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Saturday 22 October 2016

Galway and Mayo holdings with lots of potential

Jim O'Brien

Published 29/07/2015 | 02:30

Ballyhaunis property for sale
Ballyhaunis property for sale

There is fine farmland in north Galway and some of the finest is found near the town of Tuam.

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A 62ac parcel of the best of this ground is on the market by private treaty with a guide price of €10,000/ac.

Located on the Dunmore Road, within walking distance of Tuam town, this block of top quality grazing land comes with good road frontage.

Laid out in five 12ac fields it is fenced by well maintained stone walls and electric fences.

Water is laid on and while there are no buildings with the holding there are cattle handling facilities including a concrete yard and cattle crush.

According to Michael Mannion of Sherry FitzGerald Mannion the land is top class, free draining limestone land.

"This is a great opportunity to purchase a roadside holding with excellent potential close to Tuam," he said. The auctioneer expects lively local interest.

Mayo residential holding

Mr Mannion is also handling the sale of a bungalow on 33ac at Brackloon, Ballyhaunis in Co Mayo.

Located 9km from Ballyhaunis on the Ballaghaderreen road the land is described as of mixed quality while the house is in good condition.

The property is on the private treaty market with a guide of €215,000.

The well-kept traditional bungalow is set on 33ac of land of which half is of good quality and half is described as poorer ground.

According to the auctioneer, the farm was well minded over the years.

Outbuildings include a quaint stone granary, a stone-built dual-purpose shed and a two-bay shed with piped water.

Set in neat gardens the bungalow has three good-sized bedrooms, a sitting room and a living room with an open fireplace.

A utility room and a bathroom complete the accommodation.

The house is in excellent repair throughout and includes double-glazed windows.

Mr Mannion believes the holding has the makings of an ideal starter farm.

"For many years we have heard certain city properties referred to as starter homes.

"This residential farm at Brackloon, Ballyhaunis is both a delightful starter home and farm," he said.

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