With a definite nip in the air and a return to some form of routine and normality for most people, September also sees the launch of DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s autumn auction. The company had a hugely successful July auction which saw local auctioneer James Heaslip, MIPAV, MCEI, who heads the DNG auction team, face a test of endurance to keep up with the onslaught of bids during a fast and furious auction.
The company has had no less than a 92 per cent success rate throughout 2017, a fact that according to Heaslip the team do not take for granted. “We’re very proud of our success rate on the auction floor – we work really hard for every auction and it’s great to see all this hard work come together on auction day.”
Heaslip is keen to stress that the company's success is ultimately down to teamwork: “We put a lot of resources into our auctions and it pays off — our clients are very happy and we all get a sense of achievement at the end of a long but successful day.” With more than 20 lots coming to the auction floor, properties include both commercial and residential units and are dispersed throughout Galway city and county, Mayo, Leitrim, and Clare. Open viewings on many properties are already under way, details of which, along with full details of all the auction properties, can be found online at www.dnggalway.ie
Some of the lots featuring in the September auction, taking place on September 29 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lough Atalia, include:
Two Mile Ditch, Castlegar
Lovely four bed bungalow located on the N17 main Galway-Tuam road, only 6km from Galway city centre. The house comprises four bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom, kitchen, and dining area, and has been recently fully refurbished and includes oil fired central heating and double glazed windows. The garden is fully landscaped and the property also includes a rear shed. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a detached property close to the city centre. Open viewings Wednesday and Saturday 1.30pm tp2.30pm. AMV: €195,000.
No 5 Shearwater House, Dominick Street
Superb city centre location adjacent to the River Corrib and just a very short walk to all amenities and NUIG. With over 60m of living space this two bedroom unit is available with vacant possession on closing. Shearwater House offers buyers a gilt edged opportunity or may suit as an airbnb location. Just off Dominick Street between the Latin Quarter and fast growing West End of the city, this ground floor unit opens on to a communal courtyard with a gated entrance. The convenience of city centre living is without doubt one of the main attractions along with ease of access to NUIG and UHG. Open viewings Saturday 10am to 11am. AMV: €195,000.
No 23 Roscam House, Roscam
Two bedroom, first floor, apartment in the award winning, O'Malley built, Roscam development on the eastern outskirts of Galway city. Close to many amenities such as GMIT, the Galway Clinic, Merlin Park Hospital, and a number of business centres. With c775sq ft of bright, spacious, living accommodation, the apartment is being sold with vacant possession and includes parking, secure common areas, and is located directly over a number of handy retail units. Galway city centre is just a 10 minute drive away. Open viewings Wednesday and Saturday 3pm to 4pm. AMV: €165,000.
No 5 Heather Hill, Barna
Heather Hill is a superb development of detached homes situated within walking distance of Barna village. Barna is a popular village located approximately 8km from Galway city, offering a wide range of amenities including a supermarket, shops, bars, excellent restaurants, and a primary school. The award winning Twelve Hotel and Bearna Golf Club are close by. Silver Strand Beach is only 2km away, while Salthill with its famous promenade is less than 10 minute drive away. Built in 2005, No 5 Heather Hill is a well maintained residence with mature gardens to the front and rear. It overlooks a large open green area. The property measures c193.53sq m and has oil fired central heating throughout. Open viewings Wednesday and Saturday 11am to 12 noon. AMV: €520,000.
No 6 Doolin Holiday Cottages
A two bedroom semidetached house in Doolin, Co Clare. Part of a purpose built holiday home scheme within walking distance of the stunning village of Doolin and all the amenities it has to offer. One of 12 houses in an exclusive fully managed development, this well presented property would make an ideal holiday home or permanent residence. Viewing is highly recommended. AMV: €110,000.
NO 4 Amarillo Court, Tuam
A two bed semidetached house with a small entrance hall, kitchen/sitting room with open fireplace, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Semisolid flooring throughout. Amarillo Court is a small private estate of only five units located off the Dublin Road, across from Tuam Rugby Club and within walking distance of Tuam town centre. AMV: €63,000.
