O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers’ advice ahead of tomorrow’s auction

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers reports considerable interest in its next round of auction properties which will go under the hammer tomorrow, Friday June 7. With a very strong turnout at open viewings over the last four weeks and countless contract requests from interested parties in both residential and commercial listings, tomorrow’s auction promises to be an exciting day with more than 40 properties up for sale and the auction room in the Harbour Hotel is expected to be filled to capacity.

For those who cannot make it to the auction in person, a live stream is offered through the website www.odonnjoyce.com so individuals can watch the live auction from the comfort of their own homes on a computer or any mobile device. Phone bidding and proxy bidding services are also available, but those wishing to avail of these services must register with the office prior to the auction and there is some paperwork to be completed. If you would like to take advantage of the phone or proxy bidding services, contact the office immediately to ensure that your application is processed on time for tomorrow’s auction.

On the day before the auction, O’Donnellan & Joyce chief auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan has some last minute advice for any prospective buyers. Firstly, buyers and sellers alike are advised to arrive at the hotel at least one hour prior to the auction start. With registration starting at 1pm, the lobby of the Harbour Hotel is usually very busy from this time and any buyers or sellers that have last minute enquiries should allow themselves as much time as possible prior to the auction to satisfy their curiosity. The entire auction team from O’Donnellan & Joyce HQ on Mary Street in Galway will be on site at the auction venue to answer any questions. Tea and coffee will be served in the reception area while vendors and solicitors will have private rooms located off the lobby with live streams of the auction running throughout the day for their comfort and convenience.

Any parties interested in purchasing a property are reminded to have their homework done prior to the auction. Purchasers should request a copy of the contracts/conditions of sale from the solicitor with carriage of sale of the property or through selling agents O’Donnellan & Joyce. You should have your own solicitor read through them if you have any queries, and enough time should be allowed to gain clarification on queries.

Engineer’s reports and suitable viewings should have been conducted in the lead up to the auction. A suitably qualified engineer or quantity surveyor should visit the property well in advance of the auction and should be given time to assess the property and complete a report for your review. O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers are happy to furnish any potential buyer with a list of Galway based engineers or surveyors who will be able to carry out these tasks.

While there is great excitement in the auction room and there is tremendous value on offer at the Wild Atlantic Way summer auction, purchasers are reminded that the auction is a route to purchasing a property and so should not be taken lightly. Finances should be in place for those with an intent to buy are reminded that if they are the highest bidder when the hammer falls, they are entered into a legally binding agreement and must sign contracts of sale and pay a 10 per cent deposit there and then. If you are getting a loan or mortgage to cover the cost of your purchase, make sure you have approval in writing from your lending institution.

With this careful advice comes with a wish of the best of luck to all bidding on the day. The best way to ensure you walk away with the property that you desire is to bid early and bid often. As the room is expected to be filled to capacity, those bidding should wave their paddle high in the air to ensure that their bids are not missed by Colm O'Donnellan on the podium.

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the following properties, visit www.odonnjoyce.com, phone 091 564 212, or email [email protected].

No 5 St Nicholas' Road, The Claddagh

The Claddagh offers Galway city living at its best, and this is possibly one of the finest houses in the area. Situated on the edge of Galway city centre, The Claddagh is one of Galway’s most historic and desirable residential areas. This vibrant community has every conceivable facility on its doorstep. No 5 St Nicholas' Road has been transformed into a very impressive home. A large extension provides an open plan lounge/kitchen with overhanging balcony and contains double doors with the most magnificent light which leads to a wonderful rear garden. No 5 has three bedrooms and offers views from the upper floors.

AMV: €325,000.

No 77 Devon Park, Salthill

If you are looking for the ultimate family home, No 77 Devon Park has it all. Located in Galway’s most sought after residential area on a magnificent corner site, this spacious family home has everything. Close to a range of amenities including exceptional schools, shops, and recreational facilities, No 77 Devon Park is surrounded by lush manicured gardens which provide total privacy. The house has a spacious interior which is in mint condition and is well worth viewing. No 77 Devon Park is a truly outstanding family home.

