There is a lively market for small to medium sized farms in Roscommon and North Galway.
Rows of lots between 30ac and 60ac being sold by private contract on either side of the county line typify what is selling well in the area.
The village of Lecarrow is 17 km from Athlone on the N61 to Roscommon road. A 31 ac plot in Killighan and Gort, close to the village, is for sale at an indicative price of €240,000 or over €7,700/ac.
The grounds include an old three bedroom residence set back from the road and in need of refurbishment and some old stone outbuildings.
According to Cathal Meares of the RE/MAX team Earley, this is a strong agricultural area and local farmers will have a keen interest in a roadside parcel of this size.
The location together with the buildings makes this a very attractive property.
42ac in Strokestown for €8,300/ac
A larger package from 42ac Corboghil, Strokestown is also on the private contract market with a guide value of €350,000 or over €8,300/ac.
Between Strokestown and Four Mile House just off the R368 the land is in a block divided into 12 paddocks and separated by permanent fencing.
The property also includes a two bedroom slate house in need of refurbishment and a number of stone barns with livestock.
The land is adjacent to the Scramogue River and also has its own water supply. It is powered by a power supply.
55ac residential farm in Williamstown
Across the border in Co Galway, Mr Meares is handling the sale of a 55.2 ac residential farm at Carrownderry in Williamstown.
Included in the sale are 29 claims valued at €11,700 per annum and interest in 20 Ac of adjacent land and moorland subject to Turbary rights.
The hands-free transaction is estimated at €400,000.
The land is on the Ballymoe Road, off the main road at the end of the village of Williamstown.
The lands are laid out in up to ten fields fenced with traditional hedges and also contain an ancient rath or fortress.
The farmhouse with the property is a five bedroom two storey residence set back from the public road, has been unoccupied for some time and needs a complete refurbishment.
A yard behind the farmhouse consists of a two-post hay barn, some antiquated sheds and a corral.
According to the auctioneer, the plots of land and the apartment can be sold independently of one another and the property can be auctioned off at a later date.
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/farm-property/connacht-farm-sales/three-compact-residential-farms-on-galway-roscommon-border-41796160.html Three compact residential farmhouses on the border of Galway and Roscommon