The O’Donnellan & Joyce offices at 5 Mary Street Galway are buzzing with energy this week as auction staff are busy attending to the phones and email enquiries ahead of the upcoming auction on Friday February 28 in the Harbour Hotel, Galway. With 50 properties going under the auction hammer in every corner of the country, it is no wonder that auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan is known nationwide for his energy and enthusiasm on the podium as the company continues to grow into a nationwide service provider.
The extensive catalogue ranges from two, three, and four bedroom homes to office spaces, investment properties, land, and even an hotel, with lots on offer right across the country. The popular auction house has proven itself on the east coast with a number of properties for sale in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, and Wexford, while the company continues to serve Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, and Roscommon and stretch as far as Tipperary and Westmeath.
With nearly 50 open viewings taking place each week in the lead up to the auction, the auction department is a hive of activity with phones ringing non-stop and requests for contracts and further details keeping the team on their toes. Those who wish to bid remotely or would like to avail of the free ‘thinking of selling’ valuation service are reminded to get in contact early due to the current catalogue attracting such attention.
Senior auction negotiator Mary Fahy said: “We have had an unbelievable response to the great variety of properties that we have on sale in our next auction and we are delighted with the response to the current catalogue. With such a busy start to the year, we have a catalogue already open for the April auction and properties are being entered every day. We expect a very busy auction room on Friday February 28 and would like to thank all parties who have expressed interest in our current lots and we wish them the best of luck in the auction room. It’s sure to be an exhilarating day as Colm sells about 30 properties per hour.”
Registration for the auction commences at 11am in the Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway, on the auction day, and Colm O’Donnellan will start the auction proceedings at 12 noon. For those who cannot attend in person, the auction is streamed live online at www.odonnjoyce.com and phone, internet, and proxy bidding services are available subject to prior registration.
Galway properties to note for anyone interested in living in the city or its environs include the following:
Apt 13 Montrose House, No 3 Whitestrand Park, Galway
Perfect two bed second floor apartment in good condition. Located to the rear of Whitestrand Park just off Whitestrand Road, Salthill Promenade and Grattan Beach are only a short walk away through Grattan Park. A very well maintained building that offers secure private parking for residents. The post office and Joyce’s supermarket on Fr Griffin Road are only five minutes' walk away, and a host of primary and secondary schools are also within strolling distance. The Latin Quarter and the West End are also nearby with their many popular bars, hotels, and restaurants. Perfectly positioned close to all amenities but in a secluded part of Whitestrand Park, this apartment would be ideal for a first time buyer or would make a great investment property.
No 32 Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway
Outstanding end of terrace residence situated on a low maintenance site with gated entrance. Constructed in the 1960s, this lovely home offers two reception rooms and a fully tiled shower room on the ground floor, and three bedrooms on the first floor. A concrete path with handrail leads from the gate to the front door and there is also side access to the rear garden through a gateway. There is lots of storage space in the garden shed and room to extend the property, subject to planning permission.
This would be an ideal first time buyer's home or gilt-edged investment property given its proximity to all amenities and services including NUIG and UHG, which are within walking distance. Shantalla has long been regarded as an attractive, well established, residential area and the property is being offered at a very attractive price. Local amenities include Westside Shopping Centre with Dunnes Stores as the anchor tenant, and just behind the property on Seamus Quirke Road lies the post office and Aldi, among other businesses. A lovely home, in a central location, it is ready for new owners to put their stamp on it.
Creganna Beg, Oranmore, Co Galway
This outstanding three bedroom family home is bathed in sunlight throughout the day. The property is surrounded by mature gardens and manicured lawns, making it ideal for a gardening enthusiast or anyone seeking peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The tarmacadam driveway offers off-street parking. The site also has a Steeltech shed while the house is serviced by a mains water supply, private septic tank, and oil fired central heating.
Its current owners have spared no expense in creating a wonderful family home with attention to detail and wonderful taste throughout. It also offers a large loft area that is currently floored for storage but offers huge potential for conversion due to its size, subject to planning. Creganna is located close to the Maree Road, between Oranmore and Clarenbridge, with easy commuting links to Galway or Limerick. The property is also close to schools and local amenities while offering privacy and comfort for the owner. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as properties of this calibre in this area do not often come to the market. It would be ideal for somebody looking for an owner occupier residence or a luxurious holiday home.
