Leitrim is the second least expensive county in the country in which to buy a house.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show the average price for a house in Leitrim is €95,030.

Only County Longford is cheaper, at €87,584.

Donegal is the fourth cheapest place to buy a house, where the average price is €112,729.

Slightly more expensive are houses in Cavan where the average price is €115,767.

Sligo is the eighth cheapest county to buy — the price here is €124,639.

The most expensive areas are, as expected, along the east coast and in Cork and Galway.

Overall, prices were up almost 11% compared to last year with the largest rises outside Dublin.

Experts say lack of supply and lack of competition in the lending market will cause prices to keep rising.