I spent most of my teenage years in East Cork. I got my secondary education in Castlemartyr.
Coming from Milchland in Limerick I remember being amazed at the extent of arable farming in the area and I can remember admiring the quality of the soil even as a youngster.
Dungarvan auctioneer Brian Gleeson is handling the sale of a 49ac non-residential farm on the outskirts of Killeagh – just down the road from Castlemartyr and 9 miles from Youghal and Midleton.
Set in three large plots, the property has ample street frontage to the N25 Cork-Rosslare Road.
In the case of a direct sale, the target price is €550,000 or over €11,000/ac.
Mr Gleeson describes the land as suitable for arable farming and grass and says its proximity to the village could hold “hopeful value” for development in the years to come.
He reports broad interest from farmers, business people and investors.
“Land is a hedge against inflation for anyone with cash,” he said. “I find that people who have cashed an insurance policy or maybe sold a property, consider buying land and see it as a good place for their money.”
79ac Waterford weed farm for €12,000/ac
Mr Gleeson is also selling a 79ac weed farm in Lemybria to the west of Waterford. The non-residential stock has a target price of €950,000 or around €12,000/ac.
Located 14 km from Dungarvan on the Waterford Road, the site is completely grassy and ideal for dairy farming. It is currently located in paddocks fenced with electric fences, watered and served by internal roads.
It can be bought in two lots of around seven panels each: a pack of 40ac faces a local road, while 39ac faces the R676 Carrick-on-Suir road.
Mr. Gleeson says both lots would make an ideal annexe for a dairy or arable farm, while the street frontage offers residential potential.
East Cork bungalow with former pigsty on 10.6ac
In the East Cork/Waterford area, a refurbished 10.6ac bungalow with a former pigsty is for sale in Ballymacoda, Co Cork at a guide price of €425,000.
Ballymacoda is 11 miles south east of Midleton, 9 miles south west of Youghal and not far from the coast at Knockadoon.
According to Kyle Kennedy of sales agent Hegarty Properties, the three-bedroom bungalow has been completely renovated: it’s been rewired and re-plumbed, and has a newly fitted kitchen (as part of an open plan) and bathroom.
Formerly a pigsty, it is a series of interconnected stables that could be converted for many uses.
There is independent access to the outbuildings and 9ac farmland which is currently growing spring barley.
The property is offered as a whole or as a plot with the house on 0.75 ac listed at €275,000 whilst a package on 9.85 ac with the outbuildings is listed at €150,000.
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/farm-property/munster-farm-sales/49ac-non-residential-farm-in-east-cork-is-guided-at-550000-or-over-11000ac-41866753.html 49ac Non-Residence Farm in East Cork is listed at €550,000 or over €11,000/ac