AMV: €500,000.

Garvey’s, New Inn, Ballinasloe, Co Galway

Located in a high profile position with extensive frontage to the main road in New Inn, this property comprises a bar, supermarket, post office, and a steel fabrication business. Also included is a four bed house with extensive gardens, a two storey office block, and a large yard. Suited to a host of uses including a distribution centre or an agri-store. The total site area comprises 1.486 hectares (3.67 acres ). Located approximately 19km from Ballinasloe and 40km from Galway city, and Woodlawn rail station is only 5km away. Accessibility has been greatly improved in recent years with the completion of the M6 Galway–Dublin Road only 10km away.

AMV: €230,000.

Croi Glas, Ballyhugh, Gort, Co Galway

Bungalow in need of substantial refurbishment. Standing on a magnificent tree-lined site with extensive road frontage, there is enormous development potential for a number of houses or apartments. Located near the centre of Gort town, just off the M18 Limerick to Galway motorway.

AMV: €130,000.

No 197 Tirellan Heights, Headford Road, Galway

Superb opportunity to acquire a detached residence in the much acclaimed residential development of Tirellan Heights. Located in a small enclave, the property overlooks a large green area and has a southerly rear aspect. With a spacious interior and four large bedrooms, the property would ideally be suited as a family home or, due to its central location with easy access of Galway city, a quality residential investment.

AMV: €280,000.

No 40 Altan, Western Distributor Road, Galway

Three bedroom apartment situated on the third floor of this multi-storey residential complex at Altan, overlooking the Western Distributor Road. Located close to Dunnes Stores and the Gateway Shopping Centre, it is within easy access of the city centre and is on a local bus route.

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AMV: €185,000.

No 67 Dalysfort Road, Salthill

No 67 Dalysfort Road is an excellent home with great potential in one of Galway's most sought after residential neighbourhoods. A large four bed semidetached house, it comes with a main bathroom and two en suite bedrooms. Externally, the property avails of off-street parking to the front as well as generous garden space, with western aspects allowing No 67 Dalysfort Road to avail of as much light as possible. This property has been well looked after and offers excellent potential as an exceptional family home.

AMV: €475,000.

No 16 Sandyview Drive, Riverside

Spacious and pleasing three bed semidetached home with garage room situated in the popular and well established residential estate of Riverside, conveniently located just off the Tuam Road close to Liosban and a host of industrial and business parks. In addition there are regular transport links to Galway city centre. The house boasts a large rear garden and there is ample parking in the front driveway. An ideal first-time buyer family home or a gilt edged investment property.

AMV: 240,000.

No 21 Rockbarton Road, Salthill

A spacious four bed semidetached residence which has been maintained and upgraded by its present owners to provide a truly outstanding home of distinction. If you are looking for a home of quality in Galway’s finest location, then viewing is a must. Accommodation includes entrance porch, entrance hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, utility, guest wc, study, store, four bedrooms, and main bathroom. Only 500m from the heart of Salthill village, this family home comes with a large rear garden, getting the sun all day long.

AMV: €450,000.

No 23 Moyola Park, Newcastle

This five bed detached home, with outline planning permission for a second home on a large side garden, on a corner site. Moyola Park is advantageously located beside the university grounds, beside the Galway Educate Together primary school and adjacent to the University Hospital Galway. It is a five minute drive to Galway Cathedral, Shop Street, and Eyre Square, and a short distance to Westside Shopping Centre, as well as Galway Shopping Centre and Terryland Shopping Centre. No 23 Moyola Park is within 10 minutes of all the amenities a young family would require. There is an open green space to the front with mature trees, and a south facing rear garden with an open sunny aspect. As it stands, it is an excellent long-standing family home with a large side garden on a corner site.

AMV: €430,000.

