Busy agent gets €1.4m for 57 acres

FOLLOWING the sale of a drystock and tillage farm at Templesque, Glanmire, Co Cork, auctioneer Christy Buckley has three farms new on his books.

In a climate where farm sales are slow to conclude, the Ballinhassig-based agent has the 57-acre Glanmire farm deal done and dusted, for a total of €1.4 million to five separate buyers.

Two of the buyers were adjoining farmers, while hobby farming interests were behind the remaining buyers’ purchases.

Under grass and south-facing, the land made almost €25,000 per acre, a strong level in today’s market. The location, six miles from Cork city, helped, as did the quality of the grassland on offer.

South of Cork city, Mr Buckley is selling 71 acres of tillage ground at Slieverue, Riverstick, land that was once part of a larger agricultural estate.

The land sale is under beet, potatoes, stubble and grassland, and is top quality arable ground, according to Mr Buckley, with a guide price of in excess of €850,000 for the whole. It is three miles from Carrigaline, on the Kinsale side.

At Kilcoran, Cahir, Co Tipperary, Mr Buckley is selling a 30-acre stud farm off the main Dublin road, with a thatched cottage and two other dwellings, all faced in stone.

The property includes stables, a slatted house and sand arena, and is suitable for horses and cattle, says Mr Buckley.

On the market at €1.2m, the courtyard of residences (including a self-contained apartment) and farm buildings are set in the centre of the land, with laneway access onto a minor road.

In Kilmallock, the agent is selling 113 acres with river boundary and good road access.

In permanent pasture, it is a non-residential sale, but seven acres beside a boundary road would have strong house site potential, he says.

Five miles from Charleville and 2.5 miles from Kilmallock, the property is in one block, in large level divisions, and is guide priced at €1.1m.


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