Mixed results in Co Meath
Meath auctioneer Thomas Potterton had mixed fortunes when he recently brought three Co Meath properties to auction at the Property Exchange in Trim.
In an executor sale, a parcel of 34.5ac with a derelict residence in the townlands of Cloncarneel, Kildalkey and Kilmurray, near Trim, was bought under the hammer by a local dairy farmer for €195,000 (€5,652/ac).
A second part of the estate at Pubblestown, Kildalkey, which included a habitable cottage on an acre of ground with out-offices and a haybarn, was bought by a couple from Ratoath for €65,000.
Meanwhile, at the same auction, a 31ac holding at Kiltoome, Trim, was withdrawn when the total on offer came to €210,000.
The auctioneer was expecting in the region of €240,000. He is in negotiation with various interested parties and is hoping to close the sale in a matter of days.
Mr Potterton was disappointed that the land at Kiltoome did not sell as there had been great interest in the property prior to auction.