Rural Co Leitrim cottage sells at ‘wild’ auction for €32k

A run down cottage in county Leitrim has sold to a UK buyer for the price of a family car.

The cottage just outside Carrick-on-Shannon made international headlines as an ideal present this Christmas.

The property is listed with REA Brady in Carrick on Shannon and sold for €32,000 in an online auction yesterday.

Joe Brady says the sale shows the idea of owning a cottage in rural Ireland is still appealing to many around the world: