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Riverside House, Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway

Letterbrickaun, Co. Galway, H91 R1WA, Ireland


Updated on October 2, 2020 at 9:09 am

  • Property ID: MOS-2802
  • Price: €225,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Property Status: Sold

Additional details

  • BER E2: BER Number: 111963815 Energy Performance Indicator: 376.6 kWh/m2/yr


A charming countryside residence with mountain views overlooking Killary Fjord


A truly impressive residence, Riverside House exudes old world charm and character. While requiring some upgrades internally, the house offers great renovation potential with ample space and grounds to extend if required but ready for immediate occupation.


Approached through a secure gated entrance, Riverside House is set directly across the road from the shoreline of Killary Harbour, an idyllic setting.


The layout of the accommodation is well proportioned with spacious rooms suitable for family living. Entering into a spacious entrance hallway, there is a living room to the left and dining room to the right, both with feature bay windows. Continuing through the hallway is a generous kitchen/breakfast room. There is a bedroom with ensuite, WC and cloakroom on the ground floor.


On the first floor, there are four further bedrooms including the master bedroom suite. The main bathroom is on the first-floor return.


External features of Riverside House include an exquisite decorative wrought iron balcony railing wrapping the façade of the house.


In all, the house extends to about 254 square metres / 2,740 square feet.



Outside there is garage and a storage shed.


Gardens and Grounds

Riverside House sits amidst private grounds enclosed by mature trees and enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside, mountains and sea. The house is bound on either side by rocky streams.


The grounds extend to about 0.33 hectare / 0.82 acre in total.



Entrance hall * Living room * Dining room * Kitchen/Breakfast room * WC

*Cloakroom * Master bedroom (ensuite) * Four further bedrooms (one ensuite) * Bathroom


Gardens & Grounds: Gated entrance * Gravel driveway * Woodland setting * Garage * Garden shed


Location and Amenities

Riverside House is situated in the peaceful and leafy setting of Leenane, a quaint countryside village set at the head of Killary Harbour. The village of Leenane is nestled between the mountains of Maamtrasna and Maamturk on the border of County Galway and Mayo. It is also on the Western Way and Wild Atlantic Way.


The village of Leenane is made famous for being the setting of the renowned Jim Sheridan film ‘’The Field’’. In the village itself there is a café & restaurant, shop, hotel, community centre and a Sheep and Wool Museum. The hotel offers the only saltwater seaweed baths in the West of Ireland.


The epic scenery surrounding Leenane is attributed to its stunning setting overlooking Killary Fjord, the only fjord in Ireland. The fjord is included in the BBC travel guide book ‘’Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die’’ by Steve Davey. For adventurers, you can enjoy a boat cruise at Killary Harbour along the fjord during the summer months.


Other attractions include Aasleagh Falls, a picturesque waterfall, and also Mweelrea, the highest mountain in Connacht which is popular with hillwalkers and lies to the North of Leenane.


Delphi Resort and Adventure Centre (13.5km) is a private resort offering group accommodation stays, luxury spa and outdoor adventure pursuits and water activities.

The major tourist attraction of Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden lies 15km to the south. It is a picture-perfect setting with a coffee shop and craft store. A heritage garden, it only displays plant varieties from the Victorian era.

Maam Cross (23km) is famed for its October horse fair and the mart with its livestock sales of Connemara ponies. It is one of the oldest and most historic fairs in the West of Ireland.

To the north west of Leenane, you will find Old Head Beach in Louisburgh, one of the finest beaches on the West coast. It has a wonderful scenic backdrop of the pilgrim mountain of Croagh Patrick and is popular for swimming, surfing and kayaking.

The tourist town and resort of Westport, known for its beautiful rugged landscape, the Great Western Greenway and Croagh Patrick is 33km distant.


Strictly by appointment by the joint agents, Savills Country Agency and Matt O’Sullivan Auctioneers.



The Eircode for the property is H91 R1WA.


Fixtures & Fittings

All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.



Oil fired central heating, mains water, mains electricity, private drainage by septic tank.


Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.


Entry & Possession

Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.



Offers may be submitted to the joint selling agents, Savills, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 or Matt O’Sullivan Auctioneers, The Square, Clifden, Co. Galway


Email address: country@savills.ie

Email address: property@mattosullivan.com


Closing Date

A closing date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.



Financial Guarantee

All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.



Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.




  • Letterbrickaun, Co. Galway, H91 R1WA, Ireland
  • Area: Leenane
  • Country: Ireland

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