‘Superb’ Tipp grassland guided at €9,500/ac
The earliest land coming to market this year is in the south and south-east where nearly all ground is early ground.
It will be interesting to see what South Tipperary land will make this year after the bumper prices paid for ground in this part of the country in 2017. A 130ac farm at Golden that made over €17,000/ac comes to mind.
John FitzGerald of Dougan FitzGerald, Clonmel is handling the sale of a non-residential parcel of 32ac of prime grassland located at the heart of the Golden Vale at Garranlea, New Inn. Situated just to the rear of Rockwell College he describes the place as “a superb old grassland farm.”
While it’s the best of ground it needs some attention having been rented for quite a number of years. In that regard Mr FitzGerald is pricing it conservatively at €9,500/ac.
“This would make an ideal out-farm as a silage platform or as a place to raise followers,” he said. He is expecting lively local interest when the property comes to auction at Cahir House Hotel, Cahir at 3pm on Friday, February 24.
In neighbouring Kilkenny Ed Donohoe is selling an 82ac holding at Graiguenamanagh. A grass and tillage holding, the place is coming to auction with a guide of €10,000/ac.
Located 3km from Goresbridge and 2km from Graiguenamanagh the farm has been rented for a number of years and has great potential, according to Mr Donohoe. In the main it is top class ground with one field of 10ac in tillage and the rest in grass. A portion of about 3.5ac is in scrub and a 10ac parcel is made up of heavy ground. The holding has 1.5km of road frontage giving plenty of access.
Ed Donohoe is expecting brisk business at this executor auction. “A farm of this size is a rarity on the market in this area and as far as I can remember it has been a long time since a place like it went to auction,” he said.
The public auction takes place at the Club House Hotel, Kilkenny at 3pm on Wednesday, March 7.
Staying on the auction scene, Castlecomer auctioneer Joseph Coogan is handling the lease by auction of a 190ac farm. It is to be let for 10 years with a guide of €185/ac.
Located at Ashfield, Ballinagall, Tinnasragh, Ballickmoyler Co Laois the farm is 6km from Ballylinan, 10km from Carlow town and16km from Athy. The grass holding includes a wide range of buildings making it ideal for leasing to a beef or dairy farmer.
It will be leased in three lots with the first made up of 112ac located at Ashfield, Ballickmoyler. This portion of prime grassland is all in one block.
The farm buildings can be included with this section at an additional cost, these include slatted and cubicle accommodation for 160 livestock and a six-unit milking parlour
A second grass parcel extends to 52ac and is adjacent to the first with an address at at Ballinagall. There is frontage on to the main Carlow to Portlaoise road and facilities include a cattle crush and a water supply.
The last lot is at Tinnasragh. It comprises a block of 25ac of quality grazing land suitable for hay or silage. It comes with a water supply and a cattle crush.
The lands will be let by public auction at the Auction Room Ballycomey House, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny at 3pm on Friday, February 16.
190 acres at Ballickmoyler, Co Laois is up for lease by auction and is guided at €185/ac