Banada Abbey, Tourlestrane, Sligo, F91E300

11 Bedroom   Pre-Auction Marketing
Starting Price* 675,000

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Property Overview

The Connacht Property Auction in partnership with Gerry Rowland Auctioneer.

Offered at bids over €675,000

We are proud to offer for sale, this once in a life time opportunity to purchase this Landmark Property known as Banada Abbey. Located at Tourlestrane, County Sligo, Ireland. (Eircode F91E300)

This Historic property comprises of a Convent Building, a Chapel, School and a number of outbuilding and sheds, most of which needs refurbishing.

Banada Abbey and Convent comes on the market with Ca; 53 acres, of which approx. 36 acres is planted since 1992 with a combination of Spruce and Pine (24 acres) and Ash (12 acres). This forestry is due to be harvested in the next 2-3 years, which will provide a tax free return for any potential investor. The grounds now being sold still retain about one km of river frontage. There is a beautifully cleared walk-way along the banks of the River Moy. The River winds its way along the eastern and southern boundaries of the property as it slowly makes it way to the sea at Ballina. This famous River has always been an important asset of the Banada property for domestic and commercial use such as fishing etc and it still remains a beautiful and attractive feature of the property.

The remainder of the lands include the Old Banada Abbey and (1.2 acres), convent and school buildings, plus associated hard core areas and approx. Ca; 8 acres unplanted good quality grassland/meadow at the front of the convent.

The property, with freehold title, is set on the banks of the river Moy, five miles outside Tubbercurry, the local village being Tourlestrane which is one mile away. The town of Ballina with all its services and amenities is a short drive away, with Knock International Airport only 12 miles away. Sligo City 25 miles, Galway City 60 miles, and Dublin a 3-hour drive.

This Property has huge development potential, and would suit a variety of uses for the entrepreneur who is looking for an investment.

NOTE. This property has a lot of Irish History attached to it. It was the former ancestral home of Robert Jones and the Jones Family. They took up residency in the 1600's, before being handed over to the Sisters of Charity in the mid 1800's. From then on it was used as a school/convent and also a 'Lace School'

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This property is offered for sale by unconditional auction. The successful bidder is required to pay a 10% deposit and contracts are signed immediately on acceptance of a bid. The buyer will be granted 28 days from the date of exchange to complete the purchase. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to this sale, which is operated by The Connacht Property Auction powered by IAM Sold.

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