Social distancing the wild way: Private 55ac island guiding at €3,500/ac to go for auction

Now may be the ideal time to purchase your perfect island retreat. Coonan Property has been instructed to sell the astounding piece of property that is the entire island of Duvillaun Beg.

Situated off the coast of Belmullet, Co. Mayo, it may translate as ‘little black island’, but what is there is in fact over 55.8ac (22.6ha) of rich vibrant green that gives stunning views back over the west coast of Ireland and the infamous Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail.

Remarkable natural setting

The island is one of a cluster of Duvillaun islands, nestled south of the islands of Inishkea, and was inhabited until the end of the nineteenth century. It is circa 2.4km from the mainland and is easily accessible by boat from Blacksod Pier.

This location is a fine example of picturesque Atlantic coastline and a real sanctuary.

The short water crossing will bring you to the Gaeltacht town of Belmullet, which has a population of approximately 11,000 (Census 2016). This big-hearted town is a well-loved host to the nation’s children during the summer months as they attend Irish language schools in the vicinity.

Belmullet is also situated close to the famous Carne Golf Links, one of the world’s highest-ranking golf courses. The local area is extremely popular for those wishing to fish or partake in the host of water sports available.

It is also an ideal location for people simply seeking solitude in a remarkable natural setting. Together, with invigorating walks and a superb selection of food and drink establishments, you can enjoy the variety of amenities available, before retreating to the breath-taking views on your own piece of heaven.

In addition, the island benefits from a fresh water spring and access to sheep handling facilities.

Fresh to the market

The island is guiding at €200,000, or just over €3,500/ac. This plot is fresh to the market and will be sold by online auction on July 22, 2020, at 12:00pm.

Will Coonan of Coonan Property commented on the island, saying: “This is an amazing opportunity to purchase an island off the west coast of Ireland with views back to the Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail. An opportunity like this doesn’t present itself every day.”