Lakeshore Property on 14 acres at Curramore, Lough Mask; Price on Application:
Exclusive Lakeshore Residence on approx fourteen acres with extensive shore frontage onto Lough Mask, situate at Carramore, a short drive from the market town of Ballinrobe.
This Residence at Curramore is of German Design, dating from 1990, and is located in an area of superb natural beauty and tranquility, on approx 14 acres of private grounds leading directly to Lough Mask and some of the most famous fishing waters of western Europe. The grounds are natural woodland with a wealth of wildlife and mossy knolls.
The Accomodation is as follows;
For further details, brochures, maps and viewing arrangements, please contact Sole Agent:
Glengarriff Castle Estate, Bantry Bay, Glengarriff, West Cork:
Most Exciting Investment opportunity located in One of the World's Most Scenic Locations. Bantry Bay is one of the deepest and most beautiful natural harbours in the world.
The history of the castle & the area:
The Glengarriff area:
Glengarriff Castle and apartments:
15 Minutes from Bantry,
* Glengarriff Castle Hotel will provide a place where you can relax in luxury in a spectacular natural
setting, or stroll through mature trails in the rugged terrain of wooded park lands and scenic sea front walks along Bantry Bay.
As it is a conservation and restoration project, Glengarriff Castle and gardens are therefore likely to benefit from Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. whereby investors who
sponsor part of the restoration project can offset their contribution against income tax/PAYE over a 4 year period.
For further details, brochures, maps and viewing arrangements, please contact Sole Agent:
KILBEG, CLONBUR, COUNTY GALWAY
Offered for sale fully furnished, in turn key condition:
Charming Country Cottage presented for sale in excellent decorative order located in an area of outstanding scenic beauty close to the pretty fishing village of Clonbur, and boasting fabulous views out over Lough Mask and the surrounding Mountain Ranges. The property is situate in an elevated position on approx. 3/4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with steps down to the mountain stream and extensive garage and woodshed.
The accomodation comprises:
The property is located close to the shores of Lough Mask at Rosshill, and Lough Corrib is a five minute drive.
For further details, brochures, maps and viewing arrangements, please contact Sole Agent:
Cornamona, County Galway:
Two fine sites available in Cornamona, County Galway, situated in an
Beautifully located just above the charming fishing village of
Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Annfield House, Hollymount,
For Sale by Private Treaty.
A gracious County House in pleasant rural surroundings with panoramic
Upstairs is served by a wide staircase lit b a fine Georgian light,
The Basement or Garden level is all utilised and houses the main
The entire stands on approx. seven acres comprising lawns, old stone
Thew Accomodation Comprises;
Entrance Hall, 21.6x 11.2; Bow Ended with decorative adamesque ceiling
Drawing Room: 18.7 x 23.6 Black marble Mantlepiece and cast iron
Diningroom/ Library: 18.5 x 16.7 Open fireplace; fitted shelves and
Staircase Hall: Staircase lit by large Georgiaan light showing
Bedroom 1.; 7.2 x 18.7: Timber floor.
Bright Spacious Landing; 11.2 x 14.7: Timber Floor. Access to attic.
Bedroom 2: Timber floor, timber mantelplace, old wrought iron grate.
Bedroom 3: Timber floor, timber mantelpiece and old wrought iron grate.
Bathroom; 8.7 x 11.2: Tiled Floor; Large Bath with Shower Attachment;
Bedroom 4; 12.5 x 18.5 Timber floor, timber mantelplace and old
Bedroom 5: 11 x 18.7: Timber floor, Timber mantelplace and old
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room: 23 x 17.5: Vaulted ceiling; flagged floor,
Extensive series and variety of stores, workshop, open fireplace,
Tiled Shower Room with whb.
Services: Septic Tank, Water from Group scheme; OFCH.
Bengower Lodge, Ballinfad, Connemara, County Galway; Excess: Offers
Charming Country cottage on 8.5 acres approx with lake frontage onto Ballinahinch lake, located in an area of outstanding scenic beauty close to the renowned Ballinahinch Castle and just a ten minute drive from the village of Roundstone.
This delightful property has a dreamlike quality, offering a truly tranquil hideaway in most serene surroundings.
The lands boast rhodedendron, birch and oak trees, with plenty of grassy knolls suitable as picnic or sunbathing spots offering stunning views of lake and mountains. The lakeshore is accessed via a rough path through the birch trees over the crest of the hill behind the house. Outdoor wooden shed.
This pretty cottage comes fully furnished and equipped with delph, kitchen utensils and bedding.
All you need to do is set the fire and relax!
