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The property is almost equidistant between Moycullen and Oughterard and therefore enjoys the best of both worlds.Oughterard is a charming village on the shores of Lough Corrib - the internationally renowned wild brown trout fishery. Known as the gateway to Connemara, Oughterard is well known for its range of shops, pubs and hotels which cater for the large numbers of visitors who come to take advantage of the fishing, walking, boating and other leisure activities for which this village is justly famous. Golf is available at the 18 hole Oughterard golf course, set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour`s drive.

Moycullen offers a comprehensive range of facilities, with schooling, sports facilities, restaurants, supermarkets, crèches and a range of boutique and local shops all being well catered for.

The property has been lovingly refurbished and renovated over the last couple of years, with great attention to detail by the current owner. It was important for him to ensure that the property retained many of its original features and charming assets. All doors, architraves, window shutters were removed, have been completely sanded, repainted and now re fitted. The property has traditional 6` skirting boards, coving, cornicing and carefully chosen colours to add to the property. There is great attention to detail in some of the retained stonework which is exposed and carefully and lovingly repointed. With circa meter thick cut stone walls mostly throughout the property, high ceilings and spacious reception rooms this lovely family home retains most of the original features of the house. Being south facing the house has sun pretty much all day long through the reception rooms. The property has also been brought up to modern day standards with an impressive Building Energy Rating of A3, The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout the whole ground floor, all external walls have been dry-lined and insulated, a new roof has been fitted and the property benefits from high quality original style UPVC double glazed sash windows throughout. The heating is supplied by a Mitsubishi Eco Dan Air to Water state of the art system, providing zoned heating thus giving onward purchasers total control on how the property is heated. The water system is pressurised and there are no water storage tanks in the attic. All tanks are in the garage and configured that even with a power cut there is still mains pressure water.

The property is set on mature gardens of 0.3 acres, is comfortably set off the road but yet is on an excellent commuter road to Galway city. The current owners have lovingly restored and improved the external aspects of the house with the addition a new treatment plant, manicured gardens, external lighting, electric gates and a detached garage.

HISTORY: Originally called `The Presbytery`, The Old Parochial House was built in approximately 1901 for a Fr. John Connolly who served as the Parish Priest in Killannin from 1897 to 1921. During the War of Independence Fr. John`s niece was wife of Michael O`Droighnáin who was the leader of the East Connemara Brigade and a volunteer from Furbo. Fr. John gave the couple and their two young children a refuge from the Black and Tans for approximately one month during the violent struggles in late 1920. After Fr. Connolly, a Fr. Mulkerrins who was Parish Priest for approximately 30 years was in residence and finally was replaced by Fr. Joseph O`Reilly who eventually sold the house out of the clergy.

The last person who actually resided in the Old Parochial House was a William P. Fogorty who was one of the finest vets of his time but equally benefitted from a rather shady and eccentric past. In 1956 Fogorty assisted Paul Hogan who was studying at Dublin College of Art and was also his close friend. They managed to walk out of the Tate Gallery in London with the world famous Jour D`Ete (Summers Day) by Berthe Morisot which is now valued at approximately £8 million pounds. Their aim was never to actually successfully steal the masterpiece but hoped to be caught departing the gallery and create a massive attention, because their belief was that the wishes of Sir Hugh Lane who was an Irish art dealer, should be respected and that his price list collection of personal artworks were bequeathed to the people of Ireland in his Will. The fact that the Will was not witnessed and that a previous promise that the paintings be given to the Tate Gallery was thus enforced by Britain. Both Hogan and Fogorty returned to Ireland and asked an Irish friend to return the painting to the Irish Embassy in London. To date there collection still remains under British ownership but there is a sharing arrangement in Dublin and it is also hoped that these paintings will be returned to the Irish State in 2019.

A summary of the accommodation with room aspects and approximate room measurements are as follows:

Double glazed front door leading into inner hall.


INNER HALL: - 24'1" (7.34m) x 7'0" (2.13m)
(S) wiith UPVC door and stained glass pane inset surround, door leading into inner hall, this impressive inner hall benefits from a period tiled flooring throughout, partially exposed stone walls and features, coving, cornicing, smoke alarm, door leading into living room, kitchen/dining room, rear snug and wooden stairs rising to first floor.

