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Stunning property for sale in Moycullen

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‘Duilleog’, an impressive architecturally designed five bedroom home extending to c. 3,306 sq.ft., tucked away in the most beautiful secluded woodland setting Moycullen has to offer.

This stunning family home boasts generous living accommodation with a private south-facing rear aspect and stunning Georgian style interior offering a wonderful sense of warmth, grandeur and classic styling once you step inside.

A grand entrance hallway with high ceilings, impressive chandelier and bespoke timber staircase greets you on entering, all giving you just a little taste of the delights to come.

To the left of the hallway is the spectacular living room an impressive and elegantly proportioned living space, which is flooded with natural sunlight due to the numerous large dual aspect picturesque windows.

The room is very spacious with high ceilings, solid fuel stove with stunning cream marble surround and granite hearth, solid oak flooring and access doorway to the family kitchen.

The kitchen is perfectly positioned to the rear of the property capturing sunlight throughout the day and late into those lazy summer evenings. This room is very French country in its styling with hand crafted cream built-in kitchen units, oak flooring, Belfast sink, Richmond Range Cooker, centre-island, classic roman blinds and granite worktops.

On the opposite end to the kitchen is the dining area with open fire and architecturally pleasing patio doors with fan light leading onto a very impressive paved south facing patio area with a covered veranda with endless woodlands beyond.

Back into the impressive hallway and to the right on entrance, is the home office. A stunning room with dual aspect windows and hand crafted built-in storage and shelving. Next to the office is the study, again a very spacious room with built in shelving units which could be used as a 5th bedroom if desired.

Beyond the office and study, and before reaching the properties well equipped utility room, a real added luxury is waiting to be discovered.

A fully functioning sauna room complete with shower and changing area – the ideal relaxation spot. Ascending the impressive staircase to the first floor to a stylish en-suite bedroom, two good sized children’s bedrooms, a very spacious master bedroom with lounge area, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room and a luxurious bathroom.

The guest bedroom is positioned to the front of the property with timber flooring, dual aspect windows and stylish en-suite shower room. The two children’s bedrooms are positioned to the rear – one double and one twin with study area.

The master suite commands the complete left wing of the first floor to include and very spacious bedroom with lounge area, dressing room with glass panelled wardrobes and stylish en-suite shower room.

EXTERIOR & GARDEN:

This stunning private 0.57 acre site is awash with an abundance of lush foliage, mature trees and hidden walk-ways.

It is without doubt a home of distinction from the boundary walls built in natural limestone, the sweeping driveway, mature trees and extensive sunny patio with covered veranda and endless woodlands beyond all adding to the enchanting surroundings.

Moycullen village is situated a mere 12 km to Galway City and commands lovely views over Lough Corrib, Ballyquirke and Ross lakes. Ballinahallia is located just 4 km from the Moycullen village, a thriving satellite village with excellent schools, crèches, supermarkets, cafes and shopping & sports facilities which brings even more variety to the area while the vibrant city of Galway is only a mere 20 minute drive.

Strictly by appointment only, contact DNG Martin O’Connor on 091 866708.

 

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There’s far more to a name than one might think at first

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Country Living with Francis Farragher

It’s funny at times how a small thing can set a thought process in place. Hopefully, not being too narcissistic from a newspaper point of view, as I was looking at the front-page picture on the front page of last week’s Connacht Tribune, a really delightful shot (by Seán Lydon) of a young girl from Portumna picture alongside Joe Healy and her pet lamb at Corrandulla Show, the link between names and activities/occupations struck me.

It was the prettiest of pictures of seven-year-old Isabella Dagg but straight away the link between the name and the sheep rang a bell in my brain, and took me back to one of those farm activities that as a child, I certainly had no great fondness for – yes, you’ve guessed it, dagging sheep.

This piece of ovine grooming certainly held no romance for a 12-year-old, although in fairness, my contribution to the process was mostly in the containment of the lamb or hogget that was coming under the ‘barber’s touch’ from my father’s dagging shears. The ‘dagging’ word had nearly evaporated from my brain cells until I glanced at that beautiful picture.

