Land sales have got off to a steady start in 2022 with the first results coming on stream. A pair of non-residential farms in Connacht and Munster were among the first to test the water this year.
In Mayo, Karl Fox of Fox and Gallagher, Ballina reported on the sale of a 42ac holding at Sonnagh, Charlestown.
Just inside the Mayo-Sligo border and situated within 2km of Charlestown this excellent quality land is all in one block and is served by a roadway and divided into paddocks.
There is also approximtely 850m of road frontage. The holding has a comprehensive yard which spans over an acre and has a number of modern farm buildings including slatted sheds.
Its location, size and accessibility made it appeal to farmers over a wide radius.
This parcel of land would make an ideal addition to any farmer in a wide radius. It is reported to have sold for €200,000, or €4,761/ac.
Further south in Co Limerick, Abbeyfeale-based auctioneers, Sherry Fitzgerald Stack sold a 60ac non-residential farm at Reens west.
Located on the southern side of the N21, Tralee to Limerick road and in a dairy heartland it was all in pasture and available in one block. The land is laid out in five natural divisions.
There was no yard or animal handling facilities but it was subdivided into paddocks served by a central roadway that runs through the lands.
Auctioneer Maurice Stack said the property sold for in excess of €10,000/ac and there is plenty of appetite for similar holdings.
“We have genuine dairy clients on the lookout for similar properties in north Kerry and west Limerick. We also concluded the sale of two farms near Charleville in late 2021 to the same purchaser.”