Former Roscommon monastery turned into luxury home now up for sale 1 year ago

Former Roscommon monastery turned into luxury home now up for sale

Ever wanted to live in a real life fairytale? This Roscommon home is the one for you.

A former monastery is on the market and it will truly make you feel like an old timely princess.


The monastery has been completely restored and made into modern home, still maintaining some of its original beauty.

The Roscommon Herald reported that Heather and Rodney Gale bought the property 10 years ago and spent the last number of years restoring and renovating it.

The Canadian couple have now completed their project and put the once abandoned former Franciscan monastery on sale.


Advertised on Sherry FitzGerald, the Granlahan home was originally run as a school until the 1970s, but was sold by the Franciscans, and could be yours for €550,000.

Two Americans then bought the 1800s building who used it as tourist accommodation, but hasn't been lived in by anyone in years.

With upgraded electricity, plumbing systems and heating, the renovations have been made purposely to give a modern feel to the home while still keeping the classic ambiance of the house.


Described by Sherry FitzGerald as: "The property has very spacious accommodation and that along with excellent Kitchen facilities and large Dining Room make the property ideal for entertaining."

"Set on a beautiful blend of mature trees with giant copper beech, evergreen oak, horse chestnut, beech ornamental cherry and additional newer plantings of trees, hedges, fruit trees and flower beds the property consists of the main building and side buildings."

With natural light filling the home and views of the park, the house has four large bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room complete with two fireplaces, library, and a chapel room.


"The master bedroom suite is made up of a large bedroom overlooking front gardens with original fireplace, dressing room and an updated bathroom."

With a large storage shed, the garden is complete with an orangery that was restored in 2020 and further renovations being made on the original cottage.

The home is close to everything you could possibly need, and viewings are by appointment only.