Farm Ireland

Saturday 24 February 2018

Meath land sale

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A former parochial house on 42.5ac of pasture land in north Meath sold under the hammer for €510,000 or €12,000/ac.

The holding is situated at Largy, Drumconrath. Built as a parochial house, the four-bedroom residence has been unoccupied for about 10 years. The outbuildings include a three-bay hayshed, six smaller sheds and an enclosed yard.

The property was initially offered in lots, but there was little interest. The entire was put to the floor and opened at €300,000. Seven bidders took to the field and in bids of €20,000, the price on offer soon came to €490,000. The property was put on the market and sold for €510,000 to a local farmer.

24ac for €290k

One of the more significant land transactions in Kilkenny last year was the sale of Pidgeon Park, a residential farm with a period house on 140ac at Danefort. It sold for €16,000/ac.

A neighbouring 24ac parcel, located just off the Danefort to Bennettsbridge road, is set to go on the market with a guide of €290,000 or €12,000/ac.

Laid out in three fields, the holding is all in grass and has sufficient road frontage for access. The property is well watered and fenced.

The holding will be sold by public auction at the Club House Hotel, Kilkenny, at 3pm on Friday, April 5.

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Auctioneer Ed Donohoe is also bringing a 20ac parcel of Kilkenny land to auction with a guide of €8,000/ac. Located three miles from Kilkenny city at Brownstown, just off the Kilkenny to Callan Road, the property is all in one field and has limited road frontage.

The auction will take place this Friday at the Club House, Kilkenny at 3pm.

Irish Independent