Farm Ireland

Saturday 24 February 2018

?500k Roscommon farm has 'lovely feel'

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A residential farm extending 68.3ac at Gorteenclough or Corramore, Athleague, Co Roscommon, is new to the market and comes with a guide price of €500,000 or over €7,300/ac.

Auctioneer John Earley expects the private treaty sale to generate a lot of interest in the locality.

The farm has extensive frontage on to the River Suck and is centred around a five-bedroom traditional farmhouse that is in habitable condition, but needs modernisation.

Adjacent to the house is a traditional farmyard with a range of outbuildings, including a three-bay hay shed, an old world stone-built lofted shed, a cattle pen and crush and a range of storage sheds.

The property is located at the end of a public road and is described by Mr Earley as akin in shape to a lollipop, with the road representing the stick and the outer rim of the lollipop surrounded by the river.

The land is good and clean right down to the riverbank with a 'crown' of 50ac at the heart of the farm described by Mr Earley as one of the best bits of land that could be walked.

"There is a lovely feel to this place," said Mr Earley. "It should be attractive to farmers and to people with an interest in the sporting potential of the place with the river as a great resource."


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The farm may come for auction at a later date in its entirety or in two lots with the house and yard on 1ac forming one lot, with the 67.3ac making up the other.

Meanwhile, John Earley continues to be busy in the auction room and among his recent successful transactions was the the sale of a 69.23ac farm in three lots at Knockskehan, Lecarrow and Carnagh East, Kiltoom, Athlone.

The lands, described as of good quality and located in a strong agricultural locality, made a total of €292,000 or €4,230/ac.

Irish Independent