One of Meath-Land’s larger auctions to be held this year will see a 94ac non-residential farm at Altmuch, Kilmainhamwood near Kells in Co Meath this Wednesday 17th August with a target price of €9,000 up €9,000 public auction 11,000/ac
According to DNG Royal County auctioneer John V. Farrelly, the O’Connell/Condra family has owned the property for approximately 130 years. It was managed by Maise and Tom O’Farrell until 1971, and was largely rented out in subsequent years.
The property is on the Kells to Kingscourt Road and borders Whitewood Lake, 1km from the village of Kilmainhamwood, 9km from Kingscourt and 15km from Kells.
Laid out over 11 lots, it is fenced by a traditional hedge and has considerable frontage to the main street. According to Mr Farrelly the site is currently grassed and suitable for any agricultural use. “About 80ac is entirely farmland and although leased for many years it is mostly in good heart,” he said.
With up to 500m of frontage there is the possibility of converting the farm into a residential farm, subject to the necessary planning permission.
The Kilmainhamwood area is a well known and active agricultural area, with all major sectors of agriculture represented. Inquiries came from all sectors, mainly from local dairy and arable farmers.
The property may be auctioned in lots consisting of a 26ac piece, a 51ac piece and a 17ac piece. All will also be on offer at the public sale, which takes place at 3pm this Wednesday 17th August at Keogan’s Lounge, Kilmainhamwood, Kells.
Staying in the Royal County Smith Harrngton’s John Harrington is handling the sale of a roadside 60ac farm next to the village of Dunderry, halfway between Navan and Trim and within earshot of Athboy.
With a guide value of €12,000/ac, Mr Harrington describes it as a fine piece of land: ‘Although currently grazed it is suitable for any agricultural purpose. The place was reseeded a few years ago and it’s in the heart,” he said. He expects interest from dairy farmers looking to expand their grazing land and from arable farmers looking for accessible and substantial farmland.
The roadside nature of the business means it could have location potential, subject to the necessary planning permission from the local council. The lot will be auctioned at Smith Harrington’s Navan offices on Thursday 29 September at 3pm.
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/farm-property/leinster-farm-sales/94ac-meath-farm-with-guide-price-of-11000ac-41917611.html 94ac Meath Farm with target price of €11,000/ac