Swift sale for portion of historic Kilkenny estate
An 57ac portion of the ancestral estate of the famous writer and satirist, Dean Jonathan Swift sold at auction last week making €10,000/ac. A 30ac parcel from the same farm was withdrawn at the same auction.
Located at Swiftsheath, Jenkinstown, Co Kilkenny, it is part of the historic Swiftsheath demesne and the parcel comes for auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac.
The most famous resident at Swiftsheath was Dean Jonathan Swift (1667 -1745), who was raised at the Jenkinstown estate by his uncle Godwin and went to school at Kilkenny College.
The property is located on the N77 road, 12km from Kilkenny City and 9km from Ballyraggett.
The 57ac that sold comes with extensive road frontage on to two roads and a traditional farmyard with a three-span hay shed, two lean-to's, a silage pit, cattle crush and feeding troughs, all on concrete.
The land is made up of 26ac of grass, 13ac of forestry and 18ac of tillage.
The forestry is producing an annual premium of approximately €2,300 with circa 17 years remaining.
However, aside from the planted forestry commanding the premium there are many lovely stands of trees including oak, beech and ash.