Prime Kilkenny land guided at €8,500 per acre
Given the long stretch of bad weather since early November, the auction season is in for a slow start as land will not be looking its best anytime soon.
However, holdings big and small are continuing to be bought and sold on the private treaty market.
Among the properties on the market at the moment is a 51ac non-residential farm at Thomastown in Kilkenny.
All in old pasture, the farm is for sale with a guide price of €440,000 or €8,500/ac.
Located just over 3km from Thomastown and less than 5km from the lovely Inistioge, the holding is described by selling agent Ed Donohue as "a grand square of land set out in old but good pasture".
The land is located in a strong farming area and, according to Mr Donohue would be eminently suitable as an out-farm.
Laid out in seven manageable fields, the farm is well-watered and fenced with neat hedgerow.
One of the fields has decent road frontage that could give the farm residential potential once the requisite planning permission is obtained.