Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Bag a lovely holding in Ballybrown

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

'Lovely hurling, Ballybrown' is a cry associated with a parish team of the same name from the outskirts of Limerick city.

The call could be modified to, 'lovely holding in Ballybrown' for an 84ac residential property which has just come onto the market in the area.

Located at Carrig West, Clarina, Carrig House, its farmyard and lands are for sale by private treaty and come with a guide price of €750,000 to €800,000 or €9,000-10,000/ac.

The holding is five miles from Limerick City, just off the N69, adjacent to Ballybrown church.

It is situated in the shadow of the famous Carrigogunnell Castle, which was an O'Brien stronghold at one time and was destroyed by General Ginckell in September 1691, following the Williamite siege of Limerick.

According to Tom Crosse of selling agents GVM, the land is good quality grazing ground that is all in permanent pasture and enjoys elevated views of the River Shannon and surrounding countryside.

Most of the land is high and dry and slopes down towards the river. However, there are also sections of what is known locally as 'corcass' land, which is drained marsh from the flood plain of the Shannon and Maigue rivers and is excellent grazing and silage ground.

The range of farm buildings include a four-column hay shed, a two-column open machinery shed, a three-column workshop, a cubicle shed and lean-to.

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The house is set on a mature site surrounded by trees and reached by a long avenue. It was built in the 1960s in the style of a traditional two-storey farmhouse and is described by Mr Crosse as being in "reasonable shape".

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting room, living room, kitchen, utility room, four bedrooms -- two singles and two twin rooms -- and a bathroom.

Mr Crosse said the owner of the property, who is emigrating, is selling the residential farm as a working enterprise.

It can be bought in lots or as an entire, with lot one, the house and 54ac, representing the best of the land. Lot two consists of 22ac of good land, with lot three eight acres of heavier ground.

Mr Crosse said the farm was suitable for a range of farm enterprises including drystock, dairying and equestrian.

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