Residential north Kerry holding ideal for starter farmers
Unlike most regions on the western seaboard, north Kerry has a thriving dairy sector and is of course home to the Kerry Group, one of the most successful food companies in the world. The global player began its life in Listowel.
The northern reaches of the Kingdom are also renowned for the literary progeny they produced. Listed among its luminaries are Listowel’s John B Keane and Bryan MacMahon, Castleisland’s Con Houlihan and Ballylongford’s Brendan Kenneally.
It took good ground to raise such poets, teachers, playwrights and wordsmiths. A 47ac residential farm at Pouleen, Tarbert on the border with Limerick is typical of the traditional holdings in the area and the quality of land.
The place is for sale as an entire or in two lots with a guide price of €300,000 for the house and yard on 1.5ac while €500,000 or just over €10,000/ac is the guide for the land.
Located 2.5km from Ballylongford, 7.5km from Tarbert and 14km from Listowel the farm includes a neat bungalow , a well-equipped yard and 47ac of land with road frontage
According to auctioneer Eamonn McQuinn of McQuinn Property Services, the holding is a former dairy farm laid out in about eight fields that are currently under grass and serviced by an internal roadway.
Stretching back from the road the holding has good frontage and plenty of access.
There are fine views out over the Shannon Estuary with Carrigafoyle Castle and Lislaughtin Abbey within sight. Carrigafoyle was built in the 1490s by Conor Laith O’Connor.