The accomodation comprises;
Liscannor Steps leading to Entrance:
Fitted Kitchen with Beamed ceiling, Tiled Floor, Dresser, Fridge, Cooker, Dish washer, Washing Machine:
Dining/ Sitting Room with tiled floor, stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, library shelves;
Double Bedroom with fireplace, beamed ceiling, wooden floor, Fitted Wardrobes/Cupboards;
Twin Bedroom with beamed ceiling and wooden floor;
Twin Bedroom with beamed ceiling and tiled floor;
Shower Room with tiled floor, beamed shelving and cupboard;
Services: Storage Heating, Septic Tank, Well, Water is drawn from nearby lake.
Distances: Clifden, 10 min drive, with shopping, restaurants and art gallery, Roundstone, Cleggan and Cashel are all within an easy distance and offer fine dining, shopping, coastal activities and evening's entertainment.
Galway, 1hr drive, Oughterard, half hour, Dublin; four hours.
Atlantic Coast within ten minutes drive offering deep sea angling, water sports, swimming, sailing, mussel picking;
FOR FURTHER DETAILS, VIEWINGS, MAPS AND BROCHURES PLEASE CONTACT SOLE AGENT:
Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
00353 9495 46868/ 087 2463748
Inishmicatreer Island, Lough Corrib. Excess
Corrib Lodge: - Inishmicatreer Island, Lough Corrib, County Galway.
Offered for sale in " turn key " condition. Includes all contents, and fishing boat!
This unique property is situated on the island of Inishmicatreer in County Galway, one of the only inhabited islands on Lough Corrib. The island is connected to the mainland by a stone causeway with breathtaking views of the lake on both sides. Development on the shores of the lake is very restricted and on any island extremely unusual, which makes this house so interesting as it has only just been renovated and considerably extended. Stunning tranquil views surround you as you move across the island and the vista enjoyed by visitors to Corrib Lodge is no less impressive. From almost every room in the Lodge, you have unrestricted views of the lake.
The Lodge and boat house stand on over a 1/3rd of an acre and date back to pre-famine times. It forms part of our Irish Heritage and as such has been reconstructed and fitted out to an extremely high standard. With a considerable extension it offers amazing space and comfort. Holding a share of the foreshore, visitors are guaranteed more than adequate space and access to the lake and mooring for their boat only 10m from the lodge. Work was completed in 2006.
Whether you visit to fish or just get away from it all in this tranquil and beautiful setting, you will leave with memories that will last a life time.
Freshly painted using designer colours. Top of the range water filtration system with an under sink drinking water system. Pressure pumped water to all taps and showers. Solid pine doors with stylish chrome handles. Aluwood effect blinds throughout for maximum light.
Front Entrance / Sitting –room (Size: 5.25 x 4.2m)
Mezzanine (Size: 3.61 x 3.55m)
Bedroom 3 (front) (Size: 4.18 x 3.3m)
Bedroom 2 (back) (Size: 3.9 x 2.9m)
Bedroom 1 (Size: 4.55 x 3.7)
Bathroom (3.4 x 3.5)
Upstairs Room (1) (Used as master bedroom) (Size: 3.8 x 3.55m)
En-suite (To room 1) (Size: 2.12 x 2.28m)
Upstairs Room (2) (used a bedroom) (Size: 3.02 x 8.0m)
Sitting Room (Sitting Room & Kitchen Area – 5.3 x 9.57m)
Kitchen – Open Plan to Sitting Room
Utility Room (2.38 x 4.17)
Utility Bathroom (2.37 x 8.7)
Boat-house – Natural stone (12’ x 36’)
Distances; Galway; Half hour drive; Headford; 10 mins; Knock International Airport: 1hr; Shannon Airport; 2hrs, Dublin; 3hrs.
Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
FOR SALE: Lakeshore Property on Lough Mask, at Cloughbrack, Clonbur, County Galway; sale agreed
Delightful Lakeshore Residence on over two acres with direct access to the shores of Lough Mask situat at Cloughbrack, Clonbur, County Galway, deep in the heart of the finest fishing waters of Western Europe.
The property is located just a short stroll from the village of Cloughbrack, and a ten minute drive from Clonbur and Cornamona. Galway is an hour's drive, and Knock International Airport about 1.5 hrs drive. Right in the centre of top class West of Ireland Fishing Lakes, one can also enjoy sea angling at nearby Leenane and Killary Harbour. Other local activities include Mountain Climbing, Swimming, Kayaking, Horse Riding and Falconry at the renowned Ashford Castle close by.
The accomodation comprises; Hallway, leading to Sittingroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen/Diningroom, Shower Room and Utility with rear Exit, Corridor, Family Bathroom and Five Bedrooms. A fine property, with beautiful lake and mountain views, suitable for keen fishermen and holiday makers.