On a broader scale there is a very academic term to describe people of a particular name who end up in a profession that matches their moniker. We’ve all come across them here and there – the John Barber who cuts hair or the Seán Ashe who doctors trees.

Now, admittedly this has to slip into the world of grand trivia, but what else would man be doing on a showery Thursday?

Anyway from my little research probes, the scientific or academic title for this name link to occupations is ‘nominative determinism’. (Try saying that some night when you have a couple of pints extra in the tank!).

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Brouder header helps Utd settle their recent wobbles

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Galway United’s Conor McCormack on the ball against Junior Quitirna of Waterford FC during the clubs' First Division encounter at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday evening. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Galway United 1

Waterford FC 0

Mike Rafferty at Eamonn Deacy Park

HAVING picked up just one point from their previous two games, Galway United got back to winning ways at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday evening as a second half Killian Brouder header was enough to see off Waterford in this Airtricity First Division contest.

With the title challenge a three-horse race as leaders Cork City, Galway United and Waterford all vie for the one automatic promotion spot as champions, wins against the other contenders are vital and the outcome here allowed United move seven points clear of the third placed side, although the Southern outfit do enjoy a game in hand.

With Waterford on an eight-match winning streak under new manager Danny Searle, the game was always going to be significant, but the loss of on loan leading scorer Louis Britton to rivals Cork City last week was a blow as his ten-goal contribution played a crucial part in their challenge to date.

Galway United manager John Caulfield responded to their poor performance against Longford Town by making three changes to his starting team. Charlie Lyons got a rare opportunity to start in central defence in place of Diego Portilla, while Francely Lomboto and Stephen Walsh were introduced to the front line instead of Gary Boylan and Wilson Waweru.

Indeed both strikers had opportunities to give the home side an early advantage. On four minutes, Lomboto collected possession on the edge of the box, but after meandering his way into a shooting position, his low left footed effort went just outside a post.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Door to a new world

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Michael Hegarty with his book Gateways to Psychotherapy.

Lifestyle – Michael Hegarty had a successful career in banking and finance until his world fell apart in 2008 when his marriage of 36 years ended. At a crossroads, he tentatively moved in a new direction and has since gone on to train and practise as a psychotherapist.  His own therapy sessions helped heal deeply buried childhood traumas and changed his life. He has now written a book on talk therapy to help others appreciate its benefits, as he tells BERNIE NÍ FHLATHARTA.

Never was the saying ‘when one door closes, another one opens’ as true as it was for one man who found himself on a journey of self-discovery, which led to a whole new career.

That’s exactly how Michael Hegarty became a psychotherapist, an occupation he had never anticipated.

Not only has the former banker and financial consultant been working as a psychotherapist for the past 10 years but he has just written a book explaining what’s involved.

To put it simply, it’s a practical and structured approach to talk therapy – as it says on the cover. And already, Gateways to Psychotherapy has been well received among his peers and readers at home and abroad.

Michael is brutally honest in the book’s introduction about how he stumbled into therapy. He floundered when his marriage of 36 years broke up in 2008 and says he was lost in body and soul, despite his work, swimming sessions in the gym, hill walking and fishing on the Corrib.

He didn’t think twice when his son, David, suggested he enrol in a philosophy course. This was the start of a new journey for him, one that would take him into the inner workings of his mind.

It was an emotional journey that brought hidden, repressed childhood trauma to the fore, memories of child abuse, (being sexually abused more than 400 times over two-and-a-half years, from age 12, until he put up his fists to the man responsible, who turned and walked away, looking for his next victim) abandonment (his mother disappeared for six months when he was just six. She was actually in Holles Street Hospital in Dublin) and the day-to-day struggle of being one of 12 children.

The family moved many times to accommodate his father’s banking job which resulted in Michael changing primary schools five times. He was born in Nenagh but lived in Westport, County Mayo; Tullow, County Carlow; Enniscorthy, County Wexford; and Kenmare, County Kerry, before he himself joined the bank straight from Leaving Cert at 17.

He subsequently lived and worked in Castletownbere, West Cork; Doon, County Limerick; Dunlavin, County Wicklow; Dunmanway, West Cork; and Cork City before arriving in Galway in 1981.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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