Farm Ireland

Monday 19 March 2018

Get behind the scenes at this 115ac Carlow holding on the market for just €7,000/ac

The 115ac holding is located at Clonegal and will be auctioned in lots
The 115ac holding is located at Clonegal and will be auctioned in lots
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

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.

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The yard is not the most modern of facilities but the buildings are useful.

The property also includes an old derelict farm residence, a single storey building with a galvanised roof that contains a front porch, a sitting room, kitchen and two bedrooms.


Planning permission for a separate entrance and a septic tank was granted for the house but this has expired. Mr Quinn believes it should be possible to reinstate this.

The 35ac piece across the public road from the main farm is in primarily grass with one field in tillage. The place is well fenced and divided into manageable divisions with a natural water supply. The portion is steeper in gradient than the 80ac piece and has 3 to 4ac in scrub and woodland. Mr Quinn says it is a fine piece of ground with tillage and grass potential. The farm has commonage timber rights to a 32ac woods adjacent to the 35ac parcel.

At auction the property will be offered in three lots with the yard and residence on 80ac making up the first lot, the 35ac portion the second while the entire will also be offered.

The auction takes place at the offices of Quinn Properties, Carnew at 3pm on Tuesday, October 31.

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