Three farms within a mile of each other snapped up
Kilkenny auctioneer Joe Coogan had a very successful day when he sold 99ac under the hammer last week.
The three separate farms, all within one mile of each other in the Johnstown area, were sold to local farmers.
The first 63ac block, which was described as good-quality tillage ground with road frontage, made €652,000.
The second was a 22ac block, accessed via a laneway, which made €172,000. The third block consisted of 14ac without road frontage and made €150,000.
"All the properties made well over their guides, and might even have made more if they had water supplies," said Mr Coogan.