Farm Ireland

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Meath double set to test the market

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

An auction at the Marriot Hotel, Ashbourne, on October 14 will see two neat Meath farms go on market.

Phillip Bryne of Coonan's auctioneers, Maynooth, will hope to bring down the hammer on a 31.8ac property, which includes a derelict cottage at Macetown, Tara, and on a 16.76ac holding at Gilliamstown, Rathfeigh.

The 31.8ac is described as a superb parcel of land laid out in one large division with no waste. Currently used for tillage purposes, the land is described as free draining with excellent road frontage. It is surrounded on three sides by mature hedgerows, with river frontage to the fourth side.

A derelict stone-cut cottage commands a prime, elevated site overlooking rolling countryside. The structure is fully intact but needs complete restoration. With the necessary planning permission, it would make an excellent residence.

The farm has plenty of road frontage and two gateway entrances onto the public road.

It is located less than a mile from Rathfeigh village, just off the N2 (Dublin to Derry road). Dunshaughlin, Ratoath and the new M3 motorway are all five miles from the farm, while Dublin city centre is 20 miles.

The farm is to be offered in three lots: lot one includes the cottage on 1.3ac, lot two consists of 30.5ac and lot three is the entire. The guide price is in the region of €10,000/ac.

The second farm, 16.76ac at Gilliamstown, Rathfeigh, goes to auction on the same day.

The holding is in one large division, described as fine, well-drained land, and is currently sown to a potato crop. It has substantial road frontage on an attractive secondary road less than a mile from the Dublin to Derry road.

The village of Duleek is about five miles away, with Drogheda and Ashbourne both about eight miles. A guide price of €8,500/ac is being quoted.

Irish Independent