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Landmark pub is ‘headline’ property for major auction

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O’Donnellan and Joyce Auctioneers will be putting 30 properties under the hammer at a bumper auction next month.

Colm O’Donnellan said the auction will have a tremendous mix of properties throughout the West of Ireland, with the ‘headline’ property being The Bal bar in Salthill, which has a guide price of €350,000.

The property is situated on Salthill’s ‘Golden Mile’ and comprises a bar over two levels with basement. 

Glenard Avenue, Salthill

No. 8 contains space in abundance is located in one of Galway’s most popular of residential areas, and contains a fantastic extension and one of the finest gardens in the area. The Advised Minimum Value is €350,000.

Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill

No. 17 is a detached house located just beside the old Sacre Coeur Hotel, and is in need of a certain amount of refurbishment and modernisation. The AMV is €200,000.

Ballard, Barna

This property is located four miles from the city in a prime residential area. It is just a leisurely stroll from Silver Strand Beach and stands on a site with an elevated site surrounded by mature trees and shrubs in this leafy and tranquil location. 

The property was constructed in the 1960s and has four large bedrooms. The AMV is €200,000.

Dominick Street, Galway

No. 1 Bridgewater Court is a two-bedroomed first floor apartment in good condition and according to the selling agents, would make an ideal investment or first-time buyer’s home. The AMV is €80,000.

Moyola Park, Newcastle

No. 13 is a four-bedroomed detached residence which has been recently redecorated and is in good condition throughout with a south facing rear garden.

The property is situated within walking distance of NUIG and UHG and would the agents believe would make a gilt-edged residential investment or home. The AMV is €260,000.

Gleann na Coille, Barna Road

No. 30 is a four-bed semi-detached home located just off the main Barna Road. It is close to Silver Strand and next to Barna Woods. This property would be an ideal starter home and contains space in abundance. The AMV is €160,000.

Merrhants Road, Galway

No. 17 is a semi-derelict three-storey residence, which would make a perfect project for a DIY enthusiast, because of the enormous potential it holds. The AMV is €65,000.

Cherry Park, Newcastle

No. 11 is an attractive three-bed semi in the popular and established estate. It’s located close to NUI Galway and UHG and the agents say it’s the perfect starter home or as an investment. The AMV is €140,000

Ocean Wave, Salthill

No. 98 is located in the heart of Salthill, and just a stone’s throw from the Promenade. It is a two-bedroomed ground floor apartment with a south-facing rear garden and is being offered fully furnished. The AMV is €160,000.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Former Manchester United star joins forces with Galway tech company

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New alliance...Rachel Kavanagh, CMO Clubforce; Garry Stannett, CEO Rio Ferdinand Foundation, and Noel Murray, CEO, Clubforce.

A Galway enterprise that started out as a pet project to establish a fundraising tool for Irish Diaspora to send money to their GAA clubs back home has now teamed up with an English football legend – to drive inclusivity in sport.

Clubforce, founded by Warren Healy in Carna back in 2009, has joined forced with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, a youth and community development charity which works in the heart of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

The Rio Ferdinand Foundation was set up in 2012 by the former professional footballer, following issues of inequality he experienced in his own life.

It is now working in communities across Ireland and the UK, with regional hubs in Belfast, Manchester, and London – supporting more than 10,000 youths, helping them to realise their potential.

Foundation Founder, former Manchester United and England centre-half Rio Ferdinand, said he was ‘delighted to collaborate with a community-focused software company developing technology to promote sports participation and make sport accessible to all’.

“We are on the same journey,” he said.

Clubforce CMO Rachel Kavanagh said they had huge admiration for the work done by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation – particularly for girls.

“I’m especially excited to hear about programs such as GoGirl, building the confidence of young women and girls to achieve their potential. We’re looking forward to contributing to the efforts made by the Foundation to drive inclusion and sports participation across genders in both geographies,” she said.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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New domain registrations reveal growth of almost 7% over first half of year

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Figures...David Curtin.

Traditional businesses are embracing their online presence now more than ever in the aftermath of Covid – with Galway companies showing a growth of almost seven per cent in new domain registrations post-pandemic.

That’s according to the latest statistics released by .IE, Ireland’s country domain manager. 

There were 1,236 new .ie domains registered in Galway in the first half of this year, representing growth of 6.6% over pre-pandemic 2019.

That figure accounted for over half of the 2,352 new .ie domains registered in Connacht between January and June 2022, as the database reported 2.6% year-on-year growth, with new registrations returning to pre-pandemic levels.

Identifying with place proved very popular for new .ie registrations in H1 2022. In Galway, the top three keywords in new .ie domain registrations were ‘Galway’, ‘Ireland’ and ‘Irish’.

At the end of June, the total .ie database stood at 332,642 domains.

Limerick recorded the highest percentage growth among the major urban counties (Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford) over the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Large numbers of younger Irish workers plan to change jobs in next two years

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Gary Notley...workers reassessing options.

More than half of the co-called Gen Z’s and only slightly less of our millennials plan to leave their current jobs for pastures new in the next two years.

That’s according to a new Deloitte Ireland survey which revealed that 56% of Gen Zs and 40% of millennials plan to leave their current roles in that time.

It also found that 53% of millennials believe the economic situation will worsen in the next twelve months, compared to 36% of Gen Z.

And 55% of Irish millennials cite the cost of living as being their number one greatest concern with one in four of them leaving their organisations in 2022 as a result of burnout.

Gen Z refers to the generation of people born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, while millennials are those reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.

Overall, the survey found that both cohorts are concerned about an economic downturn – but they desire a better work/life balance and want more flexible working arrangements than they currently have.

The Irish participants were taking part in the Millennial and Gen Z global study of over 45 countries – and they said they are more willing than ever to leave for fresh opportunities.

They are seeking options to provide them with better salary/reward, work life balance, higher flexibility and opportunity offered by employers, and, to a lesser extent, organisations focused on climate change.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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