ERA Tobin Estate Agents, Carrickmacross have recently brought a 165ac dairy farm in Co Monaghan to the market. This is one of the largest farms to come up for sale in the county for a long time.

The non-residential farm at Annahean, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan is a modern dairy farm, expected to attract a lot of interest.

milking parlour

Situated in the southeast corner of the Farney county, this farm is just 1.5km from the N2 road as it crosses the border between Monaghan and Louth. The eastern extremities of the farm form the border between the pair of counties in the northeast of the country too.

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, all the land is in one block with the yard placed firmly in the centre of the property.

This high quality non-residential dairy farm is in excellent condition and well maintained

Within this is a 10-unit milking parlour with a meal bin outside. The collection area at the rear of the parlour is covered and milk is stored in a 6,000l tank accompanied by a 500l reserve tank. There are 125 cubicle spaces in a slatted shed with feeding passages and there is also a six-bay slatted unit in the yard. Backing up all that, there is also extra slurry capacity in the form of a 350,000 gallon overground steel tank.

Other structures in the yard include a calf shed with 30 pens, a feed/grain shed, machinery shed, a pair of silage slabs and a selection of stone outbuildings.

A series of good quality internal farm roadways lead from the yard to the fields. A small amount of fencing is required on the laneways but the farm is pretty much set up to get back into milk production swiftly.

The slatted shed


The entire farm is under high quality pasture and has previously carried up to 190 dairy cows. Water is supplied from an on-farm well. There are BISS entitlements worth approximately €17,000 included in the sale.

Auctioneer John Tobin says, “This is one of the finest and largest farms to come to the market in Co Monaghan in well over 20 years. It’s a truly superb, high quality non-residential dairy farm in excellent condition and well maintained.”

Offers in excess of €2m are expected for this rare but exceptional dairy unit in the northeast.

The closing date for receipt of final offers is Thursday 4 April at 12 noon along with proof of funding.