O’Donnellan & Joyce combines live auction with digital bidding in high-tech October auction

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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is staying ahead of the pandemic by keeping its staff and buyers safe throughout its October auction campaign. Having launched on October 1, the 30-plus catalogue of properties has attracted great attention from across the country and indeed abroad. The digital catalogue can be accessed any time from anywhere. With a wide variety of properties available on both the west coast and the east coast, the auction team have been busy over the past weeks organising property viewings that comply with regulations for the health and safety of all involved.

These properties are coming for sale in the live stream property auction which takes place on Friday October 30 and are available to view strictly by appointment only. Prospective buyers should contact the auctioneers to arrange a viewing and are reminded that masks must be worn and all attendees will be required to sanitise on entering and exiting the property. Only one viewing party will be permitted to enter the property at any time, while the auctioneer will stand clear but be available to answer any questions .

The auction will be streamed on the O’Donnellan & Joyce website and social media platforms and will combine phone, internet, and proxy bidding with the live auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan on the podium accepting remote bids. There will be no audience permitted to attend the auction and all bidders must register in advance through the company website. Legal packs and further information will be sent digitally via email or WhatsApp from the auction team in the Mary Street offices and from those working from home.

Senior Partner Colm O’Donnellan said: “We have invested considerable time and funds in ensuring that our property auctions can continue to achieve the results that our vendors desire. We have a great team, ever improving digital systems, and a great catalogue of properties available. The buyers are still inquiring in their hundreds by the day and we have sold an average of 1.4 homes per day since we reopened on June 8. We are confident that our methods are bulletproof and this virus will not get the better of our business due to the precautions we have taken.”

The new auction format was rolled out for the September auction and with more 160 bidders pre-registered for the auction, the property sale boasted some superb results. With an 80 per cent success rate from the auction room, the company is now approaching 90 per cent thanks to its post auction sales where the highest bidder on any lot that fails to meet the reserve price is allowed time after the auction to do a deal with the vendor. With over €4.1 million in property sales and additional properties closing day on day from the September catalogue, these results are a great indicator that the property market is still fully operational and auction sales are achieving very strong prices for property vendors.

Mary Fahy, senior sales agent with O’Donnellan & Joyce, commented: “We have a great selection of properties available from all over the country. We have superb homes available in Galway and right across the country and into Dublin. We have a beautifully appointed apartment in Dublin 9 and some terraced homes in Kildare. Also available are a number of properties throughout Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, and some additional late entries in Meath, Laois, and Carlow.

The nationwide reach of our auction campaigns means that we can offer a great variety of properties for sale within the same catalogue which really appeals to the property investors. There is something to suit every budget and taste within this catalogue and viewing is recommended. Don’t forget that you must also register in advance to bid at the auction. Check out our website for more details.”

Registration for remote bidding at the auction is available on www.odonnjoyce.com. Those looking to purchase will need to complete the registration form and lodge a €4,500 booking deposit prior to auction day. Further details about the process can be obtained by contacting the auction team on [email protected] or calling the Mary Street office on 091 564 212.

Included in the upcoming property auction are the following properties:

No 4 Rockfield Grove, Maynooth, Kildare

Boasting a tranquil cul de sac setting within this established family friendly development, and coming to the market with tenants in-situ, No 4 is an attractive three bedroom semidetached home that will appeal to both investors and eventual owner occupiers alike. Situated adjacent to the abundance of amenities that Maynooth has to offer, and being with 25km of Dublin city centre, the convenience of the location speaks for itself. Local amenities in the area include NUI Maynooth, Carton House Hotel, together with a wide range of schools, shops, bars, and restaurants. AMV: €300,000.

No 3 Lenaboy Avenue, Salthill, Galway

This remarkable five bedroom mid-terrace residence offers huge potential, in one of Galway's most sought after residential neighbourhoods. Arranged over two floors with approximately 126sq m (1,356sq ft ) of generous living space throughout, the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, living/dining room, kitchen, study, bathroom, rear hall, office and guest wc/utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are five bedrooms on the first floor surrounding a bright stairway and landing. Externally, the property avails of off-street parking to the front and a yard with patio area and garden shed to the back. A very short stroll to Salthill village, promenade and beaches, it is also close to a number of quality local primary and secondary schools. Local amenities are in abundance with some of Galway's finest cafes and restaurants within easy reach, as well as recreational facilities such as Omniplex Cinema Salthill, Blackrock diving tower, Galway Golf Club, and Galway Lawn Tennis Club. No 3 Lenaboy Avenue is the ideal family home with enormous potential in an excellent residential setting. AMV: €275,000.

