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#Property - A mid-Georgian country house on 50 acres in Co Carlow with its own angler's chalet on the River Slaney is attracting much attention from overseas for its knock-down price.

The Irish Times is singing the praises of Ballynoe House, a two-storey home with seven bedrooms and various additional outbuildings set in "beautiful parkland with good pasturage" - perfect for its owners Willem and Anneke Savelkouls who bred horses and kept sheep on the land.

The house itself comprises 850 sqm of floor space, the ground floor featuring a sizeable reception hall plus two high-ceilinged reception rooms with large windows, an open plan kitchen/living area and a study.

Upstairs can be found a master suite, five family bedrooms sharing two bathrooms and a guest suite with shower. Another bedroom is located in the basement, which features a games room, wine cellar, office space and a housekeeper's apartment.

Outside, the walled garden at the rear includes a swimming pool and pavilion added by noted architect Sam Stephenson when he was a resident in the 1970s, as well as a disused tennis court that a resurfacing would bring bang up to shape.

One big selling point is the property's prime waterfront location along a 2km stretch of the River Slaney, providing for some top-class salmon and trout angling.

Previously on the market for almost €4 million, Ballynoe House today is a snap for all you'll get at an asking price of just €1.24 million.

Viewing is by appointment only with agents Sherry FitzGerald. The Irish Times has more on the property HERE.

On the slightly more modest end of the scale, Collerans Auctioneers in Galway are handing the sale of 114 Ocean Wave in Salthill, a four-bed detached home close to the famous promenade for €460,000.

According to the Galway Advertiser, the house offers "beautiful views" of Galway Bay from the master bedroom on the first floor (completed by three en-suites).

On the ground floor, generous living and office space plus separate entrances lend the property to use as a GP practice or similar.

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#QUAYCAPITAL - Businessman Denis O'Brien has spent about €1 million on the purchase of two campshire warehouses, fronting the south quays of the Liffey in Dublin's Docklands quarter.

The campshires are the stretches of land between the quay and road on both the north and south quays in Dublin, which in times past, were thronged with warehouses during the days when cargoships used to sail this far up the Liffey.

Mr O'Brien is expected to spend almost as much again on the upgrading and refurbishment work before renting the buildings as restaurants or for other retail uses.

The detached buildings at Sir John Rogerson's Quay date from the 1880s and were handed over to Nama after the Government decided to dissolve the disgraced Dublin Docklands Development Authority.

Selling agent CBRE said most of the considerable number of inquiries it received about the former BJ Marine warehouses came from the catering industry because of their unique quayside location in an area where a large number of professional workers are employed.

"There is obviously a growing demand for services in what has now become a vibrant business district," says Niamh Sheehan, who handled the sales. For more on this story, the Irish Times has a report.

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#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - New to the market is an impressive two-bed townhouse adjacent to Galway Bay Sailing Club in Oranmore, which should appeal to anyone with dreams of sailing out west.

As highlighted in the Galway Independent, 15 Renville Court is set in the grounds of Galway Bay Golf Club, just 20 minutes away from Galway city centre and nestled between the charms of Galway Bay and Renville National Park.

The two-storey residence is situated in a quiet and private cul-de-sac and is decorated to a high standard. Accommodation comprises a spacious open plan kitchen/diner/sitting room, two bedrooms (one ensuite) and a main bathroom, with wooden floors throughout.

Viewing is highly recommended by agents Rooney Auctioneers, who have set an asking price of €150,000. More details including images are available HERE.

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#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - Anyone thinking of retiring to the country life should be more than a little tempted by Poppy Lane, a residential farm on the southern shore of Galway Bay now on the market.

Irish Independent Farming reports on the 72-acre property at Killeen Hugh, just four miles from Kinvara and 17 miles from Galway City, with ruggedly beautiful views from the Burren to the sea.

The land consists of mostly fertile ground with no buildings, with water supplied via a private well, with the adjacent traditional four-bed farmhouse has been refurbished in recent years, with oak floors and solid doors.

Agents Keane Mahony Smith have set a guide price of €225,000 for the house and €7,500/acre for the land, with the property also available in lots including the land or the house on their own.

More details of the properly, including images, are available HERE.

