'Classy' Limerick land guided at €9k/ac
The winter has truly arrived. Last week the leaves seemed to depart the trees overnight leaving only the skeletons, stark reminders that the tilt of the earth is keeping the heat of the sun at bay for the next four to five months.
It was raining and cold as I made my way to Caherconlish in East Limerick, just off the N24 linking Limerick and Tipperary town.
I met Tom Crosse of GVM Limerick on the boreen leading to the 85ac portion of a 100ac residential farm at Knockatanna located about 1km from the N24 and 1km from Caherconlish. Another 15ac are located at Shanaclough West, near the village of Oola.
The lands are subject of an executor sale on the instructions of the representatives of the late Michael O'Brien, a bachelor farmer who farmed the holding and let it in recent years.
The sale is guided at €735,000 for the entire, €600,000 for the residential portion in Caherconlish and €135,000 for the 15ac at Oola.
The farm is laid out a number of large fields with a mixture of hedgerow fencing and electric fences.
While the ground doubtless needs attention in terms of topping and a few bags of fertilizer it is good grazing land in good heart with a nice sward of grass on top. A herd of bullocks grazing part of it looked the picture of health even in the teeth of a miserable November day.
There are two patches of lower, rushy ground at the furthest corners of the holding but other than that, on a good walk across the land one would have to conclude 'the fundamentals are sound.