A THREE-bed apartment in Waterford City is going under the hammer in an online auction, with bidding starting at €140,000.

10 Shandon Court - Waterford News & Star

Number 10 Shandon Court, Upper Yellow Road, is a duplex unit situated within a well-maintained complex.

Measuring 89sqm, the property has an entrance hall, open plan kitchen and living area, two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. A large bedroom with ensuite shower room, and a storeroom are on the upper floor.

Shandon Court is within easy reach of local amenities, including Waterford Institute of Technology, the IDA Industrial Estate, local shops, and places to eat, and is also within walking distance to the city centre.

18 lots from 10 countries are going under the virtual hammer on June 29 sale.

Documentation and brochures are available by registering on or by calling 01-5676979.

This property is eligible for the Vacant Homes Grant

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Four Kerry properties included in next Youbid online auction

15 Sneem Leisure Village

A beachside holiday home is one of four properties in Kerry going under the hammer in the latest Youbid online auction.

Number 67 Banna Beach is a three-bedroom, detached cottage within the grounds of Banna Beach Holiday and Leisure Resort and has an advised minimum value (AMV) of €90,000.

Situated a short stroll from the blue-flag beach, the cottage has a large communal garden to the front and rear, a kitchen and dining area, and a shower room with wash-hand basin and WC.

All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is a swimming pool at the resort as well as indoor and outdoor playgrounds, a bar, restaurant and gym facilities.

A second holiday home is also going under the hammer in the auction, organised by property portal

Number 15 Sneem Leisure Village is a well-maintained, three-bedroom residence located within walking distance of  of Sneem.

With an AMV of €190,000, the modern property is located in a development of only 20 houses.

Measuring 95sqm, and set over two floors, there is an open-plan living and dining area with kitchen, utility, guest toilet and bedroom with ensuite on the lower level.

On the first floor there are two further bedrooms, one of which is en-suite and the main bathroom completes the accommodation.

Two family homes are also open for bids.

In Listowel, Number 58 Feale Drive is a semi-detached, three-bedroom home in a cul-de-sac which offers huge potential to discerning buyers.

With an AMV of €190,000, the house has an entrance hallway, sitting room, kitchen/dining, rear lobby with tiled floor and rear door access, three upstairs bedrooms and a bathroom.

There is a neatly presented gravel garden and concreted area with brick built boundary wall, pillars and a wrought iron galvanised gate at the front with off-street parking.

At the rear, there is a compact concrete rear yard. A variety of services and local amenities are within walking distance of the house.

Also in Listowel, Number 24 Cois Baile is a three-bedroom semi-detached home with an AMV of €140,000.

Spanning 122sqm, on the ground level there is an entrance hallway, sitting room, kitchen/dining area, utility and WC with walk-in shower.

On the first-floor, there are three bedrooms – two of which are ensuite – a family bathroom and large hot press.

The property is also conveniently located close to the town centre and local amenities.

Fifteen lots from 10 counties are featured in the September 29 auction.

All are listed on the platform. Documentation and brochures are available by registering on

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Mulcahy is appointed to’s Limerick office has appointed chartered surveyor Tomás Mulcahy to its Limerick-based team to help drive growth in the online property auction portal.

Mulcahy returns to his native city after living in Dublin for work and college for several years.

He graduated from Technological University Dublin in February 2019 with an MSc in Real Estate after previously graduating with a BA in English and Geography from Mary Immaculate College in October 2017.

He joined JLL in September 2018, where he initially worked in the Office Tenant Representation division, later moving to the Office Agency department. He undertook his APC Assessment to become chartered, which he passed in March 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome Tomás, who is joining at an exciting time for the company and the online property auction sector”, said director Michael O’Connor.

“With his enthusiasm, energy and experience within the property industry to date, I could not be happier to see Tomás joining the team.”

With offices in Limerick, Dublin and Cork, has experience in all aspects of residential and commercial property services for private, corporate and multinational clients.

The digital property platfrom for live and online auctions nationwide was created in May 2020.

While the initial strategy was to hold online auctions to assist in selling the unsold lots from in-room auctions, the Covid-19 pandemic proved to be a boost for the business model and developed into a monthly online auction.

Hundreds of properties have been sold on the platform since then, with a success rate of over 96 per cent and average prices more than 21 per cent above reserves.

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National online auction platform has appointed Brigid Downes as Associate Director.

Ms Downes has more than 10 years’ experience in the property auction industry and has contributed significantly to the success of – a division of Limerick estate agents O’Connor Murphy – since its launch last May.

Brigid Downes Associate Director of
Brigid Downes, the new associate director at YouBid, has contributed significantly to the success of the platform since its launch last May. Photo: Horsfall Photography

She has worked for almost seven years with the company, which also has offices in Cork and Dublin and last year announced a strategic commercial partnership with QRE Real Estate Advisers.

The Limerick native studied Business and Tourism at Limerick Institute of Technology before sitting IPAV exams at Cork Institute of Technology.

“At the beginning of 2020, our strategy was to hold six public auctions which would be followed by an online auction to assist in selling the unsold lots from in-room,” said Ms Downes.

“However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we re-branded to and changed our strategy to monthly online auctions.

“Since its launch the platform has been very successful, and we have offered 321 properties for sale over the course of eight auctions.

“We have achieved an 83% success rate, with average prices exceeding 14% above reserves.

“The highlights include a group of six apartments at Mill Falls, Newcastle West, Limerick, which received 144 bids and sold for €423,000, 68% above its reserve of €291,000.

“Another success was 3 The Dunes, Dunfanaghy, Donegal which had a reserve €95,000, but sold for €231,000 – almost two and a half times its reserve – after 135 bids.

“In Dublin, 81 and 82 North Strand Street had a reserve of €360,000, but after 245 bids they sold for €606,000.

81-82 North Stand Street in Dublin sold for €606,000

“And Units 3 and 4 in Westlink Business Park, Clondrinagh, Limerick, had a reserve of €150,000, but sold for €451,000 after 169 bids.

“We are looking forward to a busy 2021 and have plans for 11 monthly online auctions, with the first taking place on Thursday, February 18.”

Ms Downes said she looks forward to playing her part in the continued success of O’Connor Murphy and, which represents “an exciting new era” in the Irish property market.

“With her wealth of experience within property and specifically the property auction industry, I could not be happier to appoint Brigid as Associate Director of,” said Michael O’Connor, CEO of O’Connor Murphy.

“We look forward to continued success in 2021 for”

Properties for the February 18 auction are listed on the platform. Documentation and brochures are available by registering on or by calling 01-5676979. Email for more details.

Published in the Sunday Business Post 24/01/21