South Kerry farms full of facilities
Two south Kerry farms owned by the same vendor will cause some excitement in that part of the Kingdom when they come for auction in early July.
The main holding is situated at Dungeel, Killorglin about 2km from Killorglin town. Extending to 43ac, the farm has been very well run over the years with productive pastures and quality livestock housing.
The holding is being sold by the owner who is moving to another part of the country where he intends to up-scale.
A guide price of €545,000 or €12,500/ac is quoted by selling agent Tom Spillane.
Divided into 11 divisions, the farm is the handiwork of a careful and diligent farmer. The divisions are well fenced and watered and the land is in great heart having been ploughed and reseeded at least once in the last 15 years and limed at regular intervals.
There is an extensive yard capable of handling cattle and sheep. The buildings include a five-bay suckler shed with calf creep and cattle crush, a six-bay portal-framed sheep shed with an adjoining sheep handling unit complete with dipping tank, drafting race and a roofed footbath.
Other buildings and facilities include a three-bay hayshed and a three-bay multi-purpose shed, a manure store and a 1,500 gallon effluent tank.
For those with an equestrian interest, the yard comes with four loose boxes complete with timed light switches and wiring for foaling cameras. All buildings are constructed to a high standard and supplied with water and electricity, while the yard areas and livestock handling areas are floodlit.