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;

  • Hallway and Verandah with slate flooring and open fireplace.
  • Livingroom with wooden floors and open fireplace;
  • Open Plan Kitchen and Dining room with fireplace and Wooden Floors:
  • Library with wooden floors and shelves.
  • Utility; WC.
  • Mezzanine Level leading off to Three Bedrooms; and Bathroom.

For further details, brochures, maps and viewing arrangements, please contact Sole Agent:
Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway,

00353 949546868
00353 87 2463748
[email protected]

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:
Glengarriff Castle was built sometime in the 1790ís by Colonel Simon White, brother of the first Earl of Bantry. The castle was built in the Gothic Style commanding a panoramic view of Glengarriff Bay. The woodlands of the estate encompass a wide variety of trees from Oak, Beech, to Japanese Red Cedar, European Larch, Chilean Pine and a variety of shrub and flora species. Wildlife to be seen include Red Squirrel, Sika Deer, Seals, and the more common Fox and Pine Marten.

Over the years Glengarriff has extended hospitality to Royalty, Artists, and Writers such as Thackeray, Synge, Yeats and when living in the area George Bernard Shaw is said to have written his play St Joan. Maureen OíHara who starred with John Wayne in The Quiet Man has for many years maintained a holiday home adjacent to Glengarriff Castle.

" What sends picturesque tourists to the Rhine and Saxon Switzerland? Within five miles of the pretty inn of Glengarriff, there is a Country of the magnificence of which no pen can give an idea". W.M. Thackeray, 1843.

The Castle operated as a resort until the late 1970ís but has since fallen derelict. Glengarriff is a haven of unspoilt beauty on the South West coast of Ireland. Sheltered by the Caha Mountains the scenery ranges from rock strewn hill to wooded glens and luxuriant gardens caressed by the mild currents of the Gulf Stream.

The Castle Estate for sale comprises about 45 acres and extends from the main Bantry road to the shoreline of Glengarriff harbour, an island dotted inlet at the head of historic Bantry Bay.
Garnish Island and itís famous Italian gardens with stone balustrades and Grecian pillars lies just offshore. Garnish has a setting of rare flowers and exotic plants that makes it the major tourist attraction in the area. The Island was bequeathed to the Irish people in 1953.

The Glengarriff area:
The Glengarriff area has a rich diversity of available leisure activity including Golf at Glengarriff and Bantry Golf Clubs with Cycling along the way marked routes.
Potential for the development of Equestrian facilities. River and lake fishing, sailing and other water sports on Bantry Bay.

Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve, 300 hectares in extent, is located at the Eastern end of this glacially deepened valley in the old red Sandstone rock formation of West Cork. The mild Gulf Stream climate and sheltered position provides opportunities for a range of walks in tranquil woodland surroundings, ranging from strolling on country roads that run through the reserve to following the various woodland trails.

Visit the exotic Bamboo Park with itís many species of Bamboo and Palm tress. or take the ferry to Garnish Island which is listed as one of the finest cultivated island gardens in Europe.
West Cork has traditionally always been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland and Glengarriff is located in a spectacular setting close to superb amenities.

Glengarriff Castle and apartments:
* The Glengarriff Castle and Apartments Development is located on an estate of circa 45 acres with spectacular views and access to Bantry Bay.
* The hotel incorporates Glengarriff Castle which is being restored and refurbished to a high standard. The reception area will re-create the grand atmosphere and historic beauty of the original structure.
* The hotel complex will provide 3 luxurious Castle Suites,
   * 94 superior design four star spacious bedrooms,
   * 2 restaurants,
   * 2 bars,
   * Conference Centre,
   * Function Room,
   * Leisure Centre, which includes a luxury spa, pool and treatment facilities.
   * 2 Commercial Units.
   * 18 apartments adjacent to the hotel.

15 Minutes from Bantry,
30 minutes from Kenmare,
60 minutes from Killarney.
1.5 h from Cork Airport
1.5 h from Kerry Airport
2.5h from Shannon Airport

* 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.

Tax relief information
* Hotel Capital Allowances
Capital allowances should be available at a rate of 4% per annum based on the qualifying construction and refurbishing expenditure for a period of 25 years.

* Glengarriff Castle has been included by Cork County Council as a Protected Structure in the Draft County Development Plan in accordance with Section 12 (3) of the Planning and Development Act 2000. The inclusion of this structure is in recognition of its special architectural and historic interest.

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.

