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Sunday 24 September 2017

Six of the best up for Roscommon auction

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

South Roscommon land is amongst the most prized ground in the west and John Earley is hoping an auction of six properties in the area will reflect this when they come for sale on Friday, July 26.

First under the gavel is a 134ac farm at Tavanagh, Brideswell, Athlone, Co Roscommon, coming with a guide of €800,000 or almost 6,000/ac.

Located eight miles from Athlone and 12 miles from Ballinasloe, the holding was farmed as a mixed drystock unit over the years and, according to Mr Earley, is in great heart.

The roadside holding is laid out in a number of easily managed fields and supplied with its own well water and two natural ponds.

The farmyard is well equipped with sheds for fodder and shelter and suitable for cattle, sheep and some horses.

"It is hard to get a farm of this size and quality on the market as a unit in this area," said Mr Earley.

A second farm that will surely stir some interest is located at Stonepark, two miles from Roscommon town. Last year a neighbouring holding made €14,000/ac and while Mr Earley would like this price to be matched on the day, his guide for the farm is €10,000/ac.

Extending to 32.324ac, this farm is comprised of the best of grazing ground that is well fenced and watered.

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The place has an extensive yard that includes a five-bay single slatted shed, a three-bay, back-to-back drystock shed with lean-to and a silage slab.

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The auction will also see a 9.5ac parcel at Fourmilehouse, Co Roscommon, brought to the sales floor with a guide of €80,000, while a 15ac parcel at Toneroe, Tulsk, is brought with a guide of €100,000.

Another bigger parcel extending to 21.75ac is located at Carrownaskeagh, Lisheen, Tulsk, and is also guided at €100,000, while an interesting 4.26ac piece of ground on the edge of Castleplunkett village with planning permission for four houses comes with a guide of €30,000.

John Earley is a firm believer in the auction as the best way to move property from the catalogue to the customer and he is hoping to be proven right when this large sale happens at the Central Bar, Roscommon, at 3.00pm on Friday, July 26.

Irish Independent