No 6 Claddagh Quay, The Claddagh

Another very special property in Galway city centre, overlooking the Eglinton Basin and the River Corrib with expansive views over to Spanish Arch and down the Long Walk. This very quaint cottage style bungalow comprises entrance hall, kitchen, lounge, utility, and two bedrooms. There is a small garden to the front and a rear yard with outside shed. It would make a perfect little city pad, being so close to Galway’s West End with its vibrant bars and restaurants. St Mary’s Church is only a few doors down and everything you require for city living is just moments away.

AMV: €350,000.

No 70 Lurgan Park, Renmore

This fine family home is superbly positioned within minutes of GMIT and a number of national and secondary schools. Merlin Park Hospital, Galway Clinic, and the Bon Secours Hospital are all within close proximity. The area of Renmore is well positioned for all those seeking ease of access to Galway city centre and is serviced by an excellent road and bus network. Accommodation includes entrance hall, lounge, kitchen/diner, four bedrooms, and family bathroom and an outbuilding to the rear.

AMV: €300,000.

No 35 Barr Taoide, Dock Road, Galway

Two bedroom third floor apartment located in Galway city’s dockland area, close to the city centre and many of Galway's famous landmarks such as the Spanish Arch, the Long Walk, Galway Cathedral, and the River Corrib. Salthill with its beautiful beaches and promenade is just a short walk away. The property is currently rented and is being sold with tenants in place.

AMV: €235,000.

No 2 Kingston House, Barna Road, Galway

No 2 Kingston House is a ground floor three bed apartment presented in showhouse condition. The property has a welcoming hall, open plan kitchen/dining/lounge, three bedrooms, one en suite, and a main bathroom. The lounge area is incredibly bright due to its favourable southerly aspect with wooden flooring and large double glazed windows. Located approximately two miles from the village of Salthill and two miles from Barna, this is a truly special residence.

AMV: €215,000.

No 11 Gleann Na Tra, Sandy Road, Galway

Wonderful two bedroom ground floor apartment in a well maintained and sought after development. No 11 Gleann Na Tra is presented in turnkey condition, ready for immediate occupancy. The property has an open plan living, dining, and kitchen room with feature electric fireplace and hot press, the kitchen has tiled flooring and ample storage. An internal hallway leads to two double bedrooms, both with PVC double glazed patio door access to rear. A main bathroom completes the accommodation. This property would be an ideal owner occupier residence or gilt edged investment property due to its close proximity to Galway city centre.

AMV: €180,000.

Galway Road, Tuam, Co Galway

A substantial detached house presented in good condition, with a spacious living room and fully-fitted kitchen on the ground floor, shared bathroom, and back room, while upstairs offers three large double bedrooms and a main bathroom. With a large private garden to the rear, the property is excellently located centrally in Tuam, only a short walk from the town centre and with easy access to all the amenities and services expected from such a convenient location. It is close to the recently opened M17 motorway giving quick access to Galway city and Limerick. This detached home would be an ideal purchase for a first time buyer, and would be a strong investment opportunity given its central location.

AMV: €150,000.

No 1 Bayview Rise, Ballybane, Galway

End of terrace residence divided into three self-contained one bed apartments located close to GMIT, Bon Secours Hospital, and a number of industrial estates. The property is currently rented and is being sold with tenants in place. This property would make an ideal investment opportunity.

AMV: €140,000.

No 73 Rahylin Glebe, Ballybane

Three bedroom terraced house located within walking distance of GMIT and all local amenities. Rahylin Glebe is approximately two miles from the city centre and is well serviced by an excellent bus route. With a host of amenities and services nearby including GMIT, Merlin Park Hospital, and Galway Clinic, this estate has all that one would require. The property is currently rented and is being sold with tenants in place.

AMV: €120,000.

Also listed for the next auction are properties in Tuam, Ballinasloe, and lands at Carrowbrowne and Inverin.

See www.odonnjoyce.com to view the full list of properties on offer which include properties in areas such as Galway city and county, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, and Limerick.

Details are available from the auction team at O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway, phone 091 564 212 or email [email protected].


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