Just one property sells at Galway auction

Just one property sells at Galway auction

35 Cluain Dara

Just one property sold at today’s DNG Maxwell Heaslip and Leonard property auction in the Imperial Hotel in Galway.

Ten lots were due to go under the hammer, although Brooklodge Demesne was withdrawn shortly before proceedings got underway.

The only sale was lot two, 35 Cluain Dara, just off the Western Distributor Road.

The three bedroom semi-detached home had a reserve of €135,000 but sold in the end for €162,000.

The remaining eight lots failed to meet their reserve price, although auctioneer James Heaslip was hopeful of concluding further sales afterwards.

Amongst the lots that failed to sell was Costello Lodge in Connemara – the former home of Joseph Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line, the company that owned the RMS Titanic. It had a reserve of €395,000 but failed to attract any bids on the day.

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  1. Gregg Q. Austin at 8:56 pm

    ‘The Lodge’ is expected to attract huge interest due to both its keen price and its interesting and varied history. Amongst this impressive and vast property’s previous owners, is the infamous Mr Joseph Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, the company that owned RMS Titanic! The house is now being offered for sale by the executors of the late owners. It is in need of some upgrading and modernisation and with circa 10,000 square feet of accommodation offers plenty of scope for new owners to acquire a magnificent, large family home or perhaps develop a charming boutique hotel or specialist centre. Ground floor accommodation includes an entrance porch; large reception room; living room, sunroom; drawing room; dining room; pantry/store room; kitchen; utility room; gents cloakroom; ladies cloakroom; breakfast room; games room/gym. First floor accommodation includes a landing; sitting room; sun terrace (overlooking garden); eight bedrooms and five bathrooms. Included on the grounds are also three out garages, carports and out offices. The house is nestled on a well defined circa 11.5 acres of landscaped gardens.

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