Locals buy Athy lots
A RESIDENTIAL farm on 127ac has been sold in lots at auction for €1.52m.
Locals were again to the fore in the packed auction room and bidding for the property at Popefield, Athy, was brisk and competitive with several bidders for each of the lots.
Auctioneer Paddy Jordan confirmed that all lots were bought by local people, either through their solicitor or an agent acting on their behalf.
He said it was apparent early into proceedings that the interest was in the individual lots.
The main house and yard on 65ac, described as lot one, was sold for €725,000.
Lot two, which comprised 12.2ac, went under the hammer for €130,000.
Lot three, a 9.3ac parcel, sold for €135,000 and lot five, which included 17ac across the main road, was sold for €240,000.
The 10ac that made up lot six sold for €135,000. The three acres in lot seven made €55,000 and lot eight, which comprised 7ac, sold for €100,000.