AMV of €7,500/acre for Tipp border land

This 98-acre farm has just come on the market near the village of Grangemockler, in the Tipperary-Kilkenny border area.

Ballycomey House in the Co Kilkenny town of Castlecomer is the location on March 24 for the public auction of a 98-acre farm located over the border in Co Tipperary.

The selling agent is Castlecomer-based auctioneer Joseph Coogan. According to Joseph, the land in question was in tillage since the 1980s, and has been leased for the last number of years.

“It’s a farm with great potential,” he says of the holding that’s located approximately 2km from the Kilkenny border, and about the same distance from the main Clonmel-Kilkenny road.

The village of Grangemockler is 5km away, while the Kilkenny village of Windgap is 6km distant. It’s 14.5km to the larger town of Carrick-on-Suir, and 21km to Clonmel.

This is in solid agricultural heartland within a short distance of access to important markets, which, along with it being rare large piece of good quality farmland, should ensure strong interest, and a healthy turnout on the big day next month.

The reaction from the market is still difficult to gauge, according to the selling agents, as the property has only just launched this week.

There is quite decent road frontage going with the property, even though at 90 metres or so, it isn’t very large for the size of holding.

The property is described as “good grazing agricultural land”, divided into a number of different-sized fields.

There is a good water supply, and the agents say that it’s a farm “suitable for grazing or hay and silage.”

Another string to its bow is the site potential.

According to the agents, there is site potential for one dwelling; a little sweetener that may make all the difference.

The AMV is quoted at €735,000.

Translating as €7,500 per acre, it sounds like an excellent opportunity for someone to get hold of a substantial piece of farmland in an area of strong agricultural activity.


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