33ac Co Meath farm hits mark at €10/ac
A 33ac farm at Lismullen, Garlow Gross, near Navan sold in lots under the hammer for a total of €328,000 recently.
The sale price was equivalent to almost €10,000/ac, with one of the lots making €12,000/ac.
Also in Co Meath, a 7ac parcel in two fields at Baskinagh, Athboy sold at auction for €74,000 or more than €10,500/ac.
Meanwhile, a 20ac holding between Athboy and Navan sold for €130,000 or €6,500/ac.
The 33ac at Lismullen attracted a big crowd. Located beside Lismullen school and four miles from Navan, the ground is sown to winter wheat and described by auctioneer Raymond Potterton as the best of tillage land.
The holding was offered in three lots consisting of a parcel of 25ac, a 5ac portion within the village speed limits and a 3ac piece adjacent to the school.
The farm was offered as an entire and in various lots during the auction, but when it came to serious business there was interest only in the individual lots.