County Mayo: Offers in Excess of € 525,000
Tourmakeady, Lough Mask, County Mayo:
Beautifully Presented Residence of excellent proportions, measuring approx. 3,200 sq ft. situated on an elevated position enjoying magnificent views out over Lough Mask and the surrounding Countryside. Stunning location, magnificent house with the following accomodation:
Large sun filled Hallway, leading to Livingroom with beautiful lake views, feature fireplace and french doors out to patio, Fully fitted Kitchen with double doors leading to Diningroom with tongue and grooved wooden ceiling, magnificent lake views and french doors out to patio; Utility with rear exit, Three Double Bedrooms downstairs with Shower En Suite and full Bathroom with jacuzzi,
Upstairs: Mezzanine Level, Study; Master Bedroom with En Suite and Walk-in Wardrobe.
Externally, the gardens are laid to lawn with kerbing, driveway, and hand dressed stone walls and entrance pillars. A fine House, in a stunning location:
Ardaun, Golden Bay, Cong, Co. Mayo: € 1.5m
Exclusive Residence on 6.5 acres situate in a most beautiful, tranquil location just a stroll from Lough Corrib,
boasting delightful lake views and forest walks. The property is approached via a tree lined driveway, leading onto the forecourt of the property with access to the double Garage and side door leading into the Courtyard area.
The dwelling is of Dutch design, with the following Accomodation;
Hallway, Study, Utility, Open Plan Diningroom, Livingroom and Kitchen; Four Fine Bedrooms, Bathrooms and W.C s.
The property is surrounded by well established timbers, beautifully preserved wildlife trails and stream. Close to Cong and Clonbur, yet magnificently private. Must be seen.
Please Contact Helen Cassidy Auctioneer for Full Brochure, Plans, Maps and viewing arrangements: 087 2463748.
Lakeshore Property on four acres leading to Lough Mask, near Cahir Pier,Ballinrobe,
Lakeshore Property on four acres leading to Lough Mask, near Cahir Pier,Ballinrobe, County Mayo: € 850,000
Stunning Lakeshore Residence on four acres to the lakeshore close to Cahir Pier, Lough Mask:
A truly exceptional Property with fabulous Mountain and Lake views, tranquil and serene, and sure to command serious attention from lovers of the lake. Located close to Cahir Pier, where the World Championship Fly Fishing Competition is held annually, this is a dream come true for a fisherman or woman!
The accomodation comprises;
Diningroom, Livingroom, Sitting Room/ Study,Kitchen, Conservatory, Hallway, Utility, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Patio.
Externally there is a fine garage and boat pier, and the property is with gated entrance and stone walls surrounding the property.
|Carrick House, on Lough Corrib, Clonbur, County Galway; Offers in Excess of 1.5 million
"Sweep of shore and bend of bay"
It is indeed rare to encounter a property which seems to typify the very essence of that famous phrase from Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake," but here, on Carrick Shore, within sight of the dramatic Mountains of Joyce Country, lies a most exclusive and elegant jewel in the Property Market located on the shores of Lough Corrib in a beautiful timbered setting with most majestic and magnificent views of the Lough and surrounding Mountain Ranges.
Here is a unique opportunity to acquire a Charming, Elegant and Exclusive Country Residence of Extensive proportions presented for sale in good decorative order and located in an area of outstanding scenic beauty boasting panoramic views out over the North Shore of the famous fishing waters of Lough Corrib, located in an area so rich in natural beauty, with a wealth of delightful fishing haunts, nature trails and that elusive privacy so precious in today's world.
This Property is offered for Sale on the Open Market for the first time in 75 years.
One's vision extends from the environs of Ashford Castle and Golden Bay in the East,sweeping southwards towards the green and yellow dappled plains of Galway, interspersed with a multitude of bejewelled islands of Lough Corrib, compelling one's eye Westwards towards the mysterious misty Mountains of Maam and coming to rest on the delightful vision of Doorus Peninsula in the foreground.
Carrick House is an Elegant Lakeshore Residence replacing an older Colonial style Residence of some historical significance located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north shores of Lough Corrib, half way between the pretty fishing villages of Cornamona and Clonbur. Its location, extent of land and lake frontage should ensure it commands serious attention on the Open Market
The house came into the hands of the present owners in 1933, whereupon some considerable renovations were undertaken. The accomodation comprises six bedrooms, three reception rooms, a conservatory and a verandah. At present, the layout lends itself to separate use as a private residence with a two bedroom apartment, although this can readily be returned to its original use as part of the main house.
Externally, the house is situated on about nine acres of mature nineteenth century woodland gardens, sloping upwards from the rear of the house towards the foot of Mount Gable, with cleverly positioned timbered walks and pretty stone bridges spanning the two Mountain streams. The gardens to the front of the house display a remarkable variety of unusual well established trees, flora and shrubs, offset by well manicured lawns which in the past were laid out to a badminton court and croquet lawn. To the side of the house lie the foundations of a full size Hard Tennis Court and Squash Court, ripe for renovation to their original 1930's standard. All the front facing rooms enjoy lake views.
