In pictures: Vast 750ac Kildare farm back on the market with €25m price tag
Georgian residence and 750ac in the heart of the equestrian belt
While many larger farms sold last year some have remained on the market. Among them is the 750ac Harristown Demense at Brannockstown, near Kilcullen in Co Kildare.
The former Huguenot estate is on the market with a price tag of €25m.
The most famous of the Huguenots, the La Touche family bought the place in 1768.
The family went on to play a highly significant role in the commercial life of the country and was instrumental in the founding of the Bank of Ireland in 1783.
Located in the heart of Kildare's prime equestrian country neighbouring stud farms include Sallymount and Gilltown owned by the Aga Khan, Castlemartin, the one-time home of Tony O'Reilly and Sean Mulryan's Ardenode.
Harristown is bigger that any of them, its drystone wall encircles 750ac of pasture, tillage ground and mature woods. The River Liffey runs through the undulating demesne providing an endless supply of natural water and natural drainage to the lands.
The property has kilometres of road frontage with three separate entrances and three gate lodges, one at Brannockstown, another, the Station Lodge on the Ballymore Eustace road and one at the main entrance at Carnalway.
Both Brannockstown and Station Lodge are inhabited while Carnalway is vacant and in need of attention. A long avenue leads to the house with a field of grass to one side and a huge stubble field on the other. The farm has been in tillage and cattle for a number of years and is suitable to any type of agricultural or bloodstock pursuit.