Kennedy of Ardara, Ardara, Donegal F94 VY40€185,000

Retail Units 312 m² / 3358 ft² For Sale D1


We are delighted to offer for sale, this prominent retail / light manufacturing building known locally as “Kennedy of Ardara” renowned in specialising in the sale and manufacture of traditional Aran sweaters and Irish authentic knitwear. Set on an elevated position in the centre Ardara Heritage Town, the building occupies a lucrative corner-end site that benefits from direct frontage onto the main Glenties and Portnoo roads, and is flanked on the southern boundary by a large public car park. This area enjoys a high level of footfall from locals and tourists alike as well as benefiting from a large volume of passing vehicular traffic.

The subject property primarily comprises of approximately 2,300 sq.ft of open-plan retail accommodation incorporating five different interconnected blocks that have the potential to subdivide into self-contained units, if required. The remaining accommodation solely comprises of a large open-span workshop measuring circa 1,055 sq.ft located to the rear of building with extensive attic storage over. In addition, the property is serviced by a kitchen, (2) x toilet blocks and managers office. The property was originally constructed in 1968 and was later refurbished and extended in 1981 to create an overall footprint of circa 3,360 sq.ft (312 sq.m) in its current configuration.

The property lends itself to various different uses, most notable as retail with storage facilities but also as office accommodation with self-contained blocks or as a potential restaurant or hostel, subject to obtaining necessary planning approval and consent.

The property is located on a delightful stretch of the South Donegal coast just under 17 kms from Killybegs and less than 28 kms from Donegal Town. This area of Donegal is renowned for its stunning scenery with sandy beaches and rugged coastal features. The majestic Slieve League is approximately 30 kms away and is a highly popular tourist destination attracting a large volume of visitors from all over the world.

Ardara is a bustling Heritage Town with an excellent Tourist trade together with many festivals held throughout the year, which brings visitors to the village on a year-round basis. Ardara has won many accolades in recent years e.g.. Irish Times 'Best Village in Ireland 2012', recently named One of the Most Enchanting Small Towns in Europe, plus multiple reviews of the village on Trip Advisor. As of September 2020, Sliabh Liag Distillers has just commenced work on a new state-of-the-art €10m distillery within very close proximity to the subject property.

BER Details

BER No.800578213
Energy Performance Indicator: 809.89 kWh/m²/yr


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