No 4 Cedarwood Close, Highfield, Park, Galway
A charming three bedroom semidetached property with traditional glass conservatory, situated in one of the most sought after addresses in Galway. This residence is ideal for those who long to be within easy reach of the all local amenities and the city centre. It is nicely situated in Highfield Park, close to Taylor's Hill and Threadneedle Road, where a number of notable primary and secondary schools are within easy reach, making it an appealing family home.
It is just a leisurely stroll to Salthill Promenade and beaches, Galway Lawn Tennis Club, Blackrock Diving Tower, Galway Golf Club, and the wonderful facility of Leisureland. It is not every day that a property such as No 4 comes to the market in this well-established development.
Facilities such as NUIG, ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world, and the teaching hospital UHG are only five minutes drive away. Grocery stores, pharmacies, cafés, and Dunnes Stores are only 10 minutes walk away at Westside Shopping Centre. A perfect starter home or a family home offering room to expand (subject to planning ). Well worth a visit.
No 55 Clareview Park, Ballybane, Galway
Attractive three bed mid-terrace residence on the east side of Galway in the suburb of Ballybane. Galway city centre is approximately 5km away, and this property has all that one would require on its doorstep. It is ideally positioned within easy access of Merlin Park Hospital, GMIT, Galway Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, and industrial parks at Parkmore and Ballybrit.
No 55 Clareview Park has been well maintained and offers a bright, welcoming, entrance hall and a large living room overlooking the front driveway. To the rear, an open plan kitchen/dining room has oak style floor and wall kitchen units with lots of storage, a hotpress, and under stairs storage. A door from here opens to the low maintenance, fully concreted, rear yard with large concrete block built shed. The accommodation on the first floor comprises three bedrooms and a family bathroom. A stairs leads to the attic which is partially complete and has two Velux windows, one front and one rear.
This property would be an ideal owner occupier residence or a gilt edged investment property due to the convenience to Galway city and surrounding business parks. The access to the Galway/Dublin motorway (M6 ) and Galway/Limerick motorway (M18 ) is six minutes’ drive away. Viewing is highly recommended.
No 79 Dun na Carraige, Blackrock, Galway
Luxury two bedroom apartment in the much sought after development of Dun na Carraige, Blackrock, Salthill, located within a stone’s throw of Salthill Promenade and offering views of Galway Bay. The development is managed by Galway Property Management and is surrounded by mature landscaped gardens. No 79 has a spacious interior presented in mint decorative order and any prospective buyer will be amazed at its layout and condition.
This idyllic location offers a huge range of amenities and services including the wonderful Salthill Promenade, the Galway Lawn Tennis Club, Pearse Stadium, the new Omniplex Cinema, a number of notable primary and post primary schools, and a host of excellent restaurants and cafes. No 79 Dun Na Carraige would be an ideal owner occupier residence, summer holiday home, retirement home, or investment property due to its convenient location. Viewing is highly recommended and guaranteed not to disappoint.
No 41 Maigh Riochard, Headford Road, Galway
Attractive two bed ground floor apartment. The property is located in Maigh Riochard which is situated just off the main Headford Road and close to Galway city centre, Galway Shopping Centre, and Terryland Retail Park. There is a regular bus service to and from the city centre. This is a modern apartment of approximately 650sq ft with accomodation comprising entrance hall, kitchen/living room/dining, two bedrooms (master en suite ), and bathroom. The property is currently tenanted and is being sold with tenants in place. The rent is €800 per month and this would be an excellent investment property close to Galway city centre.
Bloomswood, No 5 Kiltormer, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
Mid-terrace three bedroom property located in Kiltormer village close to the church. The property requires total upgrading and renovating throughout. There is a large rear garden with potential to develop further, making this an ideal starter home or investment. Kiltormer is a small village located approximately 60km from Galway city and 13km from Ballinasloe.
No 63 Corrib Park, Newcastle, Galway
Three bedroom mid-terrace residence in Corrib Park overlooking Siobhan McKenna Road. Excellent location within walking distance of NUIG, UHG, and Galway city centre. The property is tenanted and is being sold with tenants in place, currently generating a rental income of €700 per month.
No 9 Meadowbrook Close, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
Three bedroom semidetached residence situated in a small estate approximately 2km from Ballinasloe town centre. The property has off street parking along with a private garden to the rear. Located just minutes from the M6 motorway, it offers easy access to Galway, Dublin, Limerick, and Sligo. The property is tenanted and is being sold with the tenants in place.
For further information on these or any of the properties for sale, contact Colm O’Donnellan or Mary Fahy, O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway, on 091 564 212, www.odonnjoyce.com, or email [email protected].