Prime Kildare grazing and forestry guided at €500,000
There can be lovely spells of weather this time of year such as last week when the warm breeze was ideal for drying. It was such a day when I visited a fine 64ac farm of land at Kildangan, 3km from Monasterevin off the road to Athy.
I met Paddy Jordan outside the Cross Keys pub in Kildangan and we headed across country to Ashgrove through some typical flat Kildare land.
The non-residential holding is wrapped around the former homestead and a number of other houses but has plenty of road frontage at either side of these. The property will be brought to auction with a guide price of €500,000.
Extending to 64ac, the farm is mainly in grass with about 13ac in forestry.
The soil type on the lower part is black peat ground but it was bone dry the day I walked it and covered with a fine sward of old pasture.
The first portion I visited is a 15ac plot with lots of road frontage and plenty of shelter from traditional hedgerow.
It would make a fine site for a house given the necessary planning permission.
The next portion is made up of 49ac of which 13ac are in forestry. The forestry is in conifer surrounded by a border of broadleaf that is all out of premium but will have great value at felling.