Farm Ireland

Friday 19 January 2018

Old-word gem where three counties meet

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Brendan Shine had a hit a number of years ago with a song celebrating the joys of Lough Ree as a place where 'the three counties meet'.

A 44ac farm with a 300-year-old cottage at Hilltown, Dunboyne, Co Meath, might not be celebrated in song, but it is equally a place where three counties meet -- in this case the counties concerned are Kildare, Meath and Dublin.

The lands are located approximately 4km south of Dunboyne and approx-imately 2km north of Leixlip.

They include Hilltown Cottage, an "old world" house that is over 300 years old and needs a lot of work.

There are various outbuildings surrounding the cottage, which include a hayshed and six stables.

The services include a private well and septic tank.

According to John Harrington, of local auctioneers Smith Harrington, the property is irregular in shape, level and laid out in six main fields.

These are divided by mature hedgerows, with water provided by the domestic well and a stream that runs through the property.

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In pasture at present, the land could be suitable for tillage.

It has good road frontage on to two roads and this offers more than adequate access for machinery.

The farm has a guide price of €550,000, which John Harrington believes reflects the value of agricultural land in the eastern part of the country.

The property is for sale by private treaty.

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