O’Donnellan & Joyce launches online bidding platform ahead of September auction

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers will offer more than 60 lots at its live public auction on Friday September 27 at 12 noon in the Harbour Hotel in Galway. With enormous interest in the highly varied catalogue of open viewings taking place weekly, the popular auction house is looking forward to welcoming national and international bidders to the live auction through its new online auction platform.

With the growth and advances in technology over the last number of years and the drive towards globalisation in terms of online marketing and service provision, O’Donnellan & Joyce offers this new service to those who wish to purchase a property from the auction catalogue from the comfort of their own home, whether they are located in Ireland or further afield. The system will offer an integrated video stream live from the auction room as well as a very simple and easy to use online bidding option for those who have pre-registered and paid their booking deposit directly to the auction house.

Services such as phone bidding and proxy bidding have shown to be incredibly popular over the last number of years among property purchasers at the O’Donnellan & Joyce live property auctions, but ultimately it can be difficult for buyers on the other end of the phone to get a real sense of what is happening in the room. Likewise, proxy bidders can offer their highest bid to their representative bidder, but should activity in the room exceed their maximum bid, the buyer has no direct interaction and therefore may miss out on their desired property.

The beauty of an integrated online bidding platform such as the one offered by O’Donnellan & Joyce, which will debut at the company's September 27 auction, is that the buyer is 100 per cent in control of his/her own bids and with the complex system offering real time video streaming of events in the room, the bidders should feel as though they are present at the live auction.

Online bidding platforms are a relatively new endeavour within the property market, but O’Donnellan & Joyce has ensured to cover all bases in terms of offering a top quality service. All legal documents are now hosted through the new platform, and prospective buyers are requested to visit www.odonnjoyce.com/legals to retrieve their required legal packs. The buyers must register their details in a few quick and easy steps and they will then have the option to download contracts for sale and other related documents for their review, or to forward to their solicitor for professional review.

Those who wish to bid online at the upcoming auction are asked to make contact with the auction team in the O’Donnellan & Joyce office on 5 Mary Street, Galway, on 091 564212 or [email protected] in order to ensure that they are fully registered and can view a demo of the new system in advance of auction day.

With the growing profile of the company, O’Donnellan & Joyce has a wide variety of property available throughout the country in counties including Waterford, Mayo, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, Leitrim, and Dublin. Bidders from outside Galway may now chose to stay at home and bid at the live auction through this new platform.

The catalogue of 60-plus properties covers residential and commercial property spread across the country and offers a wide variety of family homes, apartments, and investments with prices ranging from €10,000 to more than €500,000. For a full listing of the auction catalogue, see www.odonnjoyce.com

A number of Galway properties which are included in the catalogue are as follows:

Giblin’s of Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Co Galway: This substantial commercial property offers a seven day public licence that has been renewed in September 2019. 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 were 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 with 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 special family home located in one of the most sought-after areas in Salthill, within walking distance of the Prom, the golf club, Galway Lawn Tennis Club, and many notable schools in the area. AMV: €530,000.

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.

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.

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