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Fight for purchase of Our Lady’s continues

EFFORTS to have Clare County Council purchase Our Lady’s Hospital for future development are continuing, despite the council’s CEO effectively ruling out the proposal earlier this week. CEO Pat Dowling said that a feasibility study into the purchase of the site, which did not sell at auction last week, found it would be financially prohibitive. However, members of the Ennis Municipal District have voted in favour of formally requesting the CEO to buy the site, while Councillor Johnny Flynn has written to the CEO, asking him to reconsider the council’s position. At the meeting of Ennis Municipal District, a motion was proposed by both Councillor Flynn and Councillor Mary Howard, asking that the chief executive buy the site as an “Ennis strategic project”. Councillor Flynn said the Ennis site is the “best one in Clare” to fit in with national policy and avail of potential capital funding under the Government’s National Planning Framework Ireland 2040. The motion continued, “This strategic …

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Record price for Quin farm

THERE was something of a bidding war when a 70-acre farm at Keevagh, Quin was recently put under the hammer by auctioneers and valuers, MV O’Halloran and Sons. The public auction generated great interest and following 100 bids the property, located a short distance from Quin village on the Ennis Road, was eventually knocked down to an Ennis-based estate agency, who purchased the property in trust for a client for €916,000, which equated to just over €13,000 per acre. The farm came to the market with a farmhouse in need of modernisation, a range of out-offices and 70 acres of agricultural land of “exceptional quality”. According to auctioneer James O’Halloran, it was “one of the finest farms of land that I have ever offered for sale”. Mr O’Halloran said 40 of the 70 acres were of the best land in the county, while the remaining acreage required attention. The farm also had dual road frontage of some 640m. The opening …

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A record price for Doora property

A record price of €390,000 was achieved for a house and 13.6 acres at a public auction in Ennis this week. The house, located between the church and school in Deerpark, Doora, was the home of the late Fr Paddy Lynch. The house is set back some 350 metres from the road and is approached by a tree-lined avenue. Dating to the 1700s, it is a small period house and is need of refurbishment. Nevertheless, more than 35 parties viewed the house over the past five weeks and in excess of 60 people packed the Lemenagh Room in the Old Ground Hotel for the auction on Thursday afternoon. “Bidding opened at €200,000 and briskly reached €370,000 in €10,000 increments. Five further bids brought down the hammer at €390,000,” auctioneer, Paddy Darmody of Sherry FitzGerald MccMahon reported. “I have been with Sherry FitzGerald McMahon for more than 35 years and this house is unique in that it is a small country …

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