In February, €18,000/ac was seen in Cork and over €15,000/ac was noted in Wexford. In Limerick, over 30ac fetched €10,000/ac while in Wicklow a smaller holding went for €13,500/ac.

Last week, more impressive sales were seen nationwide. In Roscommon, a suckler farmer paid an extraordinary €13,500/ac for land, over double the county’s average. In Kilkenny, a 42.5ac farm is believed to have sold around its guide of €11,000/ac while another small package in Roscommon made €10,000/ac.