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Lifford Greyhound Stadium, Ballyduff Road , Lifford , Co. Donegal, F93 EYK3

Licensed and Leisure Property (17.50 acres) For Sale by Private Treaty

Price Guide price €1,900,000


  • Excellent business opportunity
  • Potential development opportunity
  • Holding of approximately 17.5 acres
  • Convenient location to the main arterial route between Letterkenny and Strabane (N14 Letterkenny Road)


Lifford Greyhound Stadium is located in Lifford, a small town in County Donegal on the Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland border, the border being the River Foyle.

Lifford is located approximately 1 mile from Strabane, 15 miles from Derry/ Londonderry and 15.8 miles from Letterkenny.

The majority of the land use surrounding Lifford is agricultural land, with a small number of residential developments and several detached dwellings. Commercial operators in the town include Eclipse Cinema, Applegreen Filling Station, Donegal Creameries, Ulster Bank and a number of local business operators.

The subject property is located on the Ballyduff Road, one of the main roads running through Lifford.

The subject property is accessed from the Ballyduff Road which is situated at the south west side of the land. We note there is also a secondary entrance from Ballyduff Park to the south eastern end of the land.

Full Description

The subject property comprises 17.5 acres of land which can be categorised into two main parts; Firstly, the stadium, kennels, racetrack and car parking facilities and secondly the agricultural land to the north.

The stadium comprises a state of the art entertainment venue which has received significant investment over recent years. The property is set over three floors and benefits from two passenger lifts.

The property has fully glazed frontage with canopy overlooking the racetrack. There are several entrances situated around the building with the main public access to leading from the car park There are viewing stands and seating areas externally. 

The ground and first floors are comprise a bar and 240 seater restaurant with fully fitted, catering standard kitchen and ancillary facilities. The second floor is not open to the publiuc and comprises betting offices, private offices, W.C. facilities and plant room.

In total, the NIA of the stadium is c. 1,671 m2 / 17,987 sq ft.

Externally, there is a 500 yard race track with 5 sets of hydraulic traps.  The rack track is laid in sand and bound by block wall, wooden fencing and metal fencing.

In recent years a new kennel block has been constructed to the north eastern side of the racetrack. The kennel block is c. 362 sq m (3,900 sq ft) and has the capacity to house 78 dogs at any one time. The former kennel block sits to the western side of the track and is no longer in use.   

There is an additional building on the north western side of the race track which has live conditional planning consent to change the use to a ‘private members casino club with connection to existing services.  The permission was granted on 7/9/2017 and is valid for 5 years.

Currently, this building is fitted out to accommodate an additional function venue with a bar, kitchen, W.C. facilities and seating area.  This one storey building covers an area of c. 326.9 m2/ 3,517 sq ft.

The agricultural land to the north consists of 7.5 acres split into three fields; a large field with a small agricultural building, a small field and a dog paddock (where the dog are exercised prior to racing.) 

The land is bounded by the stadium carpark at the southern end and part fencing, part hedgerow around the north, east and west. The subject appears to be of average quality grazing land.

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole letting agent, Lisney.






    Ground Floor







    Betting Office



    W.C. Facilities



    First Floor







    Dispense Bar



    Conference Room












    W.C. Facilities



    Second Floor

    Judges Office
















    Dog Kennels



    Function Room



    (Bar, Kitchen, W.C)




    500 Yard Track with 5 sets of Hydraulic Traps

    We have reviewed the planning history of the site there is a live consent to change the function room/ building into a ‘private members casino club with connection to existing services.’  This conditional planning consent is under ref 1751195 and was granted on 7/9/2017 and is conditional to 10 items.

    The subject property has the following zonings outlined in the Lifford Area Plan 2007 - 2013;

    Stadium and Track  - Community / Recreation / Education.

    Dog Paddock and small field – Opportunity site.

    Part of large field – Residential / Low density residential.

    Part of large field – Mixed use.

    Building & Energy Rating
    BER Pending

    Guide Price
    We are instructed to seek offers in the region of €1,900,000 exclusive (One Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Euro) for our client’s interest, subject to contract and exclusive of VAT.  

    Informaton on the rateable values have been obtained from Donegal County Council and the Valuation Office websites. 

    Land & Out-office€19.05

    Track & Land€596.75

    Tote Building€18

    Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries to ascertain up to date ratable values.

    Stamp Duty
    This will be the responsibility of the purchaser.

    All prices, outgoings and costs are exclusive of, but may be liable to, VAT.

    Customer Due Diligence
    As a business carrying out estate agency work we are required to verify the identity of both the vendor and the purchaser as outlined in the following:

    The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and 
    Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017

    Any information and documentation provided by you will be held for a period of five years from when you cease to have a contractual relationship with Lisney. 

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Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.