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Monday 23 October 2017

Farm 'ideal for tillage'

OLD ruins are all that remain of the estate, but mature trees and hedgerows give some clues as to the former glory of a Co Meath farm.

The 38ac site at Kilmurray was once part of the Mason estate before it was bought by its present owners in the 1960s.

Auctioneer Thomas Potterton, who is handling the sale by public auction on August 31, said the quality land had been let for the past five years.

Laid out in five fields, it is in permanent pasture but it is equally suited to tillage, says the auctioneer.

"It's a nice farm in a lovely area, close to Trim," he said.

The land has a natural water supply from a stream and has road frontage.

However, Mr Potterton believes that the presence of the ruins could enhance the chances of obtaining planning permission to build a house.

The Kilmurray farm is one of two properties that will be offered at the auction.

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Mr Potterton is also dealing with the sale of a 54ac holding at Moyvalley, Clongiffin, and Ballinderry, Longwood.

This farm is offered in two lots and has farm buildings, such as a five-span hay shed.

"This really is lovely, unspoilt land, just off the N4 and only 3.5 miles from Enfield and two from Longwood," he said.

"It's good land, all in old pasture with thick hedgerows."

The land is bounded on one side by the Blackwater river and on the other side by the road, which also separates one portion of the land from the main section, hence the decision to offer it in lots.

Lot one, an 11ac section, is laid out in two fields and is guided at €80,000-100,000. The second lot is for the remaining 43ac and includes the hay barn, guided at €7,500-8,000/ac.

Interest in both properties is coming from the farming sector, but Mr Potterton says there are still some inquiries from outside the area in Dublin and Kildare, given the farm's location.

Contact TE Potterton REA, Trim, at 046 943 1391

Irish Independent

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