No 5 Lacken Rise, Carlow town

This is a modern four bedroom detached residence situated within a small development of detached homes just off the Tullow Road on the outskirts of Carlow town. This is a very attractive property and would be an excellent family home with lots of space throughout. Contains rear garden along with off street parking to the front. AMV: €260,000.

Saint Martin's, Curryhills, Prosperous, Kildare

Situated close to all the amenities of the village and coming to the market with tenants in-situ, this is an attractive three bedroom bungalow that will appeal to both investors and owner occupiers. Sitting on a generous plot of 0.12ha/0.30 acre approximately and boasting that all important sunny southerly aspect to the rear, the spacious accommodation comprises entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms, conservatory, bathroom, and attic storage. AMV: €220,000.

No 25 Temple Lawns, Santry, Dublin 9

Presenting an excellent investment opportunity for the discerning purchaser, No 25 is a top floor three bedroom apartment ideally located in this highly regarded Northwood development within Santry Demesne. Temple Lawns is an extremely well maintained block within the Northwood development. Northwood is conveniently located off the old Swords Road in Santry, providing easy access to all the facilities of the area, including Omni Shopping Centre, schools, bus services, Beaumont Hospital, DCU, and many major employers. Dublin city centre and Dublin Airport are approximately three miles away. AMV: €200,000.

No 28 Kilmore Willows, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan

Large four/five bedroom residence located in modern development of Kimore Willows which was constructed in 2005 and measures circa 141sq m. The property stands on a corner site and has been well maintained throughout with off street parking to the front and a large rear garden. The property is ideally located within 500m of Ballyjamesduff town and within 20km of Cavan town. The property is serviced by the N3 Cavan/Dublin national route. The property is currently tenanted and is being sold with the tenants in place. Being sold with tenants in place. AMV: €145,000.

No 11 Summerseat Court, Clonee, Meath

Two bedroom ground floor apartment in good condition situated within the Summerseat development which is a modern development of semidetached, apartments, and duplex homes. Summerseat is within walking distance of all the amenities of Clonee village. Superb location being within five minutes of the N3 and Blanchardstown and would be an excellent investment property. This is a very attractive estate with lots of parking and manicured areas. The property is currently tenanted and is being sold with tenants in place. AMV: €135,000.

No 15 Lakeside, Mount Falcon, Ballina, Mayo

Three bedroom end-of-terrace residence situated within the stunning Mount Falcon Estate. Mount Falcon sits on the edge of a trout lake within a secluded woodland setting of approximately 100 acres. The lodges are finished with a luxurious finish to create a cosy atmosphere. There are numerous facilities available on the estate such as spa and leisure, fishing, archery, and golfing. Close proximity to Lough Conn, Lough Cullin, and the River Moy. The property is currently rented and full details will be available shortly. AMV: €120,000.

Land at Knocknavoddy, Furbo, Galway

This is a plot of land measuring approximately 0.23 hectare (0.57 acre ). The land is accessed via a private road over which there appears to be a right of way. There are two bungalows to the west of the land and a new house has been constructed on a site opposite. The land is registered at the Land Registry with folio number GY29893F. The site is located approximately 600 metres north of the R336 regional road (Barna to Spiddal ). It is approximately 4.8km west of Barna Village and 12.4km west of Galway city centre. AMV: €20,000.

No 5 Tirellan Heights, Headford Road, Galway

This three bedroom semidetached home is located in the popular and convenient residential area of Tirellan Heights. The property is being sold with tenants in place and currently achieves a rental income of €750 per month. The property comprises approximately 93.72sq m over two storeys, and offers ample reception space on the ground floor, with a separate wc and kitchen, while upstairs offers three generous sized bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Secluded in a quiet cul-de-sac near the rear of the estate, No 5 Tirellan Heights is in an established and popular residential development of Galway city constructed in the early 1980s by premier developers O'Malley's Construction. The area offers a family friendly environment with an abundance of green spaces, ease of access to both east and west of Galway city, nearby local amenities and shopping facilities such as Terryland Retail Park, quality primary and secondary schools in the vicinity, and is close to NUI Galway. AMV: €160,000.

No 3 Rockland Avenue, Ballybane, Galway

No 3 Rockland Avenue is a three bedroom semidetached residence located just off the main Ballybane Road. Standing on an attractive mature and private site close to GMIT, the property is ideally located for those who work in Galway city or any of its ring road business parks or commercial centres. The property is close to a number of primary and secondary schools and is on an excellent road and public transport network. The property has gardens front and rear as well as off street parking. The property requires some modernisation throughout but has potential to be a superb family home and offers PVC double glazed window and oil fired central heating. AMV: €100,000.

