Joint agents GVA Donal O Buachalla and Power & Associates are quoting €500,000 for the former Claddagh National Piscatorial School, fronting Claddagh Quay close to Galway city centre.
The property occupies a high profile waterfront position in The Claddagh, on the east side of the Eglinton Canal basin, fronting Priory Road approximately 500m south west of Galway city centre. The property adjoins the Dominican Church and priory and the fire station. This is a prime waterfront location in Galway, less than five minutes’ walk from Shop Street and Eyre Square and close to all services and amenities, including NUI Galway.
The property, which dates from c1846, comprises a substantial detached three storey period building extending to approximately 303sq m (3,260sq ft ) on a paved rectangular shaped site of c446sq m (0.11 acre ). The property is a protected structure.
The property, having regard to its high profile location in the city centre overlooking the Claddagh Basin and on a busy road from the city to Salthill, offers potential for conversion to a range of uses including a private house, apartments, offices, educational and tourism related uses, with also possible potential at ground floor level for retail including café, restaurant, etc (subject to planning permission ).
The property is being sold on behalf of the Dominican Fathers who have a church, priory, and community hall close by. The Dominican Fathers provide religious based services to a wide variety of individuals and organisations in the Galway area. Proceeds from the transaction will be invested to support and sustain this mission.