Friday 15 November 2019

Joe O'Reilly murder house on market for €125k

Rachel O' Reilly' s husband Joe sits in the empty kitchen of their family home Photo: Kyran O' Brien 19/ 10/ 4
Rachel O' Reilly' s husband Joe sits in the empty kitchen of their family home Photo: Kyran O' Brien 19/ 10/ 4
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The back of the house in the Naul, North County Dublin
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €225,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
One of the house's three bedrooms
The house's main bathroom
The house's main bathroom
The kitchen in which O'Reilly protested his innocence to reporters
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The house where convicted killer Joe O’Reilly murdered his wife has been put on the market for €125,000.

The three-bedroom bungalow, in the Naul, North County Dublin, is on display by estate agent Paul G Grimes.

The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
The house in the Naul, North County Dublin is on the market for €125,000
Rachel O'Reilly and Joe O'Reilly on their wedding day

Rachel O’Reilly (30) died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head in one of the house's bedrooms in October 2004.

Her body was found by her mother Rose in the bedroom of the house she shared with her husband on the afternoon of the October 4.

Now, just over 10 years later, the house has ‘For Sale’ signs in the front garden and is being sold by Private Treaty.

Of the properties currently on sale in the area, the yellow bungalow is the cheapest by €225,000.

Joe O'Reilly was convicted of his wife's murder in 2007
Joe O'Reilly was convicted of his wife's murder in 2007

A total of 19 images online show images from both outside and inside the house, including the bedroom in which Rachel O’Reilly lived her final moments.

There are also photographs of the kitchen in which Joe O’Reilly once sat and protested his innocence to reporters.

In her book ‘Remembering Rachel’, her mother Rose described the moment she discovered her daughter’s body in the married couple’s bedroom.

“It could have been an abattoir, there was so much blood spattered everywhere,” she wrote.

“I saw blood on the walls, the ceilings, the doors out into the hall and even on the hall ceiling and across the hall into the bathroom.

“Rachel was lying in such a horrific state that I will not attempt to describe the scene… but the image of it will haunt me until my dying day,” she wrote.

A description of the house on a property website reads: “Lambay View, Baldar, Naul Co. Dublin comprises of a 3 bedroom detached dormer bungalow measuring circa 150 sq m with detached garage (3.85m x 7.5m) on circa 0.7 Acres of mature gardens. The property is in need of modernization and upgrading.”

Parking and oil fired central heating are listed as ‘features’ of the property.

The property can only be viewed by appointment.

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