Northern buyer wins keen battle for Leitrim holding
One of the finest farms in the northwest, a 94ac residential holding at Kilnacreevy, Garadice, Co Leitrim, sold under the hammer of Raymond Potterton last week for €905,000.
The farm was the home place of the late Jack Neill, who also owned a 382ac residential farm at Carbury, Co Kildare that sold at auction a number of weeks ago for €2.65m.
The property is described as a top-class grazing farm with little waste.
Laid out in about 15 fields, the elevated ground has frontage on to two roads and great views over Lake Garadice.
The residence on the farm is a traditional cottage with four bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, a living room, sitting room, kitchen, utility and bathroom.
The yard includes the best of facilities with three slatted sheds, a six-bay shed with a central feed passage, a four-bay shed with a central feeding passage.
There’s also a large range of cattle handling facilities and other accommodation.
A huge crowd turned up for the auction and proceedings opened when a bid of €600,000 was accepted.