Property: Auction of 160 mountainous acres in Dingle

Large blocks of mountain land are coming up for an online auction in Kerry.
Property: Auction of 160 mountainous acres in Dingle

A 160-acre, non-residential holding is listed jointly with Dingle-based Anthony Fitzgerald & Associates and with online auction specialists, The Munster Property Auction.

It’s in one block on the Dingle Peninsula, in what the agents describe as an “elevated site, overlooking the Owenmore Fishery and lakes… a private and peaceful location on the eastern slopes of Mount Brandon, overlooked by the highest mountain pass in Ireland, the Conor Pass.”

Dingle lies 20km, by a circuitous route, to the south, while Cloughane village is 6km to the north. Other amenities include Tigh Tomsí Pub and Connor’s Pub, in Cloghane village and Brandon village, where there are a pier and a number of pubs/restaurants.

“It’s located in a disadvantaged area,” say joint selling agent, Anthony Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald & Co, “so there are entitlements going with the land.”

With 63 entitlements at a net unit value of €82.83, that’s an annual value of €5,000 — certainly a consideration for any buyer.

It could serve as very rough grazing, or, as is increasingly becoming the case, as a long-term investment alternative to the traditional bank.

In any case, the online auction continues until February 23, according to Claire Brady, of The Munster Property Auction.

She says that enquiries have been strong, underlining the growing appetite for land at the lower end of the spectrum, even if it’s relatively stagnant at the top end.

“We put it up just before Christmas and we’ve had a good few enquiries on it, so far,” says Claire, who says that access to the property is good, with roadside access and reliable water supply.

The price expectation for this fine-looking mountain land, of limited value, is €190,000 (€1,200/acre).

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