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Saturday 25 November 2017

Midland farms with plenty of potential

The 52ac farm at Cloghernal, Co Longford is described as a 'unique traditional holding in lovely unspoiled countryside'
The 52ac farm at Cloghernal, Co Longford is described as a 'unique traditional holding in lovely unspoiled countryside'
The 73ac farm Glenidan, Co Westmeath will probably appeal most to dairy buyers
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 52AC farm on elevated ground with views over three counties is expected to fetch €440,000 on the market.

Two properties, one from Longford and another from Westmeath will be auctioned under the gavel of Meathman, Raymond Potterton later this month.

First up is a 52ac farm at Cloghernal, Granard, Longford.

Described by Stephen Barry of Pottertons as "an absolutely unique traditional farm in lovely scenic countryside" the property is laid out in one block with extensive road frontage and includes a derelict traditional two storey farmhouse.

Located 3km from Granard, 25km from Cavan and 24km from Longford, the property comes to auction with a guide price of €440,000 or almost €8,500/ac.

The lands are in top quality old pasture and laid out in a number of fields all with mature hedgerows that provide excellent shelter.

The farm has not been ploughed in living memory and while more recently used for the harvesting of silage and hay it was previously a grazing farm for sheep and cattle.

"This is a completely unspoiled farm of high quality ground suitable for all agricultural uses," Mr Barry said.

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A derelict dwelling stands close to the centre of the farm.

It's accessed by a long gravelled driveway and, despite its condition, it is not hard to imagine it in its glory days.

There is an old orchard to the rear and the outbuildings include a stone barn, a three-column hayshed and some useful slatted accommodation.

The property will be sold at auction on Tuesday, June 23 at 3pm at the Greville Arms, Granard, Co Longford.


Across the border at Glenidan, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath Mr Potterton is bringing a 73ac farm to auction with a guide price of €530,000 or just over €7,200/ac.

Located not far from Collinstown and Delvin the farm has over a kilometre of road frontage to two roads.

Laid out in five main divisions a parcel of 5.6ac is under pasture and, unusually for Co Westmeath, the balance of 67ac is in tillage.

All the lands are described as free draining, fertile and are very well fenced.

The presence of a derelict stone cottage might be an advantage for a prospective customer wishing to apply for planning to turn the farm into a residential holding.

The generous road frontage giving multiple access points will make this parcel of ground attractive to other tillage farmers in the area.

However the auctioneer expects it will undoubtedly whet the appetite of the ubiquitous dairy customers.

The farm will be sold at auction on Wednesday, June 24 at the Navan auction rooms of Raymond Potterton.

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