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Clare is festooned with saffron and blue at the moment as the locals pray for a win in the upcoming All-Ireland Hurling Final replay.
Now, if one wanted to celebrate such a victory in style then a nine-bedroom Georgian country home near Clarecastle would be the ideal setting.
Carnelly House (pictured above) is a fine pink brick residence set in 74.20ac. It has just come on the market and has a guide price of €550,000.
Located 2km from Clarecastle, 6.5km from Ennis and 3.5km from the Limerick to Galway motorway, the property is also 10 minutes from Shannon Airport and 20 from Limerick city.
It was bought for development in 2006 and plans were at an advanced stage to turn it into a nursing home/retirement village. It is now for sale under the instructions of the receiver.
Carnelly House was built around 1750 to a design attributed to architect Francis Bindon. A three-bay two-storey recessed wing was added around 1840.
Constructed with unusual and striking pink brick, the residence is an impressive five-bay, three-storey Georgian country house approached through stone entrance gates. The property's gate lodge, also in striking pink brick, was recently refurbished.
A long avenue leads to a gravel sweep at the front of the house. The entrance is through an unusual Venetian doorway leading to a spacious entrance hall.