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Sunday 11 December 2016

Holding that hosted horse show should be a winner

Jim O'Brien

Published 11/10/2011 | 05:00

A 76ac farm that was originally part of the site that hosted the Ballivor Horse Show has come onto the market. The property will be sold later this month and has a guide of €7,000-8,000/ac.

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Located at Portan, about half a mile from Ballivor village and nine miles from Trim, Co Meath, the land has been in the same family for generations and was used for drystock and horses.

It is well looked after and is all under old pasture. It is suited to any type of farming business, with both dairy and tillage farms adjoining it.

The holding is fenced with mature hedgerows incorporates many fine specimen trees, giving good shade and shelter.

The farm will be offered in three lots. Lot one will consist of 28.8ac, lot two is 47.5ac and lot three will take in the entire.

Auctioneer Thomas Potterton describes lot one as the best of the land, laid out in three divisions of permanent pasture with a natural water supply.

There are spectacular views from the property and one of the divisions, known as the Racepark Field, contains an ordinance benchmark. This part of the property would be most suitable for a residence, subject to planning consent.

The adjoining 47.5ac is laid out in five convenient divisions and has a natural water supply.

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This land includes the 'clump', a fully enclosed field with a circle of mature trees where, according to local history, a ceremonial fire was lit at the end of the Civil War. The land fronts onto the Muchwood road.

The farm will be sold at auction at the Property Exchange, Trim, Co Meath, on October 21

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