O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, Ireland’s largest independent auction house, has launched a large and varied catalogue for its next public auction on Friday September 27, with more than 60 properties to be offered on the day in the Harbour Hotel, Galway. The auction will start with residential and commercial properties at 12 noon and registration opening at 11am. The full catalogue can be viewed on www.odonnjoyce.com
Colm O’Donnellan, senior partner and auctioneer on the day, said at the launch: “2019 has already been a significant year for us as we extend our presence across the country and into the Dublin property market. Our auctions are growing in size and value, and we have further broadened our footprint into new markets, with properties for sale now spanning the width and length of the country.
"Of course the O’Donnellan & Joyce brand originated in Galway over 35 years ago, and now we’re very pleased to be bringing such an extensive Irish catalogue to market this month. Attractive yields and strong covenants will interest investors, while the range of houses and apartments nationwide will provide ample opportunities for potential owner-occupiers.”
Highlights among the wide selection of houses on offer include Kilronan House, an impressive five bedroom family home located at No 45 The Oaklands, Salthill, and guiding at €530,000. No 32 Henry Street, a modernised three bedroom terraced home, offers a haven of tranquillity in the back garden with space and comfort in abundance. Stand-out country houses include an attractive four bedroom detached house in Bothar Bui, Inverin, guiding at €295,000; a two bedroom apartment situated in Riverdale, Oranmore; and a spacious two bedroom house in Renville, Oranmore.
Residential investors will be attracted by the many properties with potential to add value. No 19 Pembroke Court, Bishop O’Donnell Road, is one such opportunity, being offered with a guide of €185,000. This two bedroom apartment is ideally located close to Galway city centre, Salthill, and all of the amenities and services of Westside and Knocknacarra. Outside the city, and with a more modest price tag, a one bedroom detached home in Portumna Retirement Village is being offered for just €30,000 with a lease in place until 2023. A number of additional properties are being sold with tenants in place and offering an attractive return, including No 13 Ard Esker in Athenry, No 30 Clochran in Tuam, No 13 Dunlo Harbour in Ballinasloe, and two semidetached homes in Tirellen Heights on the Headford Road in Galway.
The commercial offering in the September auction is a varied one, with many attractive properties which will interest investors. A mixed use property in Corrandulla which is currently occupied by a food store, hair salon, and filling station comes to the market with a very attractive guide price of €150,000. A substantial commercial premises with seven day public licence and enormous development potential at Kilconnell in Ballinasloe is also offered at the same guide price and extends to offer a five bedroom home, former furniture store and hardware shop. This landmark property represents an opportunity for an investor to reinstate this once thriving business. A highly attractive commercial unit which is currently tenanted and located at the N5 Business Park in Castlebar will go under the hammer with starting bids in the region of €200,000.
A number of plots of land are also on offer in the September auction including two individual sites in Inverin, Co Galway, guiding at €10,000 and €15,000 respectively; 43 acres of good agricultural land in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal, is also included in the catalogue, guiding at €220,000.
With the growing profile of the company, O’Donnellan & Joyce has a wide variety of properties available throughout the country in counties including Waterford, Mayo, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, Leitrim, and Dublin. For a full listing of the auction catalogue, see www.odonnjoyce.com
A number of Galway properties which are included in the catalogue are:
No 17 Shantalla Place, Rahoon Road, Galway: An ideal opportunity to acquire something very special. This mid-terrace residence must be viewed to be appreciated. Deceptively large internally but also in mint decorative order and repair, the property has been upgraded and refurbished throughout the years to provide a true home of distinction. Maintaining its old world character and charm, it has been modernised internally throughout including a large attic conversion. Viewing is a must. AMV: €320,000.
No 40 Maunsells Park, Maunsells Road, Galway: If you are looking for space in abundance both inside and outside in an established residential area, this is the home for you. This is a spacious semidetached residence situated on a substantial double fronted site with a large rear garden in Maunsells Park, a small enclave of semidetached homes overlooking a large green space.
Within walking distance of Galway city centre, the property would be the ultimate family home in a desirable location within easy access of several primary and secondary schools, retail developments, and community recreational facilities. The property, which has five/six bedrooms, offers a spacious internal layout and is in need of a certain amount of upgrading and refurbishment. An ideal opportunity to acquire a magnificent spacious home in a locality which will provide a home for life. AMV: €395,000.
San Antoine, 65 Dalysfort Road, Salthill, Galway: A superb four bed family home in one of Galway’s most sought after areas. This property offers two spacious reception rooms and a garage with potential for further development. In need of some renovation, this wonderful property offers the chance to put your own stamp on it. The large southwest facing rear garden maximises light and draws light into the interior of the home. This would be an ideal owner occupier family home, conveniently located within strolling distance of Salthill Prom and village and close to local primary and secondary schools. AMV: €425,000.
No 5 Sylvan Heights, Fairlands Park, Newcastle, Galway: A fine four bedroom family home located within walking distance of NUIG, UHG, and all other amenities in Newcastle.
