The auction rooms of south Tipperary are exceptionally busy for the time of year, with some substantial holdings coming to the market of late. Among them is a 100ac residential holding at Clerihan, Clonmel, with two dwellings and farmyards, both with good outbuildings. The farm comes to auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac.
Auctioneer PF Quirke describes the farm as a fine grassland farm, originally set out in two holdings divided by a stream. The most recent owner inherited the older farm from a relative, which explains the presence of two dwellings on the property. One of the houses is in need of complete refurbishment while the other, a three-bedroom bungalow, is in relatively good repair. There are also two farmyards with the farm.
Located in the parish of Clerihan, five miles from both Clonmel and Cahir, the property will be sold in a number of lots. Lot A is comprised of the older house and yard on 40ac. The land is described as good ground that is well divided with plenty of shelter and water. The yard with this lot has a wide range of outbuildings, including a three-span haybarn, a three-span lean-to with cubicles and storage space, a silage pit, a two-span haybarn with cubicles and a concrete yard. The yard also includes a range of cattle-handling facilities.
Lot B is 32ac of good grazing land with no buildings and extensive road frontage.
According to Mr Quirke, the combined road frontage of lots A and B stretches to a mile in length.
Lot C extends to 29.5ac of grazing and comprises of a three-bedroom bungalow and a more modern farmyard with a covered silage pit, a three-span shed with a lean-to at each side accommodating 42 cubicles and a second three-span haybarn with lean-to.
There is also a range of calving pens and a milking parlour with collection yard, loose boxes and general storage sheds. Lot D will include the entire.
The property in its various lots would suit a range of customers and Mr Quirke is hopeful of a good attendance when the auction takes place at 12 noon on Friday, December 7 at his offices on Gladstone St, Clonmel.