Fair cop as Donegal Garda station sells for THREE times expected price

written by Staff Writer November 3, 2023

A disused Garda station in Co Donegal has sold for THREE times its expected value.

Bunbeg Garda Station in West Donegal was up for online auction today by Galway estate agents O Donnellan and Joyce.


A reserve price of €30,000 has been placed on the property.

But a frenzy of bidding from up to sixteen different would-be buyers saw the property reach a price of €85,000.

The identity of the new owner was not disclosed.

The auctioneer for the auction told prospective buyers that they should be “locked up” if they didn’t make a bid for the property!

Set in the heart of the Gaeltacht, Bunbeg Garda Station was built in the 1970s.


It even has its own hold cell.

The property also has double glazed PVC windows, concrete floors, internal plastered walls and ceiling, and electric storage heating.

Internally, the layout has an entrance area which leads into the former public office. Behind the entrance hall is the sergeant’s office, which is fitted with a sink.

To the rear of the property there is a cell, wc/shower, and kitchen area, which is adjacent to the back door.

The Gross Internal Area of the property is approximately 68.72 sq. m. (740 sq. ft).

It is not known what the property will now be used as.