Interest high for Kerry land
The sale of land in the fertile Maine Valley, Co Kerry, is not a common occurrence so there is always great local interest whenever a holding of any size comes to the market.
It is hardly surprising that the sale of a 97ac residential holding at Callinafercy, Milltown, is causing quite a stir in the southern reaches of The Kingdom.
The holding comes with a refurbished farmhouse, 25ac of forestry carrying more than a decade of premium, 72ac of grassland, a modern farmyard with facilities for wintering 170 cattle, a six-unit milking parlour and entitlements of €9,000 a year.
Kilorglin-based auctioneer Jim Burns is selling the property by private treaty and is quoting a guide price of €1.3-1.5m (€13,500-15,000/ac).
Located two miles from Milltown, four from Killorglin, 14 from Killarney and Tralee, the farm is divided by a public road while part of the land are bounded by Castlemaine Harbour.
The farm enjoys substantial road frontage and benefits from internal roads that serve the various divisions.
Mr Burns says the farm is ideally suited for new entrants to dairy farming as it has all the required dairying facilities.
The farm can be bought as an entire or in four other lots.