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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Shane Filan’s mansion goes on the market

Melanie Finn Evening Herald

Published 26/02/2013|12:46

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Shane Filan's former home in Castledale, Carraroe, Sligo, Co. Sligo is now up for sale for €950,000. Photo: Daft.ie

THE mansion that formerly belonged to bankrupt Westlife star Shane Filan has been put on the market.

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The Castledale house in Carraroe, Co Sligo – once home to singer Shane (33), his wife Gillian and their young family – has a price tag of €990,000.

This is a far cry from the estimated €4m the house cost to build.

The move comes as the father-of-three continues to deal with debts of up to €23m.

The well-known singer – who is rumoured to be releasing a solo album this year - was declared bankrupt in the UK last June.

He now lives in a €2.5m house in Surrey with wife Gillian and their three children Nicole (7), Shane (4) and Patrick (3) as he works through his financial problems.

The detached house has five bedrooms and six bathrooms and has been listed by Sherry Fitzgerald Draper with a guide price of €990,000 – although it’s expected to go for more than that.

Shane built the house from scratch in 2004 after being given the land by a relative and it’s estimated that he splashed out up to €4m on building it.

The Bank of Scotland is owed €3.85m on the home.

Covering an area of nearly 10,000sq ft and set on almost five acres of landscaped gardens, the waterfront home with a natural stone finish includes a bar and an entertainment lounge as well as a cinema area and a sun-room.

It is controlled by electronic gates with trees and shrubs blocking it from the road.

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