As with all properties of its age it will benefit with some upgrading and modernisation, however it is in very good condition and could well be occupied as is. It offers an abundance of living and sleeping accommodation together with a very generous kitchen/breakfast area.
A major attraction of this property is the large mature rear garden that is not overlooked, along with a good sized front garden with off street parking and a car port. AMV: €375,000.
No 19 Pembroke Court, Bishop O’Donnell Road, Galway: Ground floor two bedroom apartment ideally located off the Bishop O’Donnell Road in Rahoon, just a two minute walk round the corner from Taylor’s Hill and 10 minutes’ walk to Salthill Promenade.
It is superbly located just off the Deane roundabout with unrivalled access to a host of amenities and services. The property is within a short walk of Westside Shopping Centre and Aldi on the Seamus Quirke Road. The vibrant city centre, NUIG, and UHG are just a 10 minute walk away and can be easily accessed on foot, by bike, or via the excellent local and frequent bus services with the stops located close to the entrance of the development. There are also a number of excellent primary and secondary schools in the area. Presented in good condition throughout, this would be an ideal owner occupier residence or investment property due to its convenient location. AMV: €185,000.
No 5 Garrai Eoinin, Bothar Bui, Inverin, Co Galway: This residence is located in a small enclave of detached homes situated in Inverin. This property must be viewed to be appreciated as it is incomparable to any other home in this price bracket. With a modern interior, this two storey detached residence is built to the highest standards with underfloor heating, quality fixtures and fittings throughout, and a modern spacious layout. It is within walking distance of shops, schools, and beaches, and would be a perfect starter home or holiday home. AMV: €295,000.
Kilronan House, 45 Oaklands, Salthill, Galway: No 45 Oaklands is an impressive five bedroom family home at the upper end of Oaklands close to Salthill village. The property was constructed c1964 and has been well maintained over the years, however as with all properties of its age it will benefit from some upgrading and modernisation, but 'as is' would be perfect also. The outstanding feature of this wonderful property is the large south facing rear garden that boasts patio, lawns, mature trees, and flower beds. It also has the convenience of a rear access gate that opens out to the walkway behind the church. This is a very lovely family home located in one of the most sought-after areas in Salthill, walking distance to the Prom, the golf club, the Galway Lawn Tennis Club, and many notable schools in the area. AMV: €530,000.
No 18 St Helen's Street, Galway: This city centre gem is perfectly located within walking distance of NUIG, UHG, the city centre and all amenities in the area. A four/five bed mid-terrace house, it will be an ideal family home and will appeal to both first time buyers and investors. Together with generous living and sleeping accommodation it enjoys a private rear garden that is not overlooked, off street parking to the front, and a host of original features. Local primary schools include Scoil Chroi Iosa on Newcastle Road and Scoil Bhride in Shantalla. The nearest secondary schools are Our Lady’s College on Presentation Road and St Mary’s College on St Mary's Road. Close to the property, the very scenic walkway along Eglinton Canal leads to the Spanish Arch, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. There is a host of bars and restaurants within five minutes’ walk in the Latin Quarter. AMV: €275,000.
No 32 Henry Street, Galway: A modernised three bedroom terraced house located in Galway's West End. This is a haven of tranquillity thanks to its beautiful secluded walled garden which is a rare gem in the middle of the city. The garden is mature and private and has a private entrance on to the canal walk which runs from Woodquay to the Claddagh Basin. The house has been tastefully modernised, the owners have been very sensitive to the age of the property and have maintained all the original features such as high ceilings, original doors, and original cast iron fireplaces in the bedrooms. You will need to view this property to fully appreciate its condition and the features it has to offer. AMV: €335,000.
St Mary's, Palmyra Avenue, Galway: Semidetached three bedroom residence located in one of Galway’s best established areas. The property is located just off The Crescent on a magnificent spacious site which offers enormous development potential. Internally, the house is in need of modernisation and upgrading, however, this is an ideal opportunity to acquire a residence close to Galway city centre, offering old world charm in a very central location. AMV: €225,000.
Giblin’s of Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Co Galway: It is not often that a property such as this comes to the market. This is a chance to purchase what was once a thriving business in the heart of Kilconnell. During the years of trading there was a furniture store, a hardware and grocery store, and a busy seven day licensed premises known as The Old Abbey Tavern. There is also a private residence wit two reception rooms, kitchen/dining, and five bedrooms. The property overlooks the famous Kilconnell Abbey which was built in 1340 and is known as one of the most attractive heritage sites around. This substantial property offers enormous development potential. AMV: €150,000.
Corrandulla Food Store & Filling Station, Co Galway: This is a well-known food store and filling station in a high profile location on the main Headford to Corrandulla road. This property services a large catchment area and includes a large retail unit, overhead storage area, and a self-contained hair salon producing a rental income. This superb business opportunity has enormous potential with a growing local population and ample space for physical expansion, subject to planning. The building is situated on a half-acre site offering forecourt with petrol pumps with ample road frontage. The hair salon currently generates a rental income of €5,000 per annum on a rollover lease. AMV: €150,000.
See www.odj.ie to view the full list of properties on offer. Details are also available from the auction team at O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway, phone 091 564 212.