Investors who sponsor conservation works in Ireland can avail of a Special Tax Relief which provides that the cost of conservation work on certain buildings and gardens is tax deductible against all taxable income of the person incurring the expenditure. The effect of this is that the developer receives an interest free loan for 3 years and the investor also makes a profit.

The restoration of the original Castle building and the restoration of the formerly extensive and historic gardens could be used to raise substantial equity.

The Section 482 relief is one of the last remaining tax reliefs available against non-rental income.

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.

The Architects have prepared a scheme design for a further 32 no. Holiday Homes arranged in a Courtyard setting, subject to the necessary planning consent, on a site adjacent to Glengarriff Castle Hotel Development.

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. All properties are offered subject to contract and to being unsold.

For further details, brochures, maps and viewing arrangements, please contact Sole Agent:
Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway,

00353 949546868
00353 87 2463748
[email protected]


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:
Livingroom/ Diningroom with feature fireplace, Winter Garden room, Fully fitted Kitchen with rear exit, Corridor, Store Room, Utility Room, Bathroom, Two Double Bedrooms, one En-Suite, Upstairs Bedroom and Storage area.

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:
Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway,

00353 949546868
00353 87 2463748
[email protected]

Cornamona, County Galway:

Two fine sites available in Cornamona, County Galway, situated in an
elevated position boasting magnificent views out over Lough Corrib and
the surrounding Connemara Mountain Ranges. The sites measure approx.
3/4 Acre each and have the benefit of Full Planning Permission to erect
a dwelling measuring circa 360sqm.

Beautifully located just above the charming fishing village of
Cornamona, private, yet just a short stroll to the shops, church,
restaurant and traditional pubs; and Lough Corrib is a mere cast away;
Offers in the region of € 175,000 per site.

Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway,

00353 949546868
00353 87 2463748
[email protected]

Annfield House, Hollymount,
County Mayo; € 750,000


For Sale by Private Treaty.

A gracious County House in pleasant rural surroundings with panoramic
views over the countryside. Located 12 miles nw of Tuam, 6 miles east
of Ballinrobe, 25 miles north of Galway. On approx 7 acres, Annefield
House was built around 1875 and has belonged to Anthony Elwood, a
family called Bowen and then the powerful Blake family. A Georgian Two
Storey over basement Country House with large well proportioned
reception rooms which have 12 ft high ceilings, some with ornate
decorative plasterwork.

Upstairs is served by a wide staircase lit b a fine Georgian light,
which illuminates the large landing and leads to the Bedroom

The Basement or Garden level is all utilised and houses the main
kitchen with vaulted ceilings and baking oven beside a huge open fire
and hearth.

The entire stands on approx. seven acres comprising lawns, old stone
former Coach Houses and Stables, where there was once a good Orchard.

Thew Accomodation Comprises;

Entrance Hall, 21.6x 11.2; Bow Ended with decorative adamesque ceiling
and moulded cornices. 2 alcoves and Georgian light above Hall Door.
Timber floor. 12 ft high ceiling.

Drawing Room: 18.7 x 23.6 Black marble Mantlepiece and cast iron
grate. Decorative cornice, 12 ft high ceiling.

Diningroom/ Library: 18.5 x 16.7 Open fireplace; fitted shelves and
alcove; Timberr floor. 12 ft high ceilings.

Staircase Hall: Staircase lit by large Georgiaan light showing
off the decorative ceiling above. Timber floor.

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;
WC, Bidet; pedestal whb and fireplace.

Bedroom 4; 12.5 x 18.5 Timber floor, timber mantelplace and old
wrought iron grate.

Bedroom 5: 11 x 18.7: Timber floor, Timber mantelplace and old
wrought iron grate.


Kitchen/ Breakfast Room: 23 x 17.5: Vaulted ceiling; flagged floor,
large open fireplace, Island sink unit with twin stainless steel
sinks. Large Pantry.

Extensive series and variety of stores, workshop, open fireplace,
porch, boiler house, separate wash room, Electrical circuit boards.

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 cottage is approached via a mossy driveway lined with daffodils and meadow flowers, whilst the overhanging oak trees through which the dappled sunlight sparkles offers a subtle shelter and privacy.

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.

Activities nearby;

Atlantic Coast within ten minutes drive offering deep sea angling, water sports, swimming, sailing, mussel picking;
Mountain climbing, Pony trekking, Golf at Ballyconnelly, Lake fishing on a variety of top class lakes in the vicinity such as
Lough Corrib, Lough Inagh and a selection of smaller lakes.
Kylemore Abbey with its award winning Victorian Gardens is a short and rewarding scenic drive away.


Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway

00353 9495 46868/ 087 2463748
[email protected]

Inishmicatreer Island, Lough Corrib. Excess
sale agreed


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.

The Cottage
Total Floor Area (excluding Boat House.) of the dwelling = 2300sq ft. approx.

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)
Lake view
Video door-phone (controlled from the kitchen) with electronic door release
Smoke & heat alarms throughout (mains connected)
House & boat house, alarmed throughout (with optional text notification alerts)
Vaulted ceiling in varnished pine with recessed chrome spotlights
Restored, original arched stone fireplace with optional piping for gas
Dry lined walls throughout
Radon barrier throughout (entire cottage, extension & boathouse)
Storage under stairs to mezzanine
Itallian terracotta tiled floor
Traditional split front door
TV Point

Mezzanine (Size: 3.61 x 3.55m)
Lake view
Solid maple floor
PC & security camera points
Chrome spotlight track

Bedroom 3 (front) (Size: 4.18 x 3.3m)
Lake view
Solid maple floor

Bedroom 2 (back) (Size: 3.9 x 2.9m)
Lake view
Solid maple floor
Storage space with wooden floor and light overhead

New Extension
Hall, Stairs & Landing
Custom designed stairs with oak handrail & steps
Chrome recessed spotlights
Solid maple floor
Under stair storage housing extra large capacity, quick recovery water cylinder
Phone point
Custom designed double doors to kitchen with modern glass panels

Bedroom 1 (Size: 4.55 x 3.7)
Lake view
Double French doors with floor to ceiling windows either side offering an awesome view (so close to Lough Corrib you’d think you might get your toes wet at the end of your bed!)
Rain-forest waterfall feature wall
Fly screens on sash windows
Solid maple floor

Bathroom (3.4 x 3.5)
Under-floor heating (programmable thermostat)
Italian textured cream and oatmeal tiles
1500 x 1500 bath with chrome taps & hidden hand shower
Designer maple sink cabinet with drawers
Maple Mirror
Marble mosaic splashback
1200 x 800 Curved Shower Quadrants
Hansgrohe rainmaker shower with thermostatic valve
Toilet with ? flush
Main door fitted with child friendly lock
Recessed chrome bathroom spotlights

Upstairs Room (1) (Used as master bedroom) (Size: 3.8 x 3.55m)
Lake view
Solid maple floor
Large velux windows x 2 (with black out blinds)
Built-in cupboard
Chrome recessed spotlights
Phone point & alarm button
TV Point

En-suite (To room 1) (Size: 2.12 x 2.28m)
Under-floor heating (programmable thermostat)
Italian textured cream and oatmeal tiles
Velux window x 1 (with black out blind)
Chrome recessed bathroom spotlights
Combination bathroom mirror & storage unit – maple finish
Curved Shower Quadrant – 900 x 900 with chrome/glass shelves
Hansgrohe power shower with thermostatic valve
Toilet with flush
Marble mosaic splashback
Main door fitted with child friendly lock
Corner laundry basket & matching basket storage unit.

Upstairs Room (2) (used a bedroom) (Size: 3.02 x 8.0m)
Lake view
Solid maple floor
Large velux windows x 2 (with black out blinds)
Gable-end window with wood effect blinds
Heated storage area with recessed chrome light
Chrome recessed spotlights
Phone & PC point

Sitting Room (Sitting Room & Kitchen Area – 5.3 x 9.57m)
Lake view
Vaulted ceiling with recessed chrome spotlights
Solid Maple floor
Floor to ceiling corner windows
Built in stove with remote control & heatbox technology
Fly screens on sash windows

Kitchen – Open Plan to Sitting Room
Lake View
Solid maple hand made modern kitchen with chrome handles
Integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher & cooker
Stainless steel extractor
Curved central island bar & storage unit – maple finish
Door monitor with video and electronic door release
Drinking water filtration system
Double French doors leading to outdoor entertainment area
2 x chrome spotlight tracks
Chrome spotlight with fan
Italian tiled surround backsplash
Terracotta tiled floor
TV point
Phone point
Extra electrical sockets throughout
Luxury kitchen sink and taps

Utility Room (2.38 x 4.17)
View of the lake
Doors to outside x 2 (1x frosted & 1 x clear w/side window)
Maple effect storage units above and below and counter top
Washing Machine
Oil heating unit
Terracotta tiled floor
Fly screen on sash window

