Scenic Ring of Kerry land holds agri­cul­tural po­ten­tial

Irish Examiner - Farming - - PROPERTY - Conor Power

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.