Thank you for your interest in advertising on Former Glory. The website has been online since 2007 and attracts a wide audience from around the world. Our visitors are looking for (i) Irish period property for sale, (ii) suppliers & craftspeople who specialise in the restoration of old buildings and (iii) historic Irish houses and castles offering guest accommodation and unique wedding venues. Please see our various advertising options and FAQs below.

Advertising FAQs

Property For Sale

We upload all property listings so just email us the details and we take it from there. Please include:

– the address of the property
– text description (include some information on the history of the building if possible)
– images (ideally a minimum of 960px wide for landscape and 640px wide for portrait images; you can include as many as you like)
– price
– BER rating
– a contact number and email address (to be published)

If you already have the property online we may also be able to get all the images and text directly from this website. Please send the link to the property and we will advise if we need any further info by email.

We charge a one off fee of either €195 or €95 for a property listing which also covers promotion on the Former Glory social media pages. There are no further charges or commissions. The discounted €95 rate applies to property with an asking price of €100,000 or below.
There are no renewal dates so the property will remain on Former Glory until sold.
An estate agent can sign up as a member agent and pay a single annual fee to list unlimited period properties for a 12 month period. Contact us for further details on the benefits of being a member agent – we would love to hear from you.
Former Glory has a worldwide audience of people looking for period property for sale in Ireland. We upload each listing and include contact details for the owner or agent. All enquiries, viewings, etc. are done through the owner or agent.
You can pay by credit or debit card via our Stripe account, by bank transfer or by cheque. Please see our payment page for details.

Accommodation

We upload the adverts so just email us the details and we take it from there. First tell us which sections are relevant to your venue (B&B or Self-Catering) and then include for each section:

– the address
– one main image (a minimum of 800px wide)
– six additional images (a minimum of 600px wide for landscape and 400px wide for portrait images)
– a short descriptive sentence
– three short paragraphs describing the house and what you offer
– up to 3 testimonials from recent guests
– your website address
– a contact number and email address (to be published)

We charge a fee of €95 per year which also covers promotion on the Former Glory social media pages. If you offer B&B and self-catering in the same house and/or outbuildings there is no additional charge for separate listings. Wedding venue adverts are also charged at €95 but if you also cater for weddings we can do both adverts for €125.
You can pay by credit or debit card via our Stripe account, by bank transfer or by cheque. Please see our payment page for details.

Private Events & Weddings

We upload the adverts so just email us the details and we take it from there. Please include:

– the address
– one main image (a minimum of 800px wide)
– six additional images (a minimum of 600px wide for landscape and 400px wide for portrait images)
– a short descriptive sentence
– three short paragraphs describing the house and what you offer
– up to 3 testimonials from recent weddings
– your website address
– a contact number and email address (to be published)

We charge a fee of €95 per year which also covers promotion on the Former Glory social media pages. Accommodation adverts are also charged at €95 but if you also offer B&B or self-catering accommodation we can do both adverts for €125.

You can pay by credit or debit card via our Stripe account, by bank transfer or by cheque. Please see our payment page for details.

Suppliers & Craftspeople

We upload the adverts so just email us the details and we take it from there. Please include:

– your address and areas you cover
– your business logo
– six images of your work or product(s) (a minimum of 600px wide for landscape and 400px wide for portrait images)
– three short paragraphs describing what you do
– up to 3 testimonials from recent customers
– your website address
– a contact number and email address (to be published)

We charge a fee of €145 per year which also covers promotion on the Former Glory social media pages.

You can pay by credit or debit card via our Stripe account, by bank transfer or by cheque. Please see our payment page for details.

Testimonials

I have been advertising on www.formerglory.ie for several years now, and would have been one of the earliest clients of this website. As I have specialised in the sale of historic Irish Castles for close on 20 years it was wonderful for me to be able to avail of a website such as formerglory.ie for the display of my more unusual properties for sale on the open market.

I have always been extremely pleased with the presentation of my properties as advertised on formerglory.ie. There are plenty of excellent photos displayed, in an easy to read format, with good spacing of narrative. Chris has always been very swift and professional to deal with, and has a genuine interest in the properties and a wealth of information in historical buildings that is hard to beat.

The website has a great reach in terms of viewers, and I would have frequently received enquiries on my properties from mainland Europe, America, Canada, UK and other destinations. Chris keeps a good eye out on all enquiries, and will redirect emails when necessary. He is extremely dedicated to the website and it shows.

