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Monday 23 October 2017

Lively bidding expected for coastal tillage holding in Louth

Tillage land in Co Louth continues to command a premium. Indeed, some of the most expensive land in the country is to be found in Louth and West Cork.

Maybe it is the intensity of the farm enterprises in both areas, or the shortage of land coming on the market, but farm prices are invariably very high.

Little wonder then that a 70ac tillage farm with sea views at Dunany, Togher, in the Wee County will easily reach its guide price of €11,000/ac.

Located 11km from Dunleer and 19km from Drogheda, the holding is described by Celia Lamb of Ganly Walters as an excellent farm of land that is well laid out in one block with road frontage onto two roads.

While currently in tillage, the ground is described as double crop land with free-draining soil. According to Ms Lamb, the farm could be easily turned into a residential holding subject to the necessary planning permission.

The property will be sold by public auction on Thursday, May 21, at 3pm at the Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Cavan sale

Staying in the northeast, a 20ac property at Ramonan, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan sold for €240,000, or €12,000/ac recently.

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The property is located close to the town of Ballyjamesduff and comes with a derelict, two-storey house.

There was strong interest when it came on the market and this was reflected in the attendance at the auction of more than 20 people. The holding was bought by a solicitor acting in trust. The sale was handled by Raymond Smith of Padraig Smith Auctioneers.

Kildare auction

To the south, in Co Kildare, a 57ac parcel of tillage ground near Straffan is coming to auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac.

Located 3km west of Celbridge, 3km south of Maynooth and 1.5km from Straffan, the property has frontage to the R406, Maynooth/Barberstown road. Laid out all in one field of top quality land the place has been well maintained over the years.

Will Coonan, of REA Coonans Maynooth, says the property has the makings of an excellent farm residential holding subject to the relevant planning permission.

The farm will be sold by public auction on Thursday, May 28 at 3pm in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.

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