Farm Ireland

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Land a rare buy in Slieve Blooms

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The Slieve Bloom Mountains might be a rare topographical feature in the midland plains, but also rare is the emergence onto the market of 52.5ac property in the area.

The holding, comprising grazing land and potential forestry ground, has come on the market at Capard, Rosenallis, and the Co Laois property will be sold by public auction at the end of the month.

The farm is the estate of the late Gerard Conroy and will be sold in three lots: 37.5ac of grazing land in one lot, about 15ac of ground suitable for forestry in lot two, or the entire property, which makes up lot three.

Portarlington-based selling agent Matt Dunne described the grazing land as good agricultural ground with a brown sub-soil classification.

The property has a natural fall to a fast-running stream but could do with work, including the removal of some furze and the opening up of drains.

The holding also includes a two-span hayshed with a lean-to and is accessed by a 200m laneway.

Mr Dunne has put a guide price of €5,000/ac on the grazing land.

Lot two is currently heavy ground, which would be ideal for forestry. This portion of the property has extensive road frontage and the guide price for this section is €3,000/ac.

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The auction will take place at Goode's Bar Rosenallis at 3pm on Wednesday, June 30.

Irish Independent