Meath farm withdrawn at €1.02m

A farm extending to 160ac at Drumconrath, in Co Meath, not far from the Louth town of Ardee, was withdrawn at auction recently after being bid to €1.02m.

The holding is described by Phillip Byrne of REA Coonans, Maynooth as a 'cracking farm' that has been run as a drystock operation for over 20 years.

Coming with a single farm payment of €18,000, it is ideal conversion to dairying as a series of gravel roadways service the land, which is laid out in fields of varying sizes with the largest extending to 20ac.

The yard has accommodation for up to 120 cattle and modern facilities that include silage pits and two new slatted sheds.

Two main bidders made the running at auction after the property opened at €950,000. When it reached €1.02m no further bids were forthcoming and it was withdrawn.

The agents are in on-going negotiations with the highest bidders.

Meanwhile on the outskirts of Lusk, in Co Dublin, Knight Frank are selling 17ac of land in two lots.

Lot one, extending to 3ac, comes with a guide of €50,000. Lot two, extending to 14ac, is guided at €210,000. The lands are located 22km from Dublin, 9km from Swords Village and are on the southern side of Station Road, Lusk Village, Co Dublin.

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Both parcels come with extensive road frontage and while the 3ac parcel is in tillage at present the 14ac are in grass. Both lots are zoned 'RU' a designation that seeks 'to protect and promote in a balanced way, the enterprise, biodiversity, the rural landscape and the built and cultural heritage,'

According to Michael Keane of Knight Frank. In in this regard the land has potential for, among other things, rural enterprise and the construction of one-off housing.

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