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More than €1m worth of Galway homes sold at national auction



Allsop Director Robert Hoban: confidence returns to marketplace.

Twelve properties in Galway sold for a total in excess of €1.1 million when they went under the hammer as part of a nationwide auction.

Around 200 properties across the country were sold at the Allsop auction in Dublin, which netted a total of €35 million.

Commercial Director Robert Hoban said: “As the year draws to a close, we can see healthy interest in solid investments located in areas of high population.”

The agent said Galway offering included many income-producing properties, as well as a large selection of vacant houses and apartments suitable for owner-occupiers and buy-to-let investors.

Among the residential properties sold were:

6 Clifton Crescent, Newcastle, Galway. A detached three-bed bungalow extending to 1,420 sq ft and close to NUI Galway and University Hospital. The reserve was €200,000 and it sold for €290,000.

Cor Na Ron, Inverin. A detached four-bed bungalow with gardens to the front and rear. The property measures 829 sq ft and sold at its €90,000 reserve price.

138 Rahylin Glebe, Ballybane, Galway. End-of-terrace house arranged to provide two self-contained 1-bed apartments. The reserve price was €75,000 and it sold at €102,500.

7 Gort na Ri, Ballyhugh, Gort. A detached four-bed house extending to 1,754 sq ft, which is currently rented at €3,000 per annum. The reserve price was €60,000 and it sold for €125,000.

3 The Lodges, Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna. Detached five-bed house on the hotel grounds measuring 1,700 sq ft. The reserve price was €50,000 and it sold for €76,000.

17 The Lodges, Shannon Oaks Hotel. Detached five bed similar to the previous property, and it sold at its €50,000 reserve.

14 Marian Park, Portumna. Three-bed mid-terrace house measuring 653 sq ft located on the N65 with access via Shannon road. It sold at its €55,000 reserve.

On the commercial side, highlights included a mixed-use investment at 17 Main Street, Loughrea (Style Secrets) comprising two retail units together with four apartments overhead. The tenants are not affected. The property had a reserve price of €150,000 to €180,000 and sold for €160,000.

Also on Main Street is another mixed-use building comprising a retail unit at ground floor level with a five bedroom apartment on the first and second floors. A single storey warehouse is situated to the rear. The reserve range on this property was €55,000 to €75,000 and it sold for €105,000.

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Family-friendly location just a stroll to the beach



Family friendly location: 26 Tearmann Eala (red door) in Renmore.

This large semi-detached residence in the popular Tearmann Eala estate in Renmore has come to the market with an asking price of €395,000.

Number 26 is a well-presented four-bed property with very generous living space spread out over two floors.

The ground floor comprises a wide entrance hall with under stairs toilet, a large living room with open fireplace and to the rear, the kitchen/dining room and utility both with access to the back garden.

Upstairs are four double bedrooms all with built-in wardrobes and the master is en suite. Completing the upstairs is the main bathroom.

Externally, there is off-street parking to the front and a well-kept rear garden.

Selling agent Kyle O’Brien said: “Tearmann Eala is a quiet cul de sac development in Renmore. It is a perfect family friendly development and is well serviced by local amenities and services nearby.

“Ballyloughane Beach is only a short stroll away and not to mention all the communal green areas and facilities such as Galwegians Rugby Club and the Kingfisher Leisure facilities.

“Additionally, there are many further amenities such as schools, Dunnes Stores, Lidl and Parkmore IDA Park, the major employment hub on the east side of the city.”

For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact DNG Maxwell, Heaslip & Leonard on 091 565261.

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Energy efficient home brings A game



Forster Park, just off Dalysfort Road

This A-rated energy efficient home in Salthill was built in 2017 and incorporates all the advancements in building technology.

The four-bed property in Forster Park, just off Dalysfort Road, occupies a deceptively large site with off-street parking to the front and two side accesses to a large south-facing rear garden.

The owners commissioned the architect to provide a modern, efficient home and to maximise the natural attributes of the south-facing site and incorporate the light into the building.

They achieved their goal. Light permeates this home with large floor to ceiling windows, roof lights and high ceilings.

As well as the contemporary design, the materials used are cutting edge with Zinc external cladding and roofing.

There are aluclad windows and doors, external tiles to rear that match internal floor tiles, solid timber internal doors, designed Surreal kitchen with Corian worktops.

Being an A3-rated home it has high level of insulation, triple glazed windows, air to water heat pump heating system with under floor heating on the ground floor and secondary heating in the form of ambient wood burning stoves in the main reception areas.

All the rooms are bright, spacious and well proportioned, designed to be minimal and efficient yet provide comfortable living spaces.

This is a superb home, finished, fitted and decorated to a very high standard. It has off street parking to the front, two side accesses to a large south facing patio garden that features a wall mounted central water feature.

It is serviced with all the amenities including shops, schools, public transport and public amenities such as Salthill Park and the Prom.

This is a superb easily run, maintained and comfortable home in prime Salthill location.

The asking price is €975,000. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact Sherry Fitzgerald on 091 569123.

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Local homes go for online auction



Newbridge, Clifden: guiding at €235,000.

iamsold will hold their next online auction on May 19 and are continuing to take entries for their 2022 summer auctions, which take place on June 23 and July 21.

Shane May, Sales Manager for iamsold, said: “Previous years have shown the April to July period is particularly strong for selling residential and commercial property. We have an excellent variety of properties currently on offer, and we are finding that there is an ongoing appetite for realistically priced property throughout the country. Our partner auctioneers have been kept busy as requests for viewings remain high on all our auction properties.”

Among the properties going under the hammer are:

12 The Spires, Clifden. Offered at bids over €275,000 in partnership with Matt O’Sullivan Auctioneer, this large four-bed semi is just a stone’s throw from the town and comes to the market in turkey condition. Internally the property offers bright and airy accommodation throughout, while externally there is a spacious and beautifully maintained back garden.

3 Newbridge, Clifden. Offered at bids over €235,000 in partnership with RE/MAX Professional Partners, this is a three-bed end-of-terrace property within walking distance of the town. A bright and spacious property, it is presented in turnkey condition and sits on an elevated site.

For further information, visit or phone 091 882121.

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