Former AG's farm sells for €2.5m at auction
A 234ac tillage farm at Gilltown, Slane in Co. Meath owned by former Attorney General John Rodgers made €2.5m or over €10,600/ac when it sold at auction last week.
Mr Rodgers, who has a wide range of business interests is in the process of concentrating his commercial attention on his flourishing rapeseed oil business, Newgrange Gold.
The businessman/barrister and Labour Party member served as attorney general in the Labour/Fine Gael coalition government of 1984 to 1987.
Located 7km from Slane off the N2 the 234ac farm at Gilltown is a fine non-residential tillage holding.
Planted from ditch to ditch the ground is level fertile and dry. All the fields are surrounded by generous hedgerows making the farm eminently suitable for livestock, cattle or dairy.
One small portion is in grass that has been cut and baled for silage and another is in set-aside.
The property has plenty of road frontage and several access points as a public road divides it leaving 66ac at one side and 166ac at the other.
The larger portion is surrounded on four sides by public roads. A stream runs through the entire property.