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#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - An exceptional two-bed penthouse apartment with some of the finest views available to a Dublin-based property is now on the market for €295,000.

The Penthouse at 46 De Veschi House on Longford Place comes with a superb waterfront location just a short distance from the top-class amenities of Monkstown village and Dun Laoghaire, and is adjacent to both the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club and Irish National Sailing School.

With a living room situated at the very top of the development, there are panoramic 360-degree views from the mountains to the sea and a wonderful sunny aspect at all times of the day.

The property has an unusual design and is circular in shape, offering well proportioned rooms and facilities associated with modern day living, including a spacious master bedroom with an en suite shower room and two large terraces accessed from the lower level. There are two double bedrooms and a large welcoming hallway leading to a good size kitchen.

The development is well maintained and secure, with access to the top floor from a lift. There is a bright modern entrance lobby from the street and access to two allocated underground car spaces.

Viewing is strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire, which has more on this property HERE.

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#PROPERTY HQThe Irish Times reports that the Dublin based former headquarters of the Commissioners for Irish Lights are to be offered for sale at €2.85 million on the instructions of Nama – a 89 per cent per cent drop on the €26 million paid for the block in 2006 by Pembroke Partnership.

Wesley Rothwell of CBRE says the building, (located on 16-19 Pembroke Street in Dublin 2), has not been occupied since it was sold, is now in need of extensive refurbishment.

The property became redundant when the Commissioners relocated in 2008 to a brand new custom-built HQ on the waterfront within Dun Laoghaire Harbour. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the distinctive landmark building is to be open to the public next Sunday as part of the Open House Dublin Weekend.

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#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - Ever wanted to own your own island? With Inishturk Beg now on the market, now might be your chance - if you've got a few million to spend!

The 65-acre island property, lying in Clew Bay in Co Mayo, is home to one of Ireland's most luxury developments, comprising a six-bed main residence with five other houses, a pier and a floating marina, among many other features.

The main house - designed by award-winning architect Andrew Wright - is 12,000 sq ft over two floors, and comes with an adjacent leisure complex with a gym, games room, indoor pool and hot tub, a cinema and even a ceili hall.

Other residences on the island include the 1,600 sq ft Pavillion, the 700 sq ft Reef Cottage, the 600 sq ft Yard Cottage and the spacious 3-bed Pier Cottage. There is also a boat house, American-style barns and the island's original pier.

Also available under separate negotiation is Stud Cottage, located on the mainland by at Rosstoughy Harbour, an inlet of Clew Bay, sitting on 25 acres and with additional outbuildings.

Inishturk Beg provides the utmost in luxury and privacy in a sheltered position to the side of Clew Bay providing stunning vistas to match - and is located a mere 10km from Westport and less than 70km from Knock Airport.

The island is on the market for €2,850,000 by private treaty through Knight Frank. Contact Harriet Grant at 01 662 3255 to arrange a viewing, which is strictly by appointment only. Much more details on this property are available HERE.

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#TOURISM - BBC News reports that Ballycastle's only major hotel has found a potential buyer 18 months after closing its doors.

The reopening of the Marine Hotel - the sale of which has recently been agreed - could be a needed lift for the economy of the Co Antrim town.

"The closure of the hotel was a major blow to the town's economy," said the BBC, "as the Marine not only catered for tourists, but many local clubs and sporting organisations used its function rooms for meetings and events."

The property went into receivership in May last year after the bankruptcy of its then owner, developer Mervyn McAlister.

The Marine's reopening - which could be as soon as the end of this summer - would be an extra boost to marine tourism facilities on the North coast, following the opening of Portnagree House, Harbour and Marina Visitor Centre in Ballycastle harbour earlier this year.

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#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - Two wonderful properties overlooking Rusheen Bay near Galway city are sure to tempt those looking for a home with stunning views and salty air.

Coole is a spacious (201 sqm) five-bed detached family home on an elevated setting overlooking the bay and close to the amenities of Salthill, Barna and the city, on the market for €360,000.

Accommodation comprises an entrance hall with tile and timber floor, solid timber stairs and under-stairs storage; a living room also with timber flooring, a bay window and gas fireplace; and a kitchen with tiled floor, quality solid timber fittings, islands and all mod cons.

