Former Garda Station, Ballyduff, Waterford,

Guide Price
192.47 m²
BER Rating
Former Garda Station, Ballyduff, Waterford,

For Sale by Online and Public Auction on Thursday 5th May @ 2 pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

This iconic and imposing detached three storey period property is truly impressive. This dramatic stone building with turrets is situated on an elevated circa 0.5 acre site and has spectacular views of the River Blackwater and the quaint pretty village of Ballyduff.

The property currently comprises of entrance hall, reception room, bathroom and kitchen. Upstairs there are three rooms (the larger room has an open fire place), whilst the lower ground floor houses a large room (with open fireplace), and two store rooms. This property has character in abundance and will have the discerning buyer flooding with business ideas.

Built in 1869 and designed by the Jacobs brothers, this Scottish Baronial-style building first served as the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks. The building was vacated in 1921 and was reduced to a burnt out shell during ‘The Troubles’. The barracks were rebuilt in 1926 for use as an An Garda Siochana Station until 2013.

This historic protected structure boasts a number of original features and has a sunny south facing courtyard to the rear of the property with small outbuildings/storage sheds. This property has immense potential and with a little imagination could make a fabulous home, Bed and Breakfast/Air BnB or business premises (subject to planning permission). It is serviced by mains water, septic tank and is BER Exempt.

The property is in close proximity to the Ballyduff National School and Ballyduff GAA ground. The village of Ballyduff has a number of amenities such as a shop, pubs, community hall (home to the Booley House and active Ballyduff Drama Group) and church, all within walking distance. With many walking routes and the famous Blackwater River meandering through the village there are plenty of leisure activities on offer.

The magical Ballysaggartmore Towers, with woodland walk, impressive gothic
style buildings and picnic area is only a 5 minute drive, whilst the heritage town of Lismore is a 10 minute drive. Lismore has an abundance of amenities including secondary school, two primary schools, shops, bars, restaurants, bakeries, library, many various sporting clubs (golf, GAA, soccer, badminton, tennis etc) and social clubs to name just a few.

The coastal town of Dungarvan (home of the Waterford Greenway) is 35 minutes drive and the town of Fermoy on the River Blackwater is 20 minutes drive. Cork Airport is a 50 minute drive.

Inspection is highly recommended. This is a once and a lifetime opportunity to acquire a slice of West Waterford history.

Please register your interest with Brian Gleeson Property if you wish to bid at the auction.
If you wish to bid via the online platform you will also need to register on
You will need to register and lodge a bidding deposit no later than 5pm Tuesday 3rd May 2022 with Brian Gleeson Property should you wish to bid.
Solicitors: Adrienne Grant, Chief State Solicitors Office, Osmond House, Ship Street Little, Dublin 8.


• Property Viewings:
If you wish to view the property, please contact Brian Gleeson Property on 058 44200 and we will arrange a time for you and/or your engineer/surveyor to view the property.

• Description Of Property:
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• Guide Price:
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• Legal Documentation:
Prior to the auction, the solicitor for the vendor will make available the legal documentation in relation to the property, copies of which are available from Brian Gleeson Property. It is important to consult your solicitor in relation to the Contracts / Conditions Of Sale of the property before bidding as you will become legally bound by the said Contract / Conditions Of Sale if you are the highest and successful bidder.

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• Registration:
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• Bidding Deposit:
A deposit of €5,000 (Five Thousand Euros) is required in order to bid and this is payable in advance of the auction by online bank transfer to Brian Gleeson Property. Our bank details will be provided to you at registration and a bidding number will be allocated once the bidding deposit is lodged to Brian Gleeson Property and ID & proof of address is provided.
The successful bidder’s deposit will become non-refundable as soon as the property is sold and a binding Contract is entered into and the agents are hereby authorised to sign the Contract For Sale on your behalf if you are unable to do so. The deposit payable on the signing of the Contract is 10% of the purchase price. If you are not the successful purchaser, your deposit will be returned to you.

• Reserve Price:
The price agreed between the vendor and the auctioneer at which the property can be sold. In the event of the property not reaching the reserve, the auctioneer will deal exclusively with the highest bidder in order to realise a satisfactory sale. If a deal is not concluded, then the auctioneer may deal with the under-bidders and any other interested parties following that period of negotiation.

• General Conditions:
The highest bidder to be the purchaser, subject to the right of the owner to withdraw the property should the reserve not be met.
The Particulars and Conditions Of Sale may change prior to the auction and it is the sole responsibility of the bidder to make sure they have the latest version.
The auctioneer reserves the right to sell the property prior to auction, withdraw the property from auction, change the order of the Lots, without any notice to any prospective purchaser.

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BER Details
BER: Exempt