106ac of Limerick dairy ground hits the market for €8,000/ac
It was Spy Wednesday when I headed for east Limerick to spy on a 106ac residential farm at Knockroe and Knockenaroe near Old Pallas, not far from Pallasgreen.
It was my first time in Old Pallas. I followed the N24 from Limerick until I reached Pallasgreen where a right hand turn led me to higher ground and the crossroads that is the village of Old Pallas.
Just outside the village I came on the farm and its neat grey farmhouse set in a traditional courtyard of well-maintained sheds and garages.
The option to make an offer on this fine parcel of land remains open until 3pm this Friday. The sale price is guided by Tipperary auctioneer Matthew Ryan at €8,000/ac.
The house is a two-bedroom cottage with an attic room. It needs some refurbishment although it has PVC windows, doors, soffit and facia. The front courtyard is home to a double garage or store set at right angles to the rear of the house with a long stone shed with a relatively fresh cladded roof faces the dwelling.
A galvanised gate opens to the back courtyard and here is found the old milking parlour with six traditional cow stalls and next to this is a machinery shed.
The yard also contains the most substantial building, a three-column, round-roofed shed with a lean-to and also an old dairy. Other facilities include a large concrete apron and cattle-handing facilities and a separate entrance to the yard.
There is little doubt that the yard and its facilities were developed and maintained by a careful owner who valued tasty work.