Demesne event in Galway
Dublin Road, Dunmore €325k
Like so many other grand estate houses all over the country, Dunmore House in north Co Galway is now a ruin surrounded by a golf course.
It's quite a splendid ruin as well, issuing strong hints of a once glorious, 18th-century bow-ended three-storey manor built of limestone.
The golf course, which now occupies the former Dunmore House demesne, is something of a curiosity as well. Designed by Eddie Hackett and opened in 1998, it's a nine-hole course with the local Dunmore McHales GAA pitch cutting through it. You could nearly have a change of heart on the fairway and opt for a game of football instead without losing stride.
Adjacent to the golf course, and a few hundred metres from the GAA grounds, is this detached, newly-built house on the Dublin Road, half a kilometre from the village of Dunmore.
This is an expensively finished and fitted house, with a sizeable floor area of 2,725 sq ft and prettily landscaped grounds featuring a stone patio, lawn and mature shrubbery.
Inside the front door is a double-height entrance hall with an open-string timber staircase to a gallery landing above.
To the left here is a living room with a marble fireplace and to the right is an extra reception room by way of a playroom or guest bedroom.
The eat-in kitchen is a single-storey room about 26ft by 18ft with five skylights in the vaulted ceiling and glass doors to the garden. There's also a TV room on the ground floor.
The four main bedrooms (two en-suite) are upstairs around a landing with enough room for a couch and coffee table.
The grounds also include a detached garage measuring some 20ft by 18ft - easily enough space for your golfing and football gear.
The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Mannion in Tuam (093) 26622 and the asking price is €325,000.