Farm Ireland

Thursday 18 January 2018

It's criminal to ignore Constable Hill holding

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Constable Hill sounds like a name Enid Blyton might give the friendly bobby in the local village, but on this occasion the name refers to a townsland at Hacketstown, Co Carlow, where a 98.5ac residential farm comes to auction with a guide price of €5,500/ac.

Carlow land has been scarce in the salesrooms of 2013 so Clive Kavanagh of Jordan Auctioneers expects strong local interest in this piece of ground.

It is for sale on behalf of the representatives of the estate of Rowland Sheil (deceased).

The property is located approximately 3km from Hacketstown, just off the main road (R727) to Carlow. The surrounding area is dominated by good agricultural land, with many substantial farms and well-maintained holdings in the vicinity.

According to Mr Kavanagh, the holding is renowned for its fattening qualities and with its limestone base would make an ideal self-contained holding.

At the centre of the property is an old-world, limestone yard with a residence in need of modernisation. The house and yard are approached via a concrete driveway and occupy a lovely elevated setting.

The holding is laid out in a number of divisions, all in grass, with frontage on to the local road.

The land is all good quality, elevated grazing ground climbing to 229m above sea level at its highest point. A portion of the land has been tilled in recent years and there is excellent shelter with most of the boundaries fenced for stock.

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The farm will be offered for sale in the entire and in two lots. One section comprises 50ac and comes with the residence and yards. The second extends to 48.5ac of grazing lands.

The auction takes place at 3pm on Thursday, October 10 at Germaines Public House, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow.

Irish Independent