Incredible sales for O’Donnellan & Joyce in first two weeks of 2020

Confidence is back with incredible sales in the first two weeks of 2020 as buyers are out in force and bookings being taken in both second-hand private treaty and in new homes. The O’Donnellan & Joyce new homes department has seen a huge increase in activity in the new homes market due to strong demand for modern, energy efficient, homes in newly built housing estates around the city and county. It is an exciting time in Galway as many development lands are being sold to developers who are not holding back when it comes to building some beautiful and highly functional family homes all around the county.

New homes are a popular buy at present as first-time buyers and families are taking advantage of the Help to Buy scheme, which is designed to help these buyers assemble the deposit required for a new home. The Help to Buy scheme provides for a refund of income tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT ) paid over the previous four tax years and can be availed of if purchasing a new build or on a once-off self-build. More details on the Help to Buy scheme are available from or from Citizens Information.

Sales agent and manager of the O'Donnellan & Joyce new homes department, Niall Browne, said: “We currently have nine new developments for sale. We pride ourselves in being the largest new homes division of any estate agents on the west coast of Ireland. We have a large database of buyers who are mortgage approved and wanting to purchase a new home, and we are thankful to all builders and developers who approach us to sell their homes to these clients."

O’Donnellan & Joyce has agreed approximately 120 new home sales over the past 12 months and is continuously adding more properties and residential developments to its catalogue with some of the latest developments in Moycullen and Barna launching very soon.

O’Donnellan & Joyce is handling the sale of new residential developments all around Galway including the following:

Tigh an Ghabhann, Moycullen, Co Galway

The latest development of new homes brought to the market by Rhatigan Homes, Tigh an Ghabhann is a luxury development of nine homes in a secluded woodland setting in Moycullen village. Designed with families in mind, this development offers a safe and private environment with all the amenities of Moycullen village on the doorstep. The development comprises a mixture of four and five bedroom homes extending from 1,593sq ft to 2,076sq ft. The properties are finished to the highest standards with a fusion of cobble and stone to the exteriors creating a wonderful contrast of finishes that complement the postcard-perfect landscape surrounding this development. For further details see

Gort na Carraige, Seapoint, Barna, Co Galway

Situated only a 10-minute drive from Galway city in a bustling coastal village, only a stone's throw from Barna Pier, is Gort na Carraige at Seapoint, a collection of 17 architecturally designed three and four bedroom family homes, developed by CastleStar Developments. These bright and spacious homes have been thoughtfully crafted for modern living in the heart of the village, combining style and comfort. The high build quality and generous specification reflect the traditional values of craftsmanship and design worthy of this vibrant and highly sought after location. All of the homes are designed by local architects and constructed by local craftsmen with good design, quality construction, natural light, and energy efficiency kept in mind throughout the process. Prices start from €445,000 with sizes ranging from 1,663sq ft to 1,898sq ft. Further details on this development can be obtained from

Cúirt Chéirín, Circular Road, Galway

Just one home remains in this prestigious development of 18 detached homes and is listed with an asking price of €750,000. This luxury five bedroom detached home measures 3,230sq ft and is constructed by premier builder Renaissance Property Ltd and architecturally designed by D Fallon Consulting Engineers. Cúirt Chéirín is perfectly located just a short distance from Salthill’s famous promenade and beaches, Galway city centre, and Lough Corrib. Located in tranquil surroundings that are beautifully maintained, this wonderful new development is just 4km from Galway city centre, NUIG, and UHG.

Caislean, Dyke Road, Galway

The last remaining unit is a stunning detached family home with wonderful views over Lough Corrib. Caislean is a private development of three homes which are currently under construction. Built to exceptional standards with high levels of energy efficiency from underfloor heating, insulation, heat recovery, and air to water heating systems, these high-tech homes are sure to keep residents warm and cozy throughout the year. These properties will boast spacious outdoor space and lots of sunlight due to their excellent aspect. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall, lounge room, study/office or playroom, and open plan kitchen/dining room, utility, and guest wc. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, with master bedroom en suite, and a main family bathroom. Prices start at €595,000 and sizes are in the region of 2,196sq ft. For further details contact Niall Browne on 091 564212.

Tuairín, Coast Road, Roscam, Galway

Premier developer O'Malley Construction has been in business for more than 45 years and is renowned for delivering high quality homes. The company has completed a number of schemes in Roscam in recent years. This new and exciting development of spacious and modern four bedroom detached and semidetached family homes at Tuairin is designed to complement the beautiful surroundings. Each property comes equipped to the highest standards with a large selection of built-in features that cater to all requirements. Each property will achieve a BER of A3 or better due to the excellent energy efficient features such as airtightness and the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, reducing energy use and costs for the property. Sizes range from 1,454sq ft to 1,793sq ft and prices range from €379,500 to €465,000. Full details are available on

Redington Woods, Clarinbridge, Co Galway

This new development of four and five bedroom luxury detached A-rated houses is being offered in conjunction with joint agent Tom Brett auctioneers. Redington Woods is situated in a secluded woodland on the edge of Clarinbridge, within easy walking distance of the village centre. This new development offers a rare opportunity for country living in a beautiful part of the west of Ireland. These exclusive four and five bedroom detached luxury homes have a stately grandeur and build quality that reflects the traditional values of craftsmanship and design. Both inside and out, these homes boast a generous specification worthy of their location. With just one home remaining in phase one, these luxury homes are in high demand due to their quality and location. Prices are listed from €630,000 and sizes range from 2,594sq ft to 3,401sq ft. There are some units remaining in phase two also. Full details are available on or from Niall Browne in O’Donnellan & Joyce.

Gleanntan na hAbhainn, Craughwell, Co Galway

Gleanntan na hAbhann is a new development comprising a mixture of semidetached and detached four bed family homes which are stylish and contemporary, offering ample living space and surrounded by private gardens and driveways. The development will be set within a beautifully landscaped communal area. This new development is attractive to individuals wishing to experience village life with all its benefits — safe, healthy, convenient, and friendly. The location will also appeal to commuters working in or around Galway city and county. The properties are currently under construction with contractors JRBOC builders, a popular construction company in the village of Craughwell. The properties are due for completion in the coming months with sizes ranging from 1,297sq ft to 1,571sq ft and prices starting at €295,000 for a four bed semi and €365,000 for a four bedroom detached home. Visit for more details.

If you thinking about selling your home or would like more information about any of the properties currently for sale through O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, contact new homes manager Niall Browne on 091 564 212 or email [email protected]

O’Donnellan & Joyce’s first property auction of 2020 will be held on Friday, February 28, in the Harbour Hotel in Galway city, starting at 12 noon. The deadline for registration of properties for sale is tomorrow, Friday January 24. If you are thinking of selling, contact O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers today. Visit for more information or visit the office at 5 Mary Street, Galway.


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