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Westlife's Shane Filan sells €10m home for €800k after two years on the market

The 'dream' family home singer Shane Filan was forced to vacate due to bankruptcy has been sold.

A wealthy foreign national splashed out €800,000 for the home, close to a new asking price but almost €200,000 less than the original sale price.

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

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

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

The palatial home of the bankrupt former Westlife star was initially put on the market for €990,000.

It was valued at €10m during the boom.

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

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

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

However, new estate agents Gunn Sligo relaunched the five-bedroom property in Carraroe, Co Sligo three months ago at offers over €800,000.

"The sale has been agreed. However, the new owner wishes to remain private," said estate agent David Reynolds.

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

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

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

It's understood the new multi- millionaire owner of 'Castledale' flew from abroad to view the property and sign the deal earlier this week.

The three-storey property comes complete with a lake, cinema, bar and a gym. It also has six bathrooms, a conservatory and a vast entertainment lounge on the third floor.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 impressive house was home to Filan and his young family - his childhood sweet-heart wife Gillian and their three children.

But they had to give up their home in 2012 when Filan filed for bankruptcy in the UK after his property companies collapsed.

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He had set up a property company with his brother Finbar, trading as Shafin Developments.

It was placed in receivership in May 2012, and Filan filed for bankruptcy just a month later.

The singer and his family now live in Surrey in England.

He has embarked on a new solo career, and has made an agreement with the banks that a certain proportion of all his future earnings will be handed over to creditors.

"The house sale is the end of a chapter," said a close friend.


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