Reports suggest that there is a nice level of interest from expats, returning emigrants and international parties for property in Ireland at the moment. The types of properties being sought range from large 300-acre country house estates to a 60/70-acre working farm to a house on a few acres. It’s really down to personal taste and, ultimately, how much is in the kitty.

But for someone with an immediate €500,000 or €600,000 in their pocket and who has the perseverance for a long haul project, then a 114-acre residential holding situated at The Hermitage, Croghan, Co Roscommon, might be worth a visit.