A person from Co Carlow secured the sale of a 30-acre non-residential parcel at Levitstown, Athy, Co Kildare, last week. After opening at €200,000, four bidders helped drive the sale price to €370,000, at which stage selling agent Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge, declared the property on the market. It took a further €40,000 before the hammer finally fell at €410,000 or €13,600/acre, which represents a strong start to the year for Jordan Auctioneers.

Locate halfway between Athy and Carlow, the land is currently in grass but it had been tilled in the past. Reported to be a “lovely dry piece of land”, the property came with an old farmyard and has extensive frontage.