A large detached two storey residence of c2,000sq ft, in the townland of Cloonagh in Claregalway. In need of completion but offers huge potential for those seeking a quality family home. On site just over 0.5 acre, the house offers easy access to the N17 Galway-Tuam road and is within a 10 minute drive of Claregalway village and all amenities. An excellent opportunity to acquire a well laid out residence in a great location. Open viewings Saturday 12 noon to 1pm. AMV: €125,000.
A detached three bed bungalow in need of refurbishment, with a former cottage to the rear, in Carraroe, Co Galway. On c1.2 acres, the house and outbuilding are suitable for development, with an existing septic tank in place. The main house comprises 850sq ft of living space and offers huge potential to both those seeking a well located holiday home, or an owner occupier looking for a family residence with room for further expansion. Viewings by appointment. AMV: €90,000.
Apt 1 The Grainstore, Clifden
A two bedroom end of terrace town house apartment in the centre of Clifden town. Comprising c80sq m of living space over two floors, this well located apartment is in good condition and is ready to walk into. An ideal investment property, which is also suitable as a holiday base, this well presented unit offers excellent value. In the centre of Clifden and within a short walk of all amenities. AMV: €55,000.
Unit 2 The Grainstore, Clifden
A ground floor commercial unit in the centre of Clifden town. Part of a modern mixed residential and commercial development, this ideally situated retail unit is suitable for a variety of uses. Fronting on to Bridge Street with a busy traffic fall, the unit is in excellent condition and ready to occupy. An ideal opportunity to acquire a well located unit, with excellent rental potential. AMV: €20,000.
Hulk Street, Clifden
A mid terrace residence in need of total renovation in the centre of the picturesque village of Clifden in Connemara. This cottage is a very short walk from the Market Square and has easy access to all that the area offers in terms of Connemara National Park, beaches, and a host of facilities. Being offered to reflect the works required this property is a first class opportunity that should not be missed. AMV: €65,000.
G29 Hawthorne Village, Castlebar
A two bedroom apartment within walking distance of Castlebar town. G29 is located in Hawthorn Student Village which offers secure, peaceful, and modern living accommodation, as well as high quality fitted kitchens, living, and dining areas. The property enjoys a secure entrance in a block of apartments with communal gardens and parking. Close to GMIT, Castlebar General Hospital, train station, bus routes, and all necessary amenities Castlebar has to offer. AMV: €44,000.
No 5 Seaview Terrace, Killala, Co Mayo
Two bedroom semidetached dwelling located in a mature cul-de-sac on the edge of Killala village with fabulous views over Killala Bay. Accommodation comprises a hallway, living room, gallery kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. AMV: €45,000.
Mount Street, Claremorris
Five bedroom mid-terrace property located at Mount Street, Claremorris, approximately 100 metres from Claremorris town centre. The property is ideally situated close to bus and train services. All amenities are within easy reach including shops, schools, churches, etc. The property is presented in poor condition with the décor dated c1970s and is in need of a complete upgrade internally. There is oil fired central heating on the ground floor and no heating on the first floor. AMV: €45,000.
No 17 Lord Leitrim Court, Mohill, Leitrim
Three bedroom corner unit located on the grounds of Lough Rynn Castle with its hotel facilities and beautiful gardens. This ideal three bedroom home/investment is presented in a showhouse condition with all the comforts and specification of a showhouse property in a much sought after destination. AMV: €81,000.
No 46 Cuirt Na hAbhainn, Claregalway
Cuirt Na hAbhainn is a high quality residential development built on a magnificent site in the heart of Claregalway village, ideally located within fast access of Galway, business estates surrounding Galway city, and the central point to get to Tuam, Roscommon, and Mayo. With excellent internal and external specifications this three bed mid-terrace house, c1,057sq ft, is a superb property, and would make an ideal home for a first time buyer. AMV: €105,000.
The auction takes place on Friday September 29 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lough Atalia, at 3pm. Further details are available on dnggalway.ie or by contacting the agents on 091 565261.