A minute's stroll from the Residence is the property's own private lakeshore stretching about 200 metres with a natural fishing jetty for one's boat, and is also suitable for bathing and picnics.
Garage: With Storage Space.
From the Residence and Gardens one can enjoy uninterrupted views of Lough Corrib and the Islands, whilst across the road lies the entrance to 200 metres of private lakeshore frontage onto Lough Corrib.
There are a most interesting array of species of trees in the Gardens, which were originally planted by the Earl of Leitrim in the late 18th Century : Beech, Lime, Oak, Scots Pine, Rhodedendron, Hydrangea, whilst the species of wild life include: pinemartin, badger, mink, hare, fox, kingfisher, heron, kestrel, bat and so forth.
Activities to enjoy include Angling, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Mountain Climbing, Country Walks. Horse Riding and Falconry are available at nearby Ashford Castle.
The original House was planned and constructed under the instructions of Sir Patrick Manson at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Carrick House was occupied by the Black and Tans around 1920 and burnt down during this time. The present House was planned by Edgar Bredin, General Manager of the Great Southern Railways, who chose it as his retirement home after spending fourteen years traveling the length and breadth of Ireland to find a spot of incomparable beauty, which he did find in this most tranquil and serene property.
The property has remained in the ownership of a branch of this gentleman's family until now, when for the first time in 75 years, it is offered to the Open Market for Sale.
The property is located amidst the Country's finest Angling waters.
Cornamona; 1.5 miles; Clonbur: 2 miles, Cong(Ashford Castle) 3 miles; Ballinrobe Town, 11 miles, Leenane and the beautiful Connemara Coast 15 miles and Galway City and Airport 24 miles. Dublin; 3.5 hrs., 3 hrs by Air from the UK via Stanstead to Knock. Galway Airport has daily flights via Dublin to the UK and Continent. The villages of Cong and Clonbur, both closeby, provide good shopping facilities and have excellent Pubs and Restaurants.
Lough Atorick, near Woodford, County Galway: Guiding Excess Euro: 1.75 m
For Sale by Private Treaty;
Lough Atorick, County Galway; *
Most Exclusive Lakeshore Estate of approx. 77 hectares of woodland, fields and lawns with extensive lakeshore frontage onto Lough Atorick measuring over 500 metres located in a most serene and tranquil area, yet not too far from civilisation. The area in which this estate is located is one of outstanding scenic beauty; the variety of trees includes Fir, European Larch, Japanese Larch, Birch, Mountain Maple, Oak, Chestnut, Willow, Ash and Pine.
The location is superbly private, the entire farm being framed by forestry against the dramatic backdrop of the Slieve Aughty Mountains and the beautiful lake extending to the fore.
There is an abundance of wildlife and birds in this haven to nature where one can enjoy tranquil walks, horseriding, hunting and an array of Country pursuits, whilst Lough Atorick is ideal for trout and perch fishing, boating and swimming.The forest (abt. 72 ha, fields and rough land abt. 5 ha) was planted in 1988/89, and would have a tax free investment value as well asrecreational and environmental values.
The local village of Woodford is a mere 9 km distance, with pubs and shops. Shannon Airport, Galway, Limerick and Ennis are each approx. an hour away. One can reach the sea at Kinvarra in 45 mins, and there are several pretty villages and harbours on nearby Lough Derg and the River Shannon, offering a wide range of activities. There are four 18 hole Golf Courses within a drive of 30 mins.
There are three Residences on the Estate: The Main Two Storey Traditional Irish Farmhouse, renovated to a most exacting standard; The Shepherd's Cottage, again presented in immaculate condition; and finally a more modern Residence overlooking the lake, in need of repair.
The Main Two Storey Traditional Irish FarmHouse:
This is a beautifully renovated traditional Irish Country Farmhouse, renovated to a superb and delightful design. Here one can enjoy the dream of Country Living to the full:
The lakeshore is a mere stroll away, approx 150 metres, and one can enjoy beautiful lake views from many of the rooms. Throughout the transformation of this dwelling mostly natural materials were used, such as Stone, natural slate floors, Irish Cedar and Douglas wood, contrasting with white painted walls, giving a warm, bright and welcoming feeling to the entire residence, rather like an exclusive Country Lodge. During its renovation, this impressive building was sympathetically extended and a fine Winter Garden was added, which enjoys spectacular lake views. With the added bonus of underfloor central heating on the ground floor level to round off the extensive renovation, one can have the best of modern conveniences in the most traditional of settings in this fine home. This property has been enjoyed for many years by a German Family as a delightful holiday retreat, and is offered for sale with the possibility of most of the furniture, bicycles and boating equipment included.
