Co Galway new build on family land

Fionnuala Mannion was lucky to be able to self-build on her grandfather’s land, near other members of her immediate family.

My grandfather was a blacksmith,” says Fionnuala. “He had a farm and forge, with some fields in a quiet cul de sac in Co Galway. Sadly, he died in 1999.”

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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