Farm Ireland

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Golden opportunity to get a 174ac holding

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

There aren't too many farms of over 150ac that come on the market in Limerick and so the private treaty sale of a 174ac non-residential farm at Granagh, Killmallock is sure to spark a lot of interest.

The land comes without buildings, except for a large cattle pen and chute, and will be sold as an entire with a guide of €8,000/ac. Located off the main road that is known locally as the Bruff Line, the farm is about 12km from Kilmallock and 15km from Newcastlewest.

The land is described by selling agent John Flynn as top-class grazing ground that was reseeded a number of years ago. Laid out in 10 divisions, the farm is serviced by a central farm roadway and has an independent water supply and an ESB connection.

The only structures on the property are the large cattle pen and chute. The farmhouse and outbuildings associated with the land were sold at a previous sale.

Mr Flynn says the holding is attracting a lot of interest in the locality and he expects quite a few customers for it.

"It is rare for a farm of this size to come on the market here in the Golden Vale," he says.

The fact that the farm is being sold as an entire at this particular time, in advance of the abolition of milk quotas, leads Mr Flynn to believe that it will be especially attractive to new dairy entrants, dairy farmers wishing to expand, or even as an investment for one of the new dairy partnerships.

Local dairy farmers will also be interested in the sale of a 45ac non residential farm at nearby Bruree village, the ancestral home of Eamon De Valera.

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Mr Flynn is also handling the sale of this property and describes the land as top class grazing ground. It is in seven divisions and is serviced by an internal roadway. The yard includes a disused milking parlour and slatted shed. The property is being guided at €8,000/ac.

Irish Independent