Clonmacnoise 39ac beef farm sold for more than €250,000
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James O'Meara of Ballymahon handled the sale of the Clonmacnoise farm and closed the deal soon after the property was withdrawn.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.