Farm Ireland

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Land quality boosts interest in Kilkenny

Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

APART from being one of the first auction sales of the year, the quality of the land is generating interest in a Co Kilkenny farm.

The 38.5ac non-residential holding at Great Oak, Callan, will be sold in lots at public auction on February 12, and has a guide price of €14,000/ac.

Handling auctioneer Robbie Grace, of Grace Real Estate Alliance in Callan, said it was initially thought that interest would mainly come from the local area. However, because of the good quality tillage land on offer and its accessibility, queries have come from further afield.

"This is very good tillage land, as good as there is in the area, so it's of interest to people who might have land within a certain area of it and not just adjoining farmers," Mr Grace said.

Several inquiries have also been received from outside the area, Mr Grace revealed.

The roadside holding is located two miles from Callan village and only 8.5 miles from Kilkenny city.

The 7.69ac in lot one are laid out in one field and the lot includes a three-span barn, a yard and cattle-handling facilities.

Lot two is the adjoining 30.76ac laid out in one field, while lot three is the entire.

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The farm comes with 200m of frontage onto the Ballingarry to Cashel road.

The auctioneer says it has wide appeal. The separate lots are very manageable for farmers with adjoining land and yet the ease of access means that farmers within the area could not be ruled out either. The quality of the ground has helped to cast the net even wider.

Whatever way the auction goes on February 12, one thing is for certain; it will be watched keenly by landowners, those thinking of buying and auctioneers throughout the country, all eager to gauge the market.

For further details or to arrange a viewing, contact Grace Real Estate Alliance at 056 772 5163

Irish Independent