Farm Ireland

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Strong price expected for prime Galway holding

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

There will be lively local interest in a 100ac farm with a substantial farmyard which has come on the market at Annagh, Ballyglunin, Co Galway.

The property is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1m or €10,000/ac.

The holding is located 10km from Tuam and Athenry and 20km from Galway. Access to the land is from a side road connected to the Abbeyknockmoy to Tuam road.

Paddy Flynn of Galway Real Estate describes the farm as made up of good quality ground laid out in big divisions that are in good heart and well fenced. A local businessman with farming interests owns the holding and he has kept the farm in fine condition.

There is an extensive farmyard that includes a double slatted shed capable of feeding 150 head of cattle that extends to 5,967sqft.

The farm comes with entitlements of €5,000 per annum, payments that are set to increase in the next two years. Part of the land is be crossed by motorway developments in the not-too-distant future.

This, however, will result in no loss of land as the 3ac to be taken by the roadway has already been deducted leaving a total of 100ac available for farming.

However, about 5ac at the western end of the holding will be cut off by the motorway but this parcel will be accessed by an underpass.

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This has all been agreed by the NRA and all payments associated with the development have been made.

Headford auction

Moving to west Galway, a 16.5ac parcel of ground is coming to auction later in the month with Tuam auctioneer Martin Tyrell who is guiding €9,000/ac.

Located on the Headford to Shrule road, the land is described by Mr Tyrell as good, all round farmland suitable for tillage or grazing.

The parcel will be sold at auction at the Angler's Rest Hotel, Headford, Co Galway at 4pm on Thursday, July 23.

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