I would consider formerglory.ie to be a very strong part of my advertising agenda, and have been extremely pleased with the results over the years in terms of enquiries, viewings, and actual sales. I would highly recommend advertising on formerglory.ie for those who wish to sell a historic or unusual property and want to get real results.

Helen Cassidy, Premier Properties Ireland
Thank you Former Glory for your listing of Cashlieve House, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon. Your customer service and attention to detail was excellent. This was a perfect property for someone wishing to restore to its Former Glory and your promotion of this property helped us achieve exceptional interest and results. We at REA Seamus Carthy will certainly be using your company again and look forward to working with you.
Seamus Carthy, REA Seamus Carthy
First time I have used the website ‘Former Glory’ with a property that was built in the early 1800’s, Larkfield House and I was very surprised from the amount of enquiries I received from the website. It was the first time that I received so many enquiries from overseas clients and I would have no problem in using the service again and recommending it to any other estate agents.
Declan O'Leary, Sherry FitzGerald O'Leary Kinsella

Just a note to say how fabulous this dedicated website is. Very soon after the listing went live we received the perfect cash buyer offer plus deposit for our historic house in Kerry.

Chris gave much personal attention and care to our listing, replied immediately despite being on holiday, and also offered valuable feedback on the presentation of our advertisement which takes courage to do – feedback for which we were extremely appreciative.

It is rare to find a site which so closely matches both the demographic and understanding that our unique historic properties need. Former Glory not only brings like-minded sellers and buyers together but achieves sales as they really care and have in-depth knowledge of both the market and properties they are selling.

Former Glory is highly recommended to anyone with period properties to divest of or invest in. We couldn’t be more grateful this site exists.

Miss Caroline A. Faulkner, Kilmurry House, Co. Kerry
I found this website to be excellent. I received enquiries from USA, Canada, New Zealand, Cayman Islands and overall a tremendous response. I highly recommend Former Glory. It works 24.7 for you, not a 40 hour week.
Barry Redmond, Private Sale
Many thanks to Former Glory for the help and advice in advertising Old Mill and Mill Cottage. Within days we had genuine enquiries, viewings and the offers started to come in. We definitely recommend Former Glory for the place to advertise older properties.
Private Seller
I listed my property, an old railway station, ‘The Railway House’ in Ruan, in August 2020, and within a day or two, I had 4 callers looking to purchase the property. The property is now sold (only 3 months later) and I have to say the whole process was seamless, perfect, and worked a treat. Former Glory is a wonderful resource, and their website is perfectly set up if someone is thinking of selling a period property. Delighted to have placed my property with them, and would highly recommend this website to anybody who is thinking of disposing of a property.
Martin Breen, Private Sale
We listed a derelict two-story period residence on Former Glory and had an immediate response resulting in a significant number of genuine enquiries which ultimately led to the sale of the property. We will be listing all our period properties on the website and highly recommend Former Glory to agents and owners selling restored and derelict period property in Ireland.
James Murphy, James Murphy & Co Auctioneers and Valuers
We really appreciate the Former Glory website, both as seller and would-be buyer. The format is attractive and easy to use, and the site has exactly the sort of houses that we are interested in. When we put our house up for sale, Chris did a great job with the pictures, and it brought us in a lot of enquiries. I would recommend Former Glory to anyone who is at all interested in old houses.
Annie and Peter Bowyer, Creagh House, Ballinrobe
Just to let you know that the Old Barn has just been sold. We got so much interest from your site. It was the best exposure we got from anyone and we met some interesting characters in the process. I definitely recommend Former Glory to anyone selling an older building. I really was impressed and it reached out to the specific clientele that suited our property.
Linda McGowan, Private Seller
When I was looking for a special location for my wedding reception I was able to contact a lot of places through the Former Glory website that I probably wouldn’t have found otherwise.
Silvia Anastase, when searching for a wedding venue

Press Coverage

Former Glory has been featured in many of the national newspapers and on RTE. The first coverage was in The Sunday Times Home Section back in July 2007 in an article by Niall Toner and since then the website has appeared in The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post and various other publications.

“A new website offers advice and information to anyone who wants to bring old buildings back to life.”

“www.formerglory.ie is dedicated to the purchase, sale and restoration of historic structures, the fringe oddities of the property world.”

“Fancy restoring a crumbling gothic tower or a dilapidated mill? Ireland has ruins aplenty needing buyers with the inspiration and the funds to revive them.”

“Restoring a derelict property is not a job for everyone but, with some patience and the right builder, a pile of stones can be turned into a home”

Former Glory Press Coverage

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