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Saturday 10 December 2016

Meath farm with residential potential for auction today

Jim O'Brien

Published 28/10/2015 | 02:30

Auctioneer John V Farrelly of DNG Royal County will be hoping for some lively interest from neighbours farmers for a 26ac holding at Fyanstown Kells, Co Meath that goes under the hammer today with a guide price of €9,000 to €11,000/ac.

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Located 3km from Kells and 20km from Navan, the holding is situated 500m off the R163 Kells to Slane Road. It is bounded by the Blackwater River with access from a lane that also gives access to two other farms.

The ground is all in pasture and described by Mr Farrelly as a good piece of ground.

"Not much land comes on the market in this particular area," explained the auctioneer. "And I expect a lot of local interest in this particular parcel."

He believes it could attract a buyer looking for a smallholding with residential possibilities, subject to the necessary planning.

The farm will be sold at auction at the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells at 3pm.

Castlepollard auction

Another smaller portion of land located further west is a 22ac farm at Rathcreevagh on the Finea road out of Castlepollard in Co Westmeath. The pasture ground comes to auction in a few weeks' time with a guide price of €150,000 or almost €7,000/ac.

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Located 3km from Castlepollard the land is described by Aidan Davitt of Davitt and Davitt Sherry FitzGerald as the best of fattening ground. Laid out in two divisions that could easily be merged into one the place has limited road frontage

According to Mr Davitt the upland nature of the place gives it a longer grazing period and is generating interest not only among local farmers but farmers in Cavan and the Granard area.

The property will be sold at auction at Hotel Castlepollard at 3pm on Friday, November 6.

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