Although the supply of land offered for sale was down by 35%, there was an extremely buoyant level of activity in the agricultural land market in Co Wexford in 2016.

This buoyancy was clearly reflected in the average price paid for land in the Model county last year at €11,729/acre, making it the fourth most expensive county to buy land.

Auctioneer David Quinn, Carnew and Gorey, has just launched his first big farm to the market, comprising a circa 91-acre non-residential holding situated at Ballinagran Lower and Ballylusk, Killenagh, Gorey, Co Wexford.

This property has been rented out for the past number of years and, according to the agent, has been very well maintained. Currently in grass, the land is laid out in a range of fields and comes with both a mains and a natural water supply.

Located five miles south of Gorey, the land in the area is locally known as ‘Macamore soils’ which is ideally suited to growing grass.

Despite being situated in two different townlands, the farm is set out in one 91-acre block and will be offered in its entirety and in two separate lots.

These include the farmyard on circa 47 acres and the remaining circa 44 acres, respectively.

The farmyard is traditional, comprising a range of round roof sheds with lean-tos, a concrete yard and handling facilities.

The property goes to auction on 19 April at 3pm in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Keenly priced, the property is guided in the region of €7,000 to €7,500/acre.

32 acres at Kilcormac, Oulart

On the same day, David will also auction a 32-acre parcel at Kilcormac, Oulart, Co Wexford. Belonging to the same owner as the 91 acres near Killenagh, this land would be regarded as “excellent free-draining tillage land”. Split by the road, circa 12 acres sits directly across from the remaining circa 20 acres, giving both sections extensive road frontage.

Located less than two miles from Boolavogue and five miles from Ferns, the land will be offered in its entire or in two lots by auction on 19 April. This land is guided in the region of €10,000/acre.