Farm Ireland

Wednesday 25 April 2018

No result on historic Kildare properties

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The auction of 841ac of Kildare land and three period houses -- the property of the Robinson family for over 300 years -- failed to deliver a result on the day.

This sale, one of the biggest in recent memory resulted in a packed house at the offices of Campion Property Consultants at Fitzwilliam Square last week but by the close of proceedings not a perch of ground had changed hands.

This property for auction consisted of three separate farms -- Clonkeeran, Knockcor and Kilglass -- with sizeable period houses located just 5km from each other, between Broadford, Carbury and Moyvalley in north Kildare close to the Meath and Offaly borders. There was a total of 12 lots. Tadgh Campion of selling agents Campion Property Consultants declared himself disappointed with the auction but is heartened that since the day of the auction the bidding on all sections of the property is intense, including bids for the entire. "The big interest," he explains, "is from tillage farmers, Northern Ireland and Irish people living in the UK."

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