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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Standout Sales from 2011

Published 03/01/2012 | 05:00

The recovery in farmer incomes this year has been a factor in the overall lift in land prices. Photo Clive Wasson
The recovery in farmer incomes this year has been a factor in the overall lift in land prices. Photo Clive Wasson

A compact equestrian property on 125ac with top quality residence, yards and equestrian facilities was sold by Newbridge auctioneer Paddy Jordan on October 10, 2011, for €1.28m.

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The property was bought by a Carlow farmer who has sold land for development in recent years.

The property included 23 boxes, two automatic horse walkers, a four-span hayshed, a lunging ring and other equestrian facilities.

The farmhouse was a two-storey, four-bedroom thatched residence.

Balbriggan, Co Dublin

This year saw a number of farms come on the market in north Co Dublin.

However, the disappearance of builder and developer buyers meant that farmers were back in the hunt for these properties.

One such property was College Farm, a 105ac site near Balbriggan.

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The non-residential holding attracted more than 80 people to the auction and the farm was sold for €1.5m, or €14,285/ac. The sale was handled by HT Meagher O'Reilly.

Camolin, Co Wexford

A 225ac farm near Camolin, Co Wexford, was sold under the hammer for €2,087,000, or €9,276/ac.

The fragmented farm was sold in lots, with the biggest being a 101ac section that sold for €1.12m, or €11,000/ac.

The buyer was a farmer from north Wexford.

A derelict house on 32ac sold for €282,000, while a further 45ac made €300,000.

The remaining 46ac sold for €385,000, or €8,370/ac.

Clara, Co Kilkenny

The sale of Kilmogar House and 287ac of land near Clara, Co Kilkenny, in July attracted a lot of interest.

Located just outside Kilkenny city and close to the new Teagasc research on the old Dublin road, all the talk was that it would draw in bidders from counties such as Cork who were looking for a sizeable milking platform for a new dairy unit.

In the end, however, it was bought by locals who had sold land for development a few years previously on the other side of Kilkenny. The sale price was €2.45m.

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