Scenic Ring of Kerry land holds agricultural potential
A piece of coastal land on the Iveragh (Ring of Kerry) Peninsula is always sure to catch the attention of a number of people, both from farming and non-farming backgrounds. If that piece of coastal land also has the remains of a former residence, and has agricultural value, with potential to improve, then the interest is going to be stronger. A 23.6-acre holding near the famous village of Caherdaniel (birthplace of Daniel O’connell) therefore is bound to cause a stir. According to selling agent John Daly of Kenmare-based Sherry Fitzgerald Daly, enquiries about this farm have been more on the local side. “The interest so far has been very much localised,” says John. “Because it’s a small section of ground, we’d be expecting people from the locality to be the most interested in it.
“There are the remains of old houses on it but the chances of getting planning permission to build a house in that part of the world would be very difficult, because it’s so scenic.” There is no doubt about the views,the land’s elevated position affords huge vistas over the Atlantic and the four islands lying to the south-west of the Iveragh Peninsula. There are no entitlements with the property, which is divided into two parts — a 20acre narrow parcel of mixedquality land that stretches from the public road down to the sea, and a separate fouracre piece of mountain land. “The 20-acre section of land running from the road to the sea is fair-quality land, and the other section is located separately, up on the mountain to the rear.” The holding comes with turf-cutting rights on one acre of bog land.
“The nearest truly sandy beach is Derrynane Beach,” says John of the famous beach that’s about 5½km from the property. “There is also access to the pier of Doonvalla, which is about 3km away.” The asking price is set at the agricultural value of €69,000 (€2,900/acre); a figure that should attract a good level of interest and bidding from sources which, as the auctioneers says, are most likely to be local rather than foreign.
The scenic sea view from the 24-acre farm for sale at Coomatloukane, Caherdaniel, Co Kerry.