The dining area comes with solid timber floor and double doors to the rear patio, while the utility room to the rear of the kitchen has built-in presses and is plumbed for a washing machine and dryer. It also houses an oil boiler and guest toilet, and has a door to the rear patio and garden.

Solid timber flooring continued on the first floor, with four bedrooms, the main bathroom and a walk-in hot press. The second floor hosts the fifth and largest bedroom, with extensive built-in wardrobes and a tiled en-suite shower.

Outside, a tarmac driveway provides parking for two or three vehicles, and steps lead to a raised lawn and patio at the front, with access to the private rear garden.

Viewing is by appointment only with Sherry FitzGerald Kavanagh at 091 569123. More details on the property, including images, are available HERE.

Nearby, The Irish Times highlights another luxury family home in an area where houses "rarely come to market".

Set just 200 yards from the beach and surfing school, this four-bed home with an asking price of €740,000 stands on a quarter-acre of landscaped gardens and boasts "spectacular" views of Rusheen Bay.

Designed to maximise light, the property of two levels includes a dining room, two sizeable reception areas with marble fireplace and wood-burning stove respectively, and four double-bedrooms (two with bay views).

Viewing is by appointment only with O'Donnellan Joyce at 087 288 7446 or 086 817 3335. More details on the property, including images, are available HERE.

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#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - Impressive non-residential farm-quality lands overlooking Oysterhaven Bay in Co Cork are on the market for €2.55 million.

Extending to 270 acres, Ballymacus Farm - just 6km from Kinsale - is being offered for sale in the entire. The farm represents quality arable land with easily managed divisions, a superb coastal position and a pleasant undulating aspect.

The majority of the farm is in tillage production and laid out in five principal divisions, with the balance of the farm comprising pasturage along the headland areas.

However, the farm would be equally suitable for use as dairying, dry stock or mixed enterprise farming, albeit with fencing and the provision of services and buildings required. An existing but dated farmstead could provide a basis for a modern farmyard.

Set at the southeastern end of the peninsula at Breghane Point and facing across to Oysterhaven Bay, the combination of undulating hills, the dramatic coastline and expansive sea views creates a breathtaking experience.

Ballymacus Farm is available through joint agents David Ashmore at Sherry FitzGerald and Christy Buckly with an asking price, of €2,550,000. To arrange a viewing contact Christy Buckly at 021 488 5173 or David Ashmore at 01 237 6320.

Sherry FitzGerald has more details on the property, including photos, HERE.

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Marine Wildlife Around Ireland One of the greatest memories of any day spent boating around the Irish coast is an encounter with marine wildlife.  It's a thrill for young and old to witness seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales right there in their own habitat. As boaters fortunate enough to have experienced it will testify even spotting a distant dorsal fin can be the highlight of any day afloat.  Was that a porpoise? Was it a whale? No matter how brief the glimpse it's a privilege to share the seas with Irish marine wildlife.

Thanks to the location of our beautiful little island, perched in the North Atlantic Ocean there appears to be no shortage of marine life to observe.

From whales to dolphins, seals, sharks and other ocean animals this page documents the most interesting accounts of marine wildlife around our shores. We're keen to receive your observations, your photos, links and youtube clips.

Boaters have a unique perspective and all those who go afloat, from inshore kayaking to offshore yacht racing that what they encounter can be of real value to specialist organisations such as the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) who compile a list of sightings and strandings. The IWDG knowledge base has increased over the past 21 years thanks in part at least to the observations of sailors, anglers, kayakers and boaters.

Thanks to the IWDG work we now know we share the seas with dozens of species who also call Ireland home. Here's the current list: Atlantic white-sided dolphin, beluga whale, blue whale, bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin, Cuvier's beaked whale, false killer whale, fin whale, Gervais' beaked whale, harbour porpoise, humpback whale, killer whale, minke whale, northern bottlenose whale, northern right whale, pilot whale, pygmy sperm whale, Risso's dolphin, sei whale, Sowerby's beaked whale, sperm whale, striped dolphin, True's beaked whale and white-beaked dolphin.

But as impressive as the species list is the IWDG believe there are still gaps in our knowledge. Next time you are out on the ocean waves keep a sharp look out!