Mixed results at auctions
NOT all auction rooms are resounding with the fall of the gavel and mixed results are reported.
A 40ac residential farm at Kilbreedy East near Kilmallock, Co Limerick received no bids when put to auction recently by Charleville auctioneer John Flynn.
The property came to the market with a guide price of €425,000. It was offered in the entire and in lots.
A renowned holding, the house was one of the original farm guest houses when certain families opened their homes to tourists.
Mr Flynn reports lively interest in the property since the auction and hopes to conclude the sale in the near future.
Further north at Straffan, Co Kildare, a 24ac parcel of ground offered by REA Coonans was withdrawn from auction at €200,000.
Located near Barberstown Castle and less than a mile from Straffan and four miles from Maynooth, the tillage land is laid out in three fields and fenced with natural hedgerows and sheltered by mature trees.