Large house and grounds is a dream fixer-upper

Galway Daily property Large house and grounds is a dream fixer-upper

A dream investment for someone looking for a fixer-upper, this detached house and large grounds could offer a buyer the chance of a lifetime to create a massive family home.

The house and outbuildings at Friars’ Walk, Dunmore are currently in a derelict condition, but with a large one acre site, and very low price tag, it would be an ideal purchase for someone looking to undertake a project.

O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers are offering this property for sale by live streamed auction next week, where the advised minimum value for the entire package of just €55,000.

The main house is an attractive two storey building, and beneath the ivy and shuttered windows an eye with vision can still see the stately home it was before, and could be again with substantial restoration.

The potential doesn’t end at the main house, as the grounds also contain a second stone outbuilding to the rear of the site, which can be renovated into a secondary residence or additional space for the main house.

Beyond the buildings, this property comes as part of a one acre site that offers abundant green space in the heart of Dunmore village, a rare find for any location outside of the country.

The grounds could make an ambitious development for a green thumbed buyer, with ample room for gardens, and maintaining semi-wild spaces of mature trees and greenery.

While this house and grounds could become an incredible family home, the site itself would also make an great investment opportunity for a developer.

The property is located right in the heart of Dunmore Village, close to the amenities of the local community school and golf course. The village itself is just a short drive from Tuam or Ballyhaunis in Co. Mayo.

To see more of this property, check it out on O’Donnellan & Joyce’s website at

It will go on sale at O’Donnellan & Joyce’s next nationwide property auction on October 30 which will be live streamed across their website and social media channels from 12pm. 

This auction features 13 properties across Galway up for grabs so far, along with more homes in Mayo, Sligo, Dublin, Meath, Laois, Kildare, Cavan, Westmeath, and Roscommon. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only remote bidding will be allowed in this auction, and people wishing to take part must register to bid by 4pm on October 28.

To see the full range of properties that could be yours, check out the auction catalogue at