Kildare land sells for over €15,000/ac
A 34ac farm at Sherlockstown, Sallins, Co Kildare sold at auction recently for €525,000 or nearly €15,500 per acre.
The property is located 2.5km from Sallins, 3.5km from Naas, and 4.5km from Clane.
The farm includes 34ac of ground with an old derelict cottage and farmyard and is in two divisions divided equally between tillage and grass.
Before an attendance of around 25 people, Paddy Jordan of Jordan Auctioneers opened proceedings with an initial offer of €200,000 and with three bidders in action it was bid to €412,000. Following a brief consultation with the vendor the property was declared on the market.
Two active bidders continued the chase up to €525,000 at which stage the property sold under the hammer to an agent acting for an undisclosed purchaser.
Speaking after the auction Clive Kavanagh of Jordans said there was great interest in the holding. "The location of the property in addition to its site potential generated extensive interest," he said.
Royal Tara sale
A 25ac residential farm at Ross near Royal Tara sold under the hammer in the last few weeks making €560,000 surpassing its guide by €80,000.