Living in West Cork

Come join us to work and live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Ludgate is situated on the south west coast of Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. Located in Skibbereen but  we are surrounded by other wonderful towns and villages  like Clonakilty, Rosscarbery, Schull, Baltimore, Ballydehob and many more - all within a short commuting distance of Ludgate.

House Prices

Location Price ( Mean House price ) €000K Source
Dublin 403 Jim Power Vodafone report Sept 2019
Cork 223 Jim Power Vodafone report Sept 2019
Skibbereen 181  3 bed

*Charles McCarthy Estate Agents, Skibbereen ( last 12 months to Nov 2019)

Rental Prices

Location Property type Price €*
Skibbereen 1 Bed apt 550+
  2 Bed apt 650+
  3 Bed apt 750+
  3 Bed House 800-900
  3 Bed Modern 950

*Charles McCarthy Estate Agents, Skibbereen ( last 12 months to Nov 2019)


The three secondary schools in the area recently amalgamated to form one large secondary school Skibbereen Community School. The €6-million building is a mixed school that can cater to 900 students with its state of the art facilities was opened in 2016.

There are four primary schools in Skibbereen including St. Patrick’s Boys’ School and St. Joseph’s School for girls. There is also a Gaelscoil (mixed; Irish speaking school) and the co-educational primary school of Abbeystrewry. In addition, Cork is home to two third level institutes University College Cork  and  Cork Institute of Technology and have an Cork College of Commerce  West Cork campus in the town.





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