Farm Ireland

Friday 21 October 2016

Three Carlow farms go under the hammer

Jim O'Brien

Published 12/10/2016 | 02:30

Farm for sale at Crecrerin near Tullow, Co Carlow
Farm for sale at Crecrerin near Tullow, Co Carlow

The week ahead promises to be a busy day in the auction room for Tullow auctioneer John Dawson. He has three good Carlow farms to be sold and will be hoping to get a fair wind with the three.

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12, sees the sale of a 64ac non-residential holding at Coolroe, Clonegal located about 8km from Tullow and 4km from Clonegal. This is guided at €10,000/ac.

The farm is described by Matthew Conry of John Dawson auctioneers as a fine roadside tillage farm.

Divided by the public road into 48ac and 16ac sections, the land is in four fields and has been rented for tillage for quite a few years.

The holding has an old farmyard with a derelict farmhouse and a range of dated buildings including a four-column haybarn type shed with a lean-to, a two-column shed and a lofted store.

The farm will be offered in its lots or as an entire when it comes to auction tomorrow at 3pm at Dawson auction rooms, Tullow. The following day see the sale of a c 98ac residential farm at Crecerin, Ballyconnell, Tullow.

Also guided at €10,000/ac this property is located 8km from Tullow and 8km from Shillelagh.

Laid out in a mix of 60ac of tillage and 37ac of grass the place has always been a tillage and grass farm. It is in great heart aside from a small portion that needs attention.


There is frontage on to the public road and a laneway gives access to one whole side of the farm.

The house is a two-storey residence set back from the road with two reception rooms, a kitchen, bathroom and shower room along with storage rooms downstairs. The upstairs accommodation consists of three bedrooms.

At auction the place will be offered in two lots with the house on 4.21ac making up one lot and the c 94ac making up the second.

The sale takes place at the Dawson auction rooms, Tullow at 3pm on this Thursday, October 13.

A third property and a third day swinging the gavel faces John Dawson this Friday when he will offer a 55.5ac farm located at Castlerheban, Athy in Co Kildare about 5.5km from Athy on the Monasterevin Road. This property is guided at €8,000/ac.

The farm has frontage on to the river Barrow and on to a cul-de-sac road and is described as a long narrow grass farm. Although surrounded by tillage farms the place is entirely in pasture but is bound to have some tillage potential.

Rented for a number of years it could do with a bit of attention and the scrape of a harrow but, given the quality of the neighbouring land it should turn out every bit as good.

The property includes an old-style yard and a two-bedroom cottage in need of refurbishment.

The place will be offered for sale by auction on this Friday, October 14 at 3pm at the Dawson auction rooms, Tullow.

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