Tuesday 27 September 2016

Four-bed on doorstep of academe

23 Dún Daingean €375k

Published 20/11/2015 | 02:30

The dormer bungalow has two reception rooms and four bedrooms
The dormer bungalow has two reception rooms and four bedrooms
There is a bay window and fireplace in the living room.

The 19th-century limestone Quadrangle at NUI Galway - known as Queen's College Galway when it opened in 1849 - was modelled on Christ Church at Oxford.

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The building used to house the college bar, back in the days when undergraduate Enda Kenny was busy establishing a Young Fine Gael branch at the college. Sadly, it's now mostly in office use, the students having been despatched to more modern buildings elsewhere on campus, but they do get to pass it every day.

About 25 minutes from the 'Quad', at Upper Newcastle, is Dún Daingean, a cul de sac enclave of two-storey houses with one dormer bungalow tucked in at the end - Number 23.

As it's on a corner site, Number 23 is enclosed by trees on the left side, while to the front all the houses overlook a common green area.

It's 1,300 sq ft in size and has low-maintenance gardens front and back.

The ground floor has a living room with a bay window and fireplace, a fitted kitchen, guest toilet and dining room or family room, where there's a door to the back patio.

There's also one bedroom on the ground floor. The other three are upstairs, including the master bedroom which has an en-suite shower.

There's a cobbled driveway to the front, for parking.

The back garden is fully paved with a patio and a block-built shed.

Number 23 Dún Daingean is also across the road from the university sports pavilion and from Galway Business Park, while University Hospital is just down the road. Because of its location, the agents point out it could either be a family home or be made to supply a rental income.

The selling agent is O'Donnellan & Joyce in Galway (091) 564 212 and the asking price is €375,000.

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