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Bridge House, Ballinasloe

Bridge House, Ballinasloe

Ivy House, Maynooth

Ivy House, Maynooth

Old Barracks, Collooney

Old Barracks, Collooney

Rockville, Waterford

Rockville, Waterford

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Bridge House, Ballinasloe

Bridge House, Co Galway  €200k  Sherry FitzGerald O'Meara, (0906) 475500

Bridge House, Ballinasloe, was built in 1860 with liberal use of cut limestone, a sign of the town's wealth at the time. The three storey, semi-detached home has 3,843 sq ft of space, 12 bedrooms and a carriage arch. There's a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and utility on the ground floor, five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor, seven bedrooms on the second floor, and a large attic. The garden runs down to the River Suck, where there's a selection of stone outbuildings. 

Ivy House, Co Kildare Property Partners Brady, (01) 651 0000

Ivy House was built in 1732 as an inn, well situated at the junction of Main Street and the Square in Maynooth. It became a private residence in the 19th century and has been a home ever since, most recently to the European poker champion Liam Flood, who died last year. It is 2,000 sq ft in size, with three bedrooms, two reception rooms, a kitchen and two bathrooms. Outside is a courtyard with cut-stone lofted outbuildings. Ivy House will be auctioned in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, at 3pm on April 16.

Rockville, Waterford, €650k Rea O’Shea O’Toole, (051) 87675

Built around 1800, 'Rockville', at the junction of Newtown Road and Passage Road in Waterford, was converted into offices in the 70s. However, it is zoned for residential use and might be converted back to a family home readily enough, especially as it still has its period features. It's two storeys with a basement a dormer attic, and also comes with a two-storey mews on the grounds. The house itself is 3,634 sq ft, and the mews is 1,250 sq ft. The property was for sale by tender, but it's now for sale by private treaty.

The Old Barracks, Co Sligo, €170k Oates Breheny, (071) 914 0404

The Old Barracks, Barrack Road, Collooney, is shown as a constabulary barracks on the historical ordnance survey maps and, should that not be sufficient proof of its origins, it has an old cell on the ground floor, next to the sitting room. There's also a living room, kitchen, utility room and bedroom on this lower floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a bathroom. It's on a quarter of an acre overlooking the fairgreen across the road. Out the back is a concrete garage.

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