Fragmentation is often held up as one of the weaknesses of Irish farming, but Ernest Forde of Hodnett Forde Property Services Clonakilty may have the solution in the form of a 214-acre farm in Coolkirky, Riverstick, Co Cork, that has recently come on the market.

The farm has 208 acres of reseeded grassland and six acres of semi-mature forestry all contained in one block, where you don’t have to cross a public road and there isn’t one overhead power line crossing the land. A local road forms one natural boundary while the river Stick runs at the opposite end of the property.