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Packed Colleran’s auction gets results

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It was another very successful auction for clients of Colleran auctioneers last week with all but one property selling and one for €75,000 over its guide price. It was certainly a case of quality over quantity with the auction of four properties attracting so many buyers that it was standing room only at the back of the auction room in the Victoria Hotel.

Last weekend of open viewings ahead of Colleran’s next auction

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Colleran auctioneers is offering very attractive value in its next auction on May 30 with all properties located in and around the city centre with prices starting from just €165,000 for an apartment in Newcastle. If you are a first time buyer, investor, or someone looking for a home or holiday home then there is certainly something for you in this auction.

City centre and Salthill properties under the hammer

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Lynch auctioneers will offer for auction these two properties in the city centre and Salthill next Thursday, May 16, at 3pm in the Victoria Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway.

Views of Galway Bay in Salthill

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Lynch auctioneers is offering for sale this excellently located four bedroom detached property in Salthill.

Great value in Colleran’s auction next week

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Don Colleran's next auction, taking place on Thursday March 28 at 3pm in the Victoria Hotel, will include great value in attractive apartments and houses in and around Galway city centre.

Christmas came early at Colleran’s auction

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Christmas came early for clients of Don Colleran last week at the company's very successful final auction of the year.

Devon Park, a brief history

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The area we know as Devon Park in Salthill was originally part of the Lenaboy estate which belonged to the O’Hara family, who were based in Lenaboy Castle. The entire left hand side of our aerial photograph (c1940) was part of the estate, originally a green field site, the outer wall of which ran along the main Salthill Road. Bertie Simmons knocked part of that wall in the early 1930s and built two houses, one at the corner (where the fish shop is today) and one behind it where Hartigans lived.

Galway and the Great War 1914-1918

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On August 4 1914, Lt Col Henry Jourdain, Commander of the Connaught Rangers in Renmore Barracks, Galway, received mobilisation orders which changed the lives of thousands of families throughout the city and county. Urgent appeals for recruits were sent out. Hundreds of young men began arriving from all over Connacht. Temporary military camps were set up outside the barracks to cater for the recruits.

Events to remember Armistice Day

Events are to be held locally this week to mark the centenary of Armistic Day.

Waterside, c1885

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Some 100 years before this photograph was taken, most of the area we are looking at would have been under water, the river covered much of what is Woodquay today. Most of the people who lived in the area would have been small farmers or fishermen, their houses (outside the city walls) made of blocks of stone, often with moss stuffed into the crevices and a roof covered partly with straw, partly with turf. The river provided a rich source of food, though in the city, the fishery, from the Salmon Weir to the sea, was privately owned.

 

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