Sixty two lots go under the hammer this week with local, national, and global interest in O’Donnellan & Joyce property auction

No 5 Garrai Eoinin, Inverin.

No 5 Garrai Eoinin, Inverin.

Over the last six weeks, 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, Galway.

Returning to the landmark auction venue for the fifth time this year, 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 south east.”

There promises to be a property on offer to suit every budget and requirement on the day with advised minimum values ranging from €10,000 to over €500,000 and locations across 12 counties. 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 by offering remote bidding services and a live stream of the auction through its Facebook page and on its website. Prospective buyers are reminded to contact the office at 5 Mary Street as early as possible in advance of the auction to facilitate the registration process for remote bidding.

Internet bidding is the latest addition to the O’Donnellan & Joyce service offering, with bidders from around the globe registered to bid on a number of properties included in tomorrow’s auction catalogue. The new service was implemented to enable international buyers, and indeed national buyers who cannot attend the auction in person, an easy-to-use and transparent platform for purchasing property remotely. Internet bidding has become a popular means of purchasing property in recent years, and O’Donnellan & Joyce now offers a full online service from legal pack hosting to online bidding, and promises future services such as contract signing and online payments which will be launched soon.

For a full listing of the nationwide auction catalogue, visit If you cannot make it to the auction in person, you can watch the live auction online, or if you wish to bid on any property, make contact with the auction team at 091 564 212 today to register as a phone or proxy bidder.

A number of Galway properties are included in the catalogue 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 from 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 are 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 reach 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. AMV: €150,000.

See 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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