LIVING ROOM: - 25'11" (7.9m) x 11'6" (3.51m)
(S, E) with wood effect tiled flooring throughout, marble fireplace with Henley solid fuel stove and tiled hearth. Fully wired for television, satellite and telephone, this magnificent room benefits from views to east and south through double glazed sash windows which also benefit from the original shuttering that has been refurbished either side.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: - 23'3" (7.09m) x 11'8" (3.56m)
(S, W) with wood effect tiled flooring throughout, the kitchen area comprises of a beautifully fitted hand crafted kitchen with granite worktop, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink drainer, integrated appliances including dishwasher, under counter fridge and space for large fridge freezer. There is a Belling seven ring gas and electric oven and hob with extractor above comfortably set in the original fireplace with tiled splash back and marble trims and sides. There is a central island providing additional storage and eating areas, again topped with a granite worktop. The room benefits from coving, cornicing, smoke alarms and exposed bricks in a delicate manner above the doors and cooker. The dining area provides ample space for a table and six chairs and there is an inset Henley stove set within a period wrought iron surround and mantle with tiled hearth and inset sides. From the kitchen area there are double doors leading out into conservatory area.

CONSERVATORY: - 13'4" (4.06m) x 8'9" (2.67m)
(W, N) a continuation of the tiled flooring throughout, this bright room has double glazed door leading onto rear patio area and views to the side and rear.

REAR PANTRY: - 6'11" (2.11m) x 7'3" (2.21m)
(N) with tiled flooring throughout and a provision for a range of shelving.

UTILITY AREA: - 9'10" (3m) x 8'4" (2.54m)
(N) with a continuation of the tiled flooring through from the pantry area, this utility is well equipped with an inset stainless steel sink drainer with ample work surface with tiled splash back and an abundance of cupboards. Double doors leading into heating room.

Heating controls and facility for washing machine and tumble drier.

From utility area door leading to W.C.

(N) with tiled flooring throughout and fully tiled walls, low level WC and wash hand basin.

From white painted original stairwell with carpeted runner (Dixon`s of Oughterard) leading to lower and upper first floor.

BATHROOM: - 7'3" (2.21m) x 6'7" (2.01m)
(N) with original style floor tiles, original re-enamelled bath with shower attachment, fully tiled walls, low level WC, wash hand basin, obscured double glazed window to rear and wall mounted mirror.

(N) wood effect flooring throughout, beautifully detailed exposed stone work, stain glass velux to north and door leading to 4 bedrooms.

BEDROOM 1: - 15'5" (4.7m) x 11'5" (3.48m)
(S, W) with wood effect flooring throughout, full height ceiling, original wrought iron fireplace with tiled hearth, doors leading into walk in wardrobe and ensuite.

WALK IN WARDROBE: - 7'1" (2.16m) x 4'1" (1.24m)
with wood effect flooring throughout and facility for a range of hanging space or shelving.

ENSUITE: - 7'1" (2.16m) x 6'11" (2.11m)
(W) with fully tiled floor and walls, large walk in shower cubicle with mains pressure wall mounted shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, stained glass window to side.

BEDROOM 2: - 14'6" (4.42m) x 11'6" (3.51m)
(E, S) with wood effect flooring throughout, wrought iron fireplace with tiled hearth and views to front and side.

BEDROOM 3: - 7'11" (2.41m) x 11'9" (3.58m)
(E) with wood effect flooring throughout, wrought iron fireplace with tiled hearth.

BEDROOM 4/STUDY: - 7'0" (2.13m) x 7'1" (2.16m)
(S) with wood effect flooring throughout, this room would make an ideal study and still benefits from the original chalice box which is set into the wall.

the property is set on a lovely mature garden with natural stone boundaries to the front, small pebble driveway, external lighting, private garden to the rear and a detached garage. The property has a detached garage of circa 32 sq. meters. This again has a rendered exterior with double wooden doors leading inside and is currently utilised as a workshop.

mains electricity, mains water, septic tank drainage.

From the Galway direction, take the second right hand turn, marked by our directional and the house will be found on the left hand side, marked by our `For Sale Sign`.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.



  • Investment opportunity
  • A stunning period property
  • Lovingly & carefully renovated
  • Improved & Upgraded to provide a beautiful 4 bedroom family home
  • Steeped in History and boasting an A3 BER

  Building Energy Rating

BERNo. 103376935
EPI: 74.54 kWh/m2/yr

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