“Good-quality” Meath land guided at €10,000 to €12,000/ac
Moynalty is well known among steam and vintage machinery enthusiasts.
The annual Moynalty Steam Threshing is a day out that occupies a space on the rural calendar that is almost as sacred as the Ploughing Championships.
The 47th festival, celebrating all manner of traditional farming and rural household practices, takes place this year on August 14.
Moynalty is also renowned for its land and there will be much interest in a 60ac farm for sale at Newcastle, on the Bailieborough road, just outside the Meath village. It is guided pre-auction by Jim O’Reilly of DNG Royal County at €10,000 to €12,000/ac.
According to Mr O’Reilly the farm “is considered to be really good-quality land” made up of free-draining soil suitable for any farming enterprise.
The place has been farmed by the Lynch family for six generations and was a dairy holding until 1993.
Laid out in seven divisions it has substantial frontage on two roads, with water supplied by a private well and a local stream.
A small yard on the property comprises a four-column slatted shed with a central feed passage.
The farm will be offered in two lots — a 40ac piece and a 20ac piece with the yard —each with independent road access.
The auctioneers expect lively interest from locals and from further afield as the property, in its entirety or its lots, could make an ideal addition to a current enterprise or has real potential as one or more part-time farms.
The combined public and online auction takes place at 2pm on Monday, July 11 at the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co Meath.
I have to be more than careful when writing about property in Longford as I am married into Longford stock who know their land. I have to be particularly careful when it comes to places like Kenagh, as my venerable mother-in-law hails from that neck of the woods and is very attached to her home place.
A c50ac farm at Glenmore, Kenagh, 6km from the Ballymahon Mart, is a described as a block of good grazing land and comes with a derelict cottage, traditional dry stone wall boundaries and mains water.
Laid out in a series of five large fields that includes a small portion of rougher grazing, it comes to auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac.
According to Jackie White of Raymond White auctioneers this is a fine farm of land.
“It is served by the main N55, is just is a three-minute drive from Ballymahon and is sure to appeal to buyers across the agricultural spectrum and perhaps beyond,” she said.
The auction takes place at Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon at noon on Thursday, July 14.