Farm Ireland

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Offaly holding will appeal to dairying sector

Jim O'Brien

Published 23/09/2015 | 02:30

Aerial photo of Killeigh farm
Aerial photo of Killeigh farm

There are some fine farms on the market at the moment and few are finer than a 120ac non-residential property at Newtown, Killeigh in Co Offaly.

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The holding, which up to recently was farmed as a dairy enterprise, comes with extensive cattle accommodation, good road frontage and an internal roadway system. It will be sold by public auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac

Located about 4km from the village of Killeigh and 9km from Tullamore the farm is located across the road from the Glenisk factory.

The farm was bought as part of a 240ac holding in the 1930s and the remaining 120ac are located across the road from the property to be sold.

The current owners are retiring from dairying after more than 50 years spent milking and sold the pedigree Holstein herd in recent months.

I visited the property on one of the wettest of days and drove around the fields in the owner's jeep without leaving as much as a mark.

There are some lovely stands of trees dotted around the property and fine hedgerows separate the large divisions.

The lands are serviced by a central farm roadway and have excellent road frontage which means there is potential to build a residence subject to planning permission.

There is a fine farmyard on the property with rubber-matted cubicle accommodation for 200 cattle.

There is also a large silage pit and sturdy cattle handling facilities.

The auction is being handled by REA Coonan's Maynooth and takes place at Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly at 3pm on Thursday, October 1.

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