€10,000/acre sought for farm near Thurles
With strong sale results in Tipperary recently, it’s worth keeping an eye on a 45.86-acre holding near Thurles listed with Thurles auctioneer Seán Spain.
The property is located in the townland of Cabragh, just a few kilometres south of the outskirts of Thurles and 3km from the village of Holycross. While this land may not be quite up to the standard of Golden Vale prime pasture that achieved €12,000 per acre near Cullen at auction last N o ve m b e r , o r t he 1 3 0 - a cr e h o l d i n g ne ar G o l d e n tha t ac h i e v ed in t he r e g io n of €17,000 per acre at auction last September, this is still good grazing land in a strong agricultural area. It’s described by the agents as in good heart, in a sought-after location close to the national road system. There is road access to the property on its western end via a section of the adjoining R659, with a laneway allowing entry to the remainder of the lands, which are naturally s e p a r at e d i n t o t wo p a r t s adjacent to one another. It’s unlikely, therefore, that the farm will be subdivided b u t in a n y c as e , it s ho ul d prove tempting enough to a number of farmers in the area in search of additional acres. “We’ve a good bit of interest in it,” says Seán. “The land is good and dry. We’ve no bids on it yet but we’re expecting something soon.”
Water supply is assured by t h e Ho ly cr os s - Ba l l yc ah i l l group water scheme, and a stream runs along part of its western flank.
“T h e r e a r e va r i o u s ou thouses with it,” says Seán. These include a large slatted shed, four- eye round roof shed, further sheds, and a yard. “There’s a derelict old cottage too. It’s not liveable in but may be of use to a future owner.”
The price is pitched at an average level: “We’re asking €10,000/acre,” says Seán. “It’s good elevated grassland. We’ll see how it turns out.”