Farm Ireland

Sunday 18 February 2018

Laois land has bags of potential

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A farm of grazing land with planting potential extending to 63ac with sheds and cattle handling facilities at Crettyard in the southeast of Co Laois is coming to auction with a guide price of €3,500 to €4,500/ac.

Situated a mile off the main Abbeyleix to Carlow road, the land is within striking distance of sizeable towns in three counties. Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny is six miles away, Abbeyleix, Co Laois is eight miles and Carlow town is nine miles from the property.

The 63ac are divided into a number of different-sized fields serviced by an internal roadway with mains water supply throughout.

According to Castlecomer auctioneer Joe Coogan, the lands are of mixed quality with 18ac of good grazing land and 45ac suitable for forestry.

"There have been a number enquiries from forestry companies about this latter portion," Mr Coogan said.


The farm buildings on the property include a slatted shed and straw bedded accommodation for approximately 75 cattle, a walled silage pit, and a three-span A-roof shed, a cattle crush and holding pens.

The farm will be sold as an entire or in lots with the first lot consisting of 18ac laid out in three individual fields with good road frontage and farm buildings.

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This portion has site potential for a dwelling house subject to the necessary planning permission.

Lot two is made up of 45ac of mixed ground in six different sized fields.

This parcel of land also enjoys good road frontage making it ideal for planting but it could also have site potential subject to planning permission.

Lot three is comprised of the entire 63ac and farm buildings.

The property will be sold by public auction on Friday, June 21 at 3pm at Ballycomey House, Castlecomer.

Irish Independent