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Spire’s House, Shantalla Road, Shantalla, Galway



For Sale

557 sq.m.


Colleran Auctioneers has just been favoured with the sale of one of Galway’s landmark properties ‘Spires House, Shantalla Road, Galway. Due to its size and location behind the University Hospital and only a ten minute stroll from University of Galway it will immediately appeal to anyone looking for an investment, especially builders looking for a development opportunity. The property currently consists of ten, one and two bedroom self-contained flats over two and three floors, totalling approximately 557 sqm / 6,000 sqft. In need of substantial capital investment to realise its full potential this high profile property offers a unique investment and development opportunity with huge potential to redevelop into modern apartments, a home or possibly a commercial opportunity subject to planning ie modern tech offices or exhibition centre . There is also a large forecourt offering off street parking. Spire House got its name from the two spires on its roof. The Rev. John Courtney Clare who was the presbyterian minister in Galway lived in the house from 1882 – 1917. From 1917 – 1925 it was occupied by the Young family. The Rev. Young was also a presbyterian minister. On the 26th June 1925 the Sisters of Jesus and Mary bought the house as a suitable premises for a house of studies for three sisters of their order who had come to UCG. The nuns become known as the ‘Spires Nuns’. The nuns later added to this building and acquired ‘Fort Eyre’. Fort Eyre was built by a Cromwellian and occupied by the Maunsells family until 1890 when it was taken over by the British army to house officers. The prime location of ‘Spires House’ offers unmatched convenience so close to the hospital, university and city centre. The size of the property makes it a very attractive development opportunity for any builder or investor to convert into student accommodation or new luxury apartments. This property is being sold by public tender on 15th August 2024. Tender documents can be requested from Cairbre O’Donnell, J C. O’Donnell & Sons LLP Solicitors, First Floor, 15 Mary Street, Galway. For further information or an appointment to view contact Don Colleran, Colleran Auctioneers 091 562293


  • Sale by Public Tender on 15th August 2024.
  • Attractive Galway City Centre development opportunity.
  • Adjacent to University Hospital Galway & University of Galway.
  • Previously one & two bedroom residential units.
  • .Now in need of total redevelopment.
  • Huge potential for residential & commercial development subject to planning.


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