Located adjacent to Tipperary Racecourse at Limerick Junction, Ballykisteen is a name well known among bloodstock enthusiasts and golfers alike.
Most of the former Ballykisteen stud farm was converted to a golf course some years ago and now the remaining portion – extending to 72ac – is to be sold at public auction with a guide price of €650,000.
Located at Acraboy, Monard, on the borders of Limerick and Tipperary, the land is within walking distance of both Monard village and Limerick Junction, with its multitude of mainline rail services.
Auctioneer Tom Crosse of GVM describes the ground as 60ac of very good land and 12ac that could need drainage.
Laid out in easily managed fields with good fencing and access to water, the land is fronting on to the N24 Limerick-Tipperary Road.
The land is accessed through a fine wrought iron gate and stone entrance.
With the requisite planning permission, it could be turned into a nice residential holding.
Tom Crosse expects a lot of interest in the property from local farmers and the equestrian community when the property comes for auction at the Limerick City auction rooms of GVM at 3pm on Wednesday, December 18.
Staying in the Premier county, last week GVM handled the sale of an 88ac farm at Templederry, 20km from Nenagh and 24km from Thurles. The farm was sold under the hammer of Tom Crosse for €910,000 or more than €10,300/ac.
With road frontage onto two roads and river frontage, the land was described by the auctioneer as among the best one could walk. It consisted of a 60ac parcel of high ground and a 28ac heavier portion closer to the river.