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Cluain Mhuire, Lower Taylor's Hill, Galway, H91 VW3X

€1,500,000 - Asking Price Sold 348 sqm approx


Charming residence set on 0.76 acre of mature gardens located in Galway’s most sought after address, Lower Taylor’s Hill.

Cluain Mhuire is a substantial detached residence built circa 1913 and standing on a site of approx 0.76 acres of very established gardens. Stands centrally in the mature gardens. The Church of Ireland originally built the property as a rector’s residence and they held it until 1961 when the current owners purchased the property. Over the intervening 56 years it has acted as a home to a large family who have with care and love maintained and further developed the property. Sadly they feel it is now time to pass the home on for the next stage of its history.

The residence is a handsome two storey bay windowed property extending to 348 sq m retaining its original features of large well proportioned bright rooms, high ceilings, original feature fireplaces and pockets of charm at all levels. While having been well maintained and cared for it will benefit from modernisation and upgrading of facilities. The property is listed as a “Protected Structure” under the current Galway City Development Plan 2017-2021.

The tree lined avenue leads to an open expanse of gardens that surround the residence, offering maturity, shelter and privacy. Established trees intersperse the site, hedgerow boundaries, orchard, fruit garden, enclosed yard and outhouses.

The vendors of Cluain Mhuire have enjoyed 56 very happy years there and have developed the gardens, planting trees, shrubs, fruit gardens to make it an oasis of calm in the heart of Galway. Its’s with a heavy heart that they have decided to downsize but they are hopeful that the new owners will also enjoy this very special place.


Situated at the city end or bottom of Lower Taylor’s Hill, Cluain Mhuire is very conveniently located within 15 minutes walk to City Centre, NUIG/UCHG, Salthill Village and promenade. There are a host of leading schools both primary and second level within minutes, as are shops and sports amenities. Galway City is renowned as a friendly, welcoming, culturally and artistically active centre on the shores of Galway Bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Gardens & Entrance:

Pillared and gated entrance onto a tree lined avenue which opens to a parking area to front of residence. Gardens are in lawn to front, sides and rear with established hedgerow and tree boundaries, trees, shrub beds interspersed throughout the grounds with orchard area, fruit garden and flowerbeds. Enclosed rear yard to side and rear of residence with various outhouse stores, garage, 2 glass houses, boiler house, wood storage shed and external toilet. The maturity and established nature of these fine gardens offer privacy, shelter and a very pleasant environment.

Special Features:

• Sash windows throughout with shutters and weights

• Original fireplaces

• Bay windows

• High ceilings

• Oil central heating

• Mature gardens

• Set off road


  • Entrance Hall (Feature tile floor, 3m high coved ceiling.)
  • Study (White marble surround fireplace with cast iron and tile insert. Built in book cabinet.)
  • Sitting Room (Feature oak suround open fireplace with tile and cast iron inset bay window, french doors to sunroom.)
  • Sun room (Tiled floor, double patio doors, room facing south.)
  • Dining Room (Timber floor boards, marble surround open fireplace, bay window overlooking side garden.)
  • Shower Room (Shower, wc, wash hand basin.)
  • Under Stairs (Store)
  • Games Room (Timber floor, 4 x picture windows onto garden, dual aspect room.)
  • Kitchen (Tiled floor, fitted kitchen presses, AGA oil fired cooker and hot press.)
  • Utility/Back kitchen (Tiled floor, SSSU and presses, plumbed for washing machine and dryer. Door to rear yard.)
  • Feature Stairwell
  • Landing (Carpet Floor.)
  • Bedroom 1 (Dual aspect room, cast iron open fireplace.)
  • Bedroom 2 (Cast iron fireplace)
  • Bathroom (wc, wash hand bsin, bath, tiled walls.)
  • Bedroom 3 (Cast iron fireplace, wash hand basin.)
  • Bedroom 4 (Cast iron fireplace, built in wardrobes.)
  • Bedroom 5 (Cast iron fireplace, built in wardrobes.)
  • Bedroom 6 (Master) (Cast iron fireplace, dual aspect room, large bay window.)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER exempt

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