Two farms are on the market in Co Limerick and are due to be sold at auction by GVM Auctioneers.

One is a 59.4ac residential holding at Ballyshane, Darragh, Glenroe, Co Limerick. It goes for auction on Friday 15 October at 3pm at Kilmallock Mart, guided at €650,000 to €700,000.

The farm is within 8km of both Kilfinane and Ballylanders. The land is in permanent pasture and laid out in 10 main fields which are well sheltered. The auctioneers describe the farm as “Golden Vale grazing land”. There is an internal roadway.

The farmhouse and yard are situated centrally in the land. The four-bedroom house is a traditional-style bungalow and in good condition, retaining many original features. It now requires some modernisation.

The house at Ballyshane has four bedrooms.

The farm buildings include an old milking parlour, two four-bay covered silage pits, with a lean-to containing cubicles.

The firm will also auction a 45ac non-residential farm at Ballyskiddane, Knocklong, Limerick. This sale takes place on Wednesday 20 October at 3pm and the guide price is €10,000/ac.

The land is within 3km of both Knocklong and Garryspillane. The farm has two entrances to the public road including a recessed cut stone entrance.

The auctioneer say that the majority of the land is excellent quality with the exception of 3.5ac that is in woodland. There is mains water connected.

Offaly farm with sand and gravel

Meanwhile, GVM Tullamore is selling a 54ac grassland farm in Co Offaly which has large deposits of sand and gravel.

The farm is at Bracklin Little, Kilbeggan and is being sold by tender. It is attracting interest from individuals with quarrying interests as well as farmers.

There are large deposits of sand and gravel under this 54ac farm near Kilbeggan being sold by GVM Tullamore.

The location is 7km from Tullamore, 8km from Kilbeggan and 9km from Tyrrellspass. It is approximately 10km to the M6 motorway. The is over 300m of road frontage.

The deposits of sand and gravel lie within an esker running across the land and also underneath other areas of the farm. A professional report was carried out on the deposits by Apex Geophysics.

Based on this, the auctioneers say that there is potential for extraction of millions of tonnes of sand and gravel, once all permissions are obtained. Gravel was extracted for farm and local use previously.

Auctioneer Gordon Cobbe says that potential purchasers are invited to submit their best bids by 3pm Friday 1 October using a completed tender document.