Costelloe estate agents has a guide price of €575,000 to €600,000 for an 81.5ac farm at Kilballyowen, just outside Cross village in west Clare. The location is on the Loop Head Peninsula and 13km west of Kilkee. The farm goes for online auction on Friday 7 May.

The farm is being sold with 32.12ac of entitlements, with a gross value of €336.72 per unit. The total current annual payment is €10,815.44. The farmyard has old cubicle sheds measuring 14.6m x 6.8m, a three-bay hayshed with lean-to and a cattle handling yard with crush.

According to the auctioneers, who are based in Ennis, the land is mainly level. It has been well maintained and was fully reseeded in recent years.

“Locally, it is renowned for its beef fattening qualities,” says auctioneer David Costelloe. It is an easy farm to operate with over 220 metres of road frontage and has the advantage of a laneway running the entirety of both its eastern and southern boundaries.

“This is an exceptional farm and will appeal to the progressive dairy and dry stock farmers in the area and to young farmers seeking a principle holding. We are meeting a good level of interest in it.”