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This photograph was originally taken from the top of the high wall which fronted the town dump in the area of the Claddagh still known as ‘The Swamp’ in 1931. In the early years of the 20th century Galway’s Parliamentary Representative Stephen Gwynn prompted the Government to award a grant of £450 for the reclamation of this marshy ground between the Claddagh and the seashore, which was prone to flooding, and as a result a half-mile racing track in the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners was built around the perimeter of the area. It cannot have been very successful, because some time afterwards the area became the site for the city dump. In 1931 the Carnegie Trust presented the city with a grant of £500 to help develop part of the site into a number of playing pitches. This development was a gradual process and eventually, in the early fifties, the whole area was converted into a municipal park devoted entirely to sporting activities. The high wall was largely knocked and reduced to its present height. It took a while to completely clear the ground... many who played matches there at the time remember taking lumps of glass or tin out of the surface of the playing pitch and leaving them on the side wall.
With its wonderful sea view and great central location it’s no wonder that this property is already generating considerable interest so make sure you don’t miss out by getting in on the action at the public auction.
You could be excused for thinking that the recession was over last Thursday; such was the crowd at the auction of two Claddagh properties in The Victoria Hotel.
On Friday June 12 O’Donnellan & Joyce will offer for sale by public auction two of the best houses and one unique site all located in the Claddagh within a stone’s throw of each other. It is not often that such a selection of wonderful properties comes to the market in the rare and much sought after locations of Beattystown and Frenchville. Auctions for properties in these locations have always proved very successful for O’Donnellan & Joyce and the agents are confident that even in this depressed market the auction on June 12 will be no different.
O’Donnellan & Joyce continue the success of selling properties by auction in Galway city when more than 20 bids were recorded on the sale of a house at 41 Beach Court, Salthill, Galway.
A large crowd is expected to attend tomorrow’s auction in the auction rooms of O’Donnellan & Joyce in Mary Street when three properties in the Claddagh go under the hammer. It is very rare that such a selection of properties come to the market at the same time in the Claddagh, and especially in wonderful and much sought after locations like Beattystown and Frenchville. On offer tomorrow at the auction will be No 13 Beattystown, a site at No 13a Beattystown, and No 13 Frenchville. These are all wonderful properties with very realistic price tags so whether it is a property that is fully finished, a property that needs finishing, or a site to put your own stamp on, the choice is here.