Ireland

Mansion designed by Daniel O'Donnell goes back on the market

Donegal Shore House was designed by singer, Daniel O'Donnell and his wife, Majella.
Donegal Shore House was designed by singer, Daniel O'Donnell and his wife, Majella. Donegal Shore House was designed by singer, Daniel O'Donnell and his wife, Majella.

A CLIFF top mansion built by and later sold for almost €3 million by singer Daniel O'Donnell has been put up for sale after 14 years with a reduced asking price.

O'Donnell and his wife Majella designed the `Donegal Shore House' on Cruit Island, close to his Kincasslagh birthplace. However, the couple sold the house in 2007 after deciding to downsize to another property in the area.

Named after one of his most popular songs, it looks out on the Atlantic Ocean with views of the picturesque Mount Errigal in the background. It is built on a plot which is laid out in terraced lawns and gardens and which includes decking and barbeque areas. The property also includes a wooden summer house and a huge triple garage.

Donegal Shore House is entered through a luxurious reception hall.
Donegal Shore House is entered through a luxurious reception hall. Donegal Shore House is entered through a luxurious reception hall.

With eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the interior includes a luxurious entrance hall, drawing room, study and kitchen as well as a morning room and dinning room. The master bedroom includes an en suite bathroom, complete with a jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a two-storey dressing room and opens onto a balcony looking out towards Carrickfin.

The house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
The house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

The O'Donnells sold the dream house for €3m in 2007, just a year before the Republic's devastating property crash. Donegal Shore House was used as a holiday home by its new owner. However, it has been placed back on the market with the asking price reduced by an estimated €2m.

Linked to the Donegal mainland by a causeway, Cruit Island is in the Rosses area of the county.