Utility Bathroom (2.37 x 8.7)
Central light
Single window w/frosted glass
Modern sink unit w/ mirror
Toilet with ? flush
Main door fitted with child friendly lock
Terracotta tiled floor
Marble mosaic splashback

Boat-house – Natural stone (12’ x 36’)
Lake View
Solid Teak double doors (1 x large fold back & 1 x small)
PVC corrugated roof w/perspex roof light panels
Teak windows x 2
Strip lighting
Boat House is fitted with its own fuse board
Alarm sensors
Concrete base w/radon barrier throughout
Separately housed (within boat house) - electric pump, filtration system and water tank

Concrete patio (3’ wide) surrounding entire house
Landscaped grassed gardens
Newly constructed hand built front boundary dry stone walls and pillars
Main double gates (12’ wide) to front and wooden side paddock gate
Natural stone curbing and gravel driveway
Outdoor lighting on the house and boat house – censor operated and mains operated
Large patio area to the side of the house looking out to the lake and smaller private patio to the rear (with ground fixing to hold a clothes line).
Outside tap x 1
Outdoor mains socket x 1
Additional wiring for outdoor lighting to front & rear
Wiring for security system
Septic tank (percolation area 100m to rear in adjoining field with right of way)
Grease trap to rear of house.

Artwork throughout
Leather sofa (chocolate) - central room of cottage
Futon x 1 – bedroom 1
Rocking chairs and stools x 2 - cottage
Double bed and side locker – bedroom 2
King Size sleigh bed and side lockers (x 2) – bedroom 3 – new extension
All bathroom fixtures, fittings & co-ordinated chrome accessories
King Size sleigh bed & side lockers (x 2) – Upstairs room 1 – new extension
Drawer unit w/mirror (x 1) – Upstairs room 1 – new extension
Cream Lamps
All bathroom fixtures & fittings – Upstairs en-suite 1 – new extension
Single beds x 2 and side locker – Upstairs room 2 – new extension
Natuzzi 5 seater curved leather sofa (Chocolate) with matching pouffe – New extension sitting room
Elegant dining table with 6 high backed chairs
High backed stools for kitchen island x 4
Microwave , Integrated Dish washer, Fridge freezer, Cooker
Washing machine
Pots & Pans / Cutlery / Dishes & glassware
Bench x 1 – in utility
Freshly varnished 1 x 19’ lake boat (Grasshopper) / 5 Hp Boat Engine & Fuel Tank / Boat Trailer (galvanised) x 1 (purchased new in 2006)
1x Compost bin & waste bins
Shelving units x 4 in boat house
Chest Freezer
Large solid maple framed mirrors
Designer high thread count bedding & towels
Lots more!

Distances; Galway; Half hour drive; Headford; 10 mins; Knock International Airport: 1hr; Shannon Airport; 2hrs, Dublin; 3hrs.

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Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway,

00353 949546868
00353 87 2463748

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.


Lough Mask,
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:
Leenane is half an hour's drive, with swimming and sea sports; Westport, Castlebar and Ballinrobe are within 30 mins drive, Knock International Airport is approximately One Hours Drive, Galway City, one hours drive, Dublin, four hour's drive approx.


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,
County Mayo:
€ 850,000

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.

The View:

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.


  • Hallway: 3.1 m x 2m. with Alcove, Timber Cladding and Entrance Door..
    leading to
  • Corridor 12.1 m x 1.8m
  • Drawing Room 5.5m x 3.9m with feature fireplace, shelving and lake views;
  • Conservatory: 6.5m x 3m;
  • Kitchen: 5.9m x 2.9m Fully fitted; Scullery: 3.4m x 1.8m;
  • Utility: 3.7m X 2.5m with Volund Solid Fuel, Oil Burner;
  • Main Bedroom; 6.1m x 3.2m, En Suite;
  • Double Bedroom; 3.2m x 3m;
  • Bathroom 2.7m x 2.4m, with Shower.
  • Guest Kitchen, 3m x 3m, fully fitted;
  • Living Room 4.7m x 3.1m with lake views:

Rear Exit:

  • Twin Bedroom 3.2m x 3m with fitted wardrobe;
  • Twin Bedroom 3.2m x 3m with WHB and Clothes Closet;
  • Corridor 7.5m x 1.1m;
  • Bathroom with Shower 1.7m x 3.1m;
  • W.C., Lobby,
  • Single Bedroom 2.4m x 2.6m;
  • Bed/ Sittingroom 5.2m x 4.4m views of lake,

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
Offers in excess of Ä 575,000

deceptively spacious

Charming Stone fronted Lakeside Dwelling on 1.5 acres of meadows
with direct access down to the shores of Lough Corrib; Rare and
Exclusive, This elegant Country Residence, of Continental design and
decor, has the following accomodation:

Beautiful Fully Fitted Modern Kitchen, Open Plan Livingroom/
Diningroom with feature fireplace , Four Large Bedrooms, Ensuites,
Family Bathroom, Playroom.

