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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Clonmacnoise 39ac beef farm sold for more than €250,000

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Monasteries are nearly always found beside a plentiful supply of fresh water and on decent land. A 39ac non-residential farm at Creavagh, Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly, not far from the famous monastery established by St Ciaran, lived off the reputation of its locality when it sold to a local farmer after auction last week.

It is understood that the sale price was substantially in excess of his final bid of €250,000.

It isn't often that Longford men wander into Offaly to do a bit of business but auctioneer James O'Meara of Ballymahon handled the sale of the Clonmacnoise farm and closed the deal soon after the property was withdrawn.

Located two miles from Shannonbridge, the farm was described by Mr O'Meara as mainly very good land, with about 5ac of boggy ground.

The holding sits on valuable deposits of sand and gravel rendering it free draining and relatively dry.

The place is well looked after and well divided with stock proof fencing.

And while there is no dwelling on the property, there is planning permission for a four-bedroom bungalow.

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The yard includes a five bay-shed and cattle handling facilities. The farm is serviced by a private water supply.

A good crowd showed up for the auction and proceedings were opened by Mr O'Meara when he accepted a bid of €235,000 from a local farmer.

Two other local bidders entered the fray and the price went up in increments of €5,000.

The bidding came to a halt at €250,000 at which point the property was withdrawn and sold soon afterwards to the highest bidder for a higher figure.

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