29.5 ac tip top lakeside land in prime farming land

A 29.5 ac property on the market at Brookfield, Coolbaun on the Tipperary shores of Lough Derg is part of the home farm of the late Joe Keane, one of the pioneers of modern agricultural journalism.

oe broke new ground by writing about farming in the 1960s and 1970s, the halcyon days of Irish farming as it transitioned from subsistence to agribusiness. He documented and promoted some of the most important developments, from strip grazing to silage making.

Fronting Lough Derg, this part of his farm is 2 miles from the village of Coolbaun and 4.5 miles from Puckane and Borrisokane.

In a single block, the farm includes two distinct sections consisting of a 20 ac plot of prime farmland, while a 10 ac plot near the lake tends to be softer underfoot.


The 20ac furthest from the lake at Coolbaun is prime farmland.

A shared lane leads from the public road to Section 20ac, a level lot with elevated land. The second section leads down to the lake where it has a generous shoreline.

While the production capacity of the lakeside part is not in the same league as the higher-elevation areas, it could attract significant support under new environmental regulations expected in the forthcoming CAP.

Auctioneer Eoin Dillon of REA Eoin Dillon leads the private contract sale at €375,000 or a total price of approximately €12,700/ac.

“The 20ac portion should fetch between €15,000 and €17,000/ac, while the lower-lying soil is listed at around €10,000/ac,” he said.

The area is home to a number of advanced dairy and arable farms and a high level of interest is expected from these sectors as well as from private investors wishing to purchase land over the long term
Lease and enjoy the tax-free income.

Increased 26ac package in Portroe

A short distance further along the Tipperary coast of Lough Derg is a 26ac interest for sale at Coumparker, Portroe at a target price of €286,000 or over €10,000/ac.

The non-residential farm consists of raised, free-draining soil that has been described by Sherry FitzGerald Talbot auctioneer William Talbot as suitable for any type of farming.


The 26ac farm at Portroe in North Tipp is situated on five fields with good road access.

The property has great views over the countryside and has extensive street frontage.

The auctioneer believes it could have significant site potential.

Mr. Talbot reports strong interest in the interest and announces that it will be offered.

“The land is in a state of peak productivity and has been well cared for by a tenant who has leased it for the past several years,” he said.


The Portroe-Land is big-hearted and well-intentioned by its tenant.

The farm is 4 miles from the village of Portroe between Nenagh and Ballina and 5 miles from Garrykennedy, a leisure area on Lough Derg.

https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/farm-property/munster-farm-sales/295ac-of-tipp-top-lakeside-land-in-premier-farming-country-41927623.html 29.5 ac tip top lakeside land in prime farming land

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