Landmark Waterford farm is guided at €2.8million
Sisters of Bon Sauveur are selling Carriglea farm after a century of working the land
Carriglea in west Waterford is a 207ac farm that must rank one of the best in the country.
Owned by the Sisters of Bon Sauveur since 1904 when they bought the Odell farm and turned it into Carriglea, a place of transformation for people with intellectual disabilities. The farm is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €2.8m or €12,000/ac.
Located 5km from Dungarvan the holding consists of 207ac in tillage and grassland, an extensive range of farm buildings and an accumulation of Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements for 2015 of €24,429.41.
The Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Sauveur came from Caen in Normandy to the Odell estate in 1904. They established what is now known as Carriglea Cáirde Services to help persons with intellectual disabilities. As part of their mission they managed, developed and nurtured the farm to exacting standards with enterprises spanning dairy, beef, pigs, sheep, poultry and tillage.
In recent years the farm business has been confined to beef, sheep and tillage and while the work at Carriglea Cáirde Services continues, the Sisters have decided to retire from farming.
Their decision has placed 207ac of the most prized land in Co Waterford on the market in a farm that will draw attention from progressive farmers across all sectors.
According to selling agent Brian Gleeson, Carriglea provides the opportunity for a new owner to establish a vibrant and successful farming enterprise in the tillage, dairy or equine sectors.