The historic Westport House and Estate in Co Mayo has been put on the market for €10m.
Owners the Browne family, who have lived there since the 17th century, said they had been left with no option but to sell the 455-acre site under a High Court administrator’s advice.
It had been hoped that Mayo County Council could secure funds to purchase the building and lands through NAMA. However, that has now fallen through.
In a statement the family said the business would be open and operational for this season.
In October last year, Westport House was left out of a sale from Nama’s loan portfolio.
According to reports, the Government intervened to ensure the stately home in the Taoiseach’s Mayo constituency was not included in a bundle of properties code-named Project Arrow.
At the time, Minister for Tourism Michael Ring said he believed that Mayo County Council would want to buy the debt in order to keep Westport House, a local tourist attraction, in public ownership.
The sale of the property is being conducted by Ganly Walters and can be viewed here on MyHome.ie.
You can read more about the property and watch a video on IrishTimes.com