The boundary of the property at Gowlan, Killashee, is fenced with sheep wire and there is a good helping of mature trees located throughout.

The fields are currently all in grass and laid out in convenient divisions which are good and open. They would also lend themselves to be easily further subdivided using a paddock system.

Water is sourced via a natural supply. This west Longford property is available for sale in its entirety or in two lots.


Lot 1 is made up of 57ac and is located on the southern side of the public road. The lands in this lot are divided into a number of different-sized natural divisions and includes one of the smaller fields that is accessed across the Fallan river which forms the southern boundary of the holding. It also contains a roadside house.

Lot 2 consists of the 31ac on the northern side of the road. A derelict two-storey house and animal handling facilities are found here. There are a number of small stone buildings alongside the house and a three-bay shed in need of rejuvenation is close by.

Residential potential

The farm is classed as a non-residential holding but the presence of two derelict buildings on site could offer a few options to potential vendors. They certainly wouldn’t fall into the worst definition of derelict and there is plenty capacity to transform the two structures if required. The roofs on both are intact and there is electricity supply to both alongside a private water supply.

In the worst case scenario they could lend themselves as useful in seeking planning permission on the site. Or if one wanted, they could also prove to be useful renovation projects. The demand for rural housing, with an increase in people working from home, has changed the landscape when it comes to rural housing.


The farm is about 2km from the village of Killashee and within a 10-minute drive of Longford town and 10km away from Lanesboro.

Describing the farm, auctioneer James O’Meara of O’Meara Auctioneering Ltd said: “It’s suitable for the cow or the plough. At least 95% of it would be very dry land and could be stocked all year round if necessary.

“I’d class it as excellent grazing or fattening lands. It has been farmed to a high standard and is very conveniently located on a cul de sac. It’s only 500m off the main N63, Longford to Lanesboro road. The council maintains the road too, which is a help.”

This farm offers a range of options to potential buyers across the agricultural spectrum and while there are no livestock sheds present they could be developed if required or it could act as a standalone grazing block. This offering with plenty possibilities is guided at €750,000, which puts it close to €8,500/ac.