Boyne Valley lots heaped with tradition

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Dowth, in Co Meath, is at the heart of the Boyne Valley and is home to the world-famous megalithic burial grounds of Dowth and Newgrange.

The land in this area has been farmed for 5,000 years and the sale of a 79.5ac holding at Dowth and Ballyfeddock will give an opportunity to farmers of this generation to play their part in carrying on the tradition. The property will be sold by public auction next month.

The land is in two sections and will be offered in the entire or various lots by Navan auctioneer, Raymond Potterton.

One section is a 29.5ac residential block that is located at Dowth and comes with a guide of €300,000. The largest section extends to 50ac and is located one mile away at Ballyfeddock, Slane. This piece is guided at €450,000.

The residential farm at Dowth is situated six miles from Slane and Drogheda and comes with good road frontage, a three-bedroom bungalow and a yard.

Laid out in three divisions of old pasture, the land is described by Ronan McKenna of Potterton auctioneers as good quality, undulating ground with decent road frontage.

With a clear view of Newgrange, the house is a traditional bungalow. It has three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room, but the house could do with some refurbishment. The outbuildings include a range of stone sheds and some more modern ones.

This portion of the property can be sold in one or two lots with one portion comprising the house and yard on 7.5ac and the other consisting of 22ac of land.

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The other section of the property is a 50ac block located at Balfeddock, 500m off the Slane to Drogheda road. Set out in five fields, the land is well fenced and under permanent old pasture.

The entire lands will be sold at auction at the Navan offices of Raymond Potterton at 3.00pm on Tuesday, June 18.

Irish Independent

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