Attractive home of acclaimed dairyman Nagle hits market
The home place of renowned Cork dairyman, the late Billy Nagle, is coming to the market by private treaty and is already generating a lot of interest.
Billy dedicated much of his life to the development of Ballyclough Co-op until its amalgamation with Mitchelstown into Dairygold in 1990.
For many years his Holstein Friesian herd was one of the top dairy herds in the country and his 160ac residential farm, Glenville House, at Bregoge, Buttevant, Co Cork, was regarded as a model dairy operation.
In a transaction to be handled by Buttevant auctioneer, Tom Sheahan, the holding is for sale with a guide price of €2m, or more than €12,000/ac.
Located 1.5 miles from Buttevant, the farm has been leased for a number of years and is described by the auctioneer as being in excellent condition having been farmed to a high standard.
Extending to 160ac the land comes with substantial road frontage and is laid out in a series of level, easily worked fields that are well fenced and accessed by a farm roadway network. The ground is in a state of high fertility and in permanent pasture, although Mr Sheahan claims it is also suitable for tillage.
The facilities include three yards: a traditional courtyard adjacent to the house; a modern farmyard; and an older yard with a derelict dwelling house. The modern yard has wintering facilities comprised of a five bay shed with 66 cubicles with mats and serviced by a wide driving feeding bay accessed through a rolling door. This shed is slatted and cleaned with automatic scrapers into underground slurry storage.