With the good weather set to continue this week, Galway is certainly the place to be with the people and the atmosphere justifying the city’s reputation as one of the most attractive cities to live in. Despite the good weather and uncharacteristic heat, the auction team at DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard have been busy, relentlessly promoting the company's June auctions which take place today, June 9. The team bring 20 lots to the auction floor with something to suit all types of buyer. The Galway city based auction expert is going from strength to strength and looking to continue its unrivalled 92 per cent success rate at auction.
According to auction director James Heaslip, the weather has a big effect on sales. “It’s great to see the summer finally here," he said. "We’ve had a brilliant start to the year and have had some great results, but the arrival of our summer series of auctions means we are into the busiest time of year. The long stretch in the evenings and the better weather makes viewings easier — houses generally look better, gardens are at their best, and those who are viewing tend to be in better form with a bit of sunshine. Over the past four weeks our open viewings have certainly benefited from the sunshine.”
Now widely recognised as one of the most professional auction houses in the country, the Galway city based agency has a highly trained auction team who often begin preparing for the launch of an auction two months in advance. “We are really excited to be launching a diverse range of properties, with 20 lots due to go under the hammer," James Heaslip added. "We take great care in selecting our lot orders and always make sure that there is something to interest everyone.” With the assistance of DNG colleagues and a network of offices spread throughout the west of Ireland, James Heaslip believes that they can offer a service which is unrivalled anywhere in the country.
Properties to go under the hammer today are:
No 18 Temple Street, Sligo
An ideal investment opportunity in the centre of Sligo. The building consists of five self-contained apartments, two one bed units, two two-bed units, and a further one bed in the attic. The property is conveniently located within walking distance of Sligo town centre and all its amenities. The property is currently vacant. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Joanna Bannon, McDowell Purcell solicitors, The Capel Building, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7, phone 01 8280600. Guide price: €120,000.
Apt 11, 29 Upper Newcastle, Galway
A quality first floor four bed duplex apartment comprising c110sq m located across from the Engineering Department of NUIG, just off the Quincentenary Bridge. Currently rented and being sold with tenants in situ. All amenities are nearby including NUIG, shops, hotels, and bus stop. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Barry Gavin, WB Gavin & Company solicitors, 4 Devon Place, The Crescent, Galway, tel 091 583197. Guide price: €195,000.
Lands comprising c1.56 acres, Rusheen Bay, Galway
A parcel of land comprising c1.56 acres located at Rusheen Bay, just off the main Barna road with frontage onto Rusheen Bay. The lands are zoned recreation and amenity but have excellent potential. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Paddy Keane, Keane & Co solicitors, Hardiman House, Eyre Square, Galway, phone 091 566767. Guide price: €20,000. Details on request.
Crimlin, Ballindine, Co Mayo
A two bedroom bungalow situated in a quiet location at Crimlin, Ballindine. The property is in excellent condition throughout and has been well maintained. The property sits on a circa one acre of mature gardens. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Dermot McDermott, Dermot G McDermott & Co solicitors, 1 Union Street, Sligo, tel 071 9161886. Guide price: €65,000. Details from DNG Gilligan, Claremorris, 094 9371395.
Ballinastaig, Kilcolgan, Galway
An ideal opportunity to acquire a house in need of complete refurbishment on circa 0.9 acre in the much sought after area of Kilcolgan. The house is located at the end of a private lane with a number of private residences to the front, and this property offers buyers an excellent opportunity to develop their own home, subject to planning permission. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Benen Fahy, Benen Fahy Associates solicitors, 2 Bridge Street, Galway, tel 091 533 011. Guide price: €30,000.
No 15 New Gardens, Belclare, Co Galway
A bright and spacious detached dormer residence in a small, private development located in Belclare, on the Galway side of Tuam. Just a short distance from the N17, this well presented property is ready to walk in to and will make an ideal first time buyer's family home. Within 30 minutes of Galway city and just a short drive to Tuam town. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Dillon Eustace, Dillon Eustace solicitors, 33 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, tel 01 6670022. Guide price: €160,000.
Barrandoire, Carraroe, Co Galway
Located in one of the most scenic locations overlooking Galway Bay with views to the Aran Islands, this fully renovated and extended property is on offer with adjoining 21 acres of land at Barrandoire, An Cheathru Rua, 50 minutes west of Galway. Extended and modernised with wonderful views. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Maeve Carroll, Bell & Carroll solicitors, First Floor, 21 Middle Street, Galway, tel 091 533777. Guide price: €280,000.
No 2B Glenfarne, Oranmore.
