Geashill on the Offaly Laois border is what one might call an eclectic farming area.
ll branches of farming are represented in the locality from forestry to drystock, dairying and tillage. A 93.5 ac residential farm at Coolagh, Geashill, on the Offaly side of the county divide includes tillage, grazing and bogland. It comes to auction with a guide price of €900,000.
Geashill itself is a lovely village located 13km from Tullamore and 13km from Portarlington and the farm is located in the townsland of Coolagh.
Tullamore Auctioneer, John Mollin of Property Team Mollin Estates describes the land as good quality flat ground laid out in five divisions with good fencing and a permanent water supply.
Approximately 20ac of the holding are in tillage with 60ac in grass and just over 3ac in active bogland. A stream runs through the land between the tillage ground and the grass. There is also road frontage on to a side road and the main road.
The house is a modern bungalow built in 2004 and extending to 1,300 sq ft.
The accommodation includes an entrance hallway, sitting room, sunroom, a kitchen/dining room, utility, family bathroom and three bedrooms, one of which has ensuite facilities.
The house is finished with PVC double-glazed windows and can be heated with oil or solid fuel.
The farmyard is home to a range of useful buildings including two dual-bay hay sheds with lean-to, a number of small out houses, a cattle crush and pen and an old disused farmhouse.
The farm can be bought as an entire or in lots with a 37ac plot making up one of the lots, the house on 56ac making up another while the 3ac of bog can be sold separately.
The auction takes place at the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore at 3pm on Friday April 17.
A 58ac grass holding at Ballincurry, Ballinamona near Nenagh is on the market by private treaty with a guide price of €500,000.
Located 3km from Nenagh on the Thurles road, the lands are all in permanent pasture.
Auctioneer Eoin Dillon says the low-lying ground is in great order having been drained and reseeded by the current owner and serviced by a newly constructed internal roadway. While there is no water supply, the mains water pipe is located directly across the Thurles road where a connection could be made if needed. There is mains electricity to the property.
The holding comes with decent road frontage and according to Mr Dillon would make for a fine out-farm.