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More than 50 properties set for auction

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Colm O’Donnellan of O'Donnellan & Joyce

More than 50 properties along the Western seaboard are set to go under the hammer in the next O’Donnellan & Joyce ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ auction which takes place next month.

Auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan told Tribune Property there will be a great selection, with more properties expected to be added in the coming days.

“There will be great variety with exceptional value for home owners and investors alike and we have been inundated with enquiries from buyers, both at home and abroad,” said Mr O’Donnellan.

The auction will take place on September 27.

Among the properties going under the hammer are:

Woodhaven, Merlin Park, Galway. A four-bed detached house with all bedrooms en suite and an additional self-contained flat to the rear of the property. This spacious home is located in a traffic free cul-de-sac on the Old Dublin Road and would make the ideal family home or gilt-edged residential investment as either a B&B or rental accommodation. The property is in excellent decorative order and repair and guaranteed to impress upon inspection. The Advised Minimum Value is €380,000.

Beach Avenue, Upper Salthill. The hint is in the address. Centrally located on Salthill’s ‘Golden Mile’, this three room cottage-style bungalow lies between Salthill Post Office and ‘The Bal’, within 100 metres of Salthill Promenade. With a host of amenities such as shops, bars, restaurants on its doorstep, this lovely property would make an excellent holiday home or the perfect residence for beachcombers. The AMV is €250,000.

St. Benin’s Terrace, Ballygaddy Road, Tuam. Two semi-detached properties fronting directly onto Galway/Tuam Road (N17). Very centrally located just minutes from Tuam Shopping Centre, these properties need full modernisation and would make a great development project for potential owner-occupier or investor. Retaining many original features such as fireplaces, doors and windows, these properties come to auction with an AMV of €30,000 each.

Shantalla Road, Shantalla, Galway. A charming mid-terrace house with west-facing rear garden in a quiet cul de sac located close to NUIG and UHG and within walking distance of Westside Shopping Centre. The AMV is €295,000.

For details on more properties in this auction see this week’s Tribune here.

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Spacious family home takes advantage of light throughout

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Roveagh, Kilcolga

This beautiful family home, which was built in 2001 and extended in 2011, boasts 378 square metres on a three-quarter acre site in Roveagh, Kilcolgan.

Free flowing open plan living spaces marry well with the functional areas of the house. The residence is set amongst mature landscaped gardens that provide privacy, shelter and extend to 0.73 acre.

On entering this home, the sense of light and space are evident with double height entrance hallway that opens to the kitchen and living room.  The kitchen has a customised units, central island, Corian work tops and Neff integrated appliances, the living area is a comfortable open plan area with fireplace and oil fired stove.

The breakfast/dining room is off the living area and has dual corner sliding glass doors that open directly onto a south-west facing sunny patio. The sunroom and en suite guest bedroom are also in this part of the house.  At the other side of the entrance hall is the sitting room with raised hearth open fireplace, a play/games room and guest toilet off the hall.

To finish the ground floor accommodation, there is a utility room with extensive storage leading to fully fitted office and a customised home gym.

The first floor is accessed via a solid timber open tread stairwell onto a bright landing that has a balcony and reading area overlooking the entrance hall. There are four bedrooms on this level, including the main bedroom suite, three further bedrooms one of which is en suite and the main bathroom.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Time and history conferred character on this home

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The Hermitage, Ballymoe: on the market with a €425,000 guide price.

The Hermitage at Lisnageeragh, Ballymoe is a property on which time and history has conferred a character that no new property could mirror.

Overlooking 16.3 acres of rolling green fields which are included in the sale, this is indeed a unique house and comes to market with charming well maintained stone buildings. These could provide further family accommodation, holiday rentals or craft studios.

The front hall has a beautiful, curved window and leads to two reception rooms on either side of the house. The sitting room has an open fireplace with a black cast iron surround and wooden floors which gleam from years of care and reflect the light coming from two large windows. To the right-hand side, the dining room also has an attractive bay window and an oil-fired stove and it is indeed the perfect social /entertaining space.

To the rear of the house the kitchen is a classic example of a successful marriage of the old and the new. Bespoke shaker style units combine perfectly with modern recessed lighting, attractive tiling and includes a pantry area to one side. A good-sized bedroom and adjacent bathroom complete the downstairs of the main house.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms one of which has an en suite shower. The main bedroom is a delightful space which leads to another small room, a perfect nursery or walk in wardrobe.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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€4.5m worth of property sold during online event

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This detached house at Seacrest in Knocknacarra attracted a "staggering" level of interest.

More than €4.5 million worth of sales were recorded at the O’Donnellan & Joyce auction last week, where 350 people had pre-registered to bid on the 40 properties which went under the hammer.

80% of the properties sold during the auction or following negotiations immediately afterwards.

Among the properties sold at the auction were:

106 Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Galway. Guiding at €250,000 due to the extent of renovation and upgrade works required, the auctioneers were staggered at the level of interest in this 4-bed detached house.

Siobhra Hennessy, Senior Auction Co-Ordinator, said: “There is an increasing demand for city centre homes in need of repair. Couples want to put their own stamp on a property and often look for properties similar to this.”

Bidding commenced at €250,000 but quickly rose to over €350,000. After intense bidding from a number of internet and telephone bidders, the sale price of €364,000 was reached and the deal was done.

192 Bohermore, Galway. A 2-bed terraced house which attracted great attention, with many enquiries and bidders pre-registering. The house needs complete restoration and modernisation works but obviously appealed to a wide audience. It guided at €120,000, but sold for €179,000, despite the great amount of work required. Again, this is an example of a near-derelict building that offered great potential.

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