Get behind the scenes at this 115ac Carlow holding on the market for just €7,000/ac
The amount of land on the market in the south-east is less than it has been for many a year. The 'roads money' generated by the development of the Enniscorthy by-pass seems to have soaked up much of the land on the market in the Model County and its surrounds.
Wexford auctioneer David Quinn has ventured across the border into south Carlow to handle the sale of a 115ac farm which will be sold at auction for between €800,000 and €850,000 marking a per acre price of €7,000 to €8,000/ac.
Located 3km from Clonegal, 10km from Ardattin, 10km south of Tullow and 10k from Bunclody, the farm has extensive road frontage along the Clonegal/Ardattin road.
The ground is in a mixture of grass and tillage and comes with a range of sheds and a derelict farmhouse. The holding is divided into two main lots by the public road and thus has plenty of road frontage. A parcel of 80ac with the farm buildings is located at one side while 35ac is located across the road in the townsland of Ballyredmond. The farmland has around 2.5km of frontage onto three roads.
The land with the 80ac portion is laid out in a series of large fields and is all in grass but the auctioneer says it was once under tillage and could be again.
It includes about 10 to 12ac of woodland and scrub that could do with attention.
The farmyard on this section is located 200m from the public road and is reached via a private avenue. Serviced by electricity and water the facilities include a stone-built shed, a three column shed with lean-to, a six column shed extending to 90ft with a 30ft lean-to on a concrete floor with a feeding passage.
There is also an older stone-built barn and cattle handling facilities.