Stuart & Company Auctioneers & Valuers, Castleisland, have a compact holding of circa 19ac at Drumulton, Currow, Co Kerry going for public auction in mid-December.
Centrally located within the county between Currow (4km), Scartaglen (5km) and 10 minutes’ drive from Castleisland, the land is good quality grassland, all in on block. Water is provided by an old well and access to the farm is by registered right of way from the public road.
A passage leads to a derelict residence and a number of old farm outbuildings in the centre and, according to a spokesperson for Stuarts, the property may qualify for up to €70k under the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant and the Derelict Property Top-up grant.
This could attract those wishing to develop a home in the area.
It is also worth factoring in that there is a strong dairy tradition in the area. With changes to the nitrate’s derogation flagged - meaning farmers will require more ground to maintain their production levels in future - a holding such as this is likely to be on their radar.
The auction for this land that is guided at €12,000/acre takes place on Thursday 14 December at 1pm in the Killarney Plaza Hotel.