The Residence measures approx 200 sq. m with the following accomodation;
Library, Livingroom, Gallery, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom with W.C., Guest W.C., Double Shower; Sauna, Fully Fitted Kitchen with views to the lake, Two Open Fire Places, German Oven, Outdoor Shower, Winter Garden, Workshop / Studio with under floor heating, outside Terrace., Garage/ Workshop.
The Shepherd' s Cottage:
Just about 200 metres away from the main Residence lies the beautifully renovated Shepherd's Cottage, nestling in a serene spot just 350 metre walk through the woods to the lakeshore. The Cottage follows the same design as the main house and could be used for Guest Accomodation; it measures approx. 85 sq.m with the following accomodation; Three Bedrooms, Bathroom/Shower WC., Sauna, Livingroom and Fully fitted Kitchen, all presented in beautiful irish wood finish with slate flooring. Under Floor Heating to ground floor, Two Open Fireplaces also.
The Lakeshore Dwelling.
Terrace, Three Bedrooms, Livingroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Open Fireplace. With fine lake views, boat house and direct access to the lakeshore. In need of renovation..
For further details, brochures and viewing of this most rare property please contact joint agents:
Helen Cassidy, Auctioneers, Clonbur House, Clonbur, Co. Galway;
09495 46868 / 087 2463748
John Earley, Property Partners Earley, Roscommon Town;
0906 626579 / 086 2551380
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are in no way guaranteed, nor do they form part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that all negotiations are conducted through Helen Cassidy and John Earley. All properties are offered subject to contract and to being unsold.
Clonbur, County Galway; Offers on Euro: 850,000
Charming Country Residence of extensive proportions available, located on twenty acres of land, with beautiful mountain views. Tranquil and Serene, this delightful Property is situate just a short stroll from the pretty fishing village of Clonbur, County Galway, close to the famous fishing waters of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. Here one can enjoy the beauty of Country living with the luxury of restaurants and amenities not too far away. Perfectly situated for Angling, Coarse fishing, Hunting, Swimming, Horse Riding, Shooting, and Mountain Walks. A perfect Country Retreat. The accomodation comprises; Six Bedrooms, Three Reception, Bathroom, Two Ensuites, Utility and Outshed. The property can also be divided as a Separate Residence with self contained apartment also.
Leenane and Atlantic Seaside: half hr drive, Ashford Castle, ten mins, Galway city and Airport; 3/4 hr., Knock Airport; I hr.
Ballycurrin, Lough Corrib
Charming Stone fronted Lakeside Dwelling on 1.5 acres of meadows
Beautiful Fully Fitted Modern Kitchen, Open Plan Livingroom/
From the lakeshore one can view Connamara hill country. A short
Wake up on the shores of Lough Corrib in this unique home. Have
This is a beautiful property situated on the eastern shore of Lough
In summer there is safe swimming in the lake, walking, fishing. For
Affectionately known as The Corrib, you can walk out your front gate
Externally the lands are laid to lawn with pretty meadow flowers, well
Watersports, Horse Riding, Golf within 30 mins drive, Fishing
Great for: Walking holidays, Rural / countryside retreats, Beach or
Travel is by car and Ballycurrin is 4 miles from Headford town, which
How To Get There
Galway Airport - 25 mins drive
Knock Airport - 1hr drive - Serviced by Ryanair
Dublin Airport - 3hrs drive - Serviced by Ryanair
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the
CALLOW LOUGH HOUSE: Foxford, County Mayo: Sale Agreed
Callow Lough House is a truly stunning modern lakeside home of
Callow Lough House occupies a stunning lakeside rural location between
The surrounding area and county offer a host of excellent sporting and
Callow Lough House is, despite initial appearances, effectively a
On entering the property one is instantly taken with the bright
The property sits on a wonderful 5.0 acres site between the two Callow
Entrance Hallway with solid oak floors, ceiling cornicing featuring centre hall
Kitchen with 2 No. ceiling mounted contemporary light fittings,
Utility Room: with tiled floor and tiled walls fitted units with
Shower Room with ceiling cornicing, high quality sanitary ware
Sun Lounge with extensive areas of glazing and 2 No ceiling mounted
Living Room:with solid oak floors, solid wood open fireplace with cast
Formal Dining Room with solid oak floors, 3 No wall mounted light
Store Room/Hot Press Shelved
Laundry Room with fully tiled walls and floors, extensive areas of
Games Room with solid oak floors, ceiling cornicing and feature
Study :solid oak floors, ceiling cornicing and feature centre hung
Drawing Room with solid oak floors, a number of wall mounted and
Secondary Hallway which is double height, solid oak floors and leading
Accommodation of first floor:
Mezzanine partially vaulted ceilings, double patio doors to an outside
Bedroom No. 1 (Master) Partially vaulted ceilings 2. No dormer
Ensuite Shower Room with fully tiled walls and floors, double power
Bedroom No. 2 : Vaulted ceiling, solid oak floors, 2. No. Feature
Bedroom No. 3 :Partially vaulted ceilings, solid oak floors, a No of
Ensuite Bathroom fully tiled walls and floors, feature cast iron bath,
Bedroom No. 4 partially vaulted ceilings, ceiling cornicing, 2 No.
