Co Cork, €225,000 (£194,119)

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He­len Cas­sidy Auc­tion­eers (00 353 94 954 6868) Down by the banks of the River Lee stands crum­bling Car­rig­nacurra Cas­tle, a 16th-cen­tury strong­hold, the name of which means ‘rock of the weir’. It comes with plan­ning per­mis­sion for much­needed, ex­ten­sive repair. The five-storey tower house has a spi­ral stair­case, orig­i­nal gun loops, a mur­der hole—a se­cret hide­away from which de­fend­ers could drop rocks, ar­rows, scald­ing wa­ter and any­thing else harm­ful and to hand on their at­tack­ers—and a bat­tle­ment walk. To date, three tim­ber floors have been added and there has also been some restora­tion to the roof.

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