Strong auction sales in the west and east
A 93ac farm with a renovated bungalow residence and a modern yard located near Claremorris, Co Mayo sold after auction last week making somewhat more than the highest bid of €737,000.
Located at Raith, Barnacarroll, the farm is 5km north of Claremorris fronting a side road just off the N17. In two folios it comprises 84ac of grassland and a 9ac parcel of active bog.
The grassland is laid out in eight well-fenced fields and described as quality ground with extensive road frontage.
There are substantial farming facilities on the property including a large cattle yard, a silage yard and a modern steel framed double slatted shed along with a 10 ton meal bin. The residence is a concrete built, three-bedroom bungalow extending to 1,172 sq ft and entirely renovated within the last five years.
The auction held at the offices of Ganly Walters attracted two active bidders when the bidding opened at €650,000. The amount on offer increased steadily until the place was withdrawn at €737,000. It sold immediately after the auction for a higher figure.
Kildare land makes €18,000/ac
Meanwhile in Kildare Paddy Jordan sold a 15ac field at Millicent South located 2km from Sallins and 5km from Naas. At auction the parcel made €270,000 or a very strong €18,000/ac.
The parcel is located in good farming country but is also in the heart of the Dublin commuter belt. There is road frontage on to a main road and a cul-de-sac it should have some residential potential.