No 40 Altan, Western Distributor Road, Galway

This is a three bedroom apartment located on the third floor of the Altan apartments and overlooking the Western Distributor Road. Situated 3km from Eyre Square and 4km from Salthill, it is directly opposite the Gateway Retail Park which houses retail stores such as Dunne's Stores, B&Q, and Next. The property is accessed through a secure communal entrance on the ground floor. There is lift access from the ground floor with one parking space included. This property would be an ideal owner occupier residence or gilt edged investment property. AMV: €150,000.

Shanaglish, Gort, Co Galway

This rural property is a modern detached bungalow with detached garage standing on a site of approximately 0.5 acre. Included in the sale is an adjoining 0.5 acre site which would be suitable for the construction of another property, subject to the relevant planning permission. The property is a dormer bungalow located in Shanaglish, approximately 8km from Gort and 23km from Ennis. The property requires some completion work but has the potential to be an excellent family home. The property is on folio GY100791F. AMV: €145,000.

No 20 Stoneyford Park, Delvin, Westmeath

Attractive three bedroom semidetached residence within the modern development of Stoneyford Park, located just off the R395 and within walking distance to all amenities of Devlin village. No 20 is positioned to the rear of the development and overlooks the green communal area. The area is well serviced with transport links and is primely positioned within 500m of the N52 which links to both the M4 and M3 motorways. AMV: €120,000.

Shanaglish, Gort, Co Galway

A second property located at Shanaglish close to the village of Gort is also for sale by public auction. This is a modern detached bungalow with detached garage standing on circa 0.8 acre site. The property requires completion but is an excellent blank canvas which allows for finish to the buyer's personal taste. The residence has the potential to be an excellent family home in a wonderful rural area. Folio GY100762F. AMV: €100,000.

No 11 River Vista, Oughterard, Co Galway

This is an excellent one bedroom ground floor apartment in the village of Oughterard, which is known nationally as the Gateway to Connemara. The property has an entrance hallway, kitchen/diner/lounge, and main bathroom. There is one double bedroom in this apartment and the development overlooks the Owenriff River and is situated next to the church at the end of the village. Oughterard is a tourist location on the edge of Lough Corrib and is approximately 17 miles from Galway city centre. The development has private parking to the rear and the apartments benefits from an additional external storage area. This apartment would be an excellent investment or starter home. AMV: €80,000.

Knockdoemore, Lackagh, Co Galway

This is a partially completed 2,600sq ft residence standing on circa 0.7 acre. Located close to Lackagh village and within a 20 minute drive of Galway city centre, the property has huge potential to provide an excellent family home and allows the purchasers to put their own stamp on the property. Folio GY38490F. AMV: €70,000.

Walsh Street, Ballina, Mayo

Large four bedroom end-of-terrace residence in the centre of Ballina town close to all amenities and services. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac with off street parking to the front along with garden to the rear. The property is situated just off Pearse Street at the rear of the historical building which houses the Jackie Clarke Collection. The property requires upgrading and modernising throughout and would be an ideal project for the DIY enthusiast. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, sitting room, living room, kitchen, utility, downstairs wc, and four bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. AMV: €70,000.

No 7 Circular Road, Roscommon, Roscommon

Two bedroom semidetached with an additional one bedroom self-contained bedsit (28sq m ) to the side with its own separate entrance. The property is in the centre of Roscommon town just off the main N63 and is close to all amenities and services. The property does require some upgrading throughout, however it has the potential to provide an excellent starter home or investment property with the bonus of the self-contained bedsit to generate extra income. There is off street parking to the front along with a garden to the rear. AMV: €70,000.

Friars Walk, Dunmore, Galway

A large detached derelict residence standing on circa 1 acre. The property is situated within the Friars Walk development of modern semidetached homes, in the heart of Dunmore village close to Dunmore Abbey and Dunmore Golf Course. Dunmore is in north County Galway approximately 15km from both Tuam and Ballyhaunis. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase this former period home and renovate it to a substantial family residence. The property stands on a large site and includes a separate stone outbuilding and offers huge potential for redevelopment. Folio GY121244F. AMV: €55,000.

Carrontubber, Kilkerrin, Ballinasloe, Co Galway

This country style bungalow which was constructed in the early 1930s comprises an entrance hallway, galley kitchen, living/dining room, sun room to the rear, two bedrooms, and a main bathroom. There is also a separate outhouse to the rear to provide additional living space. The property is located on the R364 in the townland of Carrontubber, Kilkerrin. Kilkerrin is a rural village only 26km from Tuam, 50km north of Galway city, and 40km north of Ballinasloe town. Folio GY55130. AMV: €30,000.

The full auction catalogue is available on www.odonnjoyce.com. O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, 5 Mary Street, Galway (091 ) 564 212, www.odonnjoyce.com, email [email protected].


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