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Iconic Stafford’s site in New Ross is generating a lot of interest


The Stafford's site in New Ross.

The Stafford's site in New Ross.

The Stafford's site in New Ross.


Bids have been made on the Stafford riverside site in New Ross, which has a guide price of €1.8m.

There’s no white smoke yet,” said auctioneer Anne Carton of PN O’Gorman, who are handling the sale.

A few tenders were received for the high profile 8 Acre (3.2ha) site ahead of Friday’s noon deadline.

Coming with extensive river frontage, the old Stafford’s site – which is leased by the Wexford company from Limerick based Grassland Agro – came to the market for the first time in generations.

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“The sale of this landmark site presents one of the last opportunities to acquire an outstanding prime parcel of mixed-use zoned land in the town centre allowing for hotel, residential and various commercial uses,” said auctioneer Anne Carton in the sales brochure.

Currently used for portal activities with warehousing and former customs offices, the site – running beside the South East Greenway and located within walking distance of all local amenities – is zoned mixed use.

“We have tenders the seller has to consider from a mixture of backgrounds. There has been strong interest and we’re certainly hopeful,” said Ms Carton.