Farm Ireland

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Wild Mayo hill land shifts after auction

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

At the other side of the country, 814ac at Largan and Briska, Bangor Erris, Co Mayo, sold after auction last week having been withdrawn at €210,000 or €257/ac.

Described by selling agent Pat O'Hagan of Savills as a stretch of wild and rugged hill land, the extensive holding is a mixture of rough grazing, moorland and peatbog.

According to Mr O'Hagan, the property could be used for forestry subject to normal planning consent or as rough grazing.

"There are spectacular views from the lands in every direction, especially over the village of Bangor Erris," he said.

The auction was held at the Ballina Hotel and conducted by Mr O'Hagan, Savills' head auctioneer.

With a reasonable number of people in attendance, the bidding opened at €100,000 and three parties pushed the price to €210,000, at which point it was withdrawn.

It was sold afterwards for a higher figure to a solicitor acting in trust.

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