A fine farm with good beef and cattle sheds has come on the market in the middle of Co Galway, outside Moycullen.
It’s relatively small at 28.17ac, but that means it’s a realistic target for many farmers in the wider area.
The farm will go for online auction at 1pm on 16 September 2021 and the auctioneers handling the sale are DNG Martin O’Connor.
Farm with a difference
The holding is at Clooniffe. It’s a great location, 6km from Moycullen and 10km from Galway city.
Auctioneer Martin O’Connor has an interesting angle on this: this farm is an opportunity for farmers to buy a ready-to-go farm on the west side of Galway city and cut down on long drives across to the east side of the county. He is correct when he says that not many farms of this size and quality come up for sale in this area.
The land is good-quality limestone ground. It is laid out in large fields divided by well maintained stone walls. The farm has over 100m of road frontage on the L5372.
The land is divided into four distinct sections with a large meadow area to the front, two large equally sized grazing plots to the rear of the yard with the final plot at the rear providing grazing and woodland shelter which could easily be reclaimed into good grazing land.
A graveled drive leads to the farmyard which is set well back from the public road. The yard is large and secured by double gates. It has a three-bay back-to-back cattle shed.
Four of the bays in this shed are over slatted tanks, the other two bays are dry. There is a four-bay round-roofed hayshed together with cattle-handling facilities and a silage pit slab. The buildings are maintained in good order.
The property benefits from a second entrance from the Ballyquirke Lake side road, which runs back to Moycullen village.
The property has mains water supply and electricity. There are no entitlements for sale with the property.
The directions to the farm are: take the N59 from Galway towards Clifden, drive for 5.8km from Dangan Business Park. Turn right onto Clooniffe (sign-posted Cluain Duibh and L5372) and drive for 2km. The farm is on the left and identified by the auctioneer’s sign.