One-bedroom home on the banks of the Shannon
You’ll need to be a good sport to get your hands on this one-bedroom cottage on the banks of the Shannon, but then Meelick has a rich sporting history.
The thatched straw stone cottage, just a short walk from Meelick Quay, has been home to generations of the Cullen family for around 200 years.
Indeed, former resident Patrick Cullen played in the first ever All-Ireland hurling final in Birr, Co. Offaly in April 1888.
A carpenter, it’s reputed he made the hurls for his Meelick teammates that represented Galway in the final in the cottage’s kitchen.
After the last Cullen to reside in the cottage, Tommy, passed away in 1988, the home was purchased by its current owner.
While it may look in need of renovation, some of the work since then would make carpenter Patrick Cullen proud.
The 55 sq/m three-room property has had a new roof, both timbers and thatch, while windows and doors have been replaced.
Interior and exterior walls have been rendered using lime, with hemp added on the inside for insulation.
Electricity has been installed and the property has been connected to mains water.
All rooms have open fireplaces with the largest having the original wattle and daub canopy over the hearth.
The property also comes with a cow barn, which offers potential for conversion, and stands on around one acre of land.
Unlike Patrick Cullen, whose Galway/Meelick side lost the final to Tipperary 1-1 to 0-0, you’re sure to be on to a winner with this cottage.