Model farm fetches €15,000 per acre after hectic bidding
A 63ac residential farm at Killanne near Enniscorthy, Co Wicklow, sold for €950,000 under the hammer last week after a hectic auction when the lots were pitted against the entire.
Located 2km from Killanne, the property is 15km from Enniscorthy and 8km off the N30 at Clonroche.
The place was once a dairy farm but became a suckler operation for a number of years, however in most recent times it has been rented by a dairy farmer.
The original dairy infrastructure is still in place, including the milking parlour, the central roadways and well-fenced paddocks.
Most of the farm, 55.5ac, is in one block with a 7.5ac piece situated across the road from the main holding with both sides enjoying plenty of road frontage.
The farm is known locally as the 'Model Farm' and in its day hosted many farm walks.
The residence, a traditional stone storey-built farmhouse with an upper floor, was remodelled and extended over the years and is in good condition. The farmyard consists of a wide range of good farm buildings and an adjoining collecting yard, cattle handling facilities and a slatted tank .
At a packed auction the property was offered as an entire or in parcels consisting of 39ac with the house and yards, a 7ac field and a 16ac field with road frontage. On the day there was great interest in the lots and auctioneer David Quinn oscillated between auctioning the lots and the entire.