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Wednesday 27 August 2014

€1.2m bid for Offaly farm not enough

Published 09/01/2013 | 06:00

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A 205ac Offaly farm at Rathdrum, Ballycommon, Tullamore, Co Offaly, was withdrawn from auction last week after being bid to €1.22million.

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Situated 7km northeast of Tullamore, 8km south of Tyrrellspass and 10km southeast of Kilbeggan, the holding includes a derelict farmhouse residence, a modern farmyard and a central farm roadway.

According to Paul Murtagh of selling agents Murtagh Brothers, the lands are suitable for any farm enterprise- tillage, drystock or dairy.

It is laid out in one division, with well-fenced fields that are serviced by a central farm roadway.

At the moment 80ac are in tillage, with the rest in pasture.

The farmyard consists of a large modern five-bay double-sided slatted house with central feed passage capable of accommodating up to 200hd of cattle. There are also two large concrete silage slabs, along with a three-bay haybarn with lean-to and cattle crush.

The derelict two-storey farmhouse at the centre of the farm is in need of complete refurbishment and is approached by a new tarmacdam, tree-lined avenue, fenced by timber post and rail fencing.

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