Over the last six weeks the team of sales agents and marketers in O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers have been busy compiling information and generating adverts for the 62 lots that they will offer for sale by means of live public auction tomorrow at 12 noon in the Harbour Hotel in Galway city.
Returning to their landmark auction venue for the fourth time this year and celebrating their 50th auction in the Harbour Hotel since the change of venue in 2012, auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan said: “We are delighted to offer a grand total of 62 properties for sale tomorrow with a wonderful variety of apartments, detached, and semidetached homes in Galway city and county, and indeed nationwide. Also on offer are a number of very attractive investment properties, commercial premises, and development lands ranging in size and location from the Wild Atlantic west coast all the way to the sunny southeast in Co Wicklow.”
There promises to be a property on offer to suit every budget and requirement on the day, with advised minimum values ranging from €16,000 to more than €500,000 and lots located across 12 counties around the country. Selling agent O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers has noted a rise in the number of people viewing the auction properties as this method of sale rises in popularity. Phone bidding and proxy bidding are two very popular services on offer on the day, with purchasers in O’Donnellan & Joyce’s last auction spanning the globe from Austin, Texas, to ex-pats in Thailand. No matter where in the world you are located tomorrow afternoon, O’Donnellan & Joyce will facilitate you from the auction room by offering remote bidding services and a live stream of the auction through its Facebook page and website. Prospective buyers are reminded to contact the office at 091 564 212 as early as possible in advance of the auction to facilitate the registration process for remote bidding.
A brief description of some of the Galway city and county properties can be found below, with the remaining properties listed in full on www.odonnjoyce.com
Lot 1: No 4A St Anthony’s Place, Woodquay, Galway
This is a truly outstanding residential development site located in Woodquay in Galway city centre. This is a compact site which extends to approximately 144sq m (1,550sq ft ) and is currently zoned residential. Located between Woodquay and St Francis Street, the surrounding properties include a large number of terraced houses and commercial units currently used as offices. The site would be an idea investment for those capable of transforming it into a beautiful residential home or apartment block, subject to the relevant planning. AMV: €200,000.
Lot 2: Carraghy, Knockdoe, Claregalway, Co Galway
Large five bedroom detached house with approximately 8.5 acres of land adjacent. The property is located on the Galway to Tuam road (N83 ), close to the junction at Knockdoe and is approximately 12 miles from Galway city centre. Accommodation of the house extends to c1,950sq ft and comprises entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, ground floor bedroom with adapted bathroom, and a back kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a main bathroom, and outside there are some farm outbuildings to the rear. Within easy access of Claregalway village and Galway city, this property is very close to local GAA and recreational grounds at Lackagh, and Tuam town is only a 20 minute drive away. AMV: €300,000.
Lot 3: No 1 Clifton Crescent, Newcastle, Galway
Three bedroom bungalow wonderfully located in the corner of the quiet cul-de-sac in Clifton Crescent, directly across from Dangan Sportsground, NUIG, and close to UHG. The property is not overlooked from any direction and enjoys secure off street parking and good sized gardens front and rear. This is a lovely family home and represents a wonderful opportunity for anyone who is looking to purchase a bungalow with its own garage. This would be an ideal owner occupier residence or a gilt edged investment with guaranteed return due to its superb location close to NUIG and UHG. In terms of convenience, the property is on an excellent road and bus network, bringing all amenities within easy reach. AMV: €330,000.
Lot 4: No 4 Raleigh Row, Galway
Located close to Galway city centre in an area often referred to as 'old Galway', this is one of a row of hidden gems that sit together just off Sea Road. Totally refurbished and modernised recently with PVC double glazed windows, electric central heating, and quality fixtures and fittings, it comprises living room, kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms, main bathroom, en suite shower room, and a separate utility room with a rear yard. Raleigh Row is a quiet and well established area with all amenities on its doorstep. Rarely do homes such as this come to the market and it is sure to attract interest. This would be a lovely investment property or starter home, or ideal for someone who is looking to downsize. AMV: €260,000.
Lot 5: Park, Spiddal, Co Galway
Older style two storey traditional farmhouse on approximately 4.76 ha (11.76 acres ). The property offers magnificent views of Galway Bay on an elevated site with its own private entrance. The house is in need of total refurbishment or redevelopment but provides an ideal opportunity to acquire a superb property. In addition, there is potential for individual residential sites subject to planning permission on the remainder of the lands with access off a secondary road. The house extends to approximately 115sq m (1,237sq ft ) and includes entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, living room, kitchenette, five bedrooms, and a bathroom as well as some outhouses. AMV: €275,000.
