Westmeath and Waterford are low on the list when Ireland’s counties are listed alphabetically, but they are far from bottom when it comes to land quality and sales.
Significant farms in both counties will be sold this week.
One of the largest Westmeath farms to come onto the market in a while – a 154ac holding in Ballynacroghy, Ballynacargy – goes under the hammer of Dillon Murtagh this Thursday with a target price of €1.4million.
It lies between the villages of Ballynacargy and Rathowen and is described as “a free-draining limestone farm of the highest quality”.
The property is on one block with a farm road accessing a number of large fields.
All lands are on permanent pasture without waste and with a natural water supply as well as mains water and electricity.
Facilities on the property include a large and well laid out modern cattle shed and corral set on a concrete slab, suitable for further development.
According to the auctioneer, the inventory can be used for any farm.
The layout of the fields and the presence of internal roads make the site eminently suitable for a dairy farm.
The Hybrid Auction will take place this Thursday 15th September at 3pm online and at the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar.
57ac farm near Lismore listed at €470,000
Also this Thursday, a 57ac farm at Carrignagower, Lismore in Co Waterford will come under the hammer at Raymond Potterton Auctioneers.
The property is sold in plots or as a whole for a total suggested price of €470,000.
The first lot is a 19ac lot set in four lots of level well fenced land with 430m frontage to the local service road.
This part has had silage and hay harvested over the years and according to Stephen Barry of Pottertons it would be a fine spot for a house. This is listed at €9,000/ac.
The second lot, extending to 25.5 ac, is situated on five fields of permanent pasture 1 km from the first lot.
The raised terrain is divided by a hedge with beautiful stands of beech, oak and chestnut trees.
Although the land is sloping, most of it is machineable.
An area of scrub included in this part is described as “land which could be brought back into agricultural production with some reclamation work”.
The 25.5ac package is listed at €8,000/ac.
The final lot is a 12.5 ac piece of “high quality, well fenced property on permanent pasture with almost no waste”.
It is located 500m from Lot 2 and is accessible via a 375m lane. It is listed at €7,500/ac.
The auction will take place this Thursday 15th September at 3pm at Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan and online via the LSL platform.
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/farm-property/top-quality-154ac-westmeath-farm-for-14m-41976604.html “Top quality” 154ac Westmeath Farm for €1.4m