Farm Ireland

Friday 15 December 2017

Powerful land close to the Shannon estuary

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

One of the most scenic drives in the country is found along the Shannon Estuary between Foynes and Glin in Co Limerick. The road hugs the shoreline as the Shannon in all its majesty flows on to meet the Atlantic.

There is powerful elevated, well-drained land overlooking the estuary and there will be much interest in the lease of a 127.5ac dairy farm at Mount Trenchard between Foynes and Loughill.

The land is all in one block aside from 2.5ac located at the other side of a by-road and a 6ac parcel between the N69 and the river.

The owner has left dairying and wants to lease the place as a going concern.

Tom Dillon of Dillon Prendeville Listowel and joint agents O'Donovan Auctioneers are handling the transaction and looking for €25,000 per annum on a 10-year lease.

There are €13,000 in entitlements and with the farm and while the owner is holding on to those an arrangement can be reached with the new tenant.

The land, which was once part of the Spring Rice estate at Mount Trenchard, is elevated, free-draining ground with extensive road frontage all in pasture and divided into its various paddocks by electric fences.

The portion nearest the yard is served by an internal roadway while the meadows further from the yard are used for silage and fodder.

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The land is in great heart having been well looked after, well fertilised and topped.


The yard includes an eight-unit parlour and a separate dairy with the bulk tank and milking equipment while the cattle accommodation, laid out in cubicles, is contained in a double round roofed haybarn with lean tos. There are no slatted units.

The farm was home to 100 head of stock including dairy cows, calves and replacements. Tom Dillon says there is steady interest in the place and farmers from the locality and from further afield have walked the property.

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