Versatile Tipp farm guided at €10,000/ac

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 164ac farm within shouting distance of Semple Stadium is bringing out the customers in mid Tipp and local auctioneer John Shelley is confident of exceeding a price of €10,000/ac for the ground.

Located at Sheskin, on the Nenagh road out of Thurles, the farm is across the road from Thurles Racecourse and 2km from the town centre.

Originally part of a bigger farm extending to 303ac, a portion of 139ac in softer ground was sold and what remains is the most arable part of the holding.

Mr Shelley says the land was farmed for years in a traditional way, and "never got hardship and was never cut or tilled, just grazed".

Laid out in 12 large fields, four of which have substantial road frontage, the farm is all in old permanent pasture and fenced with traditional hedgerows.

The traditional farmyard is located at the centre of the farm and is accessed by a long farm road. The buildings include a 90x70ft cubicle shed with 144 cubicles, four silage pits, a machinery shed and some slate and stone buildings.

"This is very good limestone land," explains Mr Shelley. "It is the best of ground, ideally located and could be used for anything."

The size of the holding has already attracted a number of dairy farmers, which is hardly surprising in the current climate.

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"In fact I would go so far as to say that the major interest in all the land we are selling at the moment is from the dairy side," Mr Shelley said.

"There is money around and people are prepared to spend."

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