Former Portumna bar is a business opportunity

Galway Daily property Former bar in the heart of Portumna

This former owner occupied bar in the heart of Portumna is a fantastic business opportunity to purchase a well located premises for redevelopment.

The former Connolly’s Bar in the centre of Portumna will be going under the hammer at the next O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers’ Live Stream Auction on Friday, June 4.

This spacious two story building is divided between the business area downstairs, and the owner occupier living area on the first floor.

The ground floor of the building is the former licenced premises, though it is understood that the licence for that business is no longer in existence.

This floor is divided between the spacious bar and lounge area, along with a kitchen, back living room, and ladies and gents toilets.

The living space for the former family side of the premises, consisting of four bedrooms and a bathroom, can be found upstairs.

The main bedroom also comes with its own ensuite bathroom, while another features built-in wardrobe space.

Though this property requires modernisation and refurbishment, its location makes it ideal for a business, owner occupied or otherwise.

The property is located on St. Brendan’s Street in the commercial centre of Portumna, with a multitude of other shops and licenced premises nearby.

There are many potential uses for this location, such as trying to resurrect its historic use as a licenced premises, or converting it to one any number of other retail or service purposes.  

It comes with an Advised Minimum Value of €80,000, a great investment opportunity for such a well positioned business.

There are also a plethora of tourist attractions nearby including natural attractions such as Lough Derg on the River Shannon, or Portumna Forest Park, as well as stunning historic attractions such as Portumna Castle, all of which help bring tourists and footfall to the area.

The full details of this property are available at

Live Stream Auction

This property will be sold at the O’Donnellan & Joyce Live Stream Property Auction which takes place on Friday, June 4 at 12 midday.  

Over 40 homes, businesses, and plots from across the west of Ireland will be going under the hammer that day. 

In order to bid in the auction you must register beforehand on O’Donnellan & Joyce’s website, with a booking deposit paid, by Wednesday, June 2.

Only remote bidding will be allowed on the day due to COVID-19 restrictions. You may register to bid via internet, telephone or proxy. Further details on the auction process can be obtained by contacting the auction team on 091 564 212 or by emailing