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High hopes for 34ac out-farm in Co Laois

Jim O'Brien

Published 21/09/2010 | 05:00

A ready-made out-farm of 34ac at Cappaghbeg, Rosenallis, Co Laois, is typical of the property that is selling well at the moment, according to Portarlington auctioneer Matt Dunne.

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He describes the land as excellent grazing ground that has been well looked after by the vendor. With its own water supply, it is well fenced, has a cattle crush with pen and is serviced by a hardcore roadway.

Situated about half a mile off the main Mountmellick to Tullamore Road, the land has good site potential.

With a guide price of €7,000/ac, Mr Dunne expects a few interested parties when the holding goes for auction at the Mellick Inn, Mountmellick at 3pm on October 14.

Meanwhile, Mr Dunne is also handling the sale of a compact 68ac residential holding with a small farmyard at Bishopswood, Portarlington, which is due on the market at the end of October. It looks to be great value, guided at €5,000/ac.

According to Mr Dunne, the farm comprises two types of ground; 38ac of first-class arable land and around 30ac of summer grazing which can be susceptible to flooding.

The farm, which includes a two-storey farmhouse in need of refurbishment, is situated at the end of a laneway only two miles from Portarlington town.

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