Sunday 21 January 2018

Plenty of interest in vast 135ac parcel of Meath land

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A substantial 135ac non-residential, grassland farm on the Meath/Kildare border is generating significant interest since it came on the market in recent weeks.

Located at Longtown, Co Meath, about two miles from Kilcock and five miles from the university town of Maynooth, the farm is for sale by private treaty and comes with a guide price of €10,000-12,000/ac.

Selling agent Eamon O'Flaherty, of Property Partners Brady, says interest in the holding is coming from far and near.

"We have enquiries from clients in Cork, Northern Ireland, and neighbouring farmers. One potential buyer, an ex-pat based in the Middle East, walked the farm last week," Mr O'Flaherty said.

The farm, which has been owned by the same family for more than 50 years, was most recently leased to a midlands farmer who farmed the place extensively, carrying a mere 50-60 head of stock on the 135ac at any one time.

According to Mr O'Flaherty, no artificial fertiliser was spread on the lands in the past three decades. It is currently all in permanent pasture, laid out in 11 good-sized fields and boasting nearly half a mile of road frontage.

The lands are south facing, with distant views towards the Dublin mountains.

There are no buildings on the lands, apart from two old three-bay hay sheds.

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