Farm Ireland

Friday 23 March 2018

Moyglare farm an adventure or investment

Jim O’Brien

There was a time when people 'down the country' bought houses in the vicinity of a university either as an investment or as a way of injecting life into the 'dead money' paid to rent accommodation for their student fledglings.

A 62ac farm a mile from the university town of Maynooth might be a bit ambitious for this purpose, but the smaller of its two lots might tempt the more adventurous.

The farm at Moyglare, Maynooth, is coming to the market by public auction with a guide price of €12,000/ac.

Thomas Potterton is handling the sale with joint agents JP & M Doyle and describes the place as a lovely piece of ground. Located next to Moyglare Stud, the holding is divided into its lots by a public road.

Lot one extends to 12ac in two fields bounded by the River Rye and intersected by a stream. The land is all in grass and, subject to the required planning, could form the basis for a residential holding.


Across the road is lot two, a 50ac parcel of ground laid out in four divisions fenced by mature hedges and by a stream that runs through both lots.

Laid out in three fields the land enjoys considerable frontage on two roads with access from two entrances.

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Many fine specimen trees grow along the boundaries of this portion of the property which, according to Mr Potterton, could be developed into a residential holding.

The lot includes handling facilities for cattle and sheep in a modern, galvanised stock collecting area with chute and holding pens. Both lots are serviced by piped water.

The lands will be sold at auction at the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, at 3pm on Friday, June 21.


Still in Lilywhite country but further south, an attractive parcel extending to 25.4ac at Knocknagalliagh, Redhills, just outside Kildare town has come on the market.

Situated close to the M7 at Junction 13, the property is being guided by Jordan Auctioneers at €253,000 or €10,000/ac.

It is described by Paddy Jordan as top quality ground, the land suitable for grass or tillage with the soil type classified under the Elton series in the soils of Co Kildare.

Currently in permanent pasture in two divisions, the property slopes southwards, making it early ground for planting and growing.

Coming with extensive road frontage, the holding would make an ideal site for a residence subject to obtaining the usual planning permission.

The property will be sold by public auction at 3pm on Wednesday, June 26, at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Irish Independent