Farm Ireland

Monday 19 February 2018

Prime Kildare grazing and forestry guided at €500,000

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

There can be lovely spells of weather this time of year such as last week when the warm breeze was ideal for drying. It was such a day when I visited a fine 64ac farm of land at Kildangan, 3km from Monasterevin off the road to Athy.

I met Paddy Jordan outside the Cross Keys pub in Kildangan and we headed across country to Ashgrove through some typical flat Kildare land.

The non-residential holding is wrapped around the former homestead and a number of other houses but has plenty of road frontage at either side of these. The property will be brought to auction with a guide price of €500,000.

Extending to 64ac, the farm is mainly in grass with about 13ac in forestry.

The soil type on the lower part is black peat ground but it was bone dry the day I walked it and covered with a fine sward of old pasture.

The first portion I visited is a 15ac plot with lots of road frontage and plenty of shelter from traditional hedgerow.

It would make a fine site for a house given the necessary planning permission.

The next portion is made up of 49ac of which 13ac are in forestry. The forestry is in conifer surrounded by a border of broadleaf that is all out of premium but will have great value at felling.

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The major part of the grazing ground rises to the road and is the best of ground with plenty of mature, traditional hedging and some tasty beech hedging. A mixed herd of cattle were grazing the ground which looked to be in the best of condition.

The 49ac has a central roadway running through it, part of which is made up of solid concrete. This portion has road frontage at two separate points.

It will be sold as an entire or in lots, with the first lot made up of the 15ac guided at €120,000 or €9,000/ac. The 49ac acre lot with the forestry is guided at €390,000 or €8,000/ac. The entire is guided at €500,000.

The auction will be held on September 26 at 3pm at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge.

Lullymore sale

Savills is handling the sale of a 67.6ac parcel of land with a farmyard located beside the Bórd na Móna plant at Lullymore, in the heart of Co Kildare.

The holding, all in stubble and described as fine tillage ground, is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €570,000 or just over €9,000/ac.

Located between Derrinturn and Allenwood, the property is 14km from Edenderry and 20km from Enfield.

According to David Rhattigan of selling agents Savills, the holding is made up of exceptional agricultural lands currently in stubble and "ready for the new owner to plough and sow".

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