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7 Nuns Island, Galway City, Co. Galway

€620,000 SALE AGREED
Terraced House | 4 Beds | 2 Baths
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Property Overview:

  • For Sale by Private Treaty

Sale agreed date: 23 February 2018

Overall Floor Area: 170.9 Sq. Metres (1,840 Sq. Feet)

Property Description:

*****A sale is now agreed on this property*****
Viewing by appointment can be arranged outside of open viewing times.
Heskin Auctioneers are delighted to have the opportunity to present this 3 storey period townhouse to the market. No.7 Nuns Island is nestled on the banks of the River Corrib; 5 mins walk from Galway city centre.

This property was built between 1820 and 1840 and is one of the original houses on the street, of which ten houses remain. These were substantial residences built by Persse's Distillery for its managers. Persses made Galway Whisky at its distillery at the top of Nuns Island for over 60 years, producing 10,000 gallons a week, and employing more than 100 people. It closed in 1908.The 1911 Census shows the owners at that time were Presbyterian, so it is likely that after the closure of the distillery the house served as the Rectory, or Manse, of the local Presbyterian Church which is opposite the house, and is now Nuns Island Theatre. Unverified accounts state that this property has had only four owners in its history.

Lovingly restored by its current owners this 4 Bed, 2 Bath home retains many of its original features.
Inside as you wander through this home the winding staircase brings you on a lovely journey through the property. Stop on the first-floor landing and take a moment to gaze out at the view towards the river. Stop again on the second-floor landing and get a glimpse at a slightly different view.

Outside it is all about the River Corrib, the sound of which dominates. No photograph or written description can adequately capture the atmosphere. You need to stand at the bottom of the garden and experience it for yourself.

For those who dream of being a city dweller this home offers the prospect of their dream becoming a reality!

The accommodation in brief consists of the following: entrance hallway, kitchen, dining/living room, downstairs WC, upstairs sitting room, 4 bedrooms and main bathroom. Outside there is a separate utility room, garden shed, mature trees and shrubs and patio area down at the river's edge.

TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 1,840 sq ft


Ground Floor:

Hallway: 4.3m x 1.8 m
Entry is through a solid teak front door into the 2.7-metre-high hallway with its original terracotta floor tiling and its coved ceiling and centre rose. The skirting is the original moulded solid natural timber. Taking 2 steps down and the 8.3 metre inner hallway stretches into the property with a cloak area and storage to the right-hand side.

Living Room:4m x 3.6m
Open plan living/dining area. The living area has original brass and cast-iron fireplace with inlayed mahogany surround, and tiled hearth. Coved ceiling with centre piece. Wide board oak flooring.

Dining Room:4.3m x 2.9m
Double aspect room. The oak flooring continues into the dining area. Down 2 steps are a set of double glass doors open into the kitchen.

Kitchen:3.7m x 2.8m
The kitchen has views out onto the river at the end of the rear garden through a large window. The solid wood kitchen units are covered with a solid oak tongue and groove counter top and incorporates a Belfast sink and an integrated dishwasher. All drawers have dividers and soft closing hinges. Under counter cupboards have a swing out mechanism for ease of access. The combined gas and electric "Rangemaster" cooker has 5 gas rings and one electric hotplate, a double oven and grill with a heating drawer underneath which can also be used as storage space. The cooker also has an extractor fan. The "Fisher & Paykel" fridge freezer has a double door to the fridge and a pull-out drawer freezer section underneath. A built-in microwave and coffee machine are also features of this kitchen. Tiled flooring is carried into the kitchen from the hallway.

Downstairs WC:1.9m x 1.8m
Hall tiling continues into this room. Tiled walls, electric shower, WC and wash hand basin.

First Floor:

Sitting Room:6m x 3.8m
Situated at the front of the property the sitting room has an original feature cast-iron fireplace with inlayed surround and tiled hearth. This room has a picture rail on all walls. Solid pine flooring and two soundproofed sash windows.

Bedroom 2:3.4m x 3m
Sash window looking out to the rear of the property. Four door recessed built in wardrobe along with a set of shelving concealed behind double doors. Solid pine flooring

Main Bathroom:2.8m x 2.3m
Bath with separate mains shower, WC and wash hand basin. Large window. Wood effect porcelain tiled flooring.

Hot Press walk-in with shelving. Ample storage space

Second Floor:

Master Bedroom:4.5m x 3.2m
Located to rear of the property the master bedroom looks out on the River Corrib from where the tranquil sound of the passing river can be heard. The bedroom retains a small original fire surround. There is a recessed built-in wardrobe and solid pine flooring.

Bedroom 3:3.6m x 3.2m
Located to the front of the property this bedroom has a sash sound proofed window. Original ceiling coving. Recessed built in wardrobe. Solid pine flooring.

Bedroom 4:2.9m x 2.6m
Located to the front of the property this bedroom has a sash sound proofed window. Solid pine flooring.

Attic: accessed by a Stira stairway. Floored with lots of storage space.


Utility Room:2.9m x 1.9m
Fitted units with sink, shelving and storage space. Plumbed for washing machine and dryer. "Firebird" oil burner is housed here.

Garden Shed:2.6m x 2.3m
Block garden shed with concrete floor. Has electricity supply.


Private rear garden dominated by the tranquil sounds of the River Corrib flowing by. The garden is divided into 3 areas, the patio area outside the back door, the green planted area with mature shrubs and trees and the terrace at the water's edge. The stone path that runs through the middle of the garden ties these areas together.

Double glazed sound proofed sash windows to front
Double glazing throughout
Zoned Oiled fired central heating
Split level floors on Ground floor
Original fireplaces
Original internal doors
Panoramic views of the River Corrib

Heskin & Co. Auctioneers Ltd. for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice that:- (i) The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract. (ii) All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (iii) No person in the employment of Heskin & Co. Auctioneers Ltd. has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property


  • Zoned Oiled fired central heating
  • Double glazed sound proofed sash windows to front
  • Original internal doors
  • Original fireplaces
  • Panoramic views of the River Corrib

BER Details


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BER No 100691096
Energy Performance Indicator: 219.25 kWh/m2/yr

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Date Entered/Renewed:

8/1/2018 (108 days ago)

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7 Nuns Island, Galway City, Co. Galway

Distance to City Centre:

0.6 km (0.4 miles), 5 minute walk

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