From the lakeshore one can view Connamara hill country. A short
distance down the shoreline from where the property ends one can see
the ivy covered remains of Ballycurrin Castle and an old lighthouse
once used for navigation on Lough Corrib. 

Wake up on the shores of Lough Corrib in this unique home. Have
morning coffee on the patio and stroll along the shore taking in the
breath-taking views of islands, mountains and lake. Relax and unwind
in this tranquil oasis, yet incredibly, you are only 25 mins. drive
from the heart of Galway City. In the evening enjoy the stunning
sunsets and listen to the lapping of the shores.

This is a beautiful property situated on the eastern shore of Lough
Corrib seclude d but not remote and a renowned trout fishing spot.

In summer there is safe swimming in the lake, walking, fishing. For
winter months enjoy sitting by a fire , read a book, play pool,
snooker and darts or just sit and admire the beautiful views.

Affectionately known as The Corrib, you can walk out your front gate
down to a private pier where you can swim, fish and go boating.
Ballycurrin Bay is famed for it’s large trout stocks. In July 2002 a
23lb trout was caught, one of the biggest ever on the lake! Fish also
for salmon, pike and perch.Take a walk along the lake front to
Ballycurrin lighthouse and Ballycurrin Demesne. Lough Corrib is a vast
lake of 41,600 acres. It is mostly shallows and contains 365 islands.
For the fisherman, the water is very clear and it holds a good stock
of trout which average over 1lb.

Externally the lands are laid to lawn with pretty meadow flowers, well
established timbers and romantic walkways down to its own private
fishing bay.

Watersports, Horse Riding, Golf within 30 mins drive, Fishing

Great for: Walking holidays, Rural / countryside retreats, Beach or
lakeside relaxation

Travel is by car and Ballycurrin is 4 miles from Headford town, which
has all amenities including shops, pubs, choice of restaurants and a
large supermarket.

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
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. All properties are
offered subject to contract and to being unsold.

CALLOW LOUGH HOUSE: Foxford, County Mayo: Sale Agreed

Callow Lough House is a truly stunning modern lakeside home of
uncompromising quality. Positioned on 5 acres between Callow Lakes
and extending to c 5,000 sq.ft., the property will be of interest to
home owners, as a holiday home or may have commercial potential.

Location –

Callow Lough House occupies a stunning lakeside rural location between
Foxford and Swinford in County Mayo. This is a peaceful rural
location with stunning countryside but with ease of access to several
of the counties towns. The picturesque renowned fishing town of
Foxford, which lies of the famous River Moy, is just three miles away.
Whilst Castlebar, the county town, with its host of excellent retail
facilities is 20 miles away. In addition, Knock International Airport
is just 20 miles to the east.

The surrounding area and county offer a host of excellent sporting and
country pursuits which include freshwater fishing on Loughs Conn, Mask
and Corrib and the world renowned River Moy. Top sea fishing can
also be enjoyed on the clear waters of the Atlantic, championship
golf, sailing and other sports, horse riding and miles of excellent
beaches. For those who like to indulge there are a host of top
quality restaurants and bars.

Description –

Callow Lough House is, despite initial appearances, effectively a
modern property which has been borne out of a desire by the present
owners to create a lakeside home of exceptional quality. Total
reconstructed six years ago, this majestic home extends to in excess
of 5,000 sq.ft. over two floors. It further benefits from a detached
double garage and self-contained guest suite overhead.

On entering the property one is instantly taken with the bright
spacious space which has been maintained to a tremendously high
quality. In building the property, the owners have used solid oak
throughout the property which includes most of the living room floors,
all internal doors, skirting and architraves. The property features a
state of the art solid beech kitchen with fully integrated appliances
and informal and formal dining rooms. There is a games room and home
office and at first floor a wonderful mezzanine level living room with

The property sits on a wonderful 5.0 acres site between the two Callow
Lakes. Great care and attention has also been taken in the completion
of the grounds which have been carefully landscaped. Of particular
note are the large mature trees which have been retained and the
substantial amount of woods which provide access directly to a private
mooring onto Callow Lake.

