Multipurpose 87.5ac stake in Laois for €10,000/ac on the market

The Pike of Rushall in Co Laois is a beautiful spot between Mountrath and Borris-in-Ossory in a fertile valley within sight of the Slieve Blooms.

n 87.5ac non-residential, multipurpose farm in Mannin, the Pike of Rushall – which includes pasture, tillage and forestry – will be auctioned this Friday with a target price of €10,000/ac.

The farm, 4 km from Borris-in-Ossory, has a small courtyard and extensive frontage on the Ballacolla road.

The farm is suitable for any farming purpose and has a small yard with slatted housing for 50 adult cattle and a silo slab.


Spring barley is grown on a 34ac plot of land on the Pike of Rushall.

36ac of the land is spring barley, 7ac is forestry and the rest is mostly good grazing land, some of which needs attention.

Kilkenny auctioneer Pat Gannon reports strong local interest. Stock is sold in lots or as a whole.

A property consists of 53.5 hectares of roadside land, of which 36 hectares are tillage. That includes the yard.

A 34ac part fronted to two streets includes the 7ac spruce plantation that comes with no premiums.

The grassland portion of the 34ac requires attention, but the auctioneer believes it could be redeemed well with some reclamation work.

The stock will be auctioned to the public this Friday 22 July at 3pm at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.

25.5ac Cuffesgrange Farm valued at €17,000 to €18,000/ac

In early August, Mr Gannon put a 25.5 ac residential farm in Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange up for public sale with a target price of €700,000.

Described as ‘a little gem of a place’ it is 4 miles from the city of Kilkenny on the Callan Road.


The house in Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange is a traditional 1.5 storey house which can be sold separately.

The farm is divided by the road into two tillage plots consisting of 17.5 ac and 7.5 ac.

The traditional farmhouse is a three bedroom, one and a half storey building and is in need of a full modernization.

Surrounding the house are a number of dated stone farm buildings and outbuildings with well cut brickwork and lots of character.


The farm at Burnchurch has some fine buildings of carved stone.

Mr Gannon says it is difficult to value the property but he believes the property is worth €17,000 to €18,000/ac while the house, which is being sold as part of the whole or alone, is worth €17,000 to €18,000/ac €18,000/ac has around €250,000.


The outdoor facilities include a three-column hay barn

The auction will take place on Friday 12th August at 3pm at the Club House Hotel, Kilkenny.


All the land in Burnchurch is spring barley.

78.5ac Kilkenny holding makes €955,000

In another Cuffesgrange sale, Mr Gannon sold a 78.5 ac interest in grass and forestry in Brownstown for €955,000.

With no buildings and plenty of street frontage, the yard is laid out on grass and forestry. The grassland covers 62.25 ac, while a plot of 16.25 ac in forestry has premiums of €3,000 per year for the next 11 years.

The whole thing was bought under the hammer by a dairy farmer from a neighboring community. Multipurpose 87.5ac stake in Laois for €10,000/ac on the market

Fry Electronics Team

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