Ensuite Bathroom fully tiled walls and floors, toilet, wash hand
Features of the House:
Solid oak floors, skirting, architrave, and doors throughout,
High Quality sanitary ware
High Quality light fittings
Solid Beech Kitchen with integrated appliance and granite work surfaces
Oiled fired central heating
Double glazing throughout
Natural slate roof
Nap Plaster painted finish
High quality landscaped grounds
In the adjoining annex ground floor comprises of 2 no adjoining
Apartment at ground floor with WC with fully tiled walls and floors,
Soft wood staircase with a carpet covering providing access to the
Bedroom, vaulted ceiling 2 No. dormer windows, carpeted floors 2.79m x
Ensuite shower Room fully tiled walls and floors, electric shower,
Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur, County Galway,
00353 87 2463748
Enclosed: View of the castle from the footbridge crossing the River Lee, and view of the River from the upstairs window.
Carrignacurra Castle on the River Lee: Partly restored Tower House on about two acres of land and river fronting the glorious River Lee... unusually, this property spans both banks of the River Lee:
This would be a Castle of some note, being the last remaining Tower House home of the ancestors of the O'Leary Clan.
Carrignacurra, meaning Carraig na Choradh- Rock of the weir. Here was an eel weir on the River Lee in 17th century. At the north side is Carrignacurra Castle which was the chief residence of the O’Learys of Iveleary. This particular branch was known as O’Leary Meirgeach or the Ensign Clan. Masters bought both castles and lands from the Hollow Sword Blade Company about 1723 and built a dwelling house nearby calling it Castle Masters. The Hollow Sword Blade Company, an English company engaged in the manufacture of edged weapons for the Crown, were often granted lands in lieu of cash payments, and so acquired the greater part of the forfeited lands of Muskerry in 1703.
Please contact: sole agent: Helen Cassidy, Auctioneers: 09495 46868 / 087 2463748
Carrignacurra Castle has undergone long awaited renovation
in recent times. . There had been tentative plans for this Project for
many years, but now it has reached the stage of action.
The first task was to save the building from collapse
by building up and strengthening the four corners which had been undermined.
Then followed the installation of three timber sub-floors at the second,
third and fifth levels. More recently the old Loft has been restored,
and with it its slated roof. In addition there has been considerable
rebuilding of loops, windows, door surrounds, the murder hole and other
It is also a pleasure to report that there will be some
limited access to allow members of our community, visitors with O'Leary
connections and other interested parties to see the work in progress,
as well as the finished work.
Clonony Castle, near Shannon Harbour, County Offaly; Offers in Excess of Euro; 695,000
Clonony Castle, near Shannon Harbour, County Offaly: A beautiful, mystical Medieval Castle on three acres with Moat;
Just recently offered to the Open Market for purchase:
It is indeed rare to encounter such a Beautiful, Majestic, yet approachable Castle; the pervading atmosphere of timelessness, Elegance, History and Medieval Romance will entrance you, and long before you have have wandered with sheer delight through the grounds, exploring the bewitching sun-filled walled gardens, the daisy strewn meadows, surveying the all-encompassing view of the surrounding countryside, you will be tempted to ascend this Noble, Proud yet welcoming Monument to our past, pause for a while, and allow yourself to absorb the Centuries of life, love and drama that seep through these hand carved walls, wallow in the bewitchment that surrounds you, and be aware that this indeed is Rare.
Herein follows History of Note on Clonony Castle;
Clonony Castle is a Medieval Castle located on the banks of the River Brosna, in the townland of Clononeymore, Shannon Harbour, County Offaly, close to the River Shannon.. . Clonony Castle was built in circa. 1500 by the McCoughlan clan. Until 1600 most of West
They built so many Castles in this area it is now known as "the landof fair castles." Clonony would be the finest surviving Castle rising over fifty feet into the sky, dominating the scenic area. It is near Shannon Harbour, a busy port on the River Shannon.
County Offaly, formerly Kings County, is in the centre of Ireland.
Clonony Castle was lived in until Modern times. It sits on a rocky outcrop at the South East corner of a Bawn. The gateway to the Bawn is in the West wall and is protected by a machicolation. There are remains of flanking towers at the North West, South West and South East corners. All the flankers are well provided with defensive loops.