The Accomodation;

Entrance Hallway with solid oak floors, ceiling cornicing featuring centre hall
light fitting

Kitchen with 2 No. ceiling mounted contemporary light fittings,
ceiling cornicing, extensive solid beech shaker style kitchen with
granite work surfaces tiled splash back, double sink, fully integrated
appliances which include a Britannia dual gas and electric range

Utility Room: with tiled floor and tiled walls fitted units with
integrated sink units are solid beech

Shower Room with ceiling cornicing, high quality sanitary ware
includes toilet wash hand basin and shower. The room features fully
tiled walls and floors and a stainless steel wall mounted towel rail.

Sun Lounge with extensive areas of glazing and 2 No ceiling mounted
feature light fitting and fans. The room has double doors leading from
the living room and double doors onto an outside patio.

Living Room:with solid oak floors, solid wood open fireplace with cast
iron and solid stone surround, ceiling cornicing and centre hub and 4
No. wall mounted feature light fittings

Formal Dining Room with solid oak floors, 3 No wall mounted light
fittings and 1 No. ceiling mounted light fitting and ceiling

Store Room/Hot Press Shelved

Laundry Room with fully tiled walls and floors, extensive areas of
fitted units and integrated recess sink

Games Room with solid oak floors, ceiling cornicing and feature
centre light fitting

Study :solid oak floors, ceiling cornicing and feature centre hung
light fitting

Drawing Room with solid oak floors, a number of wall mounted and
ceiling mounted light fittings, double patio doors to rear garden and
feature sandstone fireplace with gas fire

Secondary Hallway which is double height, solid oak floors and leading
to a solid oak wood staircase providing access to the first floor

Accommodation of first floor:

Mezzanine partially vaulted ceilings, double patio doors to an outside
balcony 2.No. dormer windows, solid oak floors, a number of wall
mounted feature light fittings, fitted electric fire

Bedroom No. 1 (Master) Partially vaulted ceilings 2. No dormer
windows, door to outside balcony, solid oak floors, a number of wall
mounted and ceiling mounted feature light fittings and ceiling

Ensuite Shower Room with fully tiled walls and floors, double power
shower with chrome fittings, Toilet, wash hand basin

Bedroom No. 2 : Vaulted ceiling, solid oak floors, 2. No. Feature
windows, ceiling cornicing

Bedroom No. 3 :Partially vaulted ceilings, solid oak floors, a No of
wall mounted and ceiling mounted feature light fittings

Ensuite Bathroom fully tiled walls and floors, feature cast iron bath,
toilet, bidet and wash hand basin

Bedroom No. 4 partially vaulted ceilings, ceiling cornicing, 2 No.
feature windows, solid oak floors

Ensuite Bathroom fully tiled walls and floors, toilet, wash hand
basin, bidet, corner power shower, corner feature bath

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

Cobbled driveway

High quality landscaped grounds


In the adjoining annex ground floor comprises of 2 no adjoining
garages with automatic electric roller doors

Apartment at ground floor with WC with fully tiled walls and floors,
toilet and wash hand basin 1.239m x 1.848m

Soft wood staircase with a carpet covering providing access to the
first floor which leads into an open plan dining living room, solid
oak fitted kitchen, formica worktop and integrated sink, integrated
oven with a four ring electric hob, feature dormer window, partial
lino, partial wool floor covering 4.41m x 3.24m

Bedroom, vaulted ceiling 2 No. dormer windows, carpeted floors 2.79m x

Ensuite shower Room fully tiled walls and floors, electric shower,
toilet and wash hand basin.

Joint Agents:

Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI

Auctioneer and Valuer,

Clonbur House,

Clonbur, County Galway,


00353 949546868

00353 87 2463748


Carrignacurra Castle

River Lee
at Macroom
€ 350,000

Carrignacurra Castle, on the banks of the River Lee at Macroom,
Co. Cork: € 350,000

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

Article by Peter O' Leary on the reconstruction of Carrignacurra Castle.

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.
There were three Tower Houses built in Inchigeelagh Parish by the O'Leary ruling Clan. Two of these, Carrignaneela and Dromcarra, were sadly and wilfully destroyed, and the only remaining structure created during our Gaelic past was the noble pile at Carrignacurra. Even this was not expected to be spared by the vandals, and there was serious demolition of the four corners of the castle done during this century, and in an attempt to cause the castle to fall, and profit to accrue from the sale of stone. Luckily this failed due to the immense strength built in to these structures.

