Buyers expected to swoop for Meath land
A 69ac parcel of ground with substantial sheds at Rathkenny near Slane in Co Meath is more than a flight of fancy.
Once used as an airfield, the said property is still recognised as such and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €595,000 or €8,600/ac.
Located 10km from Slane the holding is described by Drogheda auctioneer Shane Black as good quality grazing ground.
The place has not been used for livestock or airplanes for some time but was topped regularly and is in good heart. Accessed by a laneway there is no road frontage to the property.
The sheds in the yard extend to 10,000sqft and include a five column, enclosed, round-roofed shed with an enclosed lean to and, to the side, a more modern A-roofed building five columns long.
The buildings are set on a concrete yard containing cattle handling facilities with electricity supplied and water provided by a private well.
The place can still operate as an airfield but would need some works to bring it back to shape.
Nevertheless, according to Mr Black, it is the closest airfield to Dublin airport from which planes can take off and land without permission from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).