Local landowner pays €13,500/ac for farm in prime Kildare location
AUCTION sales are continuing at a steady pace around the country, with a 57 ac parcel of tillage ground near Straffan in Co Kildare fetching €770,000 or just over €13,500 an acre.
The well-maintained land was laid out all in one field, and in a prime location just 3 km west of Celbridge, 3 km south of Maynooth and 1.5 km from Straffan. The property has frontage to the R406, Maynooth/Barberstown road.
At an auction handled by REA Coonans, Maynooth proceedings got off to a good start when an opening bid of €500,000 was accepted.
With four bidders in the chase the price on offer quickly rose to €750,000 at which point the holding was put on the market. When the hammer came down at €770,000 a local landowner won the day.
A Tipperary buyer came out on top when a 59ac residential farm at Castletown Lower, Finea, Co Westmeath sold at auction last week for €490,000. The farm exceeded its guide price by €55,000.
Located 11km from Castlepollard and 2km from Finea the house was described as a 1979 bungalow set on an elevated site.
It comprises four bedrooms, a sitting room, living room, a fitted kitchen, bathroom, utility/shower room and front hall.