Great land and good yard makes this 'The Real McCoy'
The birthplace of legendary greyhound 'The Late Late Show' is set to hit the headlines once more when it is sold under the hammer next month.
The dairy farm in south Kilkenny where the famed greyhound was bred has just come on the market and is certain to stir considerable interest.
"The Real McCoy" and "an exceptional holding" is how Kilkenny auctioneer Pat Gannon describes the property.
The 152.5ac farm is located outside the village of Kilmacow, in the townlands of Molum and Narrabaun North, and within five miles of Waterford city.
This is a superb farm and set out as a modern dairy unit. An extensive farmyard includes a mix of slatted sheds with cubicles for over 130 cows and replacements. There are also excellent calf-rearing facilities.
Another real attraction of the holding is both the quality of the land and the manner in which it is laid out in paddocks. Pat Gannon describes the farm as top quality grazing ground and this statement is not an exaggeration.
To use a phrase that is too often abused, the farm is both high and dry. Indeed, Pat Gannon recalls that when he visited the farm initially during the wet weeks of early February, he was able to drive out onto the land.
"I couldn't believe how dry the land was. This is an exceptionally dry farm and real early ground," he says.