Wicklow farmer selling holdings on the double
Two farms belonging to a dairy farmer are coming on the market near Blessington, Co Wicklow.
Both holdings are the property of the one man who is selling in order to consolidate his milking enterprise.
An 83.5ac farm at Crosscool Harbour, Blessington is being sold with a guide of €760,000 or over €9,000/ac.
A 69ac holding at Slate Quarries, Blessington is to be sold on the same day with a guide price of €370,000 or €5,300/ac.
The land at Crosscool Harbour is located on the R81 Dublin road out of Blessington. Stephen Barry of Raymond Potterton auctioneers described it as a magnificent block of ground, laid out in five good size divisions of quality grassland.
"The majority of the 83.5ac has been used by the current owner as highly productive silage ground," he explains.
A 51.5ac portion with access to the N81 is a mix of good grazing land to the front with rougher grazing ground to the rear.
The rougher ground has improved greatly in recent times thanks to drainage works carried out by the County Council. "It yields an absolute abundance of grass every year," says Mr Barry.