The Old School House, Glenmore, Lauragh, Kenmare, Co Kerry€125,000 G

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5 bedroom large residence on 0.54 acres (0.221 hectares) approx. with views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.

Glenmore National School was built in 1880 and on the first day it opened, 101 pupils enrolled. By the time it closed as a National School in 1967 there were 13 children on the roll.

In 1971 An Oige (The Irish Youth Hostel Association), converted the property into a four dormitory hostel. The building was used as a hostel until it closed it's doors in 2007.

The mountains which surround Glenmore Lake tower up around the surrounding valley. The famous Healy Pass road is to the east.

Internal area of 2,820 sq.ft (262 sq.mts) approx. Hostel section : GF: Kitchen, dining area, living area, hall/reception area, dormitory room, shower room, large wc. FF: 3 dormitory room, bathroom. (Warden section) GF: Livingroom, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom.   

The property is located 2km from Josie's restaurant. 4.6 km from the main Kenmare/Castletownbere road. 4.9km to Lauragh national school and post office. 5.3km to Lauragh Church. 5.6km to Derreen Garden. 7.5km to the deep water moorings at Bunaw Pier. 30km to the heritage town of Kenmare.

Ideal location for someone interested in the outdoor life. An opportunity for someone to add another chapter to this building which is full of history.

Telephone connection
Septic Tank
Some electric storage heating

Issues to be noted:
Property needs of renovation and modernisation and redecoration
Purchaser will have to bore their own well on site to secure water supply
Japanese knotweed located along the boundary of the property.
Glenmore Lake is a private lake. There is no access from the property to the lake.
Building would be considered a commercial building for stamp duty purpouses.


Ground Floor

Reception Room 4.1m x 3.1m. Natural slate flooring

Common Room 5.5m x 4.5m. Natural slate floor. Open Fire Place. Fitted display shelving. Westerly Views of country side and mountains.

Dining Room 6.0m x 4.5m. Concrete Flooring

Kitchen 4.5m x 4.2m. Westerly views of the countryside and mountains. Two sinks and dining area. Shelving. Storage presses. Back door.

Drom 4 4.2m x 2.8m. Westerly views of country side and mountains.

WC 4.2m x 1.5m. 3 WHB. 2WC. Door to rear yard.

Wardens Living Room 4.5m x 4.2m. Open fireplace.

Shower Room 2 Shower areas.

Warden Kitchen 4.5m x 3.6m. Sink and two storage presses. Back door to side yard.

Warden bathroom 2.3m x 1.9m. WC. WHB. Bath.

Warden Bedroom 3.9m x 3.6m. Westerly views of countryside and mountains.

First Floor

Dormitory 1 4.4m x 4.0m. Westerly views of country side and mountains.

Dormitory 2 5.0m x 3.2m. Easterly views of mountains.

Shower room 5.0m x 2.7m. 2 WC. 2 WHB. 1 Shower area.

Dormitory 3 4.4m x 4.3m. Westerly views of country side and mountains.


Eir Code V93 NN90: Leave Kenmare on the Castletownbere road. Drive for 24 km. Just after the Church you will come to a junction, keep straight and continue onwards. You will then pass the national school and post office. Shortly after the post office you will come to a junction with a sign to the left in the direction of Glenmore Lake. Follow this road for 4.6km the Old School is on your right hand side (marked with Sherry Fitzgerald Daly sign).

Negotiator Details

John Daly

Viewing Information

Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kenmare on 064 6641213

BER Details

BER No: 109952473
Performance Indicator: 589.07