Carlow 32ac has all the ingredients for success
Published 14/09/2010 | 05:00
When buying farmland a number of factors must be taken into consideration. These include price, location, quality and potential.
A 32ac holding of prime land four miles from Tullow, four miles from Carlow and 2.5 miles from the M9 is an attractive prospect.
The location of the land, at Kellistown, Carlow will grab the attention of those familiar with good soil. The area gives its name to a particular Carlow soil type that is well known for its productive qualities.
According to the National Soil Survey of Ireland, the Kellistown soils are easily tilled and produce "excellent yields of wheat, malting and feeding barley, oats, sugar-beet, swedes and other root crops ... Due to their depth, desirable physical properties and excellent conditions for root penetration, these soils have also a high potential for grass production which can be used over a long grazing season."
Matthew Conry, of selling agents Dawson Real Estate, Tullow describes the land as exceptional. "It is great arable land with access to its own water," he says. "While it is non-residential at the moment, it contains the ruins of a cottage, good road frontage and has planning permission for stables and sheds."
The property is for sale by private treaty and is being guided at between €10,000 and €15,000/ac.