Farm Ireland

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Flush of farms in Midlands coming to auction rooms

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Longford and Westmeath are seeing a flurry of activity on the farming property scene of late with a number of agricultural properties on the market.

At Killachonna, Moate, Co Westmeath a 75ac non-residential farm with entitlements will be offered for auction by Murtagh Brothers, Mullingar.

While a guide price is not established, land in the area has been selling for between €7,000 and €8,000/ac.

Located a mile from Moate on the Mount Temple road, the lands are all under grass with the exception of 5ac of forestry with no premiums remaining.

The farm is serviced by a central roadway and all divisions are well-fenced with mains electric fencing. There are 33.11 entitlements included in the sale at €160.33 per entitlement, coming to a total of €5,308.53.

The holding will be offered for sale in lots, with one section comprising 63ac and in seven divisions, with a yard that includes a double rounded shed with a lean-to cubicle shed and cattle handling facilities. This parcel has substantial road frontage. The second lot is a 12ac parcel that includes 5ac of forestry and has laneway access.

The auction will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 3p.m. in the Grand Hotel, Moate.

Further north in the neighbouring county of Longford at Twentyacres, Goshen, near Edgeworthstown, a 46ac non-residential farm is to be sold at auction with a guide price of between €500,000 and €600,000.

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The lands are all under grass and the property is described by Paul Murtagh as excellent quality laid out in neat, tidy, sheltered and watered paddocks serviced by a central farm roadway.

The auction will be held on Friday, June 20 at 3pm at the Longford Arms Hotel, Longford.

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