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 details.
The whole effect is quite remarkable. All has been done in good taste and to a high quality. The original structure has been faithfully followed, and there have been no new or more modern designs introduced.
We understand from Maxim that the building will eventually be restored to allow its use for residence, and this will require a few departures from the original to bring the living conditions up to modern requirements. The sub-floor construction will permit pipes and wiring to be concealed, and there will be use of electrics, water from a well, sewage and storm water disposal and central heating.
There is much to do in the garden areas surrounding the Tower House, and a start has been made in building a low wall where the Bawn wall originally stood. Over the next few years the garden will be brought under control and stocked with shrubs etc.

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.
We will be watching progress with interest and will report this in subsequent issues of the Journal.

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:
Offers in excess of Euro; 695,000

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
Offaly formed the "tuath" or territory of Delvin, the land of the MacCoughlans. The MacCoughlans were renowned Castle builders having Castles at Cloghan, Banagher, Raghra (Shannonbridge), Coole (near Ferbane), Kilcolgan (near Ferbane) and at another dozen sites.

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
set within a deep recess. There are possible fireplaces in the East wall at ground floor and first floor levels. There was a vault above the second floor and the walls were plastered. There appears to be a small chamber at the first floor in the South wall near the East end.
The windows at the first floor in the East and South walls and the North West corner are set within deep recesses.

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
on a limestone bedrock foundation.

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 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.


Dromoland Estate

For Sale by Private Treaty

For Sale by Private Treaty.

300 (approx) acres of the Dromoland Estate Newmarket on Fergus, County Clare.
In One Entire Lot on behalf of the Right Honourable The Lord Inchiquin, chief of the O'Brien Clan.

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.

The lands are in excess of 300 acres, for sale in one entire lot

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.

The Dromoland Estate forms part of what was once Dromoland Demesne. Dromoland Castle, one of the most famous Baronial Castles in Ireland was the ancestral home of the O'Briens, Chief of the Name and Barons of Inchiquin, who are one of the few native Gaelic Families of Royal Blood and direct decendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland in the 11th Century.

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 is located approx. 1 mile North of Newmarket on Fergus just off the old R458.
Major road improvements including the Newmarket on Fergus Bypass are complete. 10 mins to Shannon Airport by car, Limerick City 20 mins, Ennis 15 mins, Galway 1 hr.

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..

The area is surrounded in natural beauty with the majestic Shannon River Estuary, Bunratty Castle and Limerick to the South and West. The famous Burren Region, with the cliffs of Mohair, are to the North. Lough Derg and Killaloe on the Shannon Navigation system to the East. Galway and Connemara to the North are within easy reach of Dromoland.

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.

Country Sport:
The area is famous for its Hunting, with meets taking place of The Co. Clares, The East Clares, The Co. Limericks and The Galways, otherwise known as The Blazers.

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.

Estate Facilities:
The Estate can cater for a wide variety of Country Sporting Activities, including:

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.

d) Fishing:

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
of individual items.


Dapping Lodge

Offers over € 1.3 million

Unique opportunity to acquire a Charming, Elegant and Exclusive Country Residence of Extensive proportions presented for sale in excellent 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.

The View:

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.

It is indeed rare to encounter a property of these proportions 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.


Built on approx. 2.6 acres of Mature Gardens, beautifully landscaped and maintained to a very high standard over the years, Dapping Lodge was built 26 years ago by a French Man devoted to Country sports in the West of Ireland:

It was used as his Shooting and Fishing Lodge, where he would usually spend the winter months shooting and the springtime fishing.

A typical days shooting would comprise of an early start for his guests who with gillies would shoot local woods and bogs in the finest of style before retiring to nearby Ashford Castle or Ballinahinch Castle for a fine lunch and retire to Dapping Lodge for a wonderful dinner in the evening.

A typical days fishing would comprise of an early start with the best of packed lunches and wines and later retire to Dapping Lodge for Dinner and entertainment.

The house has been owned in recent years by an Irish family which has derived tremendous value in terms of its location and sporting appeal.

The interior of the house has been thoughtfully laid out to derive maximum benefit from the spectacular setting and views over the lake. Practically all of the rooms in the house enjoy lake and mountain views, for a house widely regarded as havingthe best views on Lough Corrib.

Within a few minutes stroll from the Residence is the property's own private fishing jetty with a capacity for two boats. This is laid out on the lakeshore on circa one third of an acre, which also lends itself to bathing and picnics.

