When a big town is located right on a county boundary it can lead to all sorts of identity issues.
Such is the case with Carlow. People living in Graiguecullen, in particular, generally shop in Carlow, go to school in Carlow and socialise in Carlow.
But you’ll find it hard to come across a community that are as proud of their ‘Laoisness’.
So when it comes to buying a house to live, for many people it’s important to be near all that Carlow has to offer but still actually be in Laois.
With that in mind, we have picked out five homes that are currently for sale within easy access of Carlow town – some in Graiguecullen and some a little bit further out in Crettyard.
They range in price from €130,000 to €385,000.
In each instance you can click through to read the full Daft.ie profile of the property.
Within an easy walking distance of Carlow town centre, Mulberry Cottage is positioned towards the rear of a 0.6 acre site approached by a mature tree lined avenue.
All town facilities are within easy reach. There is good internal living area with ample room for extension, garage if desired.
The garden has seen better days but there is loads of potential and the size of the site and the mature beech trees which form an attractive driveway tunnel towards the ornate entrance gates.
Guide Price: €250,000
A 4-bed detached house for sale in a popular residential area of Highfield Manor.
The Killeshin hills provide an attractive backdrop which gives a country feel to this estate, just a few minutes’ drive to Carlow town centre.
This owner-occupied home is in excellent condition and has a decent-sized and enclosed garden and the front looks on to a large green area.
Guide Price: €229,500
New to the market is this three-bedroom end of terrace house in St Fiacc’s Terrace in Graiguecullen. The property is withing walking distance to Aldi, St Fiaccs National School and Carlow Town Park.
The property comprises single bedroom, sitting room, bathroom, with kitchen and utility to the rear. Upstairs comprises large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, toilet, and double bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
There is full planning permission for a two storey extension to the rear of the property which extends the kitchen and adds two bedrooms with one ensuite.
Guide Price: €130,000
Peavoy Auctioneers offer this exclusive five-bedroom, two-storey detached residence on circa eight acres.
This property is just 2km from Crettyard and 14km from Carlow and boasts oil fired central heating, PVC double glazed windows, decking to rear, fitted alarm, detached garage, threespan haybarn with lean to and concrete yard.
Guide Price: €385,000
A five-bedroom detached dormer bungalow standing on circa 0.64 acres with patio to rear area and spacious forecourt.
Located eight miles from Carlow and 12 miles Athy, this family home offers over 2,100 square feet of living accommodation over two floors.
Accommodation comprises: Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility, Sun Room, Shower Room, 5 Bedrooms and Bathroom.
Guide Price: €280,000