Thursday 1 October 2015

€6.5m of commercial and residential property to go under the hammer at first REA Leinster Auction

€6.5m of commercial and residential property to go under the hammer at first REA Leinster Auction

Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin on the 15th of October

The Real Estate Alliance, one of Ireland’s biggest estate agent groups, has announced the first in a series of auctions comprising properties from its members throughout Leinster.

The first REA Leinster Auction will be held at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin, on October 15th. More than 35 residential and commercial properties from throughout the 12 counties will go under the hammer, with the auction expected to raise in excess of €6.5m.

Among the properties up for sale are a hotel in Carlow, office units at Baker’s Corner in South Dublin, an industrial premises in Tullamore and as many as 30 residential properties from throughout Leinster – including 10 in Dublin. Guide prices range from just €33,000 for a two-bedroom house in Carrick On Shannon, Co Leitrim, to €540,000 for a three-bedroom period home in Rathmines, Dublin 6.

Bidding for the auction will take place over the phone, as well as at the hotel and will be streamed live on the internet.  All properties are available to view prior to the big day.

Harry Sothern, REA estate agent and organiser of the auction, said: “We have a wide range of superb commercial and residential properties that will appeal to both investors and home-buyers alike. REA agents from all over Leinster are bringing properties to this auction including several prime lots in Dublin.

“This is the first auction that we’ve organised by pooling the tremendous resources of the REA agents in Leinster, and we’re looking forward to hosting a number of similar auctions in the near future.”


Included in the portfolio of properties is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a hotel in the heart of Carlow Town. The Courthouse Hotel – with 18 bedrooms, a bar and function room – will be auctioned as part of a lot which also includes a retail unit, apartment and parking for 15 cars.  Located close to the Institute of Technology and many of the local tourist attractions, these properties offer scope to be retained as they are or converted into student accommodation. The AMV for this lot is €375,000.

An elevated roadside site of 1.903 ha/4.7 acres in Cloverhill, Ballybrook, Co Cavan, comes with planning permission for 49 residential units. It has an AMV of €60,000.

Also available is a substantial site of circa 0.16 hectares (c. 0.39 Acres) on Main Street, Duleek, Co Meath. It comprises a building that was formerly operated as a public house with parking for approximately 40 cars. It goes under the hammer with an AMV of €195,000.

Other highlights include two office units (130sq.m) in the Forge Building at Baker's Corner on Rochestown Avenue (AMV €165,000) and an industrial premises in the Axis Business Park, Tullamore (302sq.m - AMV €80,000).  


Residential properties include a range of houses and apartments in Dublin and throughout Leinster. There is a two-bedroom house in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co Leitrim, with a guide of €33,000 and a 474 sq.m 6 bedroom property with 1.4 acres of land in Durrow, Co. Laois, guiding €275,000. Many of the properties are in walk-in condition, while some require renovation.

In Dublin there are numerous family homes located across the city. With an AMV €535,000, Hybrasil Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin is an imposing 3 bedroom family home with a wonderful open aspect over green space and the estuary. Hybrasil enjoys beautiful modern interiors. A one-bedroom ground floor apartment at The Gasworks, Dublin 4, is on the market at €250,000. Extending to 50 sq.m, this property is located in the heart of Silicon Docks on Barrow Street and surrounded by a host of stylish restaurants & bars.

Number 5 Charleville, Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 is an imposing period family home boasting many modern features while retaining much of its period charm. It is guiding €540,000. Full planning permission for a two storey extension to the rear was granted in Feb 2006 but has since lapsed.

Also Included in the auction is a superb opportunity to acquire five-bedroom detached house in the much sought-after sunny south-east town of Rosslare, Co Wexford, with an AMV of €160,000. Ideal as a primary residence or a holiday home, the property is well fitted and finished, and is located in a small quiet development called Rosefield comprising of just 7 detached homes on Rosslare Strand.

Piper's Cottage, located on the lush parkland grounds of the five star Kinnitty Castle,  Co Offaly is as detached two story stone cottage with thatched roof on a circa 1.54 Hectare (3.8 Acre) site with and AMV of €80,000. The property is in need of extensive refurbishment throughout.

Archerstown Lodge, Durrow, Co Laois, is an impressive detached, six-bedroom dormer house extending to c. 474 sq.m and situated on an elevated site of c. 1.4 acres. The property features a cut stone exterior and slate roof, electric entrance gates, front and rear access from the public road with a post and rail driveway. The ground floor has under-floor heating and tiled floors throughout, whilst the first floor is wooden flooring throughout. Stand-out features include the large feature stone open fireplace, the wrought iron spiral staircase and the large bathroom with sunken Jacuzzi. Of the six bedrooms, 5 are ensuite.

REA has 26 estate agents in Leinster and 55 nationwide.

For Further information please contact Ed Dempsey (086 172 4449), or
Richard Burke or Craig McKechnie 01 531 3532