Bidder hits heights for mountain farm in Tipp
BIDDERS from as far away as Cavan and West Cork joined a great crowd of locals in Kilcoran Lodge Hotel at the foot of the Galty Mountains for the auction of a residential farm located at Burncourt, Cahir, Co Tipperary.
The property consists of 129ac suitable for grazing and plantation, with grazing rights to a nearby mountain.
It also includes an old-style slate and thatch farmhouse in need of refurbishment and a range of stone out-buildings all in a picturesque setting.
Auctioneer Noel Corcoran was astounded at the interest in the property and was delighted at the price paid and the pace of the sale.
"We had five strong bidders when I opened proceedings at €200,000," he said.
"Four bidders stayed with the pace to €320,000 and at that stage two customers remained until the property was sold to the last man standing for €340,000."
The property was bought by a customer from a neighbouring county who, according to Mr Corcoran, intends to refurbish the farmhouse and farmyard and reclaim the land.