Address:- Rockmore House and Lands, Athenry, Co. Galway
Number of Rooms:- Four
Price :- €  Upon Request

Rockmore Estate, Athenry, Co. Galway
Substantial period residence in need of completion with outbuildings, walled garden and set in beautiful private mature parkland setting with winding entrance driveway and standing on circa 22 Acres in mature setting.









                                          An excellent opportunity presents itself for astute purchasers to acquire one of the finest country estate type properties in the Athenry and county Galway area within such close proximity to Galway city which is only approximately 13 miles with excellent new motorway access. 


Seldom do properties of this calibre and character come to the market with an original period property in such a mature, private and beautiful parkland setting.  The residence itself has been partly refurbished with the original house having been redeveloped and cleared to provide for a substantial 5,000 sq ft property in need of completion.  The house itself is currently a blank canvas internally and has the benefit of a new natural slate roof, beautiful recently installed old style timber sliding sash Georgian windows, internal studding and joinery work and some first fix plumbing and electrical.




The property occupies a beautiful parkland setting situated approximately 1.5 miles from Athenry town and within a few minutes off the local motorway access giving instant access to the Galway / Dublin, Limerick and other routes.  All local residential amenities are available in the nearby town of Athenry which is a popular and sought after residential location.  Athenry is an historic, Medieval, Heritage and Market town serving a large catchment area and enjoying a strategic position approximately 13 miles from Galway city. 


The arrival of the M6 motorway is an enormous benefit for the well-being of the surrounding area’s vibrancy.  Local residential amenities include a fine selection of national and secondary schools, Athenry shopping centre and Raheen Woods Hotel, fine selection of retail and shopping outlets, restaurants, eateries and pubs to mention a few.  Athenry train station with its excellent service to Galway and Dublin is a very important infrastructural facet for the town.  The immediate surrounding area is known for the quality of its lands and also for equestrian pursuits being within the Galway Blazer country. 





The property comprises a substantial period residence known as Rockmore House on c. 22 Acres.


Rockmore House itself extends to approximately 5,000 sq ft and has benefited in recent years from a new natural slate roof and new timber sliding sash Georgian type windows of character.  Other features include high ceilings, old fireplaces, feature entrance hallway and beautiful parkland setting surrounding the property with views throughout this fantastic period property. 


The property is in need of substantial works in order to complete the residence and it currently offers a blank canvas to an incoming purchaser to stamp their mark and taste on the property.  Finishes to the property at the moment include internal studding of the external walls and some insulation, first fix plumbing and electrical and internal joinery and studding out etc.  Outside the property has an array of outbuildings to include a stone cut coach house, lovely walled in garden, farmyard and ancillary gardens, paddocks and parkland with mature trees throughout.  The property is approached by a winding entrance driveway from an attractive front entrance.

The lands are well maintained with good natural stone wall boundaries in the main and the lands would be classed as limestone lands ideal for equestrian pursuits and for many farming activities.   


ACCOMMODATION:                      Rockmore House


Accommodation briefly comprises:


Main entrance hallway                     c. 32ft x 11ft with feature high ceilings of approx. 14ft with feature doorway with Georgian fan light and side window detail        

Front living room                              c. 17.6ft x 15.1ft with feature granite fireplace, original floor boards, beautiful tall sash Georgian windows overlooking parkland to front, feature high ceilings of approx. 13.7ft

Family room / living room                c. 17.5ft x 15.1ft with feature fireplace and timber floorboards, high ceilings, beautiful tall sash Georgian windows overlooking parkland to front

Bedroom / office                              c. 18.2ft x 12.24ft with timber floors, fireplace and tall window overlooking nice gardens.  Note:  this room is divided into two and are interconnected

Back room /  bedroom                     c. 17.6ft x 12.36ft with fireplace, windows overlooking parkland setting and estate lands, note this room is first fix plumbed for en-suite

Back bedroom                                 c. 21ft x 13ft with provisions for separate en-suite


Garden level


Large centre hallway                        c. 30ft x 11.5ft with all the main rooms branching off this central hallway connected to the upper floor

Front room                                       c. 14ft x 17.6ft with fireplace ope, windows overlooking parklands

Front room                                       c. 14.4ft x 17.7ft with fireplace ope and excellent views from windows

Understairs storage area

Bedroom                                          c. 18ft x 11.7ft with provision for en-suite, lovely window overlooking side garden

Kitchen area                                     c. 17.7ft x 12.59ft with feature bay window and fireplace opening with flu suitable for AGA or range, connection to new extension area for living / dining


New extension incomplete            c. 15.88ft x 37.38ft with chimney to centre


Back section

Rear office room                              c. 17.84ft x 14.48ft with brick fireplace ope, lovely windows overlooking garden and farm buildings

Rear bedroom                                  c. 18ft x 13.6ft plus en-suite area c. 8.29ft x 9.64ft

Rear hallway                                    c. 12.4ft x 8.93ft plus corridor area, back door



Stone courtyard with lofted area

Storage shed                                   c. 23ft x 13ft with door frame in place

Walled in garden, mature parkland areas, beautiful front entrance avenue with attractive entrance, rear farmyard and old shed, small cattle crush and enclosed pen area.




We understand the property has all mains services to include local mains water, ESB and septic tank sewage provision.  However we have not tested any of the services.





The property is situated on the Craughwell side of Athenry approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre and less than a mile from the motorway access.


Directions from motorway

Take the Athenry exit off the motorway, continue towards the town leaving Joyce’s shopping centre to your left hand side and come to first roundabout, take a right hand exit for Craughwell and continue up this road about ½ mile taking the first right hand turn immediately after the flyover, take this right hand turn and the property is down this road after a few hundred metres on the right hand side.  Note:  signs on the property

Other routes

Alternatively the property can be easily accessed coming from the Old Galway road to Athenry by taking a right hand turn at the Liam Mellows Agricultural College, TEAGASC Headquarters, continue up this road until you come to a T-junction and the property is on your left hand side.




Catherine Murphy, Solicitor, Main Street, Headford, Galway - 093-36030









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