Gorey nugget stirs interest
Wexford, 55 ac residential farm, Guide:€9,000/ac
According to my late grandfather, "you can't beat the latter end of a good thing". In a somewhat similar vein, Gorey auctioneer Michael Kinsella describes a 55ac residential farm as the last and best part of an original holding of 115ac.
Located adjacent to the M11 at Ballyellen, Inch, Gorey, Co Wexford, the farm is 5km south of Arklow and 4km from the sea.
The residence, farmyard and land are what remain after the major part of the holding was bought by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for the construction of the M11 motorway and the development of a major service area that will soon be built. The farm will be sold by auction on Tuesday, May 10, with a guide price of €9,000/ac.
Mr Kinsella describes the land as being of excellent quality and ideal for any type of farming enterprise. It is currently all in grass.
The property is laid out in divisions that are well fenced, with the eastern portion fenced by high quality post and rail fencing thanks to the NRA.
The farm has its own well, along with a mains water supply and water from a stream that flows through the property.
While the land was let for a number of years, it was well looked after by the local dairy farmers renting it.
The farmyard is of a traditional nature with buildings that include a 30ft four-span haybarn with silage walls and two 22ft lean-to sheds with cubicles. There is also a three-span haybarn with lean-to sheds, while other buildings include a cow byre, stables, calf houses, a workshop and a garage/fuel house.