Supporting Property

Slice of history in heart of Galway city

If you’re looking for a project, look no further than this fifteen-bed, ten-bathroom detached home – in need of complete refurbishment.

Not for the fainthearted, but if everything goes to plan the end result would be a beautifully restored Spire’s House on Shantalla Road, close to the heart of Galway city.

Because while its current condition might represent a challenge for the property novice, for those with the vision this substantial piece of real estate in a central location represents a rare investment opportunity.

The property currently consists of ten- one- and two-bedroom self-contained flats over two and three floors, totalling approximately 557 sqm / 6,000 sq ft. There is also a large forecourt offering off street parking.

Spires House got its name from the two spires on its roof. The Rev. John Courtney Clare who was the Presbyterian minister in Galway lived in the house from 1882 – 1917.

From 1917 – 1925 it was occupied by the Young family. The Rev. Young was also a Presbyterian minister.

The Sisters of Jesus and Mary bought the house in 1925 as a suitable premises for a house of studies for three sisters of their order who had come to UCG. The nuns become known as the ‘Spires Nuns’.

The nuns later added to this building and acquired ‘Fort Eyre’. Fort Eyre was built by a Cromwellian and occupied by the Maunsells family until 1890 when it was taken over by the British army to house officers.

The prime location of ‘Spires House’ offers unmatched convenience so close to the hospital, university and city centre. The size of the property makes it a very attractive development opportunity for any builder or investor to convert into student accommodation or new luxury apartments.

This property is being sold by public tender on August 15. For further information or an appointment to view contact Don Colleran, Colleran Auctioneers 091 562293

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