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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Meath farm close to the capital guided at €13,000 per acre

Jim O'Brien

Published 22/07/2015 | 02:30

This farm at Portmanna, Dunboyne, Co. Meath has come on the market guided at €650,000 by Knight Frank auctioneers.
This farm at Portmanna, Dunboyne, Co. Meath has come on the market guided at €650,000 by Knight Frank auctioneers.

Many Meath people are not overly happy that much of their Royal county lies within what is now known as the 'Greater Dublin Area'.

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One could be taking one's life in one's hands by opining that some of the better and more expensive Meath land is located in the broad boundaries of the aforementioned expanded metropolitan area.

A good example is an extensive farmyard and agricultural buildings on 50ac at Portmanna, Dunboyne, Co Meath which has come on the market guided at €650,000 or €13,000/ac by Knight Frank auctioneers.

Located in the townland of Portmanna, the holding is 4km north of Clonee and 5km north of Dunboyne with Bracetown Business Park about 2km to the south.

The lands are within 4km of both the M3 Parkway Station and Junction 5 of the M3 motorway with direct access to Dublin City.

The farm is serviced by an extensive range of agricultural buildings spread over a 1.5ac farmyard.


The buildings, extending to over 14,000sqft, include a four-bay A-roof slatted shed, a hay barn with an adjoining lean-to and other outbuildings. The yard also has excellent cattle handling facilities.

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The land is made up of level ground and described by Kieran Bray of selling agents Knight Frank as excellent quality farmland. The major part is fenced by a combination of mature hedgerows and stud railing and serviced by an internal farm roadway.

The holding has two entrances onto the Rowan/Kinoristown local road, with about 100m of road frontage facing on to this road. Mr Bray believes the farm is suitable for a wide range of agricultural uses and could also be converted into an equestrian enterprise.

While the property is non-residential at present the auctioneer is of the opinion that, subject to planning permission, a one-off house could be built on the land.

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