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Property - County Challenge With Liz O'Kane

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Liz is here with our viewer Margaret Butler who has set Liz a county challenge based in Co.Offaly!


Liz is best known to viewers since 2004 as the enthusiastic, energetic expert and presenter on RTE's, House Hunters and House Hunters in the Sun series, where she lends her advice and expertise to property hunting participants. 

This is Liz's second season as the property pundit for The Afternoon Show, where her main challenge is to find property gem's and bargains around Ireland as well as commenting on the current market.

Liz has also written a weekly property column for The Evening Herald as well as submitting regularly to other publications including the House Hunters in the Sun magazine.  She is also a regular commentator on radio and press and is known for her 'matter of fact' attitude and uncomplicated manner of explaining things.

Liz runs her home finding business is married to Rory an architect and has two children, Rossa aged 8 and Ellie aged 5 and a half.


Margaret Butler is selling her home privately in Birr, Co. Offaly

Her 2 bed house is within walking distance of the town in a quiet and settled area. 

Margaret Butler 057 9125586 - 086 8289813


Mountain View, Coolderry, Co. Offaly
New detached 4 bedroomed homes
No owner occupier stamp duty 

Seamus Browne Auctioneers - 0505 23158


Clonowan, Kiilcormac, Co. Offaly
New detached 2 / 4 bedroomed homes 
Eco efficient - Grade A ratings
From €246k up

Sherry Fitz O'Meara - 057 9320862

Clonown is a town centre development of just 13, two, three and four bedroom family homes located within easy walking distance of schools, shops, local church etc and is located on a large site in the town adjacent to the Silver River and the 'Offaly Way' walkway.

This is a well laid out development with all homes overlooking open green space, inspired and designed to family needs with the added advantage of being energy efficient and an A rated home.

The development has large landscaped green and communal areas heavily planted with groves of indigenous trees running adjacent to the Silver River.

The housing design and specification also looks to the future; - extra insulation holds in the heat and seals against the fiercest draft, the state of-the-art heat recovery and ventilation system keeps the air fresh and warm with the bright welcome of a real, clean controllable fire in the living room.  Windows are bigger on the sunnier side to maximise natural light and heat gain.

Solar heat collected on the roofs will make a substantial contribution to keeping fuel costs down. These features mean that the houses will be exceptionally cheap to heat and light with hot water almost free in the Summer time. The houses meet the high SEI 'House of Tomorrow' standards. For further details on this development please visit


3, Gurteen Grove, Roscrea, Co Tipperary

Second hand 3 bed detached house
Only 2 years old and only 5 houses in development

Damian Lynch Auctioneers - 057 9123947


Ardavaggy, Shinrone, Co. Offaly (Wild Card!)
2 bedroomed bungalow in the lovely village of Shinrone
Between Birr and Roscrea and only 9 miles from Birr
Could be snapped up for €165k!
Victor Mitchell Auctioneers - 0505 24000