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184ac of the Golden Vale to sell during June auction blitz

Up to 184ac of Golden Vale land will go under the hammer in four different auctions over three days from June 20-22.

A 60ac residential farm at Kiltoohig, Charleville, Co Cork, will be first under the hammer on June 20.

Located on the outskirts of Charleville and adjoining the local golf club, the farm's land is described as excellent quality, although about 15ac is said to need attention.

It is well fenced and has a steady supply of water, but the holding has limited road frontage.

The farm includes a three-bedroom bungalow which has been vacant for some time, but is habitable.

Auctioneer Tom Crosse is guiding the sale at €10,000/ac, a price he says recognises the better land but allows for some of the heavier areas.

On the following day, June 21, a 32ac road-side farm at Clashdrumsmith, Emly, Co Tipperary, will be offered for auction at Kilmallock.


Located on the Emly to Cullen road, Mr Crosse said the land was of "excellent quality".

It comes with good road frontage and cattle handling facilities that feature a holding pen, cattle crush and shed.

The land is all in grass and is laid out in three divisions, and comes to auction with a guide of €300,000 or almost €9,500/ac.

On the same day, a 50ac holding in the Co Limerick village of Meanus will be brought to auction at Kilmallock. Located 15 minutes from Limerick City, the land is in easily-managed divisions and is well watered and fenced.

It was identified as development land during the boom and is being offered at a price arguably slightly higher than agricultural prices for similar holdings. It comes to auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac.

A 42ac parcel of rolling parkland at Ardshanbally, close to the picturesque village of Adare, is set to attract huge interest.

Some years ago, it was part of a significant swathe of land on the outskirts of Adare that was controversially zoned for development by Limerick councillors.

In a celebrated piece of local government history, the then county manager challenged the zoning, opposed it through the courts and had the zoning reversed. The 42ac site was at the heart of the controversy.

It is located across the road from Adare Manor Golf Club on the eastern approach to the village, and features fine, fertile ground that is well watered and fenced with extensive frontage on to a cul-de-sac roadway and the River Maigue.


The property is the subject of an executor sale which will dispose of the estate of the late Moira Hogan.

It is being guided at a price of €400,000, or just under €10,000/ac.

"I expect this land will make this kind of money as property in the environs of Adare commands a premium in lean times and times of plenty," said Mr Crosse.

The property will be auctioned on Friday, June 22 at 3pm in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare.

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