O’Neill, Director, Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, con@sfoneill.ie To anyone looking to purchase in West Cork, or indeed nationally, none of this will be news. There is a shortage of supply of property across the board. The buyers that are in the market are extremely active. Whereas pre-pandemic, we may have had 8 viewings over … Continued

The current protracted period of lockdown has negatively impacted the stock of property available for sale throughout the country, thereby placing upward pressure on prices during the opening quarter of the year. The average value of second-hand homes in Ireland increased by 1.5% in the opening three months of 2021. This compares to an increase … Continued

By Con O’Neill, Director, Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Written in 1915, by an unknown author, what is striking about this piece is that it could so easily be written today. Indeed, I’ve attended many a meeting of the Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce where this very subject has been raised. The greater Castlefreke, Rathbarry and Ardfield area … Continued

By Con O’Neill, Director, Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Forward I think in years to come, we will look back on 2020 as being a catalyst for a lot of change in society. Work-life balance is one aspect which has come into focus with people reassessing what they want in life. The proven test cases of employees, … Continued

By Con O’Neill, Director, Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill A boat load of whiskey running ashore in Clonakilty Bay was never going to end well. I stumbled across this story in the Cork Commercial Courier from September 11th, 1828: “The brig Rose of Dingle, on her passage there from Cork ran on shore in Clonakilty Bay on … Continued

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