Farm Ireland

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Ready-made Cork farm 'the business'

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

'This is top-class land; you could bury a plough in it." That was Cork auctioneer Christy Buckley's description of a 150ac tillage and drystock farm at Conna near Fermoy in east Cork.

The property, which is known as Castle Farm, is currently in maize but is suitable for grass and tillage. It is laid out in large, easy-to-work, level fields and adjoins the Bride River, which forms the entire northern boundary of the farm.

The holding also has ample frontage on the main Conna to Tallow road.

The farmyard has cubicles for 226 cattle and sheep, and wintering sheds. There are extensive slurry storage facilities, slatted units, large concrete yards, silage slabs, and machinery sheds.

Selling agent Christy Buckley has the property for sale by private treaty and describes the farm as one of the best to come on the market in east Cork for some time.

"For someone who wants to hit the ground running with a ready-made farming enterprise, this is the business," said Mr Buckley.

"The land is well managed and powerful, the farmyard is modern and of the highest spec. All the place needs is stock and machinery," he added.

With a guide price of €2m, a lot of interest is expected both locally and nationally.

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Mr Buckley is also selling 30ac of excellent land adjacent to the north Co Kerry village of Ballyduff. Set in one field with access to the mains water supply, the property has road frontage at one side and independent access at the other. Five acres close to the village are zoned residential.

A guide price of €10,000/ac is being quoted.

The farm goes to auction at the Listowel Arms Hotel on September 24.

Irish Independent