A circa 100-acre holding in Co Longford flew off the shelf recently, as the property finished at auction at €720,000.

The holding, located in Cornacarta, Ballymahon, Co Longford, was offered in one lot. With an interested crowd of over 50 in attendance, bidding opened at €500,000. Competitive from the start, two interested parties left little room for anyone else to get involved on the floor. Bidding rose to €720,000 after incremental increases of €20,000 and €10,000, before Auctioneer Paul Murtagh, who handled the auction, brought proceedings to a halt to allow for consultation.