All sewn up at Threadneedle Road
35 Threadneedle Road €1.5m
The clue to the origin of Threadneedle Road in Galway's Salthill lies in its Irish name. It's Bóthar na Mine, or the Meal Road, and historical accounts indicate it was one of the public works built for Famine relief, with the men paid in food in lieu of wages.
There are no remnants of dire poverty there today: Threadneedle Road, which runs between Salthill and Taylor's Hill, is one of the most elite addresses in Galway city.
Number 35 Threadneedle Road is across the street from Galway Lawn Tennis Club, which you can join for €365 a year. Galway Golf Club is also nearby, but you'll have to muster up about another €3,000 a year for membership there.
Half a kilometre down the hill, however, are the beach and the diving boards at Blackrock, where the entertainment is free.
The house is 3,401 sq ft, and that doesn't include a detached games room and shed on the grounds amounting to another 600 sq ft.
It's a two-storey with five bedrooms, three ensuite.
Four of the bedrooms are on the first-floor, including the master bedroom, which has a dressing room and an en-suite with a jacuzzi bath.
The fifth bedroom, a guest room with en-suite, is downstairs.
Also on the ground floor there are two large open-plan living rooms. One is an L-shaped sitting room and dining room at the front, with a sandstone fireplace, and the other is the kitchen and breakfast room at the back.
The kitchen has an unusual mosaic-tiled centre island, and one corner of the room has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden, with French doors to the patio.
Number 35 is on a large site of 0.45 acres with stone patios, lawns, hedging and shrubs and a pond.
It's for sale for €1.5m with Sherry FitzGerald Galway (091) 569 123.