Video: See inside this 246ac farm with horse walker, 7-bedroom house and €2.3m guide

Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly

Rarely does a farm this quality and size come on the market, according to Quinn Property, who are offering a 246ac residential farm for sale outside Enniscorthy.

To be sold by public auction on March 20, the farm is 500m from Clonegal, a village in the southeast of County Carlow and close to both the Wicklow and Wexford borders.

Clonegal is a picturesque and historic village situated on the River Derry. The historic ‘Huntington Castle’, one of Carlow’s best known tourist attractions.

Carlow town lies 19km to the north while Dublin is 100km. According to auctioneer David Quinn the property is being guided at €9,000-10,00/acre with an overall guide of €2.3m-€2.5m

This holding, extending to c. 246 acres of excellent quality land with a large period farmhouse, extensive equestrian facilities and a large range of machinery and livestock sheds, offers a unique opportunity for any prospective  purchaser, according to the auctioneers. 

Situated in a fertile valley adjoining the River Derry with excellent views toward Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains, it has over 1km of road frontage.

The lands are divided by the public road with 160 acres surrounding the house and farmyard, C. 58 acres are situated directly across the public road , adjoining the River Derry and C. 24 acres including an old sandpit across a local road from the main holding.

According to the auctioneer the land is generally of excellent quality with over 200 acres of arable land. Currently 60 acres are in tillage with the remaining in permanent pasture. Free draining soil type suited to most agricultural activity.

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The lands immediately around the house and farmyard have been sub-divided into a number of grazing paddocks with timber stud rail fencing. The farm has over 1km of road frontage.

There is an extensive range of both equestrian facilities and livestock facilities on the farm, all of which are well maintained and in excellent condition. They include 13 stables, a horse walker and sheds as follows:

Along with a garage there are two stable blocks, with 13 stables, four round roof sheds, two lean-tos a horse shed and a horse walker with six compartments.

The House

The residence, originally built in 1825, has had a number of extensions added in the intervening years. While the residence would benefit from some up-grading and modernization, it is spacious throughout (272.89m²) with seven bedrooms and ample living accommodation. 

Accommodation comprises of living room, dining room, pantry and kitchen along with a utility room and one bedroom. Upstairs there are six more bedrooms and a family bathroom.


The farm will be sold in lots on March 20.

Lot 1:  C. 104.607 acres

Lot 2:  C.   58.024 acres  (with a 1/3 share of C. 23 acres of forestry  – “B2”)

Lot 3:  C.   58.348 acres

Lot 4:   C.   24.470 acres

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