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Catherina Cunnane
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PHOTOS: 80-acre working hill farm and flock of sheep for sale in Connemara

New to the market is an 80-acre working hill farm in the heart of Connemara.

DNG Martin O’Connor Land Sales is handling the sale of the property in Tawnaghmore, Rescess, Co. Galway.

The farm faces the Holy Mountain of Mám Éan, part of the Maum Turks mountain range, and is located on An Tamhnach Mhór Hill on the outskirts of Recess.

The property consisting of a four-bedroom house with three outbuilding stands on 3.84 Ha (9.49-acres) of land. This is in addition to a 35/264 undivided share to 217.42 ha (537.25-acres) of commonage which equates to c.28.83 ha (71.23-acres).


The property is only 4.5 km to Recess, 14 km to Maam Cross, 27 km to Clifden and 55 km from Galway City.

Meanwhile, the villages of Oughterard, Letterfrack, Leenane, Renvyle are all within a 30-minute drive of the property.

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“The house is a single storey dwelling constructed in 1961 and later extended in the 1980s is a very comfortable dwelling which consists of an entrance hall, living room, kitchen, four bedrooms and a bathroom.”

“The property has been well cared for over the years with double glazing installed. It has a recently upgraded septic tank, oil fired central heating and a solid fuel range in the kitchen.”

“Overlooking the valley, the property enjoys incredible views with wonderful walking routes and spectacular amenities on its doorstep.”

“The land laid out on both sides of the public road is well fenced and divided into paddocks. Directly to the rear of the house is a block-built storage shed with a stone road leading to it.”

“It has excellent potential for a workshop/studio for those with an artistic ambition or those who would like to work from home.”

80-acre working sheep farm

Firstly, at the entrance to the land, there is a three-bay haybarn of concrete pillar construction under a galvanised roof. At the end of the holding along the roadside, there is a small yard with a modern block-built shed with an independent electricity supply.

Also, this building has been used for sheep handling and the storage of fodder. It should be noted there is good parking along the roadside and in the yard.

“This is a perfect holding for those considering expanding in the region. It is ideally suited to those who would like a have a piece of Connemara.”

“Complete with land, commonage, a dwelling house and three sheds the property is for sale to include its flock of sheep and all entitlements.”

  • Entrance hall – 11′ 9″ x 3′ 4″ – Tiled floor with tongue and grooved slatted wood ceiling, doors;
  • First bedroom – 13′ 3″ x 9′ 7″ – Located to the front of the house with wood flooring, tongue and grooved slatted wood ceiling, opening for fireplace (sealed off). Views of the Maum Turks;
  • Second bedroom – 10′ 10″ x 8′ 6″ – Located to the front of the house with tongue and grooved slatted wood ceiling, open fireplace. Views of the Maum Turks;
  • Living room – 12′ 6″ x 12′ – A central room which enjoys good natural light from its south-facing rear aspect with the focal point being a Connemara marble fireplace with electric fire and a 9-foot ceiling;
  • Third bedroom – 11′ x 7′ 4″ – Situated off the living room, it looks out on to the land and the hills in the distance. Folding attic stairs;
  • Fourth bedroom – 11′ x 7′ – Currently shelved out as a storage room with excellent storage. Large slide robe wardrobe in this room;
  • Rear entrance hall – Tiled floor, rear door entrance;
  • Bathroom – 7′ 9″ x 6′ 9″ tiled floor, bath with mixer shower taps, whb & wc;
  • Kitchen – 14′ 9″ x 11′ 3″ – Tiled floor, Stanley range, hot press, selection of fitted units, plumbed for a washing machine, electric cooker, tongue and grooved slatted wood ceiling.
  • First shed – store/workshop – 24′ 6″ x 16′ 6″. Located to the rear of the farmhouse and suitable for a variety of uses including a workshop or a perfect home office. There is a stone road leading up to the shed from the roadside with a concrete footpath from the house;
  • Second shed – The hay barn – 29′ x 12′. This is a three-bay shed of concrete pillar construction with block gable walls and iron sheeting on the front and rear. The shed has been used as a hay barn.
  • Third shed – Larger section – 35′ 9″ x 15′ 9″ This block-built shed is a roadside building which has been used as livestock shed over the years. The shed is linked to another shed at the front. These buildings have their own separate electricity supply;
  • Third shed – smaller section – 13′ 4″ x 13′ 1″ – Used for general storage. Potential for use as artist studio/workshop.
  • Sheep handling facilities – Finally, the yard has a concrete covering with a sheep dipping bath and holding area to the side.

BER Details

  • Rating: E2


Images: DNG Martin O’Connor Land Sales 

Viewing details

Viewings are strictly by prior appointment only – If interested in the 80-acre working hill farm, contact the selling agents.

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