Powerful Waterford land set to make €8,000/ac under the hammer
I was half expecting auctioneer Dan Fleming to ring and cancel our planned trip to view a 76ac non-residential Waterford farm at Knockroe, Tallow, Lismore between Fermoy and Lismore. The rain was falling in torrents and I was well on the road when the Blarney auctioneer eventually called.
We decided to continue with our mission agreeing that at this time of the year we could be waiting a long time for a fine day.
The farm is due for auction with a guide price of €600,000 or €8,000/ac.
My journey took me through part of the fertile Blackwater valley and I crossed the great Cork river at Fermoy. Famous for its fishing the watercourse was also notorious for flooding but in recent years much has been done to alleviate the problem.
Nevertheless, I have to admit to being slightly nervous that the flood defences might be strained to their limits such was the downpour last Thursday.
I turned left in the centre of Fermoy and took the N72 to Tallow, stopping after 20km at the turn off for the town. Dan Fleming was hot on my heels and we drove a few hundred yards to where the 76ac farm met the road,
"There it is now," he said, pointing to the land on our right, "It is elevated with fine views over Tallow and plenty of road frontage."
He was right, laid out in about 10 fields the land sweeps down to the road where it has 1.2km of road frontage.