Finest of Carlow ground for auction at €12,000/ac

The 61ac farm is located at Mount Pleasant, Fenagh near Bagenalstown, Co Carlow
The 61ac farm is located at Mount Pleasant, Fenagh near Bagenalstown, Co Carlow
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 61ac Carlow farm is coming to auction this week. Located at Mount Pleasant, Fenagh near Bagenalstown the residential farm is a mix of tillage and grassland with an old farmhouse and a traditional farmyard. Auctioneer Pat Gannon is guiding the sale at €12,000/ac.

The holding is about 1km on the Garryhill side of Fenagh and 6km from Bagenalstown. It is described by Mr Gannon as a top quality place laid out in eight divisions and mainly in tillage. The house is a substantial 18th century structure extending to two and a half storeys and in need of substantial renovation.

There is no doubt but it would need considerable investment to bring it back to its former glory.

The farmyard is also traditional with a range of stone built sheds and a three-column haybarn in the yard, while a more modern haybarn with a lean-to is located in an outside yard.

The buildings, including the house, have lots of potential. There are some lovely stone buildings including a grain store, a two-storey double coach house and others.

The house and yard are set on a lovely site accessed by a driveway from the road but will take quite some investment to bring them into the era of the modern farm building or to convert them for a different use entirely.

However, the land is the main draw - it's the best of Carlow ground with extensive road frontage on to the Fenagh, Garryhill Road. Currently there are 12ac in tillage with the rest in grass.

According to the auctioneer it has been let for a number of years but is well looked after and in great heart.

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"This place is in a right good farming area, a grand private spot and as good a piece of ground as you'll get," Mr Gannon said.

The property will be sold in one lot at auction at the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow at 3pm on this Thursday, November 5.

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