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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers has supported three local charities thanks to the bidders who took part in the company's charity auction on Friday last. There was enormous interest in the three fantasy lots which went under the hammer on Friday with auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan on the podium during the live streamed event. Three fictional properties were constructed by the auction team for entertainment purposes only, and they sure did entertain.
Nationwide Auctioneers O’Donnellan & Joyce will hold a fantasy property auction at 12 noon tomorrow to raise funds for charity. This is an auction with a difference in that the auctioneer will donate money to a charity of the winner's choice.
The Connacht Property Auction held its first public auction of 2019 on Thursday February 21 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. Of the 15 properties on offer, 14 were successfully sold giving an impressive 93 per cent success rate for the first event of the year. After a successful run of auctions in 2018, the auction team were expecting to start 2019 in a similar manner and they did not disappoint with continued interest in the majority of lots that were offered.
A great grandson of Galway's World War I fighter ace Major Robert Gregory, Robin Murray Brown, read WB Yeats' famous poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death in Belfast last Sunday. St Anne's Cathedral was filled to capacity for a service to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), which succeeded the Royal Flying Corps in which Major Gregory flew. Major Gregory joined the war effort in 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He was also awarded the Legion d’Honneur — France’s highest honour.
O’Donnellan & Joyce reports that 2016 was its most successful year to date regarding the volume of sales since the company opened its office in 1982. The Galway city centre estate agent reports that it sold close to 650 residential and commercial properties in 2016 by private treaty and public auction. Colm O’Donnellan, one of the principal partners of O’Donnellan & Joyce, said: “Prices are still about 35 per cent below the peak of the market of 2007 and the number of transactions recorded in 2016 is well in excess of anything recorded since the slump.”
The team at O’Donnellan & Joyce are busy with final viewings and enquiries for the last of the summer auctions, with 60 properties for sale in the Wild Atlantic Way Summer All Day Auction tomorrow, July 22.
O’Donnellan & Joyce to hold the largest property auction in the west of Ireland with sixty properties going under the hammer
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, as the old saying goes, is keeping the good wine till last with more than 60 properties going under the hammer in its Wild Atlantic Way summer all day auction. Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce said this auction, which will be held on July 22 in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, is the fourth Wild Atlantic Way property auction of 2016.
O’Donnellan & Joyce recorded the largest volume of auction sales this year to date, when it held its second Wild Atlantic Way property auction on Wednesday May 4. The company recorded €9 million in property sales on the day. Properties throughout the western seaboard from Galway to Donegal and Galway down to Kerry went under the auction hammer. The auction room in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, was packed to capacity with more than 700 people in attendance at the morning and afternoon sessions.
Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some were refused a pension for many years because they were not ‘men’. In at least one case, the valiant role played by Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was simply airbrushed out of history.
O’Donnellan & Joyce’s property auction on October 2 from 10am in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, will be the largest auction in the west of Ireland this year with enormous interest anticipated.