Keen local interest in 20ac block in the Royal county

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

STrong local interest is epxcted in the sale of a 20ac field at Balruntagh, near Athboy in Co Meath.

Located four miles from Athboy, six from Kells and seven from Navan, the property is described by auctioneer Thomas Potterton as a lovely field with good road frontage and a natural water supply provided by a boundary stream.

It comes to auction with a guide price of €7,000-8,000/ac.

According to the auctioneer, the land is owned by a Dublin man who is seeking to buy property closer to the capital.

Mr Potterton expects the property to attract strong interest locally among farmers and customers in search of property with future residential potential.

The field will be sold at auction at the Property Exchange, Trim, at 3pm on November 30.

Mr Potterton is also selling 7ac of land laid out in two fields three miles from Kildalkey and Athboy.

The land has good road frontage but no water supply. However, Mr Potterton expects it to draw good local interest when it comes to auction with a guide of €7,500-8,000/ac. The auction is pencilled in for Friday, November 30 at 3pm at the Property Exchange, Trim.

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Meanwhile, much further west at Ballybroony, Ballina, Co Mayo, a non-residential farm extending to approximately 31ac is being offered for sale with a guide price of €8,000/ac.

Located five miles from Ballina and two miles from Killala, the farm is described by Nuala Feeney, of Sherry FitzGerald Feeney West, as a quality arable farm with easily managed divisions. Mains water runs past the land but is not connected and a derelict cottage could provide a basis for a dwelling house. Also in Mayo, Ms Feeney is selling a residential farm that includes a three-bedroom dormer bungalow, 10ac of agricultural land, and 18ac of forestry. The forestry was planted in 2006 and is worth €1,500 per annum in premia. The property has a guide price of €295,000.

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