The next few weeks will see a number of land auctions take place ahead of the lull usually seen in August. Murtagh Bros will auction three farms before the end of the month.
The largest holding is 63ac at Cullaboy, Co Longford. The location is approximately 8km north of Granard. From Granard take the N55 north, towards Cavan, after approximately 4km turn right onto the L5126 continue straight on this road for circa 2km and just before reaching R194 at Ballywillin turn left, the lands are situated about 300m on the left-hand side.
The farm lies in one undivided parcel and is described as good-quality pastureland. The property consists of a derelict residence with outbuildings surrounded by well sheltered good quality agricultural land in need of reclamation.
The farm will be sold by online auction on Friday 30 July at 3pm on the LSL platform. The guide price is €350,000 or €5,500/ac.
The next largest property is a 53ac non-residential farm located at Derryhaunbeg in Co Longford. Derryhaunbeg is just off the R392 Mullingar to Roscommon road. It is 2km from Derryhaun village, 10km from Ballymahon and 9km from Lanesborough.
The land is in one undivided parcel and is in permanent pasture. It is described by the auctioneers as good grazing land that would be improved by some reclamation work.
The farm will be sold by online auction on Friday 23 July at 3pm. The guide price is €200,000 or €3,770/ac.
The third property going for auction is 20ac at Gortumly, Co Westmeath. The location is 1km from Rochfortbridge, out the R446 in the direction of Kinnegad. The lands have frontage to the R446 road.
The land is all under grass. It lies in one undivided block, divided into two main fields. The agents say that the land is well fenced throughout. The property also has a cattle crush and a small stone shed.
The auction will take place on Thursday 29 July at 3pm. The guide price is €185,000 or €9,250/ac.
All bidders must register with the auctioneers in advance of the above auction dates and lodge the relevant refundable deposit with the auctioneers.