Good mix of Roscommon farms on the market from as little as €5,000/ac
Roscommon was festooned with saffron and navy when I visited the county last week. At businesses in the town, all the talk was of yesterday's replay against Mayo.
There was an atmosphere of great satisfaction and even greater expectation everywhere. As I parked my car, I expected it too would be festooned by the time I got back.
My host, auctioneer Sean Naughton, has been following the Rossies for a lifetime and when I arrived, he was concerned that his Roscommon flag had wrapped itself around the flagpole and the neighbouring shopkeepers might question his loyalty.
Four Roads land
We had places to go and farms to see so we made our way to the village of Four Roads, about 7km from Roscommon.
In the townsland of Coolderry, about 1km from the village, we stopped at a 20ac parcel of roadside land in the best of heart and ideal as a parcel of grazing or meadowing.
The property includes a derelict house accessed by a laneway to the side of the property, but Mr Naughton is of the belief that this may be no advantage in the event of a planning application.
Laid out in three fields, the place has plenty of road frontage and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €160,000 or about €8,000/ac.