The proceeds of the sale of a 27ac residential farm at Moneystown, Roundwood, Co Wicklow, are to be divided between Crosscare, the Dublin Archdiocesan Social Services and the local Catholic parish at Roundwood.
The sale is being conducted under private treaty by Clarke Auctioneers, Ashford, with a guide price of €270,000.
The proceeds will go to the benefactors in accordance with the wishes of the late owner, Mary (Maunie) Timmons.
According to Brian Clarke, of Clarke Auctioneers, this is an unusual sale, not only because of what will happen to the proceeds but he points out that land sales in this particular area are quite rare.
The 27ac farm comes with a cottage and outbuildings all in need of complete renovation but with considerable potential. The land and residence are accessed via a right-of-way over an established residential laneway off the main road linking Moneystown and Annamoe.
The cottage is in need of extensive renovation but it is a traditionally constructed, stone-built house with a pitched and tiled roof.
It also has an entrance bounded by stone walls and a plot that was once an orchard on around 0.5ac. There are a number of stone outbuildings in various states of disrepair.
The land is laid out in six divisions. One field of around one acre adjoins the main road and may have some outside development potential, subject to relevant planning permission and standard restrictions.
The remaining land has no road frontage.
The ground is of mixed quality with some areas overgrown by gorse and in need of reclamation and boundary fencing.
The overall boundaries are relatively clear and marked with a mix of stock-proof fencing, stone walls and ditches. The land is sloping upwards from the main road and includes three, well-maintained fields in grass. The largest of these is to the south of the house and on the most elevated land.
Mr Clarke says there is a lot of interest in the property, and he says the guide is both attractive and reflective of the market and that an offer equal to the guide has already been received.