Buyers out in force for Kells 42ac
The locals were out in force on Wednesday at the auction sale of a 42ac residential farm close to Carnaross, Kells, Co Meath.
Located at Clonasillagh and Ballyhist, the property consisted of six lots of land, all situated within a mile of each other.
The farm is near the Virginia Road Station, off the N3 between Carnaross and Virginia.
The property was offered for sale in six lots by auctioneer Sam Armstrong from Armstrong Auctioneers.
Lot one consisted of an old single-storey cottage with a corrugated iron roof, set on 6.6ac.
The property fronted onto the River Blackwater. It was knocked down to a man who intends to refurbish it and live there. He outbid a neighbouring landowner at €65,000.
Lot two, located adjacent to lot one, consisted of 2.7ac of roughish ground, part of which had been quarried for gravel. Five bidders emerged for this lot and it was eventually secured by an adjoining owner for €32,000.
Lot three, a 1.8ac plot of land, was not offered for sale on the day because registration of title had not been completed in time for the sale.