Prime land in Golden Vale to fetch €10K/acJim O'Brien
When land at Adare, Co Limerick comes up for sale every farmer in the county takes notice. Indeed, if recent sales in the area are anything to go by, so does every farmer in Kerry.
With this in mind, the sale of 140ac of grazing land at Mondellihy, Adare, will certainly spark more than a few enquiries.
Located just off the N21 Limerick to Tralee road, on the eastern fringes of Adare, the lands are bounded by a bend on the meandering Maigue and by a stretch of the old railway line that headed west.
While there is access to the property, there is no road frontage.
The 140ac are part of a much larger 400ac farm, the balance of which is being maintained by the owner who wants to downsize.
I know this part of the country well. What's more I know this farm well; I worked on it when it was the property of a certain Commander Fitzgerald, a descendant of the Knight of Kerry.
One summer, in the late 1970s my father gave me the loan of a Ferguson 65 and a finger bar mower and let me off to earn a few bob topping fields and cutting weeds. I spent about three weeks topping Mondellihy.