The Accomodation Comprises:

Entrance Hall:

10' 5 x 5' 0

Open onto Dining Room. Cloaks Closet.


14' 0 x 10' 0
Fitted units. Vinyl floor.
Tiled surrounds. Natural light timber.
Open fire. Fitted oven, hob, fridge/freezer
and dishwasher.

Dining Room:

20' 0 x 15' 0
Open fire.
Tongued and grooved ceiling.
Recessed lighting.


15' 0 x 7' 3
(Off new Wing)
With Outside entrance.

Living Room:
23' 6 x 18' 0
Open gas fire. Plank timber floor.
Fitted built in bar area.
French doors to large decked area.
Beamed tongued and grooved ceiling.
Hand curved pine counter with granite top.
Mirrored and shelved glass storage units.

Recreation Room:
20' 0 x 15' 6
Solid timber floors.
Beamed vaulted ceiling.
Gallery over to further bedrooms.
French door to decked terrace.

Study/Ante room:
12'6 x 8' 6


Bedroom 1;

13' 6 x 12' 6
With walk-in wardrobe off. T.V. Socket


Full bathroom suite (white).
Electric shower on bath. Heated towel rail. Bidet.

Bedroom 2;

13' 0 x 9' 0
Built in wardrobe. Full ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 3:

11' 0 x 11' 0
Built in wardrobe. Full ensuite bathroom.
Electric shower on bath.

Bedroom 4;

Built in wardrobe.
Ensuite shower room. Electric shower.

Garage: With Storage Space.

The property is located amidst the Country's finest Angling waters.
Cornamona; 3.5 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.

Further details with regard to viewings and brochures can be obtained from Joint Agents:

Helen Cassidy, Auctioneer, Clonbur, County Galway: 09495 46868/ 087 2463748


Property Partners Heaslip: 27, Wood Quay, Galway: 091565261/




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 Dooagh lake.

Just before you approach Leenane, you will pass by Ashleigh Falls. In the latter part of the summer you can observe Salmon jumping up these falls, a spectacular sight for those lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

Next stop is Leenane, just inside County Galway. This lovely village is on the shores of Killary Harbour, one of the deepest fjords in Europe. The film "The Field" with Richard Harris and John Hurt was filmed here. Again there are some fine eating houses here. Worth visiting here also is the cultural centre.
The road back to Westport follows the meandering River Erriff, again with some breath taking scenery.

As it is located near the head of Killary, the village of Leenane is a famous angling resort and an excellent centre for the mountain climber. North 2 1/2 miles (4 km) from Leeane, in County Mayo, is Ashelagh Waterfall. The Joyce Country, an area extending east from Leenane, to Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, takes its name from the Joyces who settled there in the thirteenth century and whose name is still common in the district.

One house
Available, with fabulous views of Killary Harbour, located on an elevated position just a short stroll from the centre of the famous fishing village of Leenane, County Galway, the setting for Richard Harris' famed performance in " The Field"

Antique Maple Tongued and Grooved Solid Flooring throughout.

Slate tiles in Hallway, Kitchen and Bathroom area.

Generous tiling in Bathrooms.

Fully painted throughout.

Antique pine vaulted ceiling in Kitchen/ Livingroom area.
Oak Coloured PVC Windows.
Solid Teak Front door.
Slate Roof.

Local stone external finish as per drawing of house.
Stone window cills.
Pressure treated post and rail boundary fence.

Stone wall entrance.
Garden top soiled and seeded.
Pura flow treatment systems.

Connection provided for connection to village sewerage system when installed.
Gold Shield twin tarriff Electric Heating system.
Footpaths and Gravel paths around perimeter of house.
External entrance lights.

Two Double Sockets:
T.V. and Internet Points.
1.5 kw room heater.

Two Double Sockets;
T.V and Internet Points.
1..5 KW Room Heater.
En Suite with mosaic Tiling.
Power Shower.

Two Double Sockets;
T.V and Internet Points.
1.5 KW Room Heater.
En Suite with mosaic Tiling.
Power Shower.

Saunaland Infrared Sauna:

Kitchen/ Livingroom;
State of the Art German Designed and Manufactured Fitted Kitchen.
Fridge Freezer, Corner sink, Dish Washer, Washer/ Dryer, Neff Oven and Hobb with Stainless steel Hood, Microwave.
Combi Storage Heaters. French Doors opening to Patio area.

Helen Cassidy
B.A.(Mod) I.A.V.I
[email protected] Fax; 09495 46868
Mobile; 087 2463748