A model holding
Top quality land and a fine Georgian residence make this one of the finest properties to come on the market in Wexford for some time
Published 25/11/2015 | 02:30
When I hear the name Cogley I think of Wexford. Most of the people I know bearing that name come from the Model County and if they don't, they have strong connections in the south east.
The Cogley clan and many others will be interested in the auction of this Georgian house on 77ac of tillage ground located at Ballycogley between Kilmore Quay and Wexford Town.
The sale is being handled by John Keane of Keane Auctioneers, who are guiding the property at between €700,000 and €800,000.
Situated 20 minutes from Wexford Town and 10 minutes from Kilmore Quay the house and lands are in the best of condition
The area and the particular property are steeped in history and would have been among the first parts of Ireland to encounter the Normans soon after they arrived with Strongbow in 1169.
The original Ballycogley Castle dates from the 13th Century and its ruin stands 90 metres of the current residence.
After the invasion of Henry II the Wadding family was among the early colonists planted in the area and established themselves at Ballycogley Castle.
The Waddings remained a prominent family in the area for the next three centuries but found themselves on the wrong side of Cromwell when he arrived with his roundheads. Ballycogley was forfeited after the invasion and Richard Wadding is found in the list of those transplanted.