Auctioneer David O’Connell is selling a circa 42ac residential farm in north Kilkenny by public auction at 3pm on Wednesday 15 March at the Anner Hotel, Thurles. The land at Warrenstown, Johnstown, Co Kilkenny, is all in one block with natural boundaries. Basic Income Support for Sustainability (BISS)entitlements to the value of approximately €6,000 are included in the sale.

Situated between Johnstown and Urlingford alongside the old Cork to Dublin road, this farm is within 3km of an access point to the M8 motorway.

Among the farm buildings in the yard are a four-span slatted and straw-bedded shed with a double lean-to, a five-span multi-purpose shed, and some old stone outhouses.

In need of upgrading, the house is a two-story residence with four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. On the ground floor there are a pair of reception rooms, a shower room, kitchen and utility. The house has a connection for oil-fired central heating. While it does require an overhaul, it has the makings of a good renovation project.