Sheela-na-Gig aka Jeanne Rathbone

Beltra 14 Threadneedle Road- the family home is for sale.

Posted in Beltra 14 Threadneedle Road Salthill Galway, Uncategorized by sheelanagigcomedienne on November 7, 2012
My family home is for sale. We moved here in 1955 when I was 11. There were no houses opposite us then only Seamount which by then was a home for nuns. Previously it had been a nursing home and Ida was born there. BELTRA was the name of an area near where my Egan grandparents ran the local school in Glenisland Co Mayo.
A house named Seamount Lodge is marked on the first Ordnance Survey map in this townland.  Seamount was the home of Sebastian Nolan of the Ballinderry family in the late 19th century.  It was in use as a nursing home in the twentieth century before being demolished to make way for the housing estate of the same name Pollnarooma.  Seamount,  then,  had the original famine relief dry stone wall.

Threadneedle Road was a famine relief road with funds from Barings Bank hence the English name. The Irish name Bothair na Mine refllects the famine. It was a narrow road from the promenade near Blackrock up to Taylor’s Hill/Kingston.  As a youngster,  I found the very narrow section where the houses after Finneran’s ended and the tennis club rather scary after dark and would cycle very quickly as there wasn’t any street lighting then. The road was widened in the late fifties and a new wall was built.


(unless previously sold)


SATURDAYS   12.30 – 1.30

Constructed in 1955 this 4 bedroomed detached family home stands on a magnificent large site comprising of mature private gardens that extend to Dun na Carriage to the rear. Situated just minutes from the Salthill promenade and golf club this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a large family home located in what is regarded as Galway’s most prestigious residential area.

Although in need of refurbishment and modernization this is one of the best homes on this road in terms of site size and offers the potential purchaser the opportunity to develop and turn this already attractive home into a outstanding family residence.

Here is an older photo of the back garden before the housing behind was developed.

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