Friday 30 September 2016

Warrenstown sells for close to €1 million

Published 08/07/2015 | 02:30

Warrenstown closed as an agriculture college in 2008 when 450ac of the estate was sold for €13.5m
Warrenstown closed as an agriculture college in 2008 when 450ac of the estate was sold for €13.5m

The remaining portion of what was once Warrenstown Agricultural College near Drumree, Co Meath sold at auction last week for €920,000, exceeding its guide by €220,000.

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A local business family with Cavan connections bought the property and intends to live in the house while they plan the future of their new acquisition.

The holding includes Warrenstown House, a 10,000sq ft period residence and 72ac, 25ac of which is in forestry.

The Salesian order founded the famous agricultural college in 1923 on the 552ac Warrenstown estate. It became a renowned centre for educating farmers and its agricultural and horticultural college enjoyed decades of success before they closed in 2001 and 2009 respectively.

The larger part of the property extending to 450ac was sold to a local farmer in 2008 for €13.5m.

Prior to auction auctioneer Potterton had enquiries from the US, Britain and clients in counties stretching from Down to Cork and Meath to Wexford.

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