Farm Ireland

Monday 22 January 2018

Kildare unit on market for ¤12k/ac

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A powerful farm has come on the market in Kildare.

Located at Mooretown just outside Kildare town, the farm is being sold by private treaty by Paddy Jordan, of Jordan Town And Country Estate Agents.

It comes to the market with a guide in excess of €12,700/ac.

According to Mr Jordan, this is one of the best farms offered for sale recently in the county.

It is located 2km from Kildare town, 1.5km from the M7 at Junction 13 and close to the Curragh, Newbridge, Dublin Airport and Dublin centre.

The lands, which are all in one block, are laid out in nine divisions with more than 2km of road frontage. Around 70ac are in tillage, with the balance in permanent pasture and about 18.5ac in rough grazing.

The lands are all classified under the Fontstown Series in the soils of Co Kildare and have a wide use range. With their light texture and good structure, they are easily tilled. They are also suitable for grass production and the parent material is composed almost entirely of limestone.

Also on the property is a derelict two-storey residence, together with an old farmyard that includes a four-span hayshed with lean-to and a three-span hayshed with lean-to. Services include mains water and electricity.

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The derelict residence should give weight to an application for planning, should any buyer wish to turn the property into a stand-alone enterprise. But with its range of road frontage, it could easily be farmed as an out-farm.

The estate agent is inviting offers in excess of €2m for the property and Mr Jordan said there is strong interest already.

He insisted the interest was coming from all sectors including tillage and beef farmers, along with interest from the equestrian world, given the location of the farm.

Jim O'Brien

Indo Farming