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Friday 20 April 2018

Auction season gathers pace with flurry of Leinster sales

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 54ac non-residential holding near Tyrellspass in Co Westmeath is among a number of farms on the market around the mid to north Leinster region.

It comes to auction with a guide price of €7,000 to €8,000/ac.

Located at Clonfad, Meedin the farm is 0.5 miles off the Tyrellspass to Mullingar road.

Set in one block it is divided into a number of smaller fields by whitethorn hedges that will need some tidying.

According to Pat Gavin of selling agents Gavin auctioneers the land is 80pc good with about 20pc that needs attention and a certain amount of drainage.

All in grass the place has been let for between 15 and 20 years and is essentially good grazing ground that would make a fine addition to an existing holding.

There is no road frontage with the farm and access is via a short laneway. The property will be sold at auction at The Barn, Tyrellspass at 3pm on Friday, June 5.

An attractive 13.5ac residential property at Clonmellon near Navan, Co Meath, is being brought to auction by Mullingar auctioneer, Jimmy Murtagh with a guide price of €260,000.

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Located at Kilrush Upper the holding is 6km from Delvin, 8km miles from Athboy and 12km from Kells. Described by Mr Murtagh as a lovely south-facing property the lands are of good quality all under grass, well watered and fenced.

There is a good range of outbuildings including a three-bay and four-bay haybarn.

The residence is in good condition throughout with accommodation that consists of an entrance hall, sitting room, living room, kitchen, utility, three bedrooms, with the main en-suite, an attic room and a family bathroom.

The property will be sold at auction at the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar on Friday, June 19 at 3pm.

Laois

Moving south to Co Laois a 44ac farm with a derelict cottage at Ballybrittas, is coming to auction with a guide price of €450,000

The property is located just off the old N7 between Monasterevin and Portlaoise and is 2.5km from Ballybrittas, 3.5km from Killenard and 6.5km from the M7 Motorway at New Inn.

According to selling agent Paddy Jordan approximately 38ac of the farm is in tillage in ground that can be described as very good quality land.

This is laid out in four divisions with natural boundaries and hedgerows. It also includes 6ac in timber to the front of the lands along the road frontage. This piece comes with a guide price of €370,000.

The derelict cottage on 0.7ac will be offered separately. The cottage is in need of complete renovation and has two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. According to Mr Jordan the property is ideal for conversion, extension or replacement and has a guide price of €80,000.

The auction will be held on Friday, July 4 at 3pm at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Kildare

Further south a 48ac farm at Morganstown, Ballymore Eustace in Co Kildare is coming to auction with a guide price of €12,000 to €13,000/ac.

Located in strong equestrian country the farm is 5km from Naas, 1km from Punchestown and 10 minutes from the M7 motorway.

Ronan O'Connor of selling agents CME, Naas describes the holding as a very good piece of land.

"It is a quality bit of ground, one of the best to come on the market in this area."

The holding has 750m of road frontage on two roads and is serviced by a mains and private water supply.

According to Mr O'Connor it would make for an ideal equestrian unit and, subject to everything being in order, it should be possible to get planning permission for a residence.

The place will be sold at auction at the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare at 3pm on Wednesday, June 17.

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