Farm Ireland

Saturday 16 December 2017

Lilywhite holding guided at €10,000/ac

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Some interesting farm properties are coming on the market in Dublin and in the Greater Dublin Area, a region that, much to the chagrin of diehard Lilywhites, takes in North Kildare.

Coonans of Maynooth are handling the executor sale of a 38ac farm with plenty of road frontage at Ballycahan, Kilcock. The farm is described by Phillip Byrne as the best of good free-draining land located 2km from Kilcock.

Laid out in five fields divided by hedgerow, the holding is divided by the road into a 20ac piece and an 18ac piece. There is a small yard on the farm comprised of a haybarn and a collecting yard.

It is hoped to bring the farm to auction later in the year when it will be guided at €10,000/ac.


Another piece of ground to be brought to auction later is a 6.5ac parcel of grassland at Ballygoran, Maynooth. Located close to the Intel plant in Leixlip and Carton House the land will be guided at €12,000/ac.

Mr Byrne believes it will remain as agricultural ground and sell at agricultural prices. Nevertheless he expects huge interest: "There may be a possibility of getting one house on it, but as it stands it's a piece of farming ground," he said.


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A more substantial farm on the private treaty market is an 80ac holding on the outskirts of the city at Newcastle, off the N7. The non-residential holding guided at €12,500/ac or €1m.

Located at Athgoe, Newcastle near the Blackchurch Inn and Rathcoole on the N7 the 80ac is all in grass and all in one block.

Set on an elevated site, the place has fine views over Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow. Philip Byrne of Coonans describes the land as free draining ground laid out in nine divisions - all surrounded by mature hedgerows fronting on to the Griffin river.

The farm is all in grass with 265m of attractive stone frontage on to the public road. It comes with a small farmyard that includes a haybarn, lean to, cattle handling facilities and a number of outhouses.

The property is well fenced and watered by the Griffin River and a mains supply.

According to Mr Byrne, the holding could be transformed into a fine residential farm with the requisite planning permission.

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