A c123.82ac farm with two farmhouses is on the market near Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. The farm is off the R181 Castleblayney-Keady road, at Tullynamalra and is being sold by private treaty by Fee and Associates Auctioneers.

The two traditional farmhouses are eligible for the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant, the agent says. The holding also has a number of sheds, including a 10-bay slatted shed, and cattle handling facilities. A farm road runs through the farm giving access to all fields.

The farm is in one block but is for sale in lots. Lot 1 is c61.7ac with the 10-bay slatted shed, various outbuildings and a derelict house. Lot 2 is c51.22ac with a two storey farmhouse, in need of repair, plus outbuildings. There is planning permission for a house on this lot. Lot 3 is c11ac and lot 4 is the entire.

The land is in permanent pasture, elevated and good quality. We understand that offers in the region of €15,000/ac have now been made for the entire property.

€530/ac for ten-year lease

Fee and Associates have obtained the very good price of €530/ac/year for a ten-year lease on a 90ac grass farm in Co Louth. It has been taken by a tillage farmer.

It is described as excellent land.

The farm lies in two blocks on the N53 Dundalk to Castleblayney route. One portion is c71ac at Rassan, Hackballscross, Co Louth and the other of c19ac, is a short distance away at Mullaghunshinagh, Inniskeen.

The holding includes a farmyard. There is a a shed with 80 cubicles, a silage pit measuring 45 ft by 90 ft, a 10-unit milking parlour with Alfa Laval machine, a large dry shed with calving pens and a cattle crush and handling unit. The yard had mains water and an electricity connection.

Auctioneer Raymond Fee said that the farm attracted very good interest and that the new farmer intends to convert the farm to tillage.