Lot 6: 19 sites for development at An Sruthan, Garryard, Killimor, Co Galway
Development site with full planning permission for 19 houses in Killimor, Co Galway. This development site has full planning permission (ref: 18/1006 ) for 19 houses comprising a mix of two, three, and four bed detached bungalows, dormer detached dwellings, and semidetached dormer dwellings. AMV: €130,000.
Lot 7: No 66 Lissadyra, Ballygaddy Road, Tuam, Co Galway
Large four bedroom semidetached residence extending to approximately 1,249sq ft. This property offers a spacious interior in mint condition throughout and would be the ultimate family home. There is a large manicured lawn to the rear that is securely enclosed, this lovely space provides a beautiful and safe area for children or pets to play. Offering parking for up to three cars to the front, this property would also suit a large working family or as a gilt edged investment opportunity with all of the features that tenants often desire. AMV: €120,000.
Lot 8: No 69 Boireann Bheag, Roscam, Galway
A large three bed semidetached house in a nice cul-de-sac, which offers a large rear garden and all furniture included in the sale. Boireann Bheag is an award winning estate located on the east side of Galway city, comprising a mixture of semidetached, terraced, and apartment residences, with manicured lawns, mature trees, and shrubbery throughout. Within minutes of Galway Clinic, Merlin Park Hospital, GMIT, and a host of shops, schools, and sporting facilities. An ideal property for a first time buyer or a gilt edged investment due to its excellent condition and rental potential. AMV: €280,000.
Lot 9: Alcantara, No 31 Renmore Road, Renmore, Galway
Detached three bedroom bungalow on Renmore Road, close to the Bon Secours private hospital. Built circa 1960, this property is in need of full renovation and refurbishment, but offers a rare opportunity to acquire a property ready to put your own mark on. A staircase leads to a storage area. The mature garden offers extra storage in a solid built shed. Every facility and service is nearby. It is located within walking distance of the Army barracks at Dun Uí Mhaoliosa, Scoil Chaitriona NS, Gaelscoil Dara, and the local church and community centre in the centre of Renmore. There is a host of sporting facilities and playing fields in the area for those who like an active lifestyle, including Liam Mellows GAA grounds, the Kingfisher and Connacht Hotel leisure centres, and the beautiful Ballyloughane Beach is also a short walk away. AMV: €285,000.
Lot 10: No 33 Maunsells Road, Galway
Exceptional five bed large semidetached property located in one of the most desirable residential areas of Galway city. Situated just off Taylor's Hill, Maunsells Road is a distinguished address and a desired location for residents. The area is well serviced by nearby amenities and local transport links allowing easy access to Galway city centre and other parts of the city. Maunsells Road is also well situated for several quality local schools, both primary and secondary, and is close to Salthill, NUIG, and UHG, and walking distance to Galway's West End. No 33 Maunsells Road would be a perfect family home in a prestigious location. AMV: €450,000.
Lot 11: No 13 Galway Bay Apartments, Salthill, Galway
Fabulous two bed apartment located on the second floor of the building, which is serviced by a lift and stairs. It commands panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Clare hills, Mutton Island, and Grattan Beach which can be enjoyed from the good size balcony just off the living room. The property is presented in excellent condition and is located in the village of Salthill. Within minutes of the Prom and all local amenities, this is one property that must be viewed to be fully appreciated. AMV: €180,000.
Lot 12: No 131 Bohermore, Galway
City centre three bed mid-terrace home with extra-long garden to the rear. This could facilitate a fine sized extension, subject to planning permission. The property is presented in good condition with PVC double glazed windows and external doors. However, as with all properties of its age, it would benefit from some upgrading and cosmetic work. Within minutes of Eyre Square, the bus and train stations, it would make an ideal first time buyer's home or a great investment property. It is on a good local bus route with the stop outside the front door. AMV: €175,000.
Lot 14: No 12 Water Lane, Prospect Hill, Galway
Being sold with tenants in place, this two bedroom detached dwelling is located just off Prospect Hill, within walking distance of Eyre Square. Comprising living room, kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms, and bathroom with attic conversion to a further bedroom. There is off street parking and a small rear garden. The property requires some upgrading throughout. It is currently rented and is being sold with tenants in place. The contracted rent is €1,500 per month, the tenants have been in situ from November 2018 and lease is in place until January 2020. AMV: €210,000.
Lot 16: No 17 St Anthony’s Terrace, Bohermore, Galway
Three bedroom end of terrace residence in an established residential area. Located within walking distance of Eyre Square, No 17 comprises a living room, kitchen/diner, wc, three bedrooms, and bathroom. There is a spacious side garden and off street parking. This property is being sold with vacant possession and would make an ideal investment or starter home. AMV: €140,000.
