Farm Ireland

Saturday 16 December 2017

Co Cork farm withdrawn

A 76ac farm with farmyard and outbuildings was withdrawn from auction at Corrin Mart, Co Cork, on Wednesday last.

A crowd of up to 30 people turned up for the auction, where auctioneer Eamonn O'Brien, of CCM Mitchelstown, put the property to auction in its various portions. However, bidding did not open so it was withdrawn.

Located at Kilacluig West, 1.5 miles from Mitchelstown, the one-time dairy operation is all in grass and laid out in nice paddocks serviced by hardcore roadways. The farmyard consists of a 70-cubicle shed with scrapers, mats and a slatted channel. The yard also has a weanling cubicle house.

The property was offered in three lots, each with its own road frontage and gates. Lot one was 24ac and the farmyard, lot two consisted of 18ac and lot three was 24ac. A 10ac piece of ground at the back of the three lots could also have be offered for sale with any of the lots.

Mr O'Brien had expected the farm to sell as there had been huge interest before the auction.

"We had requests for quite a few maps locally and requests from Kerry," said Mr O'Brien. "Maybe the fact that the auction happened on the day the Government published its Four Year Plan may have tempered people's inclination to buy.

"We had a strong offer after the auction and we have had some offers since," he added. "It remains a very attractive piece of property in its entire or in lots. Any of the lots would make an out farm or residential holding and we are open to talk to anyone who has an interest. We would look seriously at offers of €7,000-8,500/ac."

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