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West’s biggest-ever auction in Galway




‘Winterwood’, Corcullen.

The biggest-ever auction to be held in the West of Ireland takes place in Galway this Friday, with more than 60 properties set to go under the hammer.

The all-day O’Donnellan & Joyce auction takes place in the Harbour Hotel from 10am (registration from 9am).

Auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan explained that nearly 40 properties will be sold in the morning session, which includes investment homes right down the western seaboard.

“The auction is divided into two parts with a large number of investment properties and homes throughout the western seaboard, from Donegal to Kerry, going into the morning session.

“The afternoon session is predominantly Galway City properties in areas like Salthill, Knocknacarra, Renmore, Newcastle, Ballybrit, Shantalla and Bohermore.

“This will be an extremely busy day, with enormous interest being shown in the properties not only locally, but also nationally and internationally.

“There will be exceptional value on offer with all the properties having attractive reserve prices,” said Mr O’Donnellan.

Registration for the morning session is at 9am, with the auction proper beginning at 10am. The afternoon session begins at 3pm, with registration from 2pm.

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Combining city with country




Modernised: Ashleigh House in Carrowbrowne.

Ashleigh House is a superbly positioned five-bed detached family home located in a nice quiet cul de sac with a country setting and yet less than three miles from Galway City.

This property is situated in a much sought-after location at Carrowbrowne on the Headford Road, close all amenities such as Ballindooley Stores, Tesco Express, Castlegar and Menlo primary schools and it is a short distance to Parkmore and Ballybrit industrial estates.

The house measures 230 sq m (2,476 sq ft) and was built in 2005, but has been upgraded and recently modernised.

It is situated on a half-acre site with mature landscaped gardens. This large detached home provides spacious accommodation throughout with kitchen/dining room, sunroom, living room, five bedrooms (all of which are en suite) main bathroom and a utility. The property is finished to a high standard with solid timber floors throughout, a marble fireplace and solid fuel stove.

The kitchen/diningroom has tiled flooring, fitted units and island, as well as a solid fuel stove and spotlights. The sunroom has solid wooden flooring with side and rear windows and patio doors to the rear garden.

The utility room is tiled, has a door to the rear garden, and is plumbed for a washing machine and dryer.

To the front of the house, the livingroom has solid wooden flooring and front and side window, with a solid fuel fireplace with marble surrounds.

The asking price is €397,500. The BER Rating is B3. For further information, contact Sherry FitzGerald on 091 569123. A virtual viewing is available.

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Impressive family home boasts great attention to detail inside and outdoors




This impressive family residence located at Tynagh Road in Portumna is set on a 0.75-acre site with private mature grounds and within short walking distance to the town centre, Portumna Forest Park and Lough Derg.

On entering Woodfield House, one can immediately appreciate the sense of space, complemented by an abundance of natural light and with every step, one will notice the attention to detail and quality of finish throughout.

The accommodation begins with entrance foyer, fitted with charcoal grey ceramic tiles with double French doors to the front steps and internally leading to the entrance hallway fitted with ceramic tile flooring and the beautiful handcrafted white oak staircase.

The formal sitting room is located off the hallway, with its high ceilings and antique Rosso marble fireplace. With windows overlooking front lawns, the warm decor combines delightfully here with solid wood flooring.

Double doors lead from sitting room to a light filled room with French doors overlooking rear garden – this Library is a most comfortable room in which to relax and unwind, and is further complemented by tasteful decor and solid oak flooring.

The delightful country style kitchen boasts double windows overlooking rear gardens. There are custom-designed solid oak kitchen units and granite worktop together with high quality appliances including an Aga Rayburn range.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Family home boasts stunning views across Galway Bay




An Faoileán in Freeport

This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a stunning family home situated on a large site in Barna, which boasts breathtaking and unobstructed views over Galway Bay.

The six-bed house at An Faoileán in Freeport in within 50m of a beautiful beach and just 500m from the heart of the village.

The village offers excellent amenities including a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, shopping facilities, crèches, excellent schools and the award-winning hotel, The Twelve.

This idyllic retreat is located along the Wild Atlantic Way at the end of a very tranquil cul de sac and is sure to delight even the most discerning of property hunters.

It stands on a beautiful elevated and the externally, it has been beautifully maintained with manicured gardens and patio areas which enjoy all-day sun.

The gardens are magnificently cultivated and landscaped with carefully tended lawns and mature planting found throughout.

Internally, this home contains a quality finish throughout with a substantial accommodation ideal for modern day family requirements. Furthermore, the design maximises the light and views from the property over Galway Bay.

A spacious garage to the rear offers an ideal home office, study or storage area.

The property, which was built in the late 1980s, measures 311 square metres and offers double glazed windows, oil-fired central heating, a range in the kitchen, and a B3 BER Rating.

Selling agent Niall Browne said: “Properties in this area rarely come to the market and this is one of the finest and most attractive family homes to come to the market for some time.  This is an outstanding family home in a unique location. If you are looking for a superior quality home with no work, we strongly recommend viewing you will not be disappointed.”

The asking price is €795,000. For further information, contact O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers on 091 564212.


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