Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Rathlin O'birne, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal

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€75,000

Semi-Detached House
6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Semi-Detached House

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Contact Name: Rory Dorrian

Agent: DNG Dorrian

PSR Licence Number: 002810

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Key Features

A unique coastal hideaway positioned in Donegal Bay.
Totally secluded and only accessible by boat via shoreline landing (no slipway servicing the island).
2 x former lighthouse keeper's cottages together with detached stone outbuilding, all in need of substantial

Property Description

DNG Dorrian are proud to be marketing, this rather unique opportunity to purchase part of Rathlin O'Birne Island comprising of two former lighthouse keeper's cottages set on approximately 7 acres (c. 2.83 ha) in area. The subject property consists a grassy headland connected to the main island by a sea arch which is bonded on each side by stone walls creating a sheltered walkway to the main access point onto the Island positioned on the mainland side.

In its entirety, the island comprises of (2) x derelict residential buildings (all in-need of substantial modernisation and upgrading) flanked by a fully functional, remotely controlled lighthouse currently operated and managed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights and excluded entirely from the overall sale. Located only a short boat trip from mainland villages of Malinbeg and Teelin and slightly longer from the fishing port of Killybegs access points from the mainland are within easy reach.

Rathlin O'Birne Lighthouse
Rathlin O'Birne is a small, uninhabited island situated on the north-west coast of Ireland about three nautical miles off Malinbeg Head and is County Donegal's most westerly point. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, this major landmark marks the entrance to Donegal Bay and provides excellent panoramic views towards Slieve League and the entrance to Silver Stand Beach in Malinbeg.

The lighthouse forms a dramatic feature on Rathlin O'Birne island off the west Donegal coast. The finely crafted stonework is typical of lighthouse construction, while the retention of early fabric enhances its historic character and integrity. Rathlin O'Birne lighthouse was originally built between 1847-1856 to designs by George Halpin. Halpin designed and/or supervised the construction of many lighthouses throughout Ireland, including those on Troy Island, St. John's Point, Fanad Head, Inishowen, Rotten Island near Killybegs, and on Inishtrahull in County Donegal.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages
The buildings on the island comprise of two semi-detached, stone built cottages together with an assortment of small auxiliary storage units as set-out in a courtyard configuration. These cottages extend to a combined area of circa 2,550 sq.ft and are both in need of substantial modernisation and upgrading. This sale also includes a small, derelict stone outbuilding positioned to the west of main cottages.

Additional Features:
A unique coastal hideaway positioned in Donegal Bay.
Totally secluded and only accessible by boat via shoreline landing (no slipway servicing the island).
There are no services on the island including water supply, electricity, telephone and sewage treatment.
Spectacular views into the Atlantic Ocean and Donegal Bay.
2 x former lighthouse keeper's cottages together with detached stone outbuilding, all in need of substantial modernisation.
Set on approximately circa 7 acres (2.83 ha).
The owners require any prospective buyer to contact the auctioneer first before attempting land on the island and/or accessing the internal parts of the buildings.

BER Details

BER No. 111153136

Energy Performance Indicator: 461.48 kWh/m2/yr

This property was last updated: 68 days ago


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Selling Agent

DNG Dorrian
Bridge Street Killybegs Co. Donegal Ireland

Contact Name: Rory Dorrian

PSR Licence Number: 002810

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This Semi-Detached House located at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Rathlin O'birne, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal is currently for sale. This property was last updated by DNG Dorrian 68 days ago. Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Rathlin O'birne, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal is priced as: €75,000 and has 6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. View all properties for sale in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal. View properties for sale with 6 bedrooms in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal.
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Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Rathlin O'Birne, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal