Laois land goes for almost €14,000 per acre at auction

A 27ac parcel of Laois land located at Killeen between Maganey and Ballickmoyler on the Laois/Carlow/ Kildare border sold under the hammer last week making €375,000 or over €13,800/ac.

The holding is all in grass, in two divisions with natural boundaries and hedgerows.

Auctioneer Paddy Jordan opened the auction when he accepted a bid of €200,000. A fine crowd of neighbours had gathered to keep an eye on proceedings and among them were three local bidders. When the three sprang into action the price rose in tranches of €10,000 and then in increments of €5,000 until the place was put on the market at €375,000. It was bought at that price by a local tillage farmer.

Meath parcel sells

A 26ac farm at Fyanstown, Kells, Co Meath sold after auction making €285,000, almost €11,000/ac.

Located 3km from Kells and 20km from Navan the holding is located 500m off the Kells to Slane Road. It is bounded by the Blackwater River with access to two other farms.

Auctioneer John V Farrelly opened proceedings at €220,000 and with two locals in the chase it rose to €265,000 where it held and was withdrawn. It sold immediately after auction for €285,000 and was bought by a local man who is relocating back to the area from Britain.

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