The North bawn wall is missing. The entrance to the tower is in the West wall and there are traces of a machicolation at roof level. A spiral stairway rises to the right of the entrance. The ground floor room has a small window in the North wall and a large window in the South wall
There is a passage along the West wall at the first floor and a murder-hole leading from this guards the doorway. The stairway is broken above first floor level and does not appear to continue beyond the vault. The Castle was mainly constructed from the local limestone
It seems that at some time about the reign of Henry VIII of England, Clonony Castle was in the possession of the Boleyn Family, possibly when the family fled to England to avoid the anger of Henry following the fall from grace of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. At any rate in the centre of the bawn in front of the Castle there is a lone Hawthorn tree........Clonony Castle, the Irish name Cluain Damhna translates as the heir apparents's meadow or the young lords meadow, was built in the early 1500s comprises a three storey rectangular tower house and is protected by an inner and outer bawn wall. The northern boundary of the Castle was protected by a moat.
The outer bawn wall has a central round arched doorway with flanking angle towers at each end. The tower house is built on a limestone bedrock foundation and measures 50 feet in height, constructed from local limestone. On the grounds of Clonony Castle, under a spreading Hawthorne tree, is the Bullen Stone.
This large limestone slab quarried for the remains of Elizabeth and Mary Bullen, nieces of the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII, and cousins to Queen Elizabeth I. When Henry desired the marriage to Ann, he elevated her father to royal status by making him Earl of Ormond and Wiltshire. With the Ormond Earldom came several Irish castles. There are many Bullen, now spelled Boleyn, ancestors in this area, most notably Allison Rosse, Lady Rosse of Birr Castle.
Apart from the Boleyn connection, other notable owners of Clonony Castle include the following:
In the 1620s the castle was granted to Mathew de Renzi who was born in Cologne, moved to Antwerp, London, and thence Ireland. His relationship with the MacCoughlans was curious. Initially he spoke of being ostracised by them (understandably since they had lost their lands to him) but relations improved to the extent that de Renzi later learned the Irish language. His tombstone in Athlone credits him with writing a dictionary in the Irish tongue.
In the 1830s, the Castle belonged to Edmond Molony, a barrister-at-law. A description of Clonony in 1838 states that Molony was a counsellor who "was bred to the law and retained a very proper veneration for it." He kept two flagstaffs on the battlements of Clonony which he used for the purpose of commemorating his professional triumphs. His wife died in January 1839 and was interred in St. George's Chapel in London. The epitaph on her monument erected by her husband is extremely long, having more than 300 words, including the immortal lines:
She was hot, passionate and tender, A highly accomplished lady, And a superb drawer in water colours.
|Leenane, County Galway: Euro 465,000 furnished;|
Rosshill Lodge, Clonbur, County Galway: Euro; 750,000
ROSSHILL LODGE; EXCESS EURO:750,000
Rosshill Lodge is located in Joyce's Country in the Barony of Ross which begins at the land between the two lakes on the direct route to Connemara from the East. Adjacent to Lough Mask, it is accessed via a small road off the Clonbur to Finney road which extends a few hundred yards further to Rosshill Bay, where there is a landing stage for direct access to the Mask fishing grounds.
The Lodge was formerly the Coach House, Stables and Granary of the Rosshill House, built by Lord Leitrim. Later it was acquired by Lord Ardilaun ( the former Sir Benjamin Guinness) whose family home for a number of generations was AshfordCastle, some three miles away at Cong.
The ruins of the Coach House was all that remained when the present owner, a building surveyor, acquired it for restoration.
The building is in hammer-dressed limestone with external stone stairs to the dwelling area at first floor level. In this respect it resembles a typical French farmhouse, the character of the building being Romanesque or Norman French. The aspect is Westwards with a view of the Connemara Mountains.
At ground floor level there is a garage and boat house. A large wide courtyard extends along the east side and a raised terrace faces the dwelling on the west and extends along the south side. The site is bounded on the north by the conifer plantation of Coilte, which extends out on to the Big Island and the White Island Peninsulae enclosing Rosshill Bay and for a considerable distance along the lakeshore.
The Accomodation comprises:
First Floor Level; Two Separate Self Contained Apartments comprisint two Double Bedrooms and One Single Bedroom, Open Plan Livingroom with separate living and Dining area; Kitchen with built in Storage and domestic hot water, electricity to cooker, power ring mains, lighting and refrigerator, all of which are separately controlled and self contained. Central Heating shares a common heat source in the formof a pressure jet, thermo and time controlled boiler which is housed in the vault under the stair case at ground floor level.
Ground Floor Level: One Two Bedroom Apartment, and capacity to renovate existing area into a second Apartment.
Land area; circa .8 of an acre.
Castle Pook, Doneraile, County Cork
The castle was built around 1500, or possibly re-built: Geoffrey Synon is known to have built a castle on the site around 1380, and the archaeologists have told me that some of the stone work over the arrow slits is well before 1500, and so likely to have come from the earlier structure.
