Farm Ireland

Friday 23 March 2018

Chance to build your new Jerusalem

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

You don't have to go to the Middle East to own a bit of Jerusalem. Carlow auctioneer, Michael Lyng, has a 76ac non-residential farm for sale at a place called Jerusalem, about 3.5 miles from Carlow town.

The land was described by the estate agents as an excellent piece of ground. A former dairy farm, the property is in one piece and well serviced with water and its own hardcore roadway. There is some limited road frontage.

"It was in tillage and was reseeded in the recent past. In fact the new grass yielded its first crop of silage this summer," Mr Lyng said.

The farmyard is typical of the traditional dairy operation, with a fully fitted milking parlour along with a 360,000ga slurry tank. According to Michael, the equipment is serviceable but in need of reconditioning.

There is extensive housing in the farmyard, including a six-bay double shed with cubicles, a six-span round-roof shed with a lean-to, and a calf shed.

"This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to do a start-up or someone who wants to extend an existing holding," Mr Lyng said. "It has a great location within striking distance of the M9, Athy, Carlow and Kilkenny."

With a guide price of €8,000 to €10,000/ac, the farm is reasonably valued and there has been a steady stream of enquiries. It goes for auction at Kilkea Castle Golf Club, Castledermot, Co Kildare, at 3pm, on Tuesday, October 12.

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