€165,000 -€35,000 on 24th Nov 16
Enjoying a spectacular coastal setting between Newcastle Beach and a neighbouring nature reserve, this property has a rich history that will inspire a buyer with imagination and vision. The Cable Hut is closely connected with Captain Robert Halpin, the Wicklow-born mariner celebrated for his pioneering work laying trans-Atlantic submarine telegraph cables in the late 19th Century. Accessed at its northern end from Sea Road, the property comprises a three-quarter acre site stretching along the coast and includes the Cable Hut, a ruined red-bricked building dating back to the period when Halpin laid a submarine cable between Newcastle and Nefyn, Wales in 1886. Call us to arrange a viewing of this very special property.
Thanks to its superb location, historical significance and close proximity to one of North Wicklow’s most sought-after residential areas, this is a unique property which, subject to planning approval, offers tremendous development potential. One possibility is a restoration of the Cable Hut itself, either as a standalone work or as part of a larger ‘grand design’ project. Full planning permission for use of the Cable Hut as a home, with an extension, was granted in 1978. The planning permission was subsequently allowed to lapse.
While best known for his epoch-making role laying the first trans-Atlantic submarine telegraph cable between Valentia Island, Co. Kerry and Newfoundland, Canada in 1866, Captain Robert Halpin continued his illustrious career with many further projects, including his completion of the Newcastle-Nefyn cable in the 1880s. Today, he is recognised as one a handful of pioneering 19th Century inventors, mariners and engineers whose work b ...