Bailieborough auctioneer Peter Murtagh is handling the sale of a selection of farms in east Cavan totalling about 139ac. The residential and non-residential properties are suitable for grazing, and three of the parcels suitable for forestry already have technical approval.
I remember being out for a pint with a friend, in the days when such things were possible. We sat at the counter in a local hostelry sipping the black nectar of James’s Gate when a man came up and introduced himself to me as a regular reader of the column.
In one of the earliest auctions of the year, a 59ac non-residential Kildare farm sold for €780,000 or around €13,220/ac, in a sale conducted on the online Offr platform by Eamon O’Flaherty of Sherry FitzGerald Brady O’Flaherty.
The current consort and I have become so accustomed to our nightly commute from the dinner table to the television, I’m wondering if we will ever again want to leave the house once the dishes are deposited in the dishwasher.
“The land rental scene is a total scramble at the moment,” says auctioneer Padraic Murtagh of James L Murtagh Auctioneers in Mullingar. “Farmers from all sectors – tillage, beef, sheep and dairy – are looking for land.”
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