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Friday 19 January 2018

'Best land you will ever walk' is up for grabs in Kilkenny

Mile Tree House residential farm on the outskirts of Birr was sold in lots
Mile Tree House residential farm on the outskirts of Birr was sold in lots

A parcel of 42ac of 'top class' Kilkenny land is coming to auction before the end of the month. The tillage grounds, which include a registered quarry, are brought to market with a guide price of €10,000 to €12,000/ac.

Located at Goresbridge, the lands are 6km from Gowran and 20km from Kilkenny City. Auctioneer Ed Donohoe describes the ground as "the best land you'll ever walk".

The farm is on a vein of limestone land and, in testament to its quality, the property includes a limestone quarry reputed to have 2m tons of a limestone deposit. According to Ed Donohoe, the quarry is still registered and could be reactivated.

With access to a cul-de-sac and a lane, the lands are laid out in four fields of tillage and are in the best of heart.

Mr Donohoe is expecting huge interest in the parcel when it comes to auction at the Clubhouse Hotel, Kilkenny at 3pm on Friday, October 28.

Mr Donohoe is also handling the sale of a 14.5ac parcel of ground at Garryhill, located off the Garryhill to Bagenalstown road. The parcel of grazing ground is in four fields with plenty of road frontage and is described by Mr Donohoe as "real good ground".

Coming with a guide price of €8,000 to €10,000/ac, the place will be sold at public auction at The Clubhouse Hotel, Kilkenny at 3pm on Thursday, November 3.

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Further north, a parcel of a 42ac at Corrig near Portarlington in Co Laois is to be sold by auction at the end of October. The non-residential lands are guided at €10,000/ac.

Situated 1km from Portarlington on the R419 Portlaoise to Portarlington Road, and 5km from Ballybrittas, the lands are in four fields and are all in tillage.

The ground is described by Ronan O'Connor, of selling agents CME auctioneers, as the best of ground with 500m of road frontage and ideal for the construction of a residence, subject to planning permission.

"This is as good a piece of ground as you are likely to get," Mr O'Connor said. The property is in two divisions, a 4.5ac parcel and a 37.5ac piece. It will be sold at auction at the Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge at 3pm on Wednesday, October 26.

Tomorrow, the same auctioneers will handle the sale of a property much closer to Dublin and with great potential. Located at Oldmill, Kill in Co Kildare, the residential 16ac holding is coming to auction in lots with a guide price of €500,000.

Situated 2km from the N7, 10 minutes from Citywest Business Park and 15 minutes from Newlands Cross, the property consists of a structurally sound bungalow, a farmyard with a series of old sheds and 16ac of land with road frontage on to two roads.

According to Ronan O'Connor the place will be offered for auction in lots, with the bungalow on 0.5ac guided at €225,000, the farmyard on 2.57ac guided at €95,000, while the remaining 12.7ac is guided at €180,000.

A guide in excess of €500,000 is on the entire.

The auction takes place tomorrow, October 19, at 3pm at Lawlor's Hotel, Naas.

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