Keen early interest in two fine plots of land in East Cork

This farm is for sale jointly with Michael O’Donovan of Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan in Fermoy and Paul O’Driscoll of Cork-based auctioneers Thomas J O’Driscoll.

The excellent 94-acre holding presented in two lots is causing a flurry of interest in the area around Ballyhooley in East Cork.

“The land is all of very good quality,” says Paul O’Driscoll. “37 acres of it (Lot 2) is in tillage for the last few years. The 57 acres below the road (Lot 2) with the house and yard is all in grass.”

Both lots have excellent road frontage, with Lot 2 also enjoying frontage onto the Blackwater River.

The two plots of lands are roughly midway between Ballyhooley village and Fermoy town and the 1960s-era three-bedroom bungalow is in good structural condition.

The agent says that the land has been left idle for the last 12 months or so, leaving a little bit of tidying up for the next owners to do.

The expected price for the property is in the region of €12,000/acre — a price that is spread across both lots.

It’s a level of price per acre that resonates accurately with other similar sales in the area and the affordable-sized lots involved leave it open to a variety of potential bidders.

So far, interest and offers are strongest on the separate lots but there is also keen interest for the entire holding to sell in one lot, according to the selling agents.


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