Farm Ireland

Saturday 18 November 2017

Busy summer solstice for auctions

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The longest day of the year is going to be busy day in the auction rooms. Among the properties coming to auction that day is a 43ac parcel of ground at Newberry, Kilcullen in Kildare. It comes with a guide price of €10,000/ac.

Located 4km from Kilcullen and 12km from Naas, the Newberry property is described by Philip Byrne of Coonan's Maynooth as a model holding consisting of three stud-railed fields surrounded by mature trees and natural hedgerows with attractive stone wall frontage to the public road. Buildings on the land include a three-bay storage shed.

Located at the heart of what is sometimes called "the stud belt", the land is the best of Kildare limestone ground favoured by horse trainers and will certainly attract the attention of neighbouring equine enterprises.

The property will be sold at public auction at Lawlor's Hotel, Naas at 3pm on Friday, June 21.


Recent results from the auction rooms at Coonan's have been encouraging, with the sale under the hammer of Boden Park House on 7ac at Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co Meath, and the sale of a large, part-finished house near Enfield.

Located five miles from Ashbourne, the house is a lovely old three-story country house with five bedrooms, manicured lawns and a swimming pool.

Set on seven acres, it attracted four bidders when it opened at €600,000 and was bid to €810,000 before it went on the market and sold at that price.

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Meanwhile, a 6,000sq ft house completed to first fixings and sitting on 8ac at Moyvalley, Enfield, sold under the instructions of the receiver and under the hammer for €300,000.

Irish Independent