Smaller parcels of good land are making strong prices, especially in dairy country where farmers are constantly on the lookout for extra grazing and sources of fodder.
Tipperary auctioneer Matthew Ryan is handling the sale of two plots of land at either side of the Limerick/Tipperary border that will appeal to land-seeking farmers.
A 27ac parcel at Longstone, Cullen - just off the N24 between Limerick and Limerick Junction - is for sale by private treaty and guided at €300,000. The parcel is all in grass and laid out in about eight fields of varying sizes divided by traditional hedgerow and serviced by cattle handling facilities.
With plenty of road frontage on to a local road, the property comes with an old house and hayshed.
The land is described as good, level grazing ground with mains water supplied. The property will likely attract keen interest from established farmers looking for extra grazing and from customers on the lookout for a compact hobby farm.
The closing date for the receipt of offers is March 31.
At the far side of the N24 and closer to Doon in Co Limerick a 26ac holding at Carrigbeg, about 2km from Doon is also for sale by private treaty and is guided at €270,000 to €300,000.
The farm is located close to the ruins of Coonagh Castle, an early Norman fortification dating from the 13th century. The castle was built in 1225 by Geoffrey de Marisco, a man also credited with founding Hospital in Co Limerick and whose family name subsequently became Morris or Morrissey.
The 26ac in the shadow of Coonagh Castle is laid out in a series of eight fields divided by traditional hedgerow with good road frontage on to two roads. It would be ideal as an out-farm or as a small hobby farm. Buildings on the holding include a two-bedroom cottage in need of extensive refurbishment and an old haybarn.
Matt Ryan is quoting over €10,000/ac for the land and has set April 7 as the closing date for offers.
Back in Tipperary, Newport auctioneer James Lee is handling the online sale of 16ac near Shinrone.
Located about 10km from Roscrea and 15km from Moneygall, the land is in one block with excellent road frontage. It is described as top-class agricultural ground that comes with great ‘hope value’ and future development potential.
Located at the edge of the village, the parcel is guided at €10,000/ac. Described by Mr Lee as a good dry field, it will be sold at an online auction on the LSL platform at 3pm on Wednesday, March 24.