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Sisters of Mercy to sell Cork farm

There has been a serious level of interest for a 115ac non-residential farm with a quota of almost 47,500ga at Ballindeasaig, Nohoval, near Carrigaline, Co Cork.

The holding has only been on the market for a fortnight, but the auctioneer has already set a deadline of noon on Thursday for acceptance of offers.

The farm, which is in a mix of grass and stubble, can be bought as the entire or in two lots.

An offer of €12,000/ac for the entire had already been lodged at the time of going to press.

The farm is owned by the Sisters of Mercy and has been let for a number of years.

John Hodnett, of selling agents Hodnett Forde, describes the farm as an outstanding holding laid out in two natural divisions.

"It is low-lying fertile ground suitable to any farming enterprise," Mr Hodnett said.

"About 75ac of the ground is in grass at the moment, while 40ac is in stubble."

The property can be bought in three lots, lot one, lot two or in its entirety.


Lot one comprises 34.42ac with 14,218ga of quota.

This section is mainly in grassland, with a small area in stubble, and comes with good road frontage.

Lot two extends to 80.50ac and is being sold with 33,253ga of quota.

Mr Hodnett said the holding had been the subject of a huge number of enquiries but he believes that it is proper to put a deadline on matters and bring the sale to a conclusion.

"We were guiding the sale at €10,000-12,000/ac and I have an offer of €12,000/ac on the entire at the moment," he confirmed.

"If anybody wants to beat that then let them make an offer to our offices before noon on Thursday."

Jim O'Brien

Indo Farming