O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers sold a record number of properties in its July auction. Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce had a vast number of Galway properties, with huge interest from both investors and owner occupiers.
There was a superb mix of residential, commercial, and land up for grabs on the day. Every property performed exceptionally at the auction, reaching its reserve and over. This auction campaign proved very successful, with huge numbers attending open viewings — some properties saw up to 100 registered open viewers.
The auction room for both sessions was packed with buyers from across the city and country. O’Donnellan & Joyce also noted that there was a number of phone bidders across the globe taking part in the bidding, especially in Australia. This has been a growing trend at the auctions recently with the number of Irish living abroad looking to move home.
Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce said: "The Galway market is busy at the moment, with a huge number of buyers coming to the fore. We have seen in our recent auctions and in private treaty Galway city properties do not stay on the market long and the demand is vast."
A number of properties had outstanding results including No 15 Lenaboy Park, Salthill, Galway, a detached residence in a perfectly private setting in the heart of Salthill. Within strolling distance of the beach, shops, and all amenities, this is a much sought after location. Ideal family home, located close to a host of schools. This property stands on a lovely secluded site in one of Galway’s premier residential areas. There was huge interest in the room for this property, bidding opened at €350,000, after 41 bids the hammer dropped at €586,000.
No 4 Priory Road, Claddagh, Galway, in an excellent central location, within strolling distance of Galway city centre and Salthill. Two bed mid-terrace property would be an ideal investment or starter home. The bidding opened at the AMV of €195,000, and after 26 bids in increments of €5,000 the property sold at €326,000.
No 69 Dalysfort Road, Salthill, Galway, a four bedroom semidetached house with separate apartment and a large west facing rear garden. Dalysfort Road is a short walk from the Promenade and all amenities in the locality. The property has been refurbished and modernised to the highest standard and is a credit to its current owners. The bidding opened at €450,000 after 28 bids from the auction room the hammer dropped at €530,000.
No 24 Costello Road, Shantalla, Galway, an ideal home for first time buyers. This semidetached home is adjacent to UHG and NUIG. A wonderful property full of character and potential, it is only a short stroll from Galway city centre. Offers off-street parking with a gated entrance and a substantial lawn. The bidding started at the AMV of €295,000, and after 10 bids the bidding finished at €340,000.
Roxboro House, Raleigh Row, Galway, a unit conveniently located just off Henry Street and also with access off St Mary's Road. The office is in top class condition and would be an ideal investment property. The property is being sold with tenants in place. The bidding opened at €150,000, after six bids the property sold for €175,000.
No 3 Pointe Boise, Salthill, Galway, a magnificent ground floor two bedroom apartment presented in excellent condition throughout. Bright and spacious with open plan living and kitchen area. Ideally located only a short stroll to Salthill village and Galway city centre. The opening bid was €250,000, after 20 bids the hammer fell at €322,000 to a delighted buyer.
No 9 Caladh Mor, Woodquay, Galway, a perfect city residence and due to its central location, a quality investment. Three bed end of terrace townhouse spread over two floors. This bidding opened at €190,000 and it sold for €240,000.
No 6 Ballybrit, Monivea Road, Galway, zoned High Density Residential, this site offers an excellent development opportunity and comprises approximately 0.33 hectare (0.81 acre ) together with a semidetached bungalow on Folio GY42812. The site is located beside the An Luasan development, close to Briarhill Shopping Centre and business parks at Ballybrit and Parkmore. The bidding opened at €300,000 and after a number of bids the bidding closed at €325,000.
No 2B Tara Grove, Wellpark, Galway, a five bedroom semidetached property located within a stone’s throw of Cluain Mhuire which is the arts campus of GMIT. Presented in superb condition this property is presented in the highest of standards. This were the final lot of the day and there were some very interested parties. The bidding opened at €260,000, after nine bids the hammer dropped at €300,000 to a very excited buyer.
No 74 Cluain Riochaird, Galway, a three bedroom third floor apartment conveniently located close to Galway city centre. The property is being sold with tenant in place and is currently generating a rental income. Presented in good condition, this property represented an ideal investment. Folio GY7288L. This property sold to a delighted phone bidder for €135,000.
No 56 Riverdale, Oranmore, Galway, Located in the heart of Oranmore village and within walking distance of all local amenities. The property is being sold with tenant in place and currently generating a rental, the property contains off street parking. Ideal investment opportunity. This property met the reserve price of €130,000.
No 89 Gleann Na Ri, Renmore, Galway, a modern apartment located within a secure gated complex. Situated just a leisurely stroll from GMIT, Merlin Park Hospital, and Bon Secours Hospital. The bidding opened at €110,000 and after 20 bids from the floor and also the phone the property sold for €137,000.
Land extending to 2.76 acres at Truskey West, Barna: Circa 2.76 acres of land previously used for agricultural purposes. Located in Truskey West close to Bearna Golf Club and within 3.5km of Barna village. Folio number GY69523F. Sold for €46,000.
Sruthan na bhFeana, Carraroe, Co Galway: This modern architecturally designed property has been designed to maximise the panoramic breathtaking views over the fishing harbour and out to Rossaveal. Sold for €230,000.
Sruthan na Teorann, Main Street, Carraroe, Co Galway, two modern commercial vacant office units. Fitted to a high standard suitable for various uses. Including private off street access, they were offered for sale as one lot. Sold for €72,000.
Main Street, Carraroe, Co Galway, development land of approximately three acres, zoned in the village centre. The development site is located in the heart of Carraroe village just off the main street and is close to all schools and amenities. Sold for €122,000.
Are you thinking of selling? The next auction will take place on September 28, at the Harbour Hotel, New Dock Street, Galway. The deadline for properties is August 24. For more information contact Colm O’Donnellan on (091 ) 564 212. The catalogue for the next auction will launch on August 30 and can be viewed online on www.myhome.ie, www.daft.ie, and www.odonnjoyce.ie/auction
Details are also available from the auction team at O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway, 091 564 212.