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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Prime grasslands farms in Meath go to auction

Ken Whelan

Published 19/08/2015 | 02:30

A 30ac farm in Co Meath containing the "best grassland" is expected to fetch more than €300,000 when it goes under the hammer.

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The farm is located on the Mayo Road in the old Gibbstown Gaeltacht and adjoins the Navan-Kells road. It has been run as a tillage enterprise for some years and comes to the market in three lots - 21ac, 9ac and the entire.

The local Yellow river runs through the land which is also served by the main water supply in the area, although this is not connected at the moment. There is an abundance of roadside frontage at the farm.

The property, which is the subject of an executor's sale through auctioneer John Harrington Snr, comes under the hammer at the Smith Harrington showrooms in Navan at 3pm on September 29 next.

The same firm is conducting a similar executor's sale for another top grazing land enterprise at Tankardstown, which comes with a residence. The guide price here is €450,000.

The holding, located near Navan, is well fenced and well supplied with water and is currently used for grassland and silage.

The farm also contains a hay shed.

The two bedroomed farmhouse, in need of modernisation, stands on 0.37 acres and is served by a septic tank and private water.

This auction takes place on September 22 next at 3pm.

An 18ac out farm near Athboy in Co Meath is also on the market.

The acreage, which is described as "prime pastureland" by auctioneer, Stephen Barry from Pottertons, is on the market because the owner is now consolidating his farming interests in Co Meath.

Barry said the holding, which contains a large shed, is laid out in one large field which would make an ideal location for finishing livestock. It could also be used for a wide range of other farming activities.

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