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Friday 27 April 2018

Dual purpose Rossie farm guided at €7,000 per acre

The 65ac holding is located near Knockcroghery and 10kms from Roscommon town
The 65ac holding is located near Knockcroghery and 10kms from Roscommon town
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A substantial farm has come on the private treaty market on the Roscommon side of Knockcroghery. Extending to 65ac including 1ac of bog land at Carrowmore, the farm at Lisdalaun, Rahara is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €7,000 to €8,000/ac.

The farm is not far from Knockcroghery off the N61 Athlone to Roscommon road which is about 10km from Roscommon town and 10km from Athlone.

"It was let for a number of years and was inherited by two sisters who have decided to sell it," auctioneer John Earley explained.

The majority of the ground is dual-purpose uplands and it comes with a single storey, former farmhouse with a corrugated iron shed and a range of old farm buildings in need of total refurbishment.

The farm is laid out in a long rectangular shape and divided into 10 fields with the farmhouse and yard at the centre of the property.

The fields are divided by a mix of traditional hedgerow and stone walls. A public road divides one field from the rest providing road frontage to the road field on the main block of the farm. There is frontage on two sides to the field separated from the rest.

Auctioneer John Earley describes this as a fine solid farm with some of the best land you will get in Co Roscommon.

"It is in a good productive farming area and we are expecting lots of interest in it," he said.

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The property can be sold in one or more lots depending on what level of interest there is among locals and among those from farther afield. The field with dual road frontage may be sold separately and it may be possible to buy the house and yard with a few acres.

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