The land is a little over five acres. The site is on a high, rocky outcrop at the foot of the Ballyhouras, and has clearly been a defended site since prehistoric times. There are the remains of at least one ring fort, and traces of ancient ramparts. The remains of the bawn wall make a ridge around the area nearest the castle, and there is a dry moat still visible.
It is of course a protected structure, but the archaeologists from Duchas told me there would be no problem getting permission for restoration, as long as it was done according to their guidelines (and as one of them told me, “it’s in good shape for a ruin,” though I’m not sure what that means). Access from the road is included in the property.
Some history: the castle and its legends about the pooka may be the source of the name Puck which Shakespeare gave the spirit Robin Goodfellow in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The poet Edmund Spenser lived at Kilcolman, just three miles away, so of course he knew the castle and the legends attached to it (more, he was involved with lawsuits against the Synons). Spenser introduced the Pook to the English in his poem, the Epithalamium – “ne let the Pook, nor other evil sprites…Pray us with things that not be” – which he wrote to mark his marriage, and which first appeared in early 1595. English scholars acknowledge that Shakespeare took Puck from Spenser’s Pook, but they seem largely unaware of Spenser’s likely inspiration, Castle Pook.
For Sale by Private Treaty.
300 (approx) acres of the Dromoland Estate Newmarket
on Fergus, County Clare.
A rare opportunity to acquire part of a renowned Historical Estate with unequalled Leisure and Development Opportunities. Dromoland Estate is one of the last surviving large land banks in the country, which offers an unrivalled opportunity to create a varied leisureactivity based development.
The advantages of frequent international air connections complimented by the proximity of a substantial urban conurbation such as Limerick City add to the development potential. The Estate enjoys a rolling parkland setting with open fields, mature woodland and a number of established residential ruins.
An extensive Planning Appraisal has been carried out by Brendan Mc Grath and Associates, Planning Consultants, Corrofin, Co.Clare. A copy of this report is available from the Auctioneer.
There is considerable road frontage on the back road around Dromoland Estate. The land is serviced with water and electricity. Most of the land is presently let for grazing.
Brian Boru's son Donough owned Dromoland in the 11th Century. The Chief and last King of Thomond, Murrough O'Brien in 1543 was forced to surrender his royalty to King Henry VIII and was created by him Baron of Inchiquin and Earl of Thomond, and it was another Donough, who in 1686 moved from Lemeaneh Castle to the 15th Century Dromoland Castle.
Dromoland Castle remained in the ownership of the O'Brien Family for the next 300 years, during which time it was laid out as a Sporting Estate in the Eighteenth Century, until 1962 when Donough O'Brien the 16th Baron Inchiquin sold the Castle and 330 acres of the then 1600 acre estate to Bernard Mc Donough, an American Industrialist, who turned it into the top resort Castle Hotel in Ireland.
The property enjoys an elevated situation commanding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside adjoining Dromoland Castle. The proximity of the Shannon Free Trade Region and Ennis with its ultra modern communication networks is an important aspect of the property..
Golf: Main Parkland Courses are at Dromoland Castle, Castletroy near Limerick and two courses at Ennis.The closest internationally renowned links courses are at Lahinch and Doonbeg.
Horse Racing: Local Race Courses include Limerick and Galway.
The property itself has considerable Sporting Rights, which extend over the Property in the Sale and extend over a further 4oo acres approx. over lands in the possession of Coillte.
a) Event Course. Suitable for training horses in preparation for a cross country event, or schooling hunters.
b) Dromoland Pheasant Shoot:
This is presently one of Ireland's premier driven pheasant shoots with additional game such as partridge, duck, snipe and woodcock. The shoot has the use of the estate shooting rights, which extend to about 1,000 acres and an additional 400 acres or so belonging to Dromoland Castle.
c) Deer Stalking.
The property holds about 45 wild red deer and about 175 wild fallow deer. These are stalked and culled annually.
There is single and double bank fishing on the Ardsollus River.
e) Horse Racing:
A point to point has always been held on the Estate by invitation of the Inchiquin Family. This colourful occasion now takes place on the land below Thomond House.
f) Driving Course:
A 4x4 driving course, that will test the skills of both the professional and amateur off road driving enthusiast.
g) Clay Pigeon Shoot:
This is organised and run in conjunction with the syndicated shoot.
The property will be sold subject to all rights of way, rights of access, wayleave, servitude, water rights, drainage and sewage rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind at present existing and whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise and whether formally constituted or not affecting the subject of sale.
These particulars are intended to give a fair
and substantially correct overall description for the intending purchasers
and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility
is assumed for the accuracy
Offers over € 1.3 million
The Accomodation Comprises:
Just outside Louisburgh turn left towards Leenane, the scenery is stunning as you pass through the Sheffery mountain range shooting steeply skywards all around you.
There are some beautiful lakes in between the valleys, one such being