Lot 17: No 109 Fionn Uisce, Doughiska, Galway
Being sold with tenants in place, this four bedroom semidetached residence with large rear garden also comes with off street parking to the front. The property is currently tenanted with contracted rent of €1,000 per month. Located just off the main Doughiska road close to the Briarhill Shopping Centre and a number of industrial estates, schools, shops, and hospitals, this property would be an ideal investment or family home. AMV: €160,000.
Lot 18: No 4 Dun Uisce, Dominick Street Upper, Galway
One bedroom apartment located just off Dominick Street in Galway city centre. This is an excellent location and an ideal opportunity to purchase an apartment close to all amenities and some of Galway city's main licensed premises. The property does require some upgrading while at the same time offering an excellent investment opportunity. AMV: €107,500.
Lot 19: No 26 Carraig Palmer, Quincentennial Drive, Salthill, Galway
Two bedroom first floor apartment located within a modern apartment complex on the edge of Salthill Promenade. Accommodation comprises two large bedrooms, bathroom, and open plan kitchen/living room. This would be ideal as a first time buyer's home or investment property. AMV: €150,000.
Lot 27: No 7 University Halls, Newcastle, Galway
Excellent two bedroom second floor apartment located on Newcastle Road across from UHG and within walking distance of NUIG and all local amenities and services. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, open plan living/dining area with galley style kitchen, two bedrooms, and main bathroom. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a property within minutes of Galway city centre and would be an ideal starter home or gilt edged investment. AMV: €180,000.
Lot 32: No 47 Cooke's Terrace, Bohermore, Galway
Three bedroom terraced residence in a well established residential neighbourhood. The property features a large garden to the rear and is within walking distance of Eyre Square. The property is currently tenanted and collecting a contracted rent of €650 per month. This is an excellent location with a host of amenities and work centres nearby. AMV: €140,000.
Lot 37: No 2 Athenry Road, Tuam, Co Galway
This property was originally a three bedroom residence, however it has been extended and now comprises seven internal rooms and is completed to a builder's finish. Located on the outskirts of Tuam town just off the R347 Athenry Road, this property gives you the opportunity to put your own stamp on this blank canvas. AMV: €25,000.
Lot 38: No 15 Renville Village, Oranmore, Galway
Two bedroom semidetached residence in the popular residential estate of Renville Village, on the edge of the internationally acclaimed Galway Bay Golf and Country Club. This property is well presented with accommodation comprising entrance hall, sitting/dining room, galley style kitchen, and two bedrooms, both of which are en suite. The nearby Renville Park and playground is an excellent amenity for all family members and Renville Sailing Club is a thriving sports venue for sailing enthusiasts. AMV: €165,000.
Lot 43: Annagh, Kilmoylan, Tuam, Co Galway
Derelict cottage set within a rural setting with total renovation and upgrading works required. The site measures approximately half an acre and is located within easy access of the M17 motorway linking Galway city to Tuam. Both Tuam town and Athenry are approximately 16km distance. Folio number GY52568F. AMV: €16,000.
Lot 49: No 7 Cluain Riocaird, Headford Road, Galway
Three bedroom ground floor apartment located within easy access of Galway city centre. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, kitchen/dining/living room, three bedrooms (one en suite ), and bathroom. The property is being sold with tenants in place and the passing rent is €795 per month. The property is presented in good condition throughout. This would be an ideal investment. AMV: €125,000.
Lot 53: Moore Street, Loughrea, Co Galway
Centrally located three bedroom terraced property located in Loughrea town centre. The property was previously used as an acupuncture practice. There is a large garden to the rear and the property is within walking distance of all town amenities. AMV: €130,000.
Lot 54: Poultagle, Gort, Co Galway
This is a three bed dormer house in a rural location on the Galway/Clare border. Standing on a site measuring c0.6 acre with folio CE48293F, this property would be an ideal purchase for any family or couple looking to relocate to a quiet rural setting not far from the town of Gort with many amenities and services available. AMV: €35,000.
Lot 58: Ballaghbaun, Belclare, Tuam, Co Galway
Four bedroom detached bungalow measuring approximately 1,400sq ft. The property is in need of some renovation but has the potential to be an excellent family home. Accommodation comprises four bedrooms (one en suite ), main bathroom, living room, and kitchen/dining room, along with detached garage. The property is located approximately 7km from Tuam town centre and within easy access of the M17 motorway linking Tuam to Galway city. AMV: €100,000.
Lot 60: Pollinabrone, Menlough, Galway
Five bedroom detached residence on a mature site of circa 0.6 acre. Set in a rural location with large gardens to the front and rear, the property offers spacious living accommodation, is in good condition throughout, and would be an ideal family home. AMV: €160,000.
See the agent's website www.odonnjoyce.com to view the full list of properties on offer, which includes properties in areas such as Galway city and county, Clare, Donegal, Laois, Limerick, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, and Wicklow. Details are available from the auction team at O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway, 091 564 212.