Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Residential farm is ready to be restored to its former glory

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Clare auctioneer Pat Considine is selling a 43ac residential farm at Clonakilla, Ballynacally, with a guide price of €250,000 to €275,000.

Even in these times that represents good value at between €6,000 and €6,500/ac.

The farm is located 10km from Ennis, just outside Ballynacally, on the western shores of the inlet where the River Fergus meets the Shannon Estuary.

The property comprises a 19th Century farmhouse in need of complete refurbishment and renovation.

The accommodation includes three bedrooms, a parlour and kitchen and dining area.

While the building has not been lived in for quite a number of years, it has retained many of its original features and could be restored to its past glory creating a fine family home, the auctioneers maintain.

The house overlooks the land and has commanding views of the nearby Paradise Woods and the Shannon Estuary and while its gardens have fallen into decline, they could be brought back to their former glory. The house has its own stable yard with a range of stone outbuildings in various states of repair.

The land is described as great fattening ground with the majority suitable for summer grazing and meadowing of hay or silage. While the property could do with some attention, it is well fenced and sheltered and has many rare and unusual trees including maple and birch.

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Staying in north Munster, a decent grazing farm near Doon in Co Limerick is sure to attract good local attention when it comes to auction later in the month.

The 56.5ac holding at Doon North will be sold with a guide price of €310,000 or €5,500/ac.

Located on the Glencar road adjacent to the village of Doon, the holding is described by Tipp town auctioneer, Matthew Ryan, as a good early grass farm.

According to the auctioneer, the south-facing property is in good heart, well sheltered and well fenced.

Mr Ryan explains that the land rises from the road to a point where the higher fields, known as the meadows, are dry and naturally drained. Of the 56.5ac about 4ac are of heavier ground.

The farm has no road frontage and is accessed by its own gateway. It is serviced by a hard-core roadway that runs to a yard consisting of a small haybarn and a cattle crush.

The farm will be sold at auction at Moore's Yard, Doon, at 3pm on Wednesday, March 20.

Irish Independent