Property: 'Dream' 90ac dairy holding for sale in Limerick
Growing up in Co Limerick I could just about see the hill of Knockfierna, known as Cnoc na Firinne, the Hill of Truth, from our backyard.
In fact, the day you could see the hill clearly was a sure indication bad weather was on the way. In contrast, the day it was shrouded in haze was a great day for hay, or so the locals said.
Whenever as children we created too much racket we were told to quieten down or we'd be heard in Knockfierna.
I never quite figured out what was the great sin in being heard by those who lived on the said height but I'm sure it had something to do with fairies.
I found myself in the shadow of the mountain last week when I walked a fine 90ac Limerick farm at Kiltallon near the village of Croagh, about 7km from Adare.
The holding boasts some of the finest land in the county, a dream place for beginning or expanding a dairy operation and comes to auction with a guide price in the region of €10,000/ac.
It was one of those lovely June mornings we had of late and John O'Connell of GVM Limerick met me outside Neville's pub in Kilfinny.
In three minutes we had arrived at the gate to the farm, a workman-like entrance that led to an avenue that was bounded on one side by a lovely cut stone wall. At the other side an electric fence bounded a fine level field in permanent pasture.