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Tuesday 23 May 2017

On the double in Carlow

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Two fine pieces of Carlow agricultural land are coming to auction tomorrow.

Auctioneers Paddy Jordan and Seamus Somers are joint agents for the sale of a 16ac piece of tillage ground and a 67ac farm in grass and stubble with a derelict granite farmhouse. Both sites are located in the townland of Ballyryan, Nurney, Co Carlow.

The 16ac property is currently under potatoes but the crop is not included in the sale. Classified under the 'Kellistown Series' in the 'Soils of Co Carlow', this is top-quality limestone land suitable for tillage or grazing. It comes with good road frontage and would make an ideal site subject to planning permission.

Paddy Jordan is guiding this property at €200,000 or €12,500/ac.

The 67ac farm, with a farmyard and a derelict granite farmhouse, is currently under grass and stubble, and has premium-quality limestone ground ideal for all farming types. The gently undulating lands are laid out in six divisions with good road frontage and a gravelled drive to the yard and derelict house.

The house stands on an elevated setting with views over the surrounding countryside and many mature trees giving great shelter.

The farmyard includes a two-span hay shed, a three-span shed with concrete base, an open silage pit and some old stone buildings. It is serviced by its own water, and has €7,000 in entitlements.

Its guide price is €800,000 or around €12,000/ac.

Both properties are located near Nurney, three miles from Leighlinbridge, and they go to auction tomorrow at 3pm in the Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.

Irish Independent