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More than 50 properties set for auction



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.


At home in Salthill’s ‘secret garden’!



Lenaboy Park has often been described as Salthill’s secret garden, located just a short three-minute walk to the famous Promenade.

It was once part of the original gardens of Lenaboy Castle on Taylor’s Hill. Access is through large black gates situated between the former Warwick Hotel and Care Pharmacy/Morton’s Supermarket in Lower Salthill.

Upon entering, there is a beautifully, landscaped park in the centre of the development, surrounded by a mixture of homes. No 22 is ideally located in a small quiet cul de sac with pedestrian access to the neighbouring Emerson Avenue.

A large, detached home built in the 1940s, this home contains many original features including some original fireplaces, solid timber floors, decorative coving and the original timber stairs. The unique character blends the modern interiors with the historic past and this is evident throughout this family home.

Outside the large garden is a rare find and benefits from having two large apple trees that likely pre-date the property itself. The rear boundaries are clearly defined by a mixture of block walls and timber fence.

To the front of the property, a pedestrian gate opens onto a path and there is a lawn either side with mature shrubbery.

The accommodation comprises of four reception rooms downstairs, a drawing room, living room, sitting room and large L-shaped kitchen/living/dining room. One of these rooms could be used as a downstairs bedroom if required. A shower room completes the downstairs accommodation.

Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms, the main bathroom and a walk in hot-press. An attached garage is to the side of the house for all your storage needs.

The asking price is €835,000. For further information or for viewing, contact Sherry FitzGerald on 091 569123.


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Final phase of hugely popular development set to go on sale



The showhouse at Gort na Fuinse in Headford will be open this weekened.

The new homes market traditionally re-emerges after the summer holidays and this weekend the final phase of houses at Gort na Fuinse in Headford are being released for sale.

The development provides potential purchasers with an opportunity to choose from the 15 remaining 3- and 4-bedroom semi-detached houses.

Since construction commenced in late 2021 on the 70 houses, a significant number of people have now moved into their new homes.

Due to exceptional demand, the previous phases sold out in record time, with agents Lydon Farrell Property reporting that they recently paused sales to facilitate the construction team with the opportunity to catch up with the strong sales momentum.

Gort na Fuinse offers a mix of three and four bedroom contemporary semi-detached houses with prices ranging from €300,000, with four house types. This exclusive new development represents the ultimate in construction standards and it is the first new scheme north of Galway City in some time.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Online auction platform records 22% increase in number of homes for sale



Ballinfoile Park, Galway: sold for €27,000 over the guide price.

Online bidding platform iamsold, which is used by over 300 auctioneers nationwide, has noted a 22% increase in stock for sale during the past month.

During the month of August and into September, the company noted an uptake in vendors and agents using their online bidding platform. Additionally, the company noted a sharp increase in listings in recent weeks particularly in late August and increasing further into September.

Shane May, Sales Manager for iamsold, said: “We are seeing the level of enquiries ramp up a little more as we head out of the holiday season. We expect enquiry levels to continue to increase as we head into late September and October where the buying pool is generally more active.

“There are some concerns on how inflation and interest rate hikes will affect the market overall and September will be telling in terms of overall market confidence. We do expect good interest in properties during September and expect a busy month of sales ahead.”

Last week, iamsold along with many of their partner auctioneers, experienced a flurry of sales via the online binding bids platform, and are now taking entries for upcoming auction on October 13 and November 17.

One of the recent sales was a three-bed terraced property at No 70 Ballinfoile Park in Galway City, with tenants in situ. The property was offered to the market at bids over €160,000 and had strong interest from investors looking for a good rental yield. The property, which is ideally located within walking distance of the city, was successfully sold for €187,000 to a delighted new owner.

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