Farm Ireland

Saturday 20 January 2018

Development potential in Co Meath

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Auctioneer Jimmy Dillon is expecting to close the sale of a 78ac farm at Ballybin, Ratoath, Co Meath over the next fortnight.

Located one mile from Ashbourne and one mile from Ratoath, the non-residential farm is for sale by private treaty and comes with a guide price of €950,000 or over €12,000/ac.

Mr Dillon describes the farm as an excellent bank of land that was tilled over the years and is now in grass meadowing. There are no buildings on the land but cattle handling facilities include a cattle crush and pen.

The farm comes with excellent road frontage on to a side road, which is part of the folio, and is accessed by three gates on to the adjacent county road.

Laid out in five divisions the holding would make a fine standalone farm or a substantial out-farm to an existing holding.

"Its location is excellent," Mr Dillon says. "And while the days of large-scale development are gone, the location, a mile from Ashbourne and Ratoath and within 20 minutes of Dublin, will ensure the place will be in the firing line when possibilities for development re-emerge," he maintains.

With several interested parties in contention, Mr Dillon says he is within sight of achieving the guide price and closing the sale.


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Meanwhile, further south in Co Kilkenny, estate agent David Fitzgerald is guiding a 10ac parcel of ground on the outskirts of Bennettsbridge at €15,000/ac.

Laid out in two fields of elevated land overlooking the River Nore, the property enjoys extensive road frontage on to the Danesfort Road and could have some site potential or make a nice addition to an existing farm.

The 10ac will be sold at auction at the Clubhouse, Kilkenny at 3pm this Friday, July 5.

Irish Independent