An outstanding two bedroom ground floor apartment in a small quiet complex close to Oranmore village centre. Comprising almost 65sq m living space. Offers easy access to the main Galway-Limerick road. Just 15 minutes from Galway city centre. An outstanding investment property. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Emma Lovegrove, Joynt & Crawford solicitors, 8 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2, tel (01 ) 677 0335. Guide price: €95,000.
No 122 An Cregan, Barna, Co Galway
A beautiful detached family home in walk-in condition in Barna village. An O’Malley built home with a large corner site, which boasts a bright westerly aspect. Comprising c140sq m, this four bedroom property has been completed to a very high standard. This property needs to be viewed to be appreciated. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Margaret Finlay, Finlay & Company solicitors, Molyneux House, Bride Street, Dublin 8, tel 01 4754270. Guide price: €395,000.
No 3 Dolphin Court, Loughrea
A ground floor two bedroom apartment in a private development in the centre of Loughrea town. In good condition, the property is one of four units in the block and is being sold with private residents parking and all mod cons. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Gillian Moore, Keating Connolly Sellors solicitors, 6/7 Glentworth Street, Limerick, tel 061 414355. Guide price: €50,000.
No 56 Lower Salthill, Galway
A three bedroom semidetached residence on the Lower Salthill road. Within a short walk of Galway city centre, this well presented property is in good condition with approximately 95sq m of living space. Being sold with an elevated rear garden, on street parking with all amenities close to hand. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Emma Lovegrove, Joynt & Crawford solicitors, 8 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2, tel 01 6770335. Guide price: €170,000.
No 50a Rivergrove, Oranmore
An end terrace three bedroom duplex townhouse in a much sought after development in Oranmore. Being sold with tenants in situ, this spacious unit is well presented and offers a great opportunity to acquire a well laid out investment property. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Sheena Beale, Kane Tuohy solicitors, The Malt House, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, tel 01 6722233. Guide price: €110,000.
28 acres at Ballygastry, Loughrea
Circa 28 acres of good quality land, in one holding, located just off the Loughrea/Balluan road. The lands are bordered, in part, by a stream and include a shed on the land. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Lorraine Burke, Houlihan Burke & Company solicitors, Suite 1, Aras Smith O'Brien, Bank Place, Ennis, Co Clare, tel 065 6842244. Guide price: €90,000.
No 73 Bru Na Sionna, Shannon, Co Clare
A bright and spacious three bedroom, third floor apartment, with two en suites and a spacious living accommodation. Being sold with built-in wardrobes, carpeted floors, and additional storage via the attic. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Gillian Butler, Keating & Co solicitors, 91 O'Connell Street, Limerick, tel 061 313599. Guide price: €35,000. Full particulars from DNG O'Sullivan Hurley, Ennis, 065 6840200.
No 3 Oat Gallery, Ballinasloe.
No 3 Oat Gallery is located in the centre of Ballinasloe town close to all the amenities. The apartment is one of four apartments over a commercial unit, however it has its own entrance at the front of the property. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Peadar Browne, McDowell Purcell solicitors, The Capel Building, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7, tel 01 828 0600. Guide price: €18,000.
No 58 Ce Na Mara, The Docks, Galway
A top floor, two bedroom duplex apartment in a modern apartment complex overlooking the docks. Comprising more than 650sq ft over two floors, the property is both bright and spacious and within a short walk of the city centre. In pristine condition. Includes private secure parking space. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Cora Heaney, Malcomson Law, The Atrium, Shamrock Plaza, Carlow, 059 9131745. Guide price: €190,000.
No 139 Rahylin Glebe, Ballybane, Galway
A three bed semidetached house with the benefit of full planning permission to build an adjacent second house (a three bed house circa 103sq m ). The house has a south facing rear aspect with off street parking. Solicitor with carriage of sale is John Glynn, Patrick Hogan & Co solicitors, Dunlo Street, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, tel (090 ) 964 2110. Guide price: €145,000.
No 1 Ballinfoyle Mews, Headford Road, Galway
A four bedroom home located a short distance from Galway city centre, on the Headford road. This property has a living area of 125sq m, and stands on a large corner site which could easily facilitate an extension. The property requires extensive renovation. Solicitor with carriage of sale is Gillian Moore, Keating Connolly Sellors solicitors, 6/7 Glentworth Street, Limerick, tel 061 414355. Guide price: €190,000.
The auction will take place in the Radisson Hotel, Galway, today June 9 at 3pm. All bidders are required to register on the day (ID required ). Registration from 2pm. Full particulars on any of the properties are available by contacting any of the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard at 091 565261.