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Buying in Furbo.

  • 06-05-2019 4:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,255 ✭✭✭ Tilikum17


    Does anyone know what’s the story with buying a house in furbo? I’ve heard that you need to do some interview as they don’t want blow ins buying there. You need fluent Irish?? Which is absolutely ridiculous in itself.

    Is it just to build a house out there or to buy also?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Carraroe has a policy of Irish spoken, it is to stop the decline of Irish as a community language.
    I don't know if Furbo has this policy.
    If you don't agree with local policy you probably shouldn't move there. There are plenty of villages where English is spoken.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/brush-up-on-your-buntus-if-you-want-to-buy-a-home-in-the-gaeltacht-1.471045

    A legacy of the Celtic Tiger. Yes it is ridiculous but the Irish lobby is strong (and wasteful). It cannot apply to every house. Ask a local estate agent for details.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,316 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    The sellers, agents etc generally oppose restricting buyers as it will end up reducing prices. I know plenty of people who bought houses & have no Irish. I have lived near Spiddal for 20 years & have zero Irish - it's never been a problem. Talk to the agents.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Cool, so it seems at least around the Spiddal area there is no restrictions around Irish.
    I see plenty adverts on daft etc so there are houses available


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,316 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    biko wrote: »
    Cool, so it seems at least around the Spiddal area there is no restrictions around Irish.
    I see plenty adverts on daft etc so there are houses available

    There are restrictions on some new builds. They had to reduce the price of some apartments because they couldn't find Irish speaking buyers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,255 ✭✭✭ Tilikum17


    Discodog wrote: »
    The sellers, agents etc generally oppose restricting buyers as it will end up reducing prices. I know plenty of people who bought houses & have no Irish. I have lived near Spiddal for 20 years & have zero Irish - it's never been a problem. Talk to the agents.

    Cheers. Thanks very much.


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