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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

A-rated homes in the heart of Kilkenny now on the market

Enjoy easy access to Dublin, as well as everything you need on your doorstep.

ON THE HUNT for a high-quality, modern home that has a wide array of amenities right on your doorstep? 

Would you also like to have plenty of space and easy access to transport links to ensure you’re well connected in your area?

Glenveagh’s Cluain Glasan community is now on the market and may offer just the right balance. Located a stone’s throw from the gorgeous Kilkenny city, a number of spacious A-rated 2 and 3 bed family homes are available to buy today.

Just west of the River Nore, the community is handily located next to a gorgeous river walkway and other must-have facilities, including a hospital, primary and secondary schools as well as beautiful parks and vibrant sports clubs.

gv 1 Inside a Cluain Glasan home.

These new builds all boast excellent energy efficiency credentials, with a minimum A-rating on the BER scale, thanks to high standards of insulation and air tightness. As with all Glenveagh builds, potential buyers will be supported with the highest level of service by helping to simplify the buying process, offering advice and supporting buyers every step of the way.

Located just five minutes from Kilkenny city, Cluain Glasan offers proximity to everything you could want in your local area. Many of Kilkenny’s stunning attractions, including Kilkenny Castle and its stunning grounds, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower, the Black Abbey and St Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum, are easily accessible. It’s also a short 5 minute walk from St. Luke’s hospital. 

Those into their sport will find numerous clubs in the neighbourhood, including football, GAA, rugby and golf. Hurling fanatics will enjoy the closeness of Nowlan Park, where Kilkenny hurlers play their matches throughout the spring and summer months.

gv 2 Nowlan Park in the heart of Kilkenny.

Kilkenny city is close to several major roads, including the N10 and the N77, meaning both Dublin, via the M9, and Portlaoise, via the M7, are easily reachable. Waterford city is just a 40 minute drive away, and the beaches of Wexford are close by so you can enjoy the sunny south-east to the maximum.

Cluain Glasan is perfectly suited for first time buyers as it qualifies for both the First Home Scheme and the Help-To-Buy Scheme.  

gv 3 The Marble City.

Let’s take a three-bed property in Cluain Glasan (be sure to take a virtual tour here) as an example of how you can avail of both schemes together. 

The home purchase price is €375,000 and first time buyers are required to have a deposit of 10% of the property value.

With the Help to Buy scheme, you can get a maximum of €30,000 towards your deposit, meaning the remaining deposit needed is €7,500.

This means the mortgage needed to purchase the home would be €337,500 (less Help-to-Buy and deposit). For more information on the Help to Buy scheme, check out Glenveagh’s site.

Under the current central bank rules, mortgages can account for up to four times the combined salary of applicant(s). The First Home scheme can bridge any difference between the deposit and mortgage to the value of 20% when used in conjunction with the Help-to-Buy scheme.

For example, a mortgage applicant/combined applicant(s) salary of €80,000 gives you a max mortgage of €320,000 from the required amount of €337,500 from the above example. The difference of €17,500 can be bridged using the First Home Scheme.

With the First Home scheme, there is no charge for the first 5 years, and a maintenance charge is applied after that. For more information, check out Glenveagh’s site.

For further information on Cluain Glasan and to request a viewing, register your interest today Viewings also available via prior appointment with Knight Frank Estate Agents.

Cluain Glasan is